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  • 20 May 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Six U.S. Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II jet aircraft arrived Monday evening aboard the USS Wasp off the coast of the United States’ Eastern Seaboard to mark the beginning of the first shipboard phase of the F-35B Operational Test (OT-1). The at-sea period will continue aboard USS WASP for the next two weeks, with fleet […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The new F-35B Lightning II joint striker fighter destined for the Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carriers was subjected to temperatures ranging from 120˚F to -40˚F in a climatic laboratory at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. As well as ice, the fight-generation stealth aircraft was tested in wind, […]

  • 2 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    A UK test team including personnel from BAE Systems, has successfully completed initial aircraft handling trials for ASRAAM and Paveway IV weapons on the F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland, United States. The trial or ‘dummy’ weapons rounds, which are identical in fit and form to the operational weapons, […]

  • 23 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Recent ship trials for the Lockheed Martin [LMT] F-35B onboard the USS Wasp [LHD-1] underscored the fifth-generation fighter’s unique capabilities and operational utility according to Marines and sailors alike. U.S. Navy Capt. Erik Etz stated: “A fifth-generation aircraft, such as the F-35, will open up threat areas where previous legacy fighters that operate off L-class […]

  • 18 September 2013
    Training & Education

    As the Britons gear up to welcome into the fleet the biggest warships ever made domestically, a Royal Navy pilot completed a week of Development Testing II (DT-II) of F-35B Lightning II jets aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp. The UK is building two new aircraft carriers of Queen Elizabeth class and F35B will […]

  • 19 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Two F-35B Lightning II jets (BF-01 and BF-05) touched down aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) Aug. 12, kicking off week of Development Testing II (DT-II) where Wasp Sailors and Integrated Test Force (ITF) team members are testing and further validating the F-35B. DT-II is the second of three test phases encompassing […]

  • 13 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The Marine Corps welcomed its first F-35B aircraft, the Marine Corps variant of the F-35 Lightning II, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11. Marine pilots will receive training to fly the new aircraft and eventually deploy with them aboard Navy amphibious ships. The F-35B, one of three variants of the Joint Strike Fighter, […]

  • 4 October 2011
    Training & Education

      The Navy and Marine Corps Team made naval aviation history Oct. 3 as the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) test aircraft BF-2 landed safely on USS Wasp’s (LHD 1) flight deck, the first at-sea vertical landing for the Marine Corps’ F-35 JSF version. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Fred Schenk landed BF-2 at […]

  • 19 July 2011
    Industry news, Training & Education

      The fifth Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II Short Take Off/Vertical Landing (STOVL) flight test aircraft delivered to the Marine Corps arrives at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., Saturday, July 16. Lockheed Martin test pilot Bill Gigliotti flew the short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft, designated BF-5, for the 3.5-hour flight from NAS Fort Worth […]

  • 28 January 2021
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has assumed the role of fleet flagship as the navy moves closer to deploying “the world’s most technologically advanced carrier strike group”.

  • 21 January 2021
    Authorities, Vessels

    Christopher C. Miller, Acting US Secretary of Defence and Ben Wallace, UK Secretary of State for Defense, have co-signed the Joint Declaration for the Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment.

  • 16 October 2020

    The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) has returned to Portsmouth following the debut of the new Carrier Strike Group which will represent Britain on the global stage for the next fifty years.

  • 27 July 2020

    The US Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on July 24, sailing to its homeport in San Diego.

  • 3 March 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) to the US Navy on February 28. Tripoli, the navy’s newest America-class unit, will be commissioned later this year before sailing to its homeport of San Diego, California. “The LHA team is proud to witness the delivery of the 15th large-deck […]

  • 30 January 2020

    F-35B Lightning jets have flown from the decks of Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth in UK waters, the first time fighter jets have operated from a British carrier in home waters in a decade. The aircraft carrier is in the North Sea, conducting carrier qualification for Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots from the […]

  • 6 December 2019

    The Royal Navy’s HMS Queen Elizabeth carrier strike group returned home on December 4 after three months in the USA. Following HMS Dragon’s return to Portsmouth earlier this week, the aircraft carrier made her way into Portsmouth – where she was greeted by sister ship HMS Prince of Wales. At the same time two of […]

  • 3 December 2019

    The Royal Navy’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently conducting an anti-submarine exercise with a Norwegian frigate in the Western Atlantic. The NATO/anti-submarine warfare training with the Norwegian Navy’s newest frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl, Type 23-class frigate HMS Northumberland and Tide-class replenishment tanker RFA Tideforce is the last act of a busy three […]

  • 19 November 2019

    The US Navy’s Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on November 18, completing a homeport shift after spending nearly two years forward deployed Japan. The ship had been assigned to Commander Fleet Activities Sasebo and operated in the US 7th Fleet (C7F) area of […]

  • 29 October 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest America-class amphibious assault ship, future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), has completed acceptance trials. The aviation-centric ship spent three days underway in the Gulf of Mexico during the trials, before returning to the Ingalls Shipbuilding’s shipyard. The Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey evaluated all of the ship’s major systems including propulsion, […]

  • 10 October 2019

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has entered the US 4th Fleet area of operations as it makes its way toward the new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk. The ship entered South American waters on October 1 after leaving its previous homeport in Japan and the US 7th Fleet early September. Wasp […]

  • 1 October 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier completed its fina pre

  • 30 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and HMS Queen Elizabeth met up for a photo exercise.

  • 25 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    China has reached a new milestone in the expansion of its navy’s capabilities with the launch of the nation’s first amphibious assault ship. The Type 075 landing helicopter dock (LHD) was launched in Shanghai on September 25. The new class of ship builds upon the smaller Type 071 landing platform dock (LPD) which is already […]

  • 23 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    HMS Prince of Wales, the second of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers, left the Rosyth Dockyard on the Forth to start sea trials. The ship left the yard on September 19 and reached the open sea on September 22 after passing the Forth crossings. In order to be able to reach the open sea under […]

  • 17 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The German Navy should acquire a helicopter carrier, a high-ranking German politician said as he stressed the need for the country to invest more in its defense. Speaking to German newspaper Bild am Sonntag, Bavaria minister president Markus Söder said that the country should work harder toward the NATO goal of spending 2% on defense. […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on September 12 for the ship’s first port call to the city. The 65,000-ton warship, the biggest ever built for the Royal Navy, will be joined in harbor by other ships from the UK carrier strike group who are on a deployment […]