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Rear Adm. Mathias Winter Nominated to Head F-35 Joint Program Office

Navy Rear Adm. Mathias Winter, deputy program executive officer for the Defense Department‘s F-35 joint program office, has been nominated to serve as the next leader of F-35 JPO. President Donald Trump also recommended Winter for promotion to the rank of vice admiral, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Defense News reported Winter, if confirmed by the …

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NASA Awards Funds to 10 Small Satellite Studies

NASA has awarded a total of $3.6 million in grants to 10 mission concept studies that will use small satellites to explore Venus, Earth’s moon, asteroids, Mars and outer planets. The agency said Thursday awardees on the Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program will use satellites that weigh less than 400 pounds while CubeSats will …

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Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan: F-35 Cost-Reduction Options List Now Up for Review With DoD Secretary

Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, head of the F-35 joint program office, has said an “affordability compendium” that outlines initiatives on how to reduce the fighter program’s costs has now been handed to Defense Secretary James Mattis for review, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Bogdan said in a speech delivered Wednesday …

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Navy Updates Tomahawk Weapons Control System for Surface, Subsurface Platforms

The U.S. Navy has added an updated a Lockheed Martin-built weapons control system to the service branch’s fleet that includes Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and nuclear powered cruise missile submarines. The Tomahawk Weapons System Program Office, designated as PMA-280, updated the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System‘s processors and software in an effort to avoid hardware obsolescence …

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US, Pacific Allies to Discuss F-35 at Hawaii Symposium

The Pacific Air Forces is hosting a two-day inaugural F-35 symposium in Hawaii for U.S. allies and partners in the Pacific region to discuss efforts related to the Lockheed Martin-built joint strike fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Monday the event will take place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and bring together officials who oversee …

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NRL Backs NASA Research Efforts to Measure Water Levels in Snow

The Naval Research Laboratory’s Scientific Development Squadron One, also designated VXS-1, has participated in a NASA-sponsored event that tested a variety of sensors and techniques used to water measurements in snow. NRL said Wednesday the SnowEx mission tested sensors, scanners and radar systems aboard the VXS-1’s Lockheed Martin-built NP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft …

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Report: Trump Eyes Boeing Super Hornet Combat Jet Order

President Donald Trump looks to acquire a new variant of Boeing-built Super Hornet fighter jets to replace some orders of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 aircraft, DoD Buzz reported Friday. Oriana Pawlyk writes Trump told reporters at the launch of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner planes that the U.S. government could place some orders of F/A-18XT Super Hornet …

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