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  • 11 October 2012
    Training & Education

    Operations department’s OA meteorology and oceanography (METOC) division aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is hosting two Royal Navy Sailors for training, who embarked Sept. 30. Lt. Anna Townsend, from Wales, and Leading Seaman Paul Allen, from Newcastle, England, are embarked aboard Truman through a Secretary of Defense initiative that seeks […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Training & Education

    The F-35 Lightning II accomplished a significant test milestone Aug. 8 when the aircraft successfully released a weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take-off and vertical landing F-35 variant, executed an inert 1,000-pound GBU-32 Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) separation weapon over water in an Atlantic test range while traveling at 400 knots at an […]

  • 7 May 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced May 4 the selection of USS Tripoli as the name for the Navy’s next large-deck amphibious assault ship (LHA 7). The USS Tripoli will be the third ship to bear the name Tripoli. The name commemorates the capture of Derna in 1805 by a small force of U.S. […]

  • 20 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The F-35 Integrated Test team at Naval Air Station Patuxent River announced April 16 the completion of a weapons testing milestone. The ejection of a 500-pound bomb from F-35B test aircraft BF-3 March 29 into a foam-covered concrete pit marked the end of two weeks of testing nine different weapons combinations inside the Joint Strike […]

  • 6 April 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Navy personnel are busy preparing to teach the next generation of Sailors how to work with and fly the newest military aircraft, the F-35C Lightening II Joint Strike Fighter, as Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (VFA-101) readies for its stand-up ceremony on Eglin Air Force Base May 1. The F-35 is a single seat, multi-role fighter […]

  • 18 January 2012
    Industry news

      Deck-based version of American fighter F-35 Lightning II happened to be incapable for deck landing, writes The Daily Telegraph referring to Pentagon’s report. The point is that arrester hook of F-35C is situated too close to landing gear, and this poses a problem for pilot to hook arrester’s barrier cable. According to the report, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 October 2011
    Training & Education

    Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk Oct. 21 after spending three weeks at sea hosting the initial sea trials of the F-35B Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The first F-35B landed on WASP’s flight deck Oct. 3, beginning an 18-day test period for the aircraft. […]

  • 14 October 2011
    Industry news

      Multipurpose landing ship L-61 Juan Carlos I will be commissioned into Spanish Navy in Dec 2011, said the ship’s commanding officer Cristobal Gonzalez-Aller Lacalle. Two days the ship was opened for public; military and civilian visitors had a chance to see the ship from inside. Her length is 231 meters, beam is 32 meters, […]

  • 19 September 2011
    Industry news

      Japan plans to build another helicopter-carrying ship in reply to China’s acquirement of its first home-made flattop, reports Korean information agency Cho Sun. The information that China had started construction of its first aircraft carrier was circulated by Chinese media on Wednesday. Reportedly, the first Chinese-built carrier would be 320-meter long accomodating 50 deck-based […]

  • 29 July 2011
    Training & Education

      The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) completed its first steam catapult launch July 27 marking another milestone toward initial ship trials in 2013. A TC-13 Mod 2 test steam catapult was used to launch F-35C test aircraft CF-3 into the sky. Steam catapults are currently used on board U.S. Navy aircraft carriers to launch […]

  • 7 June 2011

      Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Orlando, Fla., is being awarded a $70,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter training facility and training hangar at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The proposed new construction will consist of a new training and simulator facility and a new multi-story hangar facility.  The new training […]

  • 23 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter made its first public appearance at an air show May 21. Piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus, the F-35C made a single pass down the show line at the Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The flight commemorated 100 years of naval aviation by highlighting […]

  • 15 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Navy and Marine Corps leaders today signed an agreement by which the Corps will join the Navy in buying the F-35 joint strike fighter variant designed for aircraft carriers, service leaders announced today. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos signed a […]