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  • 23 October 2013
    Training & Education

    1st Helston Scout groups, ‘Poldark Beaver Colony’ had a special insight into background activities of Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose during an informative visit to the Navy’s Cornish Air Base. Lead by group leader ‘Otter’, Amanda Court, who works in Culdrose Dental department the ‘Eager-Beavers’ were keen to take advantage of this exclusive tour of […]

  • 8 March 2011

      Japan protested Tuesday after a Chinese helicopter the previous day staged a close fly-by of one of its destroyers near gas fields in the Ea… (mysinchew) [mappress] Source: mysinchew, March 8, 2011;    

  • 18 June 2014

    The guided-missile frigate USS Halyburton (FFG 40) flew both the Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) pennant and the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pennant June 2 for the first time in over three years.   Halyburton earned the right to fly the SWO pennant by meeting the requirement of 80 percent of its officers, including 100 […]

  • 2 September 2014

    An F/A-18C Hornet from the Stingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113 and an F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Fighting Redcocks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 fly in formation over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70).   Carl Vinson is underway off the coast of Southern California conducting […]

  • 15 October 2012

    First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope has seen his flag hoisted at HMS Victory in a handover ceremony with the new Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral David Steel. Earlier the outgoing Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir Charles Montgomery, had stepped down from his duties after 37 years of naval service. Trumpets sounded at […]

  • 12 January 2015
    Training & Education

    NUSQN 725 concluded its flying operations at Naval Air Station Jacksonville with a final flight of the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk on 4th December. Departing from Naval Air Station – Jacksonville, it was fitting that Lieutenant Commander Dan Ashbolt, Aircraft Captain, and Leuitenant Karl Knoll, Mission Commander, took Aussie 397, the first MH-60R delivered […]

  • 20 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Flights of deck-based aircraft started on Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov on Sunday, Dec 18, as long as weather conditions became better. Most experienced pilots practiced takeoffs and landings on the deck of the Russian aircraft carrier located in the Northeast Atlantic. Air Squadron Commander Col. Nikolai Deriglazov was the first who took […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    HMS Illustrious is the safest place to be in the Royal Navy if you’re flying after the famous carrier won a prestigious award. The Bambara Trophy is presented each year to the ship, squadron or unit which does the most to promote – and enact – safety in the world of naval aviation. The Portsmouth-based […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Training & Education

    On 13h of October the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta Liaison Officer (LNO) for Seychelles and Mauritius, Lieutenant Commander Billy Adams Royal Navy, boarded NATO’s Danish counter piracy maritime patrol aircraft for a reconnaissance mission off the coast of Somalia. In the spirit of maritime cooperation, the Danish Commanding Officer, Major Michael […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Exercise Dynamic Mongoose commences today and the ‘Flying Tigers’ of 814 Naval Air Squadron are poised to show their capability in the challenging Norwegian environment. Working alongside the Norwegian Navy, as well other European counterparts, the Tigers’ flexibility in operations will be tested vigorously. Using their state-of-the-art Merlin Mk 1 helicopters (known as pingers as […]

  • 17 November 2011
    Training & Education

      Last in 2011 test launch of the newest submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) Bulava will be conducted in salvo in the current month, reported RIA Novosti on Nov 16 referring to a top-ranking source in defense industry. “The coming test will be conducted by SSBN Yury Dolgoruky in salvo, i.e. at least two missiles will […]

  • 21 August 2014

    Fleet Air Arm historians are asking for donations to get the UK Navy’s last propeller-driven fighter in the skies again following its emergency landing at Culdrose last month.   The vintage Sea Fury skidded to a halt on the grass after pilot Lt Cdr Chris ‘Goaty’ Götke brought her down rapidly after the aircraft began […]

  • 9 July 2012
    Industry news

    One of the Royal Navy’s new helicopters has landed on a British frigate during a trade visit by Korean officials. The Portsmouth-based warship HMS Lancaster welcomed the new Wildcat aircraft as South Korean naval aviators watched it land on and take off during a flying demonstration. The ‘Wildcat’ is a multi-purpose helicopter for use at […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Training & Education

    A clear lower deck was called at 808 Squadron on 4 June so the Squadron could assemble to watch their Commanding Officer, Commander Charlie Stephenson, touch down in a MRH90 after reaching his 4000th flying hour. “This is a very significant milestone, particularly for a helicopter pilot”, Executive Officer LCDR Peter Wynter said. “This places […]

  • 24 July 2014

    The U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, fly in the Diamond Formation during the Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.   The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 68 demonstrations at 34 locations across the U.S. in 2014. The Blue Angels is the United States […]

  • 13 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    With the decommissioning of Royal Navy Lynx helicopters set for March 31, 2017, the last Lynx to deploy – Flight 208 – returned home together with HMS Portland on March 10. Commander (Cdr) Phil Richardson the Commanding Officer of 815 Naval Air Station welcomed 208 Flight back into the fold amongst their family members, friends and […]

  • 10 March 2017

    A Royal Navy Sea Harrier short take-off and vertical landing jet fighter made one last flight in preparation for its final mission. While it did not fly under its own power, it was still quite a sight seeing the aircraft slung beneath an RAF Chinook. A specialist team of RAF and RN engineers, plus the […]

  • 19 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy’s EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in early September.  “From takeoff to landing, you couldn’t tell any difference,” said Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Fairfax, project officer and test pilot with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, after the first test flight Sept. 1. […]

  • 10 October 2011
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The U.S. Navy/Northrop Grumman Corporation​  X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration aircraft reached a major milestone Sept. 30 when it retracted its landing gear and flew in its cruise configuration for the first time. The flight, conducted at Edwards Air Force Base, also helped validate precision navigation hardware and software that will allow the […]

  • 20 August 2015

    Nearly 140 feet below the surface of the mid-Atlantic, the standard of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ‘flies’ for the first time in nearly 74 years. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s Blue Ensign has been raised on the wreck of the tanker Darkdale off St Helena after a successful operation to remove tonnes of oil trapped in it, eliminating the […]

  • 6 November 2014

    On Sunday 2 November the German Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA), which is currently operating as part of the EU Naval Force, reached an impressive 4,000 flying hours milestone with Operation Atalanta. As the German P3C Orion landed back at its base in Djibouti on Sunday, the aircrew was given a warm welcome by […]

  • 10 July 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin’s Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) recently completed four engineering verification flight tests, as part of the U.S. Navy’s System Design and Development program. During the tests conducted at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., four projectiles were fired at various hard and soft targets located 45 nautical miles downrange. All four targets were […]

  • 24 June 2011

    ANOTHER asylum-seeker boat has been intercepted off Australia’s north-west as the government’s proposed Malaysian refugee swap deal remains… By Lanai Vasek and Paige Taylor (theaustralian) [mappress] Source: theaustralian, June  24, 2011;

  • 29 January 2013
    Training & Education

    The smallest Squadron in the Royal Navy got 2013 off to a flying start with training off the west coast of Scotland. Late last year the Faslane Patrol Boat Squadron exchanged their two P2000 vessels – HMS Dasher and Pursuer – for Her Majesty’s Ships Raider and Tracker. The new additions are faster and more […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    Seven F-16 fighter aircraft from Volkel Air Base took off on May 27 to take part in a two-week multinational exercise in Norway. During this so-called NATO Tiger Meet, pilots from 313 Squadron carry out complex missions at the higher end of the spectrum of force. These large-scale exercises, which are becoming more and more […]

  • 28 August 2012
    Industry news

    Indian Navy’s INS Tarkash (F46) frigate, built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia, has passed her state sea trials in the Baltic Sea with flying colors, ITAR-TASS informed on Aug 25. INS Tarkash forms part of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered in 2006 by the Indian Navy under the Project 11356, comprising […]

  • 2 October 2012
    Industry news

    The Navy announced the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Flight Hour Verification Process for Conditional Aviation Career Incentive Pay (ACIP) and Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (HDIP) for flying programs, Oct. 1. The program enables the Navy to accurately compensate officers for frequent and regular performance of operational flying duty. This verification is intended to certify that […]

  • 8 October 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has approved the navy’s only Saturation Fly Away Diving System (SATFADS) for sustained operations after completing a 30 foot wet certification of the launch and recovery system in Panama City, Fla. Designed to be deployed using military aircraft and commercial over the road tractor trailers, SATFADS is capable […]

  • 25 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Chinese (PLA) Navy only aircraft carrier Liaoning (CV16) conducted at sea training near the Korean Peninsula. Embarked J-15 fighter jets practiced taking off and landing procedures around the Bohai Strait near the Korean Peninsula, South Korean Yonhap News Agency reported a Chinese military paper saying on Friday, December 25. The news agency also said the report didn’t reveal […]