December 7, 2023

1st Ship in Fleet Oiler Class Is Christened

Oiler Class USNS John Lewis

The US Navy christened the future USNS John Lewis on Saturday. It is the first ship in the service’s fleet oiler program.

Turkey Lobbies for Return to F-35 JSF Program


The Turkish government has hired a Washington, DC, law firm to lobby its case to be readmitted to the US F-35 JSF program. Turkey was booted from the program in 2019 after purchasing air missile defense systems from Russia.

With Peace Deal, Troops Could Be Out of Afghanistan in 14 Months


The US and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan. If the Taliban meet their commitments, US troops would leave in 14 months.

F-35 Takes Its Show on the Road

The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is taking its show on the road. The sophisticated fighter jet will be seen at airshows across the country alongside 20th-century war birds, like the F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang.

Drones in Restricted Airspace Face $1.9M Fine

drones in restricted airspace

FAA proposes $1.9 million fine on SkyPan International Inc., a small Chicago-based aerial-photography firm for 65 flights of drones in restricted airspace.

US & China Developing Next Stealth Bombers

World armament still escalating, 70 years after WWII ends in the Pacific, chief petty officers at Pearl Harbor honor the anniversary.