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  • 27 July 2015
    Authorities

    Rear Adm. Richard “Rick” Williams relieved Rear Adm. Joseph Kuzmick as commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 15 during a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island, July 23. The ceremony marked the end of a successful tour and career for Kuzmick, who also retired during the ceremony after serving as commander […]

  • 20 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Air New Zealand announced on June 20 that its Gas Turbines unit won four contracts worth up to USD$42 million to service U.S. Navy ship engines. The contracts will see the company service and overhaul General Electric LM2500 Gas Turbines that power much of the US Navy’s fleet over the next few years. Air New Zealand chief […]

  • 5 April 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy’s top personnel officer highlighted Sailor 2025 initiatives on Tuesday, March 4th, at the Navy League’s 2017 Sea Air and Space Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Maryland. Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke moderated a panel entitled “Sailor 2025: Preparing Sailors for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond” and stressed the importance of […]

  • 3 September 2014
    Authorities

    Personnel and ships from across the Royal UK Navy, Royal Marines and Royal Fleet Auxiliary gathered in Bournemouth at the weekend to help make the town’s air festival a flyaway success.   Five Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels – Her Majesty’s ships Westminster, Mersey, Smiter and Puncher as well as RFA Argus – […]

  • 31 July 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy and Air Force personnel completed two weeks of training at Naval Station Norfolk’s Air Terminal, July 25.   Patriot Partner 2014 (PP 14) is a training opportunity that demonstrates the joint capability of Air Force Reserve aerial ports along with Navy air terminal units to test and satisfy their wartime tasking requirements […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 July 2014
    Authorities

    Royal UK Naval Air Station Yeovilton, Somerset will open its gates on Saturday 26th July for the Royal Navy’s premier airshow.   The Air Day, one of the Southwest’s largest one day events, will offer an action-packed day with thrilling flying displays. The award-winning airshow attracts over 35,000 visitors, significant UK/Foreign military participation and support […]

  • 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 […]

  • 3 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Sunliners of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air-power demonstration.   The operation was conducted on May 31 in the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, are in the […]

  • 24 November 2016
    Authorities

    A detachment of 20 Royal Danish Air Force officers and enlisted service members took flight in their aircraft from the Seychelles one last time on November 19 marking the end of their deployment. The Royal Danish Air Force Challenger CL-604 was deployed to NATO standing Operation Ocean Shield. The Danish detachment was the last of NATO forces […]

  • 31 December 2019

    The Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm (FAA) is supporting firefighting efforts on the east coast of Australia, during one of the most dangerous bushfire periods the nation has ever seen. Helicopters from three squadrons based at HMAS Albatross — MH-60R Seahawk helicopters from 816 Squadron, MRH-90 helicopters from 808 Squadron and EC135 helicopters from […]

  • 15 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A Royal Danish Air Force helicopter recently evacuated a German sailor aboard the ‘U 32’ submarine in Danish waters off Jutland, or Skagerrak, as Germans refer to the peninsula. The Danish service has now shared a video of the operation. U 32, a Type 212A submarine, was conducting exercises in Jutland on July 7 when one […]

  • 11 June 2019
    Authorities

    A Fairey Barracuda torpedo bomber was discovered in the English Channel 75 years after its pilot was forced to ditch during World War 2. The Fleet Air Arm bomber has been found largely intact and is now being recovered in sections. The wreck was uncovered by engineers working for the UK National Grid who are […]

  • 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. […]

  • 27 October 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Spanish ESPS Victoria received a stores air-drop from the Spanish Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA), CASA CN-235, based in Djibouti. The patrol aircraft flew out to ESPS Victoria’s location at sea off the coast of Somalia on Monday, October 26, to deliver a vital piece of equipment for the Seahawk helicopter on board. When the […]

  • 16 November 2018
    Authorities

    The Royal Navy has reestablished the 744 Naval Air Squadron which will be responsible for introducing the Navy’s Crowsnest Merlin radar over the next 18 months. The Fleet Air Arm Squadron will also be responsible for the RAF’s upgraded Chinook Mk5s and Mk6s. Pooling 15 of the best aircrew and aviation engineers from the three services, […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 30 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s Seahawk helicopter is now in possession of a new missile system which will provide improved air-to-ground missile accuracy for the navy. The AGM-114N Hellfire air-to-ground missile was accepted into the fleet in August and rounds out the weapons complement of the MH-60R Seahawk. Commanding Officer of 725 Squadron, where the ‘Romeo’ helicopter currently flies, Commander […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Philippine Navy and the Philippine Air Force have commenced a joint exercise on Monday, September 07. The exercise was launched in an Opening Ceremony held at Suarez Hall, Fleet Support Force, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Point, Cavite City. Codenamed DAGIT 2015, the PN-PAF Interoperability Exercise (IOX), is taking place in the areas of Naval Base […]

  • 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 […]

  • 30 October 2014
    Authorities

    Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (Jax) hosted an air show featuring the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, and 13 other military and civilian aviation acts at its airfield, Oct. 24-26. The air show broke previous NAS Jax air show attendance records with more than 297,000 people and 2,100 boaters […]

  • 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 […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Authorities

    The Royal UK Navy flew in to launch the 7th Bournemouth Air Festival yesterday morning (Thursday 28 Aug) with air displays and a Royal Marines abseil.   In front of thousands of onlookers the Royal Marines wowed the crowds with their skills abseiling down a building in this the 350th anniversary year of the Corps. Shortly […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Authorities

    Personnel from 857 Naval Air Squadron have completed their latest deployment in the Persian Gulf and have started the journey home to Cornwall for Christmas. For some of the Squadron, this will be the first Christmas that they have spent at home for three years, having previously been based at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan serving […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 fires flares near the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an air power demonstration. The operation was conducted on July 11 in the Pacific Ocean. Carl Vinson hosts more than 2,000 family members and friends to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Royal Canadian air cadets departed Naval Station Newport, March 14, following a three-day visit that included orientations at the Surface Warfare Officers School and a visit at the Naval War College. The cadets and their adult chaperones were from the 172d Clarington Squadron, Bowmanville, Ontario; and were travelling to the New England region over their […]