May 19, 2019

Central Control Elusive for Navy’s Unmanned Systems

UAS Squadron

The increasingly diverse portfolio of the Navy’s unmanned systems is creating a jumble of control systems and creating problems for a force that hopes robot ships, aircraft, and submarines will help it regain a significant advantage over rivals China and Russia.

New Presidential Helicopter Fleet on Schedule

Presidential Helicopter Fleet

Sikorsky is four years into its $1.2 billion contract to replace the president’s helicopter fleet with its VH-92A in 2019.

With F-35s, USMC Could Dominate Naval Aviation

F-35B

With the US Marine Corps purchasing the bulk of the Navy’s planned fleet of 680 Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, the USMC will likely form the dominant component of naval tactical aviation in the coming years.