August 21, 2019

Pax Buys Business Chase Jets

C-38A Couriers, from the Air National Guard will be used in testing at NAS Pax River to chase the P-8A, E-2D, MQ-4C, E-6B, and C-130 for testing.

US Unprepared for Major Cyber Attacks

New Normal on the Internet cyber

DISA and the US Cyber Command are doing a good job of preventing defense network cyber attacks but the rest of government is not as well protected.

Lockheed Again “Top” Contractor

Lockheed leads the “Defense News Top 100” list of the largest global defense firms with Boeing, BAE, Northrop and Raytheon rounding out the top 5.

FAA Will Miss UAV Deadline

Webster Field drones

A DOT audit finds the Federal Aviation Administration will miss a 2015 deadline that would allow UAVs to freely fly the nation’s skies.

Contractors and DoD Must Change to Stay Competitive

Pentagon Capitol

Defense contractors and the US military must globalize and adopt more commercial practices.

Morning Coffee: Defense Industry Faces Future Challenges

The 2013 Top-Performing Companies study suggests that the defense industry is prospering but a closer look reveals challenges in the years ahead.

Morning Coffee: Australia F-35 Buy Boosts Program

F-35B JSF air start

“International buys could be the salvation of floundering program economics.”

Morning Coffee: UCLASS RFP Details and Analysis

Potential Boeing UCLASS

The draft RFP is designed to generate industry input on design, development, construction and deployment.

Morning Coffee: House May Reverse DoD Benefit Cuts

DoD proposal to cut pay, housing aid, Tricare benefits and commissary offerings could be changed as legislators finalize their budget priorities.

Morning Coffee: Sikorsky’s Future Debated

SH-60B Seahawk

The future of Sikorsky, America’s leading helicopter maker, is being evaluated by its parent company.