December 11, 2017

GAO: F-35 Plagued With Problems

GAO Report F-35

A Government Accountability Office report says DoD’s new fleet of F-35 Lightning IIs is experiencing spare parts shortages and other sustainment problems that are hurting the readiness of the fighter jets.

Allied Air Strikes on IS Continue

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Photos capture life aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier where US fighter jets launch to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq .

US Aircraft Carrier Heads to Yemen

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Arms are likely headed to Yemen despite a UN embargo, the USS Theodore Roosevelt is headed there too.

Cove Point LNG Project Approved

Construction of the Dominion Resources liquefied natural gas export project in Cove Point was approved by US federal regulators on Monday.

F-35 Testing Could be Delayed

The F-35 program chief warns there is a danger of missing deadlines if his test fleet of aircraft are not flying regularly by the end of the month.

X-47B UCAS Flies With F/A-18E

x-47b UCAS-D on USS Truman

In a historic first, an unmanned X-47B UCAS both took off and landed alongside a manned aircraft, an F/A-18E Super Hornet.

House Approves Spending Bill

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The House of Representatives passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill and it now moves to the Senate for its consideration.

FY14 Pentagon Funding Uncertainty “Extraordinary Situation”

Three very different 2014 DOD funding scenarios are still being considered a month and a half into the fiscal year.

Tougher Tests for X-47B; Repriced JSF Could Win S. Korea

UCAS X-47B Cat Launch

Increasingly complicated testing aboard carriers defines 2014 for the X-47B and increasing foreign sales of the JSF could reduce the jets’ costs.