August 24, 2019

New F-35 Deal a ‘Historic Milestone’

New F-35 Deal a 'Historic Milestone'

The DoD-Lockheed Martin deal for hundreds of new F-35s will drive the cost per airplane below $80 million for the first time. It’s being called a “historic milestone.”

US, Russia Warships Nearly Collide

Warships Nearly Collide

The US and Russia are blaming each other after a near collision between warships Friday in the East China Sea.

Military on Display at Valiant Shield ’18

Valiant Shield

US military forces from the US Indo-Pacific Command participated in Valiant Shield 2018 last week near Guam with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, 15 surface ships, over 160 aircraft and around 15,000 military personnel.

Deal Reached on Next Batch of F-35s

F-35

Negotiations to bring down the cost of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter continued late last week. The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin said the deal for the next batch of 90 F-35s shaved $728 million off the cost of the program and brings the cost of each plane below $95 million.

Philippines, Duterte ‘Separate’ From US

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his “separation” from the US, declaring his country had realigned with China as the two agreed to resolve their South China Sea dispute.

Wind Farm Nears Final Vote

Somerset County execs will meet October 28 and likely vote on the wind farm draft ordinance before submitting it to County Commissioners by November 3.

Procurement Reform Reignites Conflict

Pentagon

Earlier testing may catch problems before money is wasted but the idea sparked old conflicts between the procurement shop and the testing office.

Eastern Shore Drone Crash Caused by Faulty Tail

BAMS-D

The Pax River Global Hawk plunged from 18,000 feet into an Eastern Shore swamp last year after operators lost control.

CNO Greenert Issues His 2013 Goals

Adm. Jonathan Greenert

Report outlines Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s priorities for 2013.

NAVAIR Civilians Join USS Enterprise’s Final Voyage

Pax River on USS Enterprise

Six NAVAIR civilian employees were on board when the carrier embarked on her final voyage.