Featured — September 9 – Aerotech News & Review
Pentagon halts F-35 deliveries over Chinese alloy in magnet
The Pentagon has temporarily halted deliveries of F-35 fighters following the discovery that raw materials used for a magnet in the plane were produced in China.
New US military test facility arrives in Saudi Arabia
The US military is developing a new test facility in Saudi Arabia to help quell a growing number of threats in the region.
Blinken unveils $2 billion in new US military aid to Europe
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on September 8 announced major new military aid worth more than $2 billion for Ukraine and other European countries threatened by Russia.
Lockheed and the Pentagon say they are limiting F-35 sustainment costs
After years of criticism over the sustainment costs of the F-35 fighter, Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon said Aug. 31 they are seeing progress in reducing the bill and believe the trend will continue. .
10 Highest DOD Contract Rewards in August 2022
Here are the top 10 individual award contracts as of August 2022, in order of contract dollar amount. In August, if the reward amount was not at least one billion, it was not cut.
Israel and Boeing reach $927 million deal for four KC-46A tankers
Boeing will soon sign a $927 million contract to deliver four KC-46A aerial tankers to the Israeli military, the Israeli Defense Ministry and Boeing have announced.
Colorado contractor wins $187 million contract with Space Command, but will HQ stay in state?
A Colorado Springs company has won a $187 million contract with the US Space Command, which could leave Colorado for permanent residence in Alabama.
Microsoft Combat Goggles Win First US Army Delivery Approval
The US military is taking delivery of a first batch of high-tech combat goggles made by Microsoft Corp., citing encouraging results from field tests.
Air Force Osprey special ops stranded in Norwegian wilderness after accident
A CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft belonging to the US Air Force is stranded in a Norwegian nature reserve after suffering a mechanical failure in flight, the chief of Air Force Special Operations Command confirmed on September 7.
“Targeted” Zero Trust: New DOD Strategy Will Define 90 Capabilities
The Pentagon’s upcoming new Zero Trust Strategy will outline dozens of capabilities needed to get the Defense Department into what it calls “targeted” zero trust, a departure from its previous framework, a senior defense official said. defense on September 7.
The US Navy is increasingly taking climate change into account in its exercises
The U.S. Department of the Navy will study the effect of climate change more frequently to better understand the impact that deteriorating weather and conditions have on force effectiveness.
Navy wants new destroyer with lasers and hypersonic missiles
The US Navy’s workhorse destroyer went into production over 30 years ago when Tom Stevens was a young welder.
New adaptive engine or less F-35? Kendall says it’s time to choose
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall warned of the tough decisions that could come from changing the F-35’s propulsion at the Defense Press Conference in Arlington, Va. september.
Advocates Draw Battle Lines Ahead of Looming VA Abortion Fight
Democratic senators have vowed to fight to protect the Department of Veterans Affairs from imminent attack following its recent decision to offer abortions to veterans in limited circumstances, calling the decision a crucial step to protect the health and lives of veterans. women.
Widespread mishandling of disability claims by VA could have resulted in delays and denials for veterans
The vast majority of Department of Veterans Affairs claims processors did not follow disability claim procedures that involved seeking medical opinions or disability reviews, which could have resulted in delays and denials for veterans, according to an investigation by the inspector general.