August 5, 2020

Newest Carriers Can’t Handle F-35C

Ford carrier

The Navy will refit its 36-year-old Vinson aircraft carrier to accommodate its newest fighter jet the F-35C. The Navy’s newest carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford and USS John F. Kennedy — not yet in operation — will be refit in future years for the strike fighter

Marines’ Helicopters Bring Sticker Shock

marines helicopters

The Marine Corps got a costly surprise with approval to start buying Lockheed Martin’s new heavy lift helicopter program, costs increased 6.9 percent to $31 billion.