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  • 1 August 2019
    Authorities

    A US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed east of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, California, in the morning hours of July 31. “Search and rescue personnel are on scene and the status of the pilot is currently unknown,” a Joint Strike Fighter Wing spokesperson said. The single-seat aircraft was flying out of Naval Air […]

  • 2 July 2018
    Authorities

    The Brazilian Navy’s second upgraded Super Lynx helicopter has performed its maiden flight from Yeovil, UK. The maiden flight started from the headquarters of Leonardo Marconi Westland (LMW) and was completed on June 21, 2018, the navy said in a statement. The N-4004 aircraft, the second of the eight Mk21B helicopters undergoing modernization, is expected […]

  • 21 March 2019
    Authorities

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Boeing a $4 billion contract for the procurement of 78 Super Hornet aircraft. The contract for the The Block III configuration aircraft is a multi-year procurement (MYP) of 72 between fiscal years 2019-2021, and six from fiscal year 2018. Navy officials estimate this multi-year model saves a […]

  • 29 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Brazilian Navy’s first upgraded Super Lynx Mk21B helicopter has performed its maiden flight from the Yeovil facility in southwest England. The flight success was announced by aerospace and defense company Leonardo which is in charge of upgrading eight Mk21B helicopters under a US$160 million contract from 2014. The upgrades include the replacement of aircraft engines with the […]

  • 1 March 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded Boeing Co. a $73.2 million contract for work on the service life extension of the first four F/A-18E/F aircraft. The contract will see Boeing extend the service life of Super Hornet aircraft from the original 6,000 to 9,000 flight hours. The first aircraft are reaching the 6,000 flight hours this year after entering service […]

  • 1 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy must spend over $1 million to train a single aircraft pilot and finding new, more effective ways of selecting candidates is an imperative for the service. Naval pilots of manned aircraft must pass the Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB)—a rigorous intellectual exercise that evaluates things like aviation and nautical knowledge, math and […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities

    A CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361 prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) during exercise Blue Chromite. The amphibious training exercise is with the 4th Marine Regiment and the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines. Germantown […]

  • 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 […]

  • 19 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy recently tested, for the first time on a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor that will find hard-to-detect targets over long distances.   Boeing and Lockheed Martin are developing and integrating IRST, an essential upgrade to the combat capability of the Navy’s Super Hornets. “Adding an […]

  • 21 July 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Tomcatters of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.   The Boeing F/A-18E Super […]

  • 2 August 2019
    Authorities

    The US Navy has confirmed that the pilot of the F/A-18E Super Hornet that went down in the early morning hours of July 31 died in the crash. The navy added the aircraft was on a routine training mission and that the cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The Super Hornet from the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 26 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to “Tomcatters” of the Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).   George H.W. Bush is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. USS George H.W. […]

  • 21 June 2017
    Authorities

    The Japan Coast Guard has awarded Airbus Helicopters a contract for the delivery of three additional H225 Super Puma helicopters. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed an order for a sixth H225 in 2016, which will be delivered in 2018. Under the agreement, […]

  • 28 November 2014

    Philippine Coast Guard in Camiguin on Wednesday, November 26th, successfully rescued crew members of a sinking passenger-cargo vessel in Balbagon. The rescued seafarers were onboard MV Super Shuttle Ferry 11 which was siphoning seawater from her grounded sister ship, MV Super Shuttle Ferry 15 when the incident occurred. The personnel of Coast Guard Sub Station […]

  • 11 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Boeing an $862.2 million contract to build 18 Super Hornet strike fighter aircraft. According to a Pentagon announcement, Boeing is to deliver 15 single-seat F/A-18/E variants and 3 two-seat F/A-18/F variants. Boeing is expected to complete the work under the contract in June 2020. The F/A-18E/F are the US Navy’s […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Vessels

    The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) is bracing for Super Typhoon Mangkhut which is expected to reach the country by the middle of this week. The coast guard has alerted its districts and stations in Northern and Central Luzon to brace for the possible effects of the tropical storm, forecasted to develop into a super typhoon […]

  • 2 May 2014
    Training & Education

    Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a two-year, $19 million full-rate production contract to provide key avionics components that will enhance flight crews’ targeting capabilities on the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet fighter aircraft.   The Distributed Targeting System will significantly improve the aircraft’s networking capabilities, enhance targeting precision […]

  • 24 June 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Royal Maces of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 is on the flight deck of the U.S Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship departs Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong, after a four-day port visit.   George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing […]

  • 7 February 2020

    Boeing has given an F/A-18 a new lease on life after delivering the first Super Hornet under the Service Life Modification to the US Navy. The second SLM jet will deliver by the end of the month, and Boeing will deliver the third F/A-18 in April. As explained, the initial Super Hornets delivered from SLM […]

  • 16 March 2012
    Industry news

      The future USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), and the final ship of the original 62-ship procurement of the DDG 51 class shipbuilding program, successfully completed a combined builder’s and acceptance “super trial” Mar. 9, after spending four days underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Because of the maturity of the class, the Navy holds only […]

  • 3 November 2014
    Authorities

    An F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to the Gladiators of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 106 prepares to launch from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway preparing for future deployments. USS Theodore Roosevelt, also known by crewmembers as “the Big Stick” or within the navy simply […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities

    The Japan Coast Guard has ordered another H225 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters, bringing its fleet of H225 aircraft to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the coast guard’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, according to […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Airborne Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130, the Zappers, landed its squadron’s first operational EA-18G Growler on the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), July 18. The Growler, a variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet, replaced the EA-6B Prowler as the primary electronic warfare strike aircraft for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3. Getting Growlers […]

  • 16 January 2020
    Equipment & technology

    For the first time, the US Navy and Boeing flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod in late 2019. IRST Block II is a critical component of the Block III Super Hornet. The Block III conversion will include enhanced network capability, longer range with conformal fuel […]

  • 22 August 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has begun integrated testing (IT) of Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) C-1. During its first flight in IT, the JSOW C-1 was retargeted to strike a large moving ship target. “This flight test further demonstrates that JSOW C-1 can receive third party target updates in-flight, retarget after release, and […]

  • 13 May 2015
    Authorities

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 crashed at 1:30 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, shortly after launching from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) operating in the Arabian Gulf. The two personnel aboard the strike fighter ejected from the aircraft, survived the crash and were quickly recovered by […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Industry news

    Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Ramta division has won a contract to supply three Super Dvora Mk 3 fast patrol boats to the Israel Navy. The Super Dvora Mk 3, an advanced development of the Ramta Division, is a mainstay of the Israel Navy’s ongoing security activities. The boat is used for patrol, and other operations, […]

  • 11 August 2014
    Authorities

    Two U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 embarked on USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) struck Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets near Erbil, Iraq, Aug. 8.   Bush is operating in the Arabian Gulf on a scheduled deployment to U.S. 5th Fleet. The F/A-18s dropped 500 […]