May 31, 2020

Gilday: MQ-4 Triton Capabilities a Game-Changer

Triton

ADM Michael Gilday praised the MQ-4 Triton during recent Senate testimony. “The capabilities that the MQ-4 brings are game-changing in terms of long-range ISR at altitude, with sensors that we haven’t had supporting the fleet before,” the admiral said. Early this year, the Triton arrived in Guam, marking a significant step toward increasing the Navy’s Western Pacific reconnaissance and surveillance capability.

DoD Paring Down F-35’s Technical Issues

F-35

The Defense Department is slowly whittling down the number of F-35 technical problems with the fighter jet program’s most serious issues decreasing from 13 to seven during the past year.

Last of Block II Super Hornets Delivered

Super Hornets

The US Navy took delivery of the final Block II Super Hornet earlier this month, closing out a run of 322 one-seater F/A-18Es and 286 two-seater F/A-18Fs.

US Losing the Huawei Battle in Europe

Europe is embracing Huawei as its supplier of 5G, the next generation telecommunications network. While the US warns the Chinese multinational telecommunications company threatens global security, there are no alternatives today in the marketplace.

Longer Military Obligations Considered for Academies

academies

Senators are looking to extend the eight-year service obligation for graduates of US service academies, noting a 20 percent cost hike per graduate since the obligations were last adjusted in 1996.

Tensions Escalating in Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf

Tensions between the United States and Iran continue to escalate. Over the weekend, the FAA warned that current tensions in the Persian Gulf area could pose a threat to air travel in that region.

Hoyer Announces Academy Appointments

Academy Appointments

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has announced the names of 10 students in Maryland’s Fifth District who have been appointed to the US Service Academies. Recipients of the service academy appointments accepted offers to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, and the Military Academy at West Point.

Hoyer Announces 15 Appointments to Academies

Hoyer appointments to academies

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer announced the names of 15 5th District students appointed to the US service academies.

Service Academy Appointments Announced

Service Academy Appointments

Congressman Hoyer announces appointments to the U.S. Service Academies.