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JPO Fixing F-35 Oxygen, Carrier Landing, Software Glitches: VADM Winter

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CORRECTED number of hypoxia incidents ARLINGTON: As the F-35 prepares for a massive ramp-up in production, the program is fixing the costly, controversial plane’s last technical glitches, Vice Adm. Mat Winter said in his first press conference since becoming program director. Winter expressed confidence about three problems in particular: air supply for pilots, carrier landings, and… Keep reading →

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House Will Pass All Approps Bills This Week: Rep. Granger

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ARLINGTON: House leadership wants to pass all the outstanding spending bills by Sunday, defense appropriations chairwoman Kay Granger said this afternoon. “We’re going to do… all the rest of them this week,” Granger told a DefenseNews conference here. “I was with the Majority Leader [Rep. Kevin McCarthy] last night, who said, ‘if we don’t finish… Keep reading →

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SecNav Taps Industry For Safety Tips After Ship Collisions

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ARLINGTON: The new Navy Secretary announced a civilian-led investigation of recent lethal accidents that will look outside the Navy for lessons, separate from the internal military investigation already underway. Richard Spencer announced his Strategic Readiness Review late Friday, but only at this morning’s speech did he divulge the key detail. His review will bring in private… Keep reading →

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Thornberry Predicts CR Through ‘At Least December’

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ARLINGTON: The “disheartened” chairman of the House Armed Services Committee predicted this morning that Congress will once again miss its October 1st deadline to pass a federal budget, leaving the government on a stopgap Continuing Resolution “until at least December.”  [UPDATE: Late Wednesday, President Trump blindsided GOP leaders by agreeing with Democrats on a CR through… Keep reading →

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