July 21, 2019

Key West Residents Weigh In on Drone Base

MQ-4C Triton

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.

Hornet and F-35 Among Most Lethal Warplanes

All countries that funded the JSF will employ the F-35. This is crucial as the F-35 is most potent when operating as a fleet.

Wind Farm Debate Continues

wind turbine farm

The Somerset County Wind Farm debate continues after a 2-2 vote allows the project to move forward, but not necessarily to a final vote.

FAA Rules PA Turbines Interfere With Radar

wind turbine farm

The FAA determined that wind turbines would interfere with radar used by Pennsylvania air traffic controllers at Erie International Airport.

Wind Farm Nears Final Vote

Somerset County execs will meet October 28 and likely vote on the wind farm draft ordinance before submitting it to County Commissioners by November 3.

Canada Wavering on F-35 Buy

If Canada doesn’t join the F-35 JSF program it may negatively affect the long-term affordability of the F-35 for all participants.

Mikulski Pressured on Wind Farm

wind turbine farm

Maryland lawmakers, environmental groups and wind energy advocates want Senator Mikulski to remove spending bill language that would delay the wind farm.

Wind Farm Delay Possible

wind turbine farm

Sen. Mikulski placed language in the defense bill that could prevent the wind farm from proceeding until a turbine side effects study is completed.

O’Malley Vetoes Wind Farm Delay Bill

Governor said the bill would send “a chilling message” to the clean-energy industry but Steny Hoyer and John Bohanan point to NAS Pax River impacts.

Morning Coffee: Wind Farm Debate Continues

Eastern Shore wind energy

The Baltimore Sun expresses its support for the proposed wind farm and advocates a “win-win” solution that also protects NAS Pax River interests.