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  • 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 […]

  • 5 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has not demonstrated sufficient acquisition and design knowledge regarding its next-generation Flight III destroyer procurement approach and opportunities exist to enhance oversight, a study carried out by the U.S. Government Accountability Office study has revealed. If the Navy procures the lead Flight III ship in fiscal year (FY) 2016 as planned, limited […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Following a successful ballistic missile defense test of the U.S. Navy’s next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar in March this year, the Navy now awarded Raytheon a contract for the construction of the first three units. Under a $327.1 million contract, Raytheon is to build three low-rate initial production units to be fitted on the DDG 51 Flight […]

  • 12 January 2015

    The Singapore Armed Forces continues to be committed to the Indonesian-led multinational search operations. To augment the underwater search, the 6-man Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) team was transferred to MV Swift Rescue from Endurance-class landing ship tank RSS Persistence, which departed for Singapore on January 10th. The Republic of Singapore Navy ships RSS Kallang, and […]

  • 13 November 2014

    Taking an unusual shower aboard an aircraft carrier sometimes seems to be just a part of the job in the US Navy. This is exactly what happened when Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Travis Beach, from Redway, Calif., and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Anthony Jones, from Oakland, Calif., unclogged flight deck sprinklers during an […]

  • 21 August 2014

    As HMAS Success approached the end of her RIMPAC deployment, Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris took advantage of the reduced tempo to recognise the contributions and achievements of personnel.   One particular gathering was of Success’ embarked Seahawk Flight, which joined the ship shortly before leaving Fleet Base East for RIMPAC 2014. Captain Norris began […]

  • 20 March 2014

    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre Australia has received satellite imagery of objects which could be related to the debris of the missing Malaysian plane, MH370.   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is coordinating the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft, with assistance from the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Air […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors scrub after testing the aqueous film forming foam system on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). John C. Stennis is completing a docking planned incremental availability maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman […]

  • 20 December 2012
    Training & Education

    A team from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose has arrived home from their six-month deployment to the Indian Ocean having supported the ongoing fight against piracy and people/drug trafficking. The sailors will now enjoy some well-earned shore leave, being home with their families just in time for Christmas. HMS Sutherland, a Type 23 Frigate from […]

  • 30 December 2014

    At the request of the Government of Indonesia and as directed by U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Pacific Fleet has authorized U.S. 7th Fleet to position USS Sampson (DDG 102) in the general search area for missing Air Asia Flight QZ8501 to support search operations. Authorities in the region continue to lead the search and rescue […]

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Naval Air Systems Command is turning to virtual reality technology to build flight simulation trainers as a cheaper, more realistic and mobile version of the traditional dome-based flight simulators. The Naval Aviation Training Systems program office is currently developing new trainers for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter and T-45 Goshawk […]

  • 14 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Australian Navy’s laser airborne depth sounder flight (LADS) has completed its final sortie after 26 years of outstanding service. This world-leading capability was developed in South Australia and since 1993 has been providing the Royal Australian Navy and the Australian government survey data for their coastal and reef waters that are dangerous or […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Equipment & technology

    Aviation Electrician’s Mate Airman Megan Dennis, from Pryor Creek, Okla., performs pre-flight operational checks aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is getting underway to conducting training exercises in the Atlantic Ocean. The vessel is the tenth and final Nimitz-class supercarrier of the United States Navy. Bush ’​s callsign is Avenger, […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including:   extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the […]

  • 9 February 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy on February 8 released the final request for proposal (RFP) for a multiyear contract for Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer construction. The DDG 51 multiyear procurement (MYP) contract will cover fiscal years 2018 to 2022 and will be limited to competition between the two current DDG 51 class shipbuilders, General Dynamics – Bath […]

  • 8 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries has officially started fabrication of the first “Flight III” Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer, the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The ceremony took place May 7 after shipbuilders at Ingalls Industries cut the first 100 tons of steel. “The start of fabrication on a new destroyer is always […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Marine-aviation optimized amphibious assault ship USS America departed its homeport of San Diego for flight deck recertifications on May 16. This was done to prepare the ship for its future role as part of Amphibious Squadron 3 and Expeditionary Strike Group 3. Just short of 36 hours after going to sea, the flight […]

  • 5 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The underwater search efforts for the missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 resume today after encountering difficulties over the weekend due to rough weather conditions. As reported by The Guardian, five large objects have been located at the bottom of the Java Sea about 90 nautical miles off the coast of Borneo. The objects found are believed to be parts […]

  • 21 February 2014
    Training & Education

    Flight 206 of 815 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) have been welcomed home by loved ones after a successful completion of a 7 month Atlantic Patrol on-board HMS Richmond.   Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Jayne Green (30) from Sherborne, 206 Flight Commander, brought them home to Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton after having deployed on […]

  • 25 November 2013

    PHILIPPINE SEA -Ticonderoga guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) flight deck crew have been operating non-stop during daylight hours in support of Operation Damayan. Damayan, which translates to “to help those in need” in Tagalog, has been the Cowpens’ focus in the aftermath of super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. The flight deck crew has contributed to Operation […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose waved goodbye to its Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters for the last time on April 11. During the late morning, the final three aircraft flew from the Helston base to HMS Sultan. The red and grey aircraft have flown from RNAS Culdrose since 1988. After 42 years of rescue […]

  • 11 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s new AN/SPY-6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) radar concluded a simultaneous air and ballistic missile defense (BMD) flight test off the west coast of Hawaii, September 7. This was the latest in a series of tests for the radar which is to be fitted on the navy’s Flight III Arleigh Burke-class […]

  • 28 September 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded two contracts totaling over $9 billion for the construction of Flight III configuration Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers. Awarded on September 27, the fiscal years (FY) 2018 – 2022 multiyear procurement (MYP) contracts will see General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (GDBIW) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) build four and six ships, respectively. GDBIW […]

  • 16 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Airworthiness authorities for the Navy and the Air Force approved the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter fleet to resume limited flight, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 14.   Kirby said this is a limited flight clearance that includes an engine inspection regimen and and restricted flights that will remain […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    The flight deck of the first of the Navy’s new carriers is now finished with the last two sections added to HMS Queen Elizabeth. The sponsons, each weighing roughly the same as a Sandown-class minehunter, were carefully inched into place in Rosyth. The flight deck of the Navy’s future flagship is now complete after two […]

  • 21 January 2014

    U.S. and French aircraft embarked on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) kicked off combined flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 14, the US Navy informed yesterday.   Even though different in size and the ways things are […]

  • 25 April 2012
    Training & Education

    Fourteen university students were given a taste of naval aviation as they joined 727 Naval Air Squadron for two weeks. The students, who normally serve with University Royal Naval Units and their P2000 patrol boats, were treated to a fortnight at RNAS Yeovilton where they learned the basics of flight and were immersed into the […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s fifth Flight III Arleigh Burke-class destroyer will be named in honor of Medal of Honor recipient, Hospital Corpsman Master Chief William Charette, US Navy secretary Richard V. Spencer has announced. Charette, a native of Ludington, Michigan, joined the Navy in 1951 and served in the Korean War in the Fleet Marine Force […]

  • 5 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Northern Fleet (NF) aircraft-carrying cruiser Admiral Flota Sovetskogo Soyuza Kuznetsov sailed for the Barents Sea to prepare for air wing training flights. Among scheduled tasks, it is planned to measure magnetic fields of the ship and test serviceability of all systems maintaining flights of Su-33 fighters. In addition, the carrier’s crew will hold damage control […]