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Washington D.C.
Pentagon Correspondent — Bloomberg News
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I came to Washington in March 1977 as an intern for investigative columnist Jack Anderson and stayed. Started covering defense for Bloomberg in late 1997.

First F-35 Jets to Lack Ground-Combat Punch of 1970s-Era A-10s

bloomberg.com — The first F-35 jets ready for combat won't be able to protect forces in ground combat as well as the nearly 40-year-old A-10s the Pentagon wants to retire, according to the Defense Department's chief weapons tester. Compared with the lumbering A-10, known as the Warthog, the initial F-35s made by Lockheed Martin Corp.

Lockheed Risks Losing $40 Million Over F-35 Software That’s Late

bloomberg.com — Lockheed Martin Corp. could lose as much as $40 million because it's late delivering fully functioning software for the first F-35 fighters due to be declared combat-ready, according to the Pentagon.

North Korea Can Miniaturize a Nuclear Weapon, U.S. Says

bloomberg.com — North Korea has deployed its new road-mobile KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile and is capable of mounting a miniaturized nuclear warhead on it, the U.S.'s top homeland security commander said. "Our assessment is that they have the ability to put a nuclear weapon on a KN-08 and shoot it at the homeland," Admiral William Gortney, the head of the U.S.

Senators Protest Delay in Survival Test for New Aircraft Carrier

bloomberg.com — Two of the U.S. Senate's top lawmakers on defense policy are protesting a Navy decision to postpone for as long as seven years survival testing on its new class of aircraft carriers, the costliest warships ever built.

U.S. Keeps Striking Tikrit as Pentagon Predicts Extended Fight

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State forces in Tikrit continued on Friday, as a Pentagon spokesman predicted an extended battle before Iraqi forces can retake the town. "No one should expect this to be an overnight thing," Army Colonel Steve Warren, the spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon.

SpaceX’s Fight With U.S. Air Force Called a Clash of Perceptions

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force suffered from a "stark disconnect in perceptions" over the company's efforts to win approval to compete for military satellite launches, according to an independent review.

Navy Jets With Extra Fuel Can’t Be Launched Off New U.S. Carrier

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Navy's top warplanes can't be launched off its newest aircraft carrier if they're carrying fuel tanks needed to extend their flight range because the ship's high-tech catapults cause too much wear. Military weapons testers view this as a deficiency that would "preclude the Navy from conducting normal operations" on the USS Gerald R.

Pentagon Extends F-35 Software Testing to Fix Flaws

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon has extended testing to debug software flaws that need to be fixed before the first F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin Corp. can be ready for combat. The Marine Corps wants to declare its version of the F-35, the costliest U.S. weapons system, ready for limited combat as soon as July.

U.S. Flies B-52s Over Korea in Show of Power Against North

bloomberg.com — March 19 (Bloomberg) -- South Korea said a B-52 bomber will fly over the Korean peninsula today for the second time this month as part of the U.S. effort to send a signal to North Korea after it threatened preemptive nuclear strikes. "Just having the B-52 near the Korean peninsula and pass through means that the U.S.

Lockheed F-35 Program Costs Decline $7.5 Billion, Pentagon Says

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Projected costs for Lockheed Martin Corp.'s F-35 fighter have dipped $7.5 billion, or 1.9 percent, in the last year, primarily because of revised inflation estimates and reduced labor costs, the Pentagon said Thursday. Projected development and acquisition costs for the F-35 declined to $391.1 billion for a planned fleet of 2,443 planes from $398.6 billion previously, according to the Defense Department.
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Apr 14, 2015

First F-35 Jets to Lack Ground-Combat Punch of 1970s-Era A-10s bloom.bg/1H4fWXY via @business

Apr 08, 2015

U.S. B-2 Unit Has Use of Largest Precision Bomb: Air Force - Bloomberg Government about.bgov.com/2015-04-08/u-s…

Apr 07, 2015

U.S. Commander Says Mobile North Korea ICBM ‘Operational’ - Bloomberg Government about.bgov.com/2015-04-07/u-s…

Apr 07, 2015

McCain weighs in on Ford-class carrier test issue before next big DoD decision on $43b program: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apr 06, 2015

@USDOJ in 12/13 release said UTX judgment for $657m if affirmed to be ``largest procurement recovery in history'' of FCA; It wasn't affirmed

Apr 06, 2015

Big UTX legal win today. Court of Appeals in Cincy says DOJ didn’t prove damages from alleged @prattandwhitney false statements in '99 case

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