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  • 15 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the navy’s premier science and technology research squadron, Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1), have unveiled the UV-18 “Twin Otter” as the newest addition to the squadron’s fleet of aircraft research platforms. The UV-18 is the military equivalent of the DeHavilland DHC-6 — a high-wing, unpressurized twin engine turbine […]

  • 14 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    After an extensive search, the US Navy has ended search and rescue efforts at 5:15 a.m. (+11L) Sept. 14 for the pilot of one of the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft that crashed Sept. 12 approximately 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.   The pilot assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 has been […]

  • 27 June 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Quotas from the Fiscal Year (FY) 13 Active Duty E7 Board show Navy’s force management initiatives are having some positive results, resulting in advancement opportunity increasing 5.73 points from 18.23 percent in FY12 to 23.96 percent for the FY13 board. With approximately 4,400 quotas for this board, the Navy is ensuring the fleet has the […]

  • 14 August 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The U.S. Navy recently flew Boeing EA-18G Growler aircraft with sensor system upgrades and its newest data network, demonstrating how the enhanced technologies would allow aircrews to locate threats more quickly and accurately. Ultimately, the secure, high-speed network will allow aircrews to share targeting data in real time. The technology will be incorporated into […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $1,9 billion fixed-price-incentive-fee contract for the full rate production of 11 Lot 38 F/A-18E aircraft for the U.S. Navy and 33 EA-18G aircraft for the U.S. Navy (21) and the government of Australia (12).   Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (46 percent); […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    One of Operation Atalanta’s objectives is to develop a greater understanding of the way of life of fishermen and other seafarers who sail in the Gulf of Aden. As a result, EU Naval Force flagship, ITS Andrea Doria was recently tasked to meet local fishermen, who, until two years ago, lived with the constant fear […]

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy’s Blue Angels, the famous flight demonstration squadron, are set to receive a new squadron of Super Hornet aircraft following a defense department contract announcement on August 13. The Super Hornets, nine F/A-18E and two F/A-18F, are scheduled to replace the F/A-18C/D Hornets currently flown by the Blue Angels. Super Hornets will first have […]

  • 4 October 2019

    The US Navy’s last F/A-18C Hornet made its official final active-duty flight at Naval Air Station Oceana on October 2. Assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 at Cecil Field, Florida, aircraft number 300 completed its first navy acceptance check flight Oct. 14, 1988. Lt. Andrew Jalali, who piloted the Hornet for its final active-duty […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA a contract to provide engineering and management services support of the Post Shakedown Availability for the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The US$12 million cost-plus-award-fee order is seen as a boost to the company’s growing support business, which provides support to both the LCS and expeditionary […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Industry news

    Australia will acquire another 58 F-35A Lightning II aircraft in a major boost to the nation’s air combat capability, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in Canberra on April 23.   The additional aircraft will lift the total number of F-35As Australia will acquire to 72, after a previous decision to purchase 14. This will create […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has received the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) from Austal during a ceremony held aboard USS Montgomery at the shipbuilder’s yard in Alabama on June 23. Delivery of LCS 8 marks the fourth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Austal has delivered to the Navy. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton also said that […]

  • 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 […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced that it was awarded four separate post-shakedown availability (PSA) contracts by the U.S. Navy for littoral combat ships (LCS) 6 and 8. According to Austal, the contracts are worth over US$4.9 million in total. On May 6, 2016, Austal was awarded a $11.8 million contract to provide engineering and management services for advance planning […]

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

    L-3 Communications Corp., Arlington, Texas, is being awarded around $14,1 million modification to a firm-fixed-price delivery order issued previously against Basic Ordering Agreement.   This modification provides for footprint reduction/storage area network to update existing architecture for the F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The update reduces Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) host/instructor operator station hardware, centralizes […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The commander of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed air wing approached the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) to join a club of distinguished and experienced naval aviators who have achieved the career milestone of 1,000 arrested landings, or “traps.”   Capt. William “Condor” Koyama, commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, flying an F/A-18E […]

  • 19 June 2020
    Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation recently completed its critical design review (CDR) following successful design verification tests of key components for the US Navy’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) program.

  • 12 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $46,1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive firm modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for production non-recurring technical assistance in support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and international partners.   Work […]

  • 16 December 2014

    The catapult was ready for launch. The F/A-18E Super Hornet pilot saluted and the aircraft propelled off the flight deck, into the sky. It was a process Capt. Stuart Baker had repeated countless times throughout his 25 years in the U.S. Navy, but today his landing would be different. Today, his landing would make him […]

  • 15 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two US Navy pilots died after the F/A-18F Super Hornet they flew crashed on final approach to Boca Chica Field, Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida on March 14. The navy said search and rescue crews recovered both the pilot and weapons systems officer from the water approximately one mile east of the runway. Both […]

  • 11 March 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $322.5 million contract for the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER) engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) program. AARGM-ER program is leveraging the AARGM that is currently in production. The extended range version will be integrated on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft and configured […]

  • 9 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Bell Helicopter a $423.4 million contract modification ordering more AH-1Z new build helicopters. Under this modification, Bell Helicopter will manufacture and deliver 25 Lot 14 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters in support of the H-1 upgrade program the Marine Corps is undertaking. The Marine Corps H-1 program is upgrading the older AH-1W SuperCobras and UH-1N Twin […]

  • 26 March 2012

      The Boeing Co. has been awarded a $7,189,237 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the production of operational test program sets in support of the F/A-18E/F aircraft and support equipment spares for the Royal Australian Air Force under the Foreign Military Sales Program. The work will be performed in […]

  • 30 June 2015

    Austal and the U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony yesterday, June 29, for the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), marking the first significant milestone in its construction. This ship is the fifth Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Due to […]

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy awarded contract modifications for three Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 littoral combat ships on September 18. Lockheed Martin was awarded one FY 2018 LCS and Austal USA received two FY 2018 LCS contracts. “These contract awards represent an important next step in delivering critical warfighting capability to the fleet,” said Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS […]

  • 12 February 2014

    USS Elrod (FFG 55), the U.S. Navy’s Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate wrapped up her visit to Mauritania and headed out to sea on February 10.   The visit was a perfect opportunity for Elrod sailors to work side by side with their colleagues from the Tunisian Navy. The crews teamed up in a passing exercise […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2018

    The US Navy has identified two aviators who died March 14, 2018, when their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed on final approach near Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida. The aviators have been identified as Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson and Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King, both Florida residents. Both pilots were assigned to the “Blacklions” of […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Industry news

    Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) on January 11th, marking the first significant milestone in the ship’s construction. This ship is the sixth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Ship sponsor Kathy Taylor, former […]