March 18, 2019

F-35 Flight Trials on British Carrier Now Complete

F-35 Flight Trials

The F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force has finished its flight trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Two F-35B jets, four test pilots, and nearly 200 personnel joined the carrier in late September.

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.

Navy Officers Face Criminal Charges for Pacific Collisions

McCain

Five Navy officers and a chief petty officer have been recommended for possible criminal charges in connection with the separate collisions of the USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald.

7th Fleet Boosts Stealth Attack Options

US boosts stealth attack options in the Pacific by deploying new Marine F-35B fighter jets from the the USS Wasp, which arrived this weekend into the area of operations.

F-35A Altitude Restrictions Lifted

F-35A Altitude Restrictions

The Air Force is lifting its altitude flight restriction for F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

Pentagon: Urgent Need for Underwater Drones

urgent need for drones

A Pentagon official told an audience of submarine officers and military contractors that the US Navy needs more underwater drones — and it needs them now.

Expect a Week of Hearings: US Options on Syria

Little accord on Syria puts weaponry on alert throughout the world. President Obama demands citizens participate in US decisions.

Sidewinder Contract Readied and USAF Gets Back in the Air

Legislators wrangle over DoD spending bill amendments, Japan makes waves in the China Seas and a video aboard the first flight of a Hornet.

Here Comes the Boom

Rail gun testing coming soon to Dahlgren (and the Potomac).

MD Could Lose 36K Jobs

Defense industry says state would be in top ten budget cut losers.