Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Geurts: Continuing Resolution Already Taking Toll on Navy Readiness

ARLINGTON, Va. — The continuing resolution currently in effect instead of an enacted fiscal 2020 budget already is taking a toll on the readiness of Navy units and acquisition plans, with two ship overhauls already delayed indefinitely and more to come unless Congress…

F-35 Operational Evaluation May Resume in Mid-2020, Pentagon Tester Says

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s head of operational test and evaluation said the earliest the F-35 Lightning II strike fighter’s Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) could resume is mid-2020, when the Joint Simulation Environment is ready. That evaluation, paused earlier…

Submarines Among Last U.S. Asymmetric Advantages, Admiral Tells Symposium

ARLINGTON, Va. — The commander of the U.S. Navy’s submarine forces said the sub fleet has focused on battle readiness in view of the current era of great power competition and is taking steps to increase its effectiveness, speed of technological development and integration with…