Tag: Pentagon

All you need to know about Pentagon’s role in the making of Top Gun: Maverick
In return for Pentagon’s assistance, Paramount agreed to an “official DoD screening” of Top Gun: Maverick before its official release. The internet was set ablaze on Jul. 18, 2019 when the first, sierra hotel trailer for Top Gun: Maverick debuted. As reported by Washington Business Journal, we still must...
Pentagon cuts F-35 purchase by 6 aircraft in FY 2020
The USAF will still be getting 48 A models, therefore the cut is either the B or the C variant. The Pentagon has decided to buy just 78 F-35s from Lockheed Martin in the latest budget request, instead of 84 aircraft that was projected a year ago. The...
Pentagon Inspector General finds that Afghanistan’s UH-60s are less capable than the Mi-17
“In general it takes almost two Black Hawks to carry the load of a single Mi-17,” Pentagon Inspector General Glenn Fine Pentagon Inspector General Glenn Fine said in a new report that the UH-60 that Afghanistan imported to replace the Mi-17 is not as capable as the Russian rotocraft. As reported by Bloomberg, Fine wrote in his latest quarterly assessment of...
Undelivered aircraft have been found with missing, backwards and out-of-specification fasteners. Jets under assembly are inadvertently damaged when they hit maintenance work stands or other equipment on the floor Bloomberg has reported that the Pentagon is faulting Boeing for continuing quality, management and other deficiencies in the production of F-15s and F/A-18 fighters at its St Louis production facility. Undelivered aircraft...
The growth of China military activity in the Indo-Asia Pacific region came in the wake of the first overseas deployment of the U.S. F-35s China has reportedly increased its flight activity in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. An anonymous U.S. official disclosed that China had sent a H-6 bomber around the Spratly archipelago last weekend. As reported by Reuters.com it was the second...

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