Running a bit late today, but here’s the Linkzookery:
GE stops funding for F-35 alternative engine
GE and Rolls-Royce had been privately funding the F136, but they’re pulling the plug. Murdoc dislikes.
Report blames lapses on Stryker commander
532-page report finds colonel ignored doctrine, proper procedure in leading undisciplined 5th SBCT, 2nd ID.
Boeing may exceed aerial tanker cost ceiling by $500 Million
Shocker. Boeing is supposed to absorb any cost overrun. We’ll see.
Obama: My kids will succeed, even if USA doesn’t
Whew. USA was really frikkin worried about that.
New attack submarine to be christened Saturday
USS Mississippi (SSN 782).
S&W Pulls Out of the Carbine Competition
A number of biggies still in the running.
Royal Navy will be ‘too small for two carriers’
The UK will “certainly” not be able to operate both Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers in 2020 if the Royal Navy is reduced to 29,000 personnel in line with current planning
IDF upgrades Patriot missile defense battery
Upgrading to PAC-3 while they continue to develop their own David’s Sling system.
New helo squadron will fly Fire Scouts, too
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 will be the first to support littoral combat ships and other Pacific Fleet ships with both the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and the MQ-8B Fire Scout.
Senator tries to take museum’s F-105
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla. has introduced an amendment ordering an Arizona museum to give up an F-105 “loaned” to it by the Air Force in 1984.
US boots on the ground and laying in the dirt.