June 22, 2024

Wind Farm Nears Final Vote

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A Somerset County panel delayed final a final vote on an  ordinance for industrial wind turbines,  reports delmarvanow. Some members of the Somerset County Planning and Zoning Commission first want a tour of one in operation. A final review was scheduled for Oct. 28 for a final review, and the vote scheduled Nov. 3. Del. John L. Bohanan tells St. Mary’s County business owners the project is “dead,” reports The Enterprise.

DefenseOne examines the Navy’s secret “swarm robot” experiment that featured 13 unmanned and autonomous boats escorting a large naval ship down the James River. The boats were able to sense one another as well as other vessels, and execute complicated “swarm” maneuvers, with a minimum of guidance.

The US and China agreed to hold talks this month on avoiding dangerous encounters between their military aircraft, more than a month after a Chinese fighter came within 20 feet of a US Navy P-8 Poseidon, reports TODAY. The move to defuse tensions comes after the Pentagon labelled the Chinese intercept “unsafe and unprofessional.”

Navy Information Dominance Forces (NAVIDFOR), was created last week to combine several different cyber and technology commands, reports Navy Times. NAVIDFOR will consolidate missions, functions and tasks from Navy Cyber Forces Command, Fleet Cyber Command, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and the Office of Naval Intelligence.

A 30 ton anchor was transferred from the USS Enterprise, the Navy’s first and oldest nuclear carrier, to the USS Abraham Lincoln, a Nimitz-class carrier launched in 1988, reports CNN. When it was found that one of the Lincoln’s 30-ton anchors needed to be replaced, crews turned to the Enterprise, which had an exact match that would have been headed to the scrap heap with the rest of the five-decade-old ship.

The US government is not prepared to launch a cyber offensive against America’s enemies and hasn’t determined how they should occur, when they would be warranted, and against whom, reports FederalTimes.

The Department of the Navy will base the F-35C JSF at NAS Lemoore, according to The Porterville Recorder.

Approximately two-thirds of veterans are likely to leave their first post-military job within two years because of problems like low job satisfaction and limited opportunities for advancement, according to a new survey, reports Military Times.

Japan is moving forward with its own replacement for its twenty year old American P-3Cs maritime reconnaissance aircraft, according to StrategyPage. Rather than buy the new American P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine and maritime patrol aircraft Japan is moving ahead with its own twin-jet P-1.

The Boeing QF-16 UAV has moved into initial production, according to the Jacksonville Business Journal. Retired F-16 fighters are being converted into unmanned aerial targets that will be used for target practice.

Seven logistics management specialists graduated from the Naval Acquisition Developmental Program (NADP), ready to embark on careers with the Naval Air Systems Command Logistics and Industrial Operations, according to NAVAIR News. NADP participants, including the graduates and associates and interns currently enrolled in the program, were honored during a ceremony at the Logistics and Industrial Complex.

Lockheed Martin won a $331.4 million modification contract from the DoD for the production of non-recurring items including special tooling, special test equipment items and software lab upgrades in support of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter, reports Zacks.

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