December 7, 2023

V-22 Operating Costs Soar


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A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lifts off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River. (U.S. Navy photo)

Report: V-22’s lifetime operating costs soar.

Perilous times face the Joint Strike Fighter program. Is there a Plan B? Thinking the unthinkable. Pentagon claims no new policy pushing Lockheed to accept greater risk in program. F-35B training likely to begin in August of next year.

Senate votes to advance DoD spending bill. Amendment would gradually reduce aid to Pakistan.

Not possible to find sequestration cuts in FY2013? Pentagon pledges not to target contractors’ profits.

VA lags in contracting veteran-owned businesses. Senate slams VA’s mental health appointments.

Increased fuel efficiency standards could break the choke hold foreign oil has on our foreign policy.

America is not in decline, Joint Chiefs chairman insists.

Iraq war is ending this year, Obama admin insists.

When it comes to complex weapons systems, MIT advises military to “just make it.”

Video: Chinese J-20 stealth jet back in the air. Photos emerge of Japan’s new stealth fighter.

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