The Week Ahead In Aerospace & Defense

The flurry of defense budget hearings continues in Washington this week. On Tuesday morning Deputy Defense Secretary David Norquist will testify on the Pentagon’s fiscal 2021 budget before the House Budget Committee. That afternoon top Pentagon acquisition officials will discuss military aircraft acquisition programs with the House Armed Services airland subcommittee. On Wednesday morning Senate defense appropriators will review the proposed U.S. Navy/Marine Corps budget. And on Wednesday afternoon Pentagon research chief Michael Griffin will discuss fiscal 2021 science and technology with House lawmakers. Meanwhile, on Saturday a SpaceX Falcon 9 is slated to launch the latest batch of Starlink broadband satellites from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.