Lockheed Martin has revealed that an F-35B fighter jet made its first vertical takeoff on May 10 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This follows on the heels of its first vertical night landing on April 2 at the same location. Show More Summary
On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its metal frame, at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, near Lakehurst, New Jersey. The disaster killed 36 people, shattered public confidence in dirigibles, and marked the end of the era of the airship. The Hindenburg catastrophe is as a long-...
Hennessey Venom GT accelerated to 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h) during testing in early February at the United States Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore in Central California, establishing the exotic hypercar....
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - The Navy plans to carry out the first catapult takeoff of its new X-47B unmanned plane from an aircraft carrier next month and other shipboard tests despite mandatory budget cuts this year, accordi...
The Marines’ F-35B Lightning II jump jet performed its first night-time short takeoff and vertical landing at Maryland’s Patuxent River Naval Air Station on Tuesday. This ability to take off from, and land on, cramped spaces — like the corps’ amphibious ships — is the Marine F-35B variant’s key reason for life. Show More Summary
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - Australia is expected to decide on the purchase of up to 24 additional Boeing Co F/A-18 fighter jets by late spring or early summer, according to the U.S. Navy captain who runs the foreign fighter...
It's official: The Hennessy Venom GT has crested 265.7 miles per hour over the course of two miles during testing at the United States Naval Air Station in Lemoore, CA. Hennessey used two VBOX 3i data logging systems to document the run and even had VBOX officials on hand to certify the numbers. Show More Summary
Pentagon CFO Bob Dale said furloughs can begin on April 26, with 22 days without pay for DoD civilian employees from then until Sept. 30. A US Navy EA-6B Prowler from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, crashed yesterday during a training flight. The 3 crew members died in the accident. 2 crewmembers from the [...]
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A military plane assigned to a Washington state Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island crashed on Monday morning during a routine training flight, killing all three crew members on board, Navy officials said. Show More Summary
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A military plane assigned to the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island crashed in Washington state on Monday morning, base spokesman Mike Welding said.
Two defense contractors and a corporation have been found guilty of being part of a fraud and bribery scheme involving phony payments for the repair of military aircraft at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado. Robert Ehnow and Joanne...
Members of the 1st Special Operations Wing and family of the Spirit 03 crew attend a wreath-laying ceremony Jan. 31, 2011, at the Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter) Whether one agrees with specific U.S. military actions or not or, for that matter, [...]
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Lyon reunites with his wife and children during a homecoming celebration in Virginia Beach, Va., Dec. 18, 2012. Lyon, a member of Strike Fighter Squadron 83, returned to Naval Air Station Oceana after a six-month deployment to support Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo: U.S. DoD) While I said that “tens of thousands” [...]
In 1937, the Hindenburg airship exploded while docking at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey. The incident resulted in 35 fatalities. This weekend, Discovery will be trying to find out what happened. More »
Four crew members were hospitalized after a Navy helicopter was involved in what officials called a "hard landing" at North Island Naval Air Station.
A Lockheed Martin F-35B short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) joint strike fighter dropped a second weapon at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on December 3, earlier in the week. Lt Cmdr Michael Burks released an inert 500lbs...Show More Summary
Norfolk, VA – The USS Enterprise’s last mission will be to hold a reunion and memorial service during the 51-year old air craft carrier’s inactivation ceremony being held at Norfolk Naval Station on Saturday. As previously reported on The Inquisitr, William Shatner apparently desires to make an unofficial short speech due to the USS Enterprise [...]Show More Summary
The second day of our Boeing media trip to the Pacific Northwest found our motley band of defense reporters at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, near Oak Harbor, Washington. The base is in the midst of a transition from the venerable, but...Show More Summary
SunPower completed the largest solar system in the US Navy, a 13.78 MW solar photovoltaic power system at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake (NAWS China Lake) in California. Using SunPower’s Buy American-compliant solar panels, the plant is generating the equivalent of more than 30 percent of China Lake’s annual energy load, helping to reduce [...]
Four former government workers and three defense contractors were sentenced in San Diego federal court Tuesday for their roles in a bribery scheme involving Navy warplanes being repaired at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado...