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  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Navy has taken delivery of the last of its four Dassault Aviation-built Falcon 50 Surmar maritime surveillance aircraft on May 20. The event was marked by a military ceremony on the Lann-Bihoué military base, presided by the French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and attended by Dassault Aviation Chairman & CEO Eric Trappier. The four Falcon 50 […]

  • 4 November 2019
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    The French naval air station Lann-Bihoué received the first two ATL2 maritime patrol aircraft upgraded to standard 6 in late October. Carried out by Dassault Aviation, the aircraft upgrades included the installation of a Thales Search Master with active antenna, a new Thales acoustic subsystem to gather and process signals from the air-dropped sonobuoys for […]

  • 1 June 2018

    The Japan Coast Guard has acquired its fifth Falcon 2000 maritime surveillance aircraft (MSA), aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation has announced. The Coast Guard had previously ordered four MSA aircraft, which are based on the 4,000 nm Falcon 2000LXS. The first aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in 2019. The Falcon 2000 MSA is designed for a […]

  • 23 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has selected the Falcon 2000 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) proposed by Dassault Aviation to enhance its operational fleet. The Falcon 2000 MSA, based on a Falcon 2000 LXS (range 4000 NM), is designed for a broad range of missions including maritime surveillance, piracy control, drug interdiction, fishery patrol, law enforcement, […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The French Ministry of Defence awarded the contract to modernise the French Navy’s fleet of Atlantique 2 (ATL2) maritime patrol aircraft to Dassault Aviation and Thales. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian signed the contract at a ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Thales facility in Brest (French Brittany), in the presence of Laurent […]

  • 14 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The French Navy officially received its first Rafale M fighter jet upgraded to the F3-R standard in a ceremony at the Landivisiau Naval Air Base. The first flight of F3-R from Landivisiau took place on December 17, the defense ministry said. The aircraft was delivered after the upgrade was approved by the French defense procurement agency (DGA) […]

  • 18 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    DGA, the French General Directorate for Armament, announced that it has started a new testing campaign for its unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), Dassault nEUROn. The aim of this round of testing, as DGA said, is to study the use of the UCAV in a naval context. DGA said the campaign would also include sea trials aboard […]

  • 8 June 2017

    A French Navy Atlantique 2 maritime patrol aircraft conducted its first ever operational flight as part of EUNAVFOR’s Mediterranean Sea operation Sophia on June 7. An upgraded version of the Breguet Atlantic that made its first flight in 1961, Atlantique 2 is joining four other aircraft from Spain, Luxembourg and France that are already part of […]

  • 29 February 2012
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    Indian Government permitted national navy to buy nine mid-range reconnaissance airplanes to overall amount of $1 bln. According to The Times of India, new airplanes will maintain India’s security over the Indian Ocean along with earlier ordered P-8I Poseidon long-range reconnaissance airplanes produced by Boeing. The tender for mid-range recon aircraft will be attended by […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Rafale multirole fighters from the French Navy will represent the sharp end of ‘Carrier Aviation’ at RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day on 26 July.   Two Rafale Ms will be part of the event’s static display, joined by a Falcon 10 transport and communications aircraft in the French Navy’s only UK airshow appearance of this […]

  • 3 July 2018

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman has departed the Mediterranean Sea after three months of operations and is currently working with the French Air Force in The Atlantic Ocean. From July 2 to 6, embarked aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are conducting integrated flight operations with French Naval Aviation aircraft as […]

  • 11 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) completed a weeklong joint exercise known as French Air Defense week on July 6 and is continuing its deployment in the Atlantic. The exercise saw aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) conducting integrated flight operations with French Naval Aviation aircraft. CVW-1 pilots and their […]

  • 1 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) onloaded 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) ground elements at White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa, Japan, before getting underway to embark aircraft from the MEU’s Aviation Combat Element (ACE), June 29. The fly-on of the remaining 12 aircraft from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 265, marks the final […]

  • 18 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) hosted French aviators and engineers interested in the capabilities of the MV-22 Osprey Jan. 14. A small group of French aviators and aircraft specialists flew out to USS Bataan while the ship was transiting the Strait of Bonifacio in order to inspect the Ospreys of Marine Medium […]

  • 29 November 2011
    Training & Education

    The Navy demonstrated early integration of the future of naval aviation Nov. 18 when it launched F-35C test aircraft CF-3 with its new electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS). Testing the F-35C on EMALS provided an early opportunity to evaluate technical risks and began the process to integrate the carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter with the […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    British trainee aviators have been trying to find their sea legs during a six week training exercise to see if they have got what it takes to fly at sea. The trainee aircrew from 824 Naval Air Squadron are about to be awarded with their Wings – but only if they pass the final, and most […]

  • 16 March 2015

    Aviation Support Equipment Technician 3rd Class Gary Bone, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), grinds a mount to create more work space in the aviation ground support equipment shop. America is conducting maritime training operations in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The ship is the first of its class […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    French defense contractor DCNS has selected a platform from Dassault Systèmes for the design, engineering, construction and lifecycle services of naval defense solutions. Dassault Systèmes, a French company developing 3D design software, digital mock up and product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, will provide DCNS with their 3DEXPERIENCE platform which will help manage the lifecycle of DCNS products, from new generation submarines […]

  • 3 May 2017
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    The U.S. Navy’s second aviation-centric amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), was launched on May 1 in Mississippi. Prior to launch, the America-class ship was translated from land to the dry dock at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard on April 9. “It was probably the most well-executed translation event that we’ve seen on a larger […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    F-35B Lightning II aircraft, the U.S. Navy’s next generation of stealth fighter jets, landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on October 28 to begin operational testing. America will embark seven F-35Bs; two are scheduled to begin the third shipboard phase of developmental test (DT-III) and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing. […]

  • 13 October 2014

    Sailors assigned to the weapons department fire a 40-mm saluting battery aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) in honor of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ arrival at America’s commissioning ceremony. America is the first ship of its class and the fourth to bear the name. It replaces the Tarawa-class of amphibious […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The crew of the U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) completed their first mid-cycle inspection (MCI) on March 17, in preparation for deployment later this year. MCI is a four-day readiness inspection that takes place every 2 1/2 years. The inspection is conducted by the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) and Commander […]

  • 23 June 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries Pascagoula shipyard June 20.   Ship Sponsor Mrs. Lynne Mabus and retired Lt. Cmdr. Steve Senk, the chief engineer of the previous Tripoli (ex-USS Tripoli, LPH 10) served as the keel […]

  • 11 July 2017

    U.S. Navy’s aviation-centric amphibious assault ship USS America started its first deployment on July 7, leaving Naval Station Norfolk together with ships from its amphibious ready group. America ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22), and amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor […]

  • 17 October 2014

    The newly commissioned amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) passes the Coronado bridge as it arrives at homeport at Naval Base San Diego. The ship replaces the Tarawa class of amphibious assault ships and is optimized for aviation and capable of supporting current and future aircraft such as the MV-22 Osprey and F-35B Joint Strike […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Naval Aviation Department was established on Apr 4, 1932 in Far East Maritime Force HQ. Fist combat experience of Pacific Fleet (PF) Naval Aviation was in Aug 1938 during fierce battles near Lake Hasan. PF aviators also participated in war on militaristic Japan in 1945. They scuppered over 30 transport ships, two destroyers, and four […]

  • 18 July 2014
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    Leading Airman Leon Smethurst waves Sea King Sierra Two-Six of 771 Naval Air Squadron – the Ace of Clubs – off the flight deck of HMS Ocean as Britain’s biggest warship begins assuming the duties of the nation’s on-call helicopter carrier.   Less than a fortnight after sailing from her native Devonport following a £65m […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    September and early October have been a busy five weeks for the smallest ship in the Royal Navy with a flight deck. September kicked off with a visit from the ‘Trappers’ – the Flag Officer Sea Training Aviation team, who provide the external assurance that HMS Clyde is safe to conduct aviation operations. The ship […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Training & Education

    Helicopters and AV-8B Harrier jets roared to life on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) June 24-27 as crew members went to work qualifying and passing the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Atlantic Aviation Certification (AVCERT) 1.4 Bravo. A large portion of the crew tasked with major parts of the […]