September 24, 2017

Many Pentagon Top Jobs Still Unfilled

Many Pentagon Top Jobs Still Unfilled

Four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon, the slowest pace for nominations in more than half a century. Several high-profile picks have withdrawn because of business entanglements and the vetting process has prevented many from placement in positions.

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

The Next Generation Jammer program has passed its design review during recent testing at NAS Pax River, NAVAIR officials say.

Mayport Lands East Coast Drone Hub

East Coast Drone Hub Lands in Mayport

Naval Station Mayport in Florida was selected to house the Navy’s new squadron of unmanned aerial surveillance Triton drones. Mayport in Jacksonville was chosen as the drone hub from three finalists. The other two were NAS Key West and NASA Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

After Delay, Rocket Now on Way to ISS

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After a 24-hour delay, the Orbital Antares rocket was launched from Wallops Island in the Chesapeake Bay on Monday night. It’s on its way to the International Space Station with supplies.

Navy Continues Testing With Biofuels

Growler

In tests this month at NAS Patuxent River, the Navy went all out to experiment using 100 percent biofuels for its jets.

Key West Residents Weigh In on Drone Base

Key West residents will have a 30-day period beginning Sept. 1 to comment on NAS Key West being in the running to be the East Coast’s home base for the MQ-4C Triton drones. The short list also includes Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL, and Virginia’s NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

US Readies For ‘Emerging Battlefield’ on Internet

cyberattacks

On the Internet battlefield, who should the US fear most?

Wallops Island Reopens: 14 Mos. After Disaster

Wallops

After the Antares explosion, “a monumental task getting it back together.”

Drone Boon @ Wallops Island

Wallops Island

NASA predicts drone traffic could increase 10-fold at Wallops Island.

China Builds on Reefs in the South China Sea

China turns previously submerged coral reefs in the Spratlys archipelago into artificial islands complete with buildings, runways and wharves.