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  • 11 September 2018

    Between fiscal years 2011 and 2016, the US Air Force and Navy generally did not meet aircraft availability goals, a recent report issued by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds.  What is more, operating and support (O&S) cost trends for GAO’s selected fixed-wing aircraft varied. Specifically, GAO found that availability declined for six of […]

  • 25 June 2018

    The US Navy has identified the pilot who died in the crash of an A-29 Super Tucano aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, on June 22. The pilot was identified as Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York. Short died when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over […]

  • 13 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    A US Air Force B-1B bomber recently test fired the first production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM), missile manufacturer Lockheed Martin announced. The test took place over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California, and saw the B-1B simultaneously launch two LRASMs against multiple maritime targets. The first production missile test was a success, according to Lockheed Martin, with the LRASM […]

  • 26 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy and Air Force achieved a historic milestone last week when an Air Force KC-135 tanker refueled the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. A Naval Air Station Patuxent River P-8A Poseidon was refueled by a 459th Air Refueling Wing KC-135. “The 459th and the Air Force Reserve Command is honored and delighted to support the Navy […]

  • 23 September 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The 2016 iteration of the U.S.-only exercise Valiant Shield concluded on the U.S. island territory Guam, September 23. 18,000 personnel and more than 180 aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, and nine surface ships came together on Guam and around the Marianas Island Range Complex for the biennial field training exercise. […]

  • 19 December 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    US defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced it has delivered the first Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) to the US Air Force, achieving early operational capability (EOC) status ahead of schedule. The air-launched LRASM variant, integrated onboard the B-1B bombers, provides an early operational capability meeting the offensive anti-surface warfare Increment I requirement. After successfully completing […]

  • 2 August 2013
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) conducted an air operations for maritime surface warfare exercise in the Persian Gulf, July 17. The exercise was a joint operation between Monterey and aircraft from U.S. Air Force, Central Command. “This was an excellent opportunity for Monterey to improve interoperability with U.S. Air Force assets deployed to the […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Eisenhower carrier strike group (Ike CSG) and the U.S. Air Force conducted a joint air defense exercise (ADEX) in the Arabian Gulf, October 25. The ADEX is conducted to improve integration of Navy and Air Force defense efforts while protecting aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) from simulated aerial […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Air Force’s  Air Logistics Complex (ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah, hosted a ceremony marking the arrival of the first Lockheed Martin  F-35 Lightning II aircraft to a depot facility. The aircraft ferried from Nellis AFB, Nev., and will be the first Air Force F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) variant […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, completed a large-force exercise with the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 25. George Washington and CVW 5 coordinated eight days of joint service, air-to-air combat training with the U.S. Air Force’s 18th Wing to include […]

  • 24 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the first B-1 bomber radar prime mission equipment kit under a series of U.S. Air Force contracts worth a combined total of $161 million for the B-1’s Radar Reliability and Maintainability Program (RMIP). One radar kit has since been installed on a B-1 aircraft based at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers flew a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, to train with the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) in the South China Sea on June 8. The joint training was organized under Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence program (CBP) and aimed at allowing the […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) carried out a successful test flight of one unarmed Trident II D5 missile on May 9. On the same day, the US Air Force launched a Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Both tests coincided with North Korea’s firing of […]

  • 24 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin on May 23 announced a successful test firing of two production representative Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a US Air Force B-1B bomber. In the event over the Sea Range at Point Mugu, California, a US Air Force B-1B from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, released the pair of LRASMs. […]

  • 6 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy pilots from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1), embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), are training with the Italian Air Force in integrated flight operations taking place from May 28 to June 7. The exercise features F/A-18s from CVW-1’s four fighter squadrons, which integrated with Italian F-35 Lightning II aircraft, Eurofighter Typhoon fighters, […]

  • 16 January 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Lockheed Martin announced it has received a $172 million contract from the US Navy and Air Force for Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) production. The contract continues the production for the air-launched variant of LRASM, including a full production run of missiles and engineering support. This is the second of several expected annual production lots […]

  • 20 March 2018
    Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Lockheed Martin-developed production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) completed its sixth flight test at the Point Mugu Sea Range. The test was carried out by a US Air Force B-1B bomber from the 337th Test Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. According to Lockheed Martin, the missile hit the maritime target and met test objectives. “LRASM has […]

  • 3 June 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and the US Air Force’s B-52H Stratofortress met up in the Arabian Sea for joint operations on June 1. During the exercises, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, attached to the Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG), and the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, which the Stratofortress is part of, […]

  • 27 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract for phase II of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program for the US Navy. As explained by Lockheed Martin, the contract will see the company complete development, platform integration, flight test, and qualification of the IRST21 Block II sensor system. “We are continuing […]

  • 8 May 2019

    US Navy fighter jets embarked aboard aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln joined US Air Force’s 603rd Air Control Squadron to complete a close air support (CAS) exercise with Romania between May 3 and 5. The CAS involved coordination with US Air Force tankers for in-flight refueling and Romanian joint terminal air controllers (JTACs), a ground-control […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $331,4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for the procurement of production non-recurring items, including special tooling, special test equipment items and software lab upgrades.   The contract is in support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike […]

  • 20 September 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The US Navy and US Air Force teamed up to deploy and assess an updated shallow-water mine technology during the joint-force exercise Valiant Shield. Air Force’s B-52 bombers of the 96th Bomb Squadron and the Navy’s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) tested the new technology in the Northern Marianas region. “In […]

  • 25 January 2015

    Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) held a change of command ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at Naval Air Station North Island Jan. 22. During the ceremony, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker relieved Vice Adm. David H. Buss as CNAF. While serving as the Navy’s “Air Boss” since October 2012, Buss […]

  • 20 March 2020

    The US Navy’s aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) began dual carrier strike group and joint air wing operations with a B-52 Bomber from US Air Forces Central Command in the Arabian Sea on March 18, 2020. As explained, the dual carrier operations integrated with B-52s […]

  • 14 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    In support of Talisman Sabre 2015 exercise operations, members of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 33 Squadron conducted in-air refueling for U.S. and Australian fighters July 13 in the skies above the North Australian coast. A variety of U.S. and Australian F/A-18 Hornets, Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers lined each side of the […]

  • 12 November 2018

    An F/A-18 Hornet flying from US Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) crashed into the Philippine Sea during routine operations on November 12. The F/A-18 from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 experienced a mechanical issue that forced the crew to eject, the US Navy said. The crew was recovered by USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) […]

  • 5 December 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) worked out with the Italian Air Force in the Mediterranean Sea on November 29. F/A-18s from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier worked with Italian Eurofighter Typhoon fighter aircraft. “Every time we fly integration events with other countries, we learn […]

  • 5 January 2015

    During their recent port visit to Djibouti, the Operations Officer and three pilots from the EU Naval Force Spanish warship, ESPS Rayo, met with personnel from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron (ERSQ), who are stationed at US base, Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. During the visit the Spanish Navy crew was given an insight in to […]

  • 23 March 2012
    Industry news

      Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received recent contracts exceeding $275 million to provide support services for the US Armed Services. Rolls-Royce will provide Mission Care™ service support for AE 1107C, AE 2100 and T56 engines which power a variety of US aircraft, including the V-22, C-130, P-3 and C-2 in operation with […]