Thursday, July 3, 2014

Top dogs going to Farnborough

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Frank Kendall, chief of Pentagon acquisition, will be among the senior American officials going to the Farnborough Air Show this year. That's according to Breaking News editor Colin Clark. It will be the largest and highest-ranking U.S. contingent to attend a major air show in several years, he wrote. The F-35 isn't flying now during an investigation into a fire that struck one F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., home of the F-35 training center. But three Marine variant F-35B models flew to Maryland after the fire and are preparing to fly to the UK for Farnborough and the earlier Royal International Tatoo. (Source: Breaking Defense, 07/02/14)