Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Unmanned Systems Cited as Key by Future of Aviation Panelists

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Future naval aviation will benefit from the fifth-generation F-35s, manned-unmanned teaming and the possibility of greatly enhanced rotary wing aircraft being developed under the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program, a panel of Navy, Marine Corps and…

Indo-Pacific Policy More Complex Than Only China and Russia

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — As the nation grapples with striking a balance between competing with great power challenges and preparing for the possibility of conflict, the Indo-Pacific region poses perhaps the most significant challenge, Dr. Mara Karlin believes. Karlin, director…

ATAC Selected as Provider of Training for Navy’s TACT Program

WASHINGTON — Textron Airborne Solutions, a business unit of Textron Inc., announced on May 1 that its Airborne Tactical Advantage Company subsidiary (ATAC) has been selected as a provider of contracted air services under the U.S. Navy’s Terminal Attack Controller…

Lockheed Develops Rack to Make F-35A/C a Six-Shooter

ARLINGTON, Va. — The builder of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has designed a new weapons rack to enable the aircraft to carry two more missiles internally. The new rack, called Sidekick, enables each of the two weapons…

Black to Become 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

Sgt. Maj. Troy E. Black has been selected to be the 19th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, the Corps announced in a release. Black is the current Sergeant Major of Manpower and Reserve Affairs and will replace the current…

Lack of Well Deck Seen as a Wash for LHA USS America

ARLINGTON, Va.— The transfer of the new amphibious assault ship USS America to the Forward-Deployed Naval Force (FDNF) next fiscal year will bring a change in capabilities to the 7th Fleet’s amphibious ready group, but the Marines that will go…