RMQSI Digest

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RMQSI Digest – Mar 2017

March 6th, 2017


March 2017 Edition

Recent Headlines:


Marine Aviation Going After Small Maintenance Issues that Create Big Readiness Problems – USNI News

The Marine Corps is tackling the little problems that combine to create major burdens on the aviation maintenance community, the deputy commandant for aviation told reporters today.

Lockheed Martin F-35 Reliability Pulled Down by Early Versions: U.S. Official -…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Feb 2017

February 7th, 2017


February 2017 Edition

Recent Headlines:


Raytheon Secures Lot 3 Small Diameter Bomb II Production Funds From Air Force – Executive Biz

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon a contract modification with an obligated value of $62.5 million for the low-rate initial production of 312 lot 3 Small Diameter Bomb II munitions.

Navy Medicine East Takes High Reliability to…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Jan 2017

January 16th, 2017
  January 2017 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Army Round Triggers Problems In Marine M27 Auto Rifle – Task & Purpose Preliminary findings show the Army’s M855A1 round does not meet the system reliability requirement when fired from the Corps’ M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle. The Miracle That Wasn’t: Navy Hammered in Senate Over ‘Failed’ Ship Design – RT The US Navy’s Littoral Combat…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Dec 2016

December 8th, 2016
  December 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Air Force Slowly Reacting to Reusable Rockets, Cheap Launch – Satellite Today The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a program with a goal of launching 10 times in 10 days to demonstrate aircraft-like operability, cost efficiency and reliability. F-35As Grounded Due to Faulty Insulation Back in Flight – Inside Defense The Air…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Nov 2016

November 7th, 2016
  November 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: U.S. Air Force Drops Dummy Nukes In Nevada Desert – Activist Post In collaboration with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), the Air Force successfully tested two B61 nuclear bombs. Neither carried a live warhead. Air Force Appears to Concede that the F-35 Can’t (and won’t) Replace the A-10 Warthog – Hot Air The amount…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Oct 2016

October 6th, 2016
  October 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: McCain, Reed Target $29 Billion Littoral Ship for More Changes – Newsmax The Senate’s two top defense policy lawmakers want the U.S. Navy to make additional major changes to the service’s troubled $29 billion Littoral Combat Ship program or risk losing their support for future purchases. Energy: NREL to Lead New Consortium to Improve Reliability…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Sep 2016

September 7th, 2016
  September 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Fueling the Future: AF Works to ‘Home-Grow’ Biofuels for DOD, Industry – U.S. Air Force A need to address increases in petroleum costs with an environmentally friendly fuel source has led to a new way of looking at production and the Defense Production Act Title III Program Office, part of the Air Force…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Aug 2016

August 9th, 2016
  August 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Navy’s Newest Aircraft Carrier, Already Behind Schedule, Still May Not Be Ready For A Fight – National Security News It has cost taxpayers nearly $13 billion, making it the most expensive warship in history, but the Pentagon’s weapons-tester says in a new memo the ship may not yet be ready to fight. Despite Objections,…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Jul 2016

July 7th, 2016
  July 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: U.S. Army and Air Force Agonize Over Picking a New Handgun – Popular Mechanics The Department of Defense will soon chose three finalists in a competition to be the U.S. Army and Air Force’s new sidearm. One of the three finalists could go on to outfit all of the services, with total sales…  Read More

RMQSI Digest – Jun 2016

June 7th, 2016
  June 2016 Edition Recent Headlines: Defense: Army Regulation 702–16: Chemical Biological Defense Materiel Reliability Program (PDF) – ARMY This regulation establishes Army policy, responsibilities, and guidance for the Chemical Biological Defense Materiel Reliability Program (CBDMRP). US Army Wants to Boost Reliability of MQ-1C Gray Eagle’s Engine – Flight Global The US Army is pursuing component changes to boost the reliability of…  Read More