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Navy Air Boss: Fighter Readiness Not in Crisis

Naval Air Forces Commander Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker is at a loss to explain how the Navy suffered three Class A mishaps and three lost aircraft in an eight-day period.

V-22 Osprey’s Vertical Takeoff With 3D-Printed Parts Nails Flight Test

The US Navy’s vertical takeoff and landing V-22 Osprey jet, constructed using “flight critical” 3D-manufactured engine parts, has successfully undergone its first flight test at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Maryland.

Russian Naval Air Defense Systems in Trouble

There have long been reports that the ongoing delays with the commissioning of the Admiral Gorshkov frigate have to do with defects in its air defense systems. These were thought to be primarily related to problems with integration of the Poliment Redut air defense missile system. Show More Summary

US Navy conducts first flight test using 3D-printed, safety-critical parts

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A US Navy aircraft with a 3D-printed, flight-critical part has flown for the first time. According to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), an MV-22B Osprey carried out a test flight on July 29 at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland,...Show More Summary

Osprey Flies with 3-D Printed Component | F-35 Too Stealthy for Training Detection | AM Gen Awarded $356M to Provide Humvees to Afghanistan

Americas An MV-22B Osprey has successfully flown with critical components fabricated by 3-D printing. The work was undertaken by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) which involved the creation of a titanium link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle of the aircraft. This link and fitting assembly is one of four that secure a […]

Navy Tests Private Wells at Former Maine Naval Air Base

Officials say the US Navy has tested several dozen private wells outside the former Brunswick Naval Air Station for the presence of chemicals.

Naval Base's Economic Impact is $6.6 Billion for Fort Worth

State Comptroller Glenn Hegar was in Fort Worth on Monday, touting the economic impact of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth.

Is the U.S. Navy Right to Outsource Naval Aviator Training?

Dan Goure Naval Aviation, United States If you or I had the problem of needing to replace an old, expensive to maintain vehicle but didn’t have the money to buy a new one outright we would consider leasing.  The Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA and pronounced as if it were Ol’ Blue Eyes) has two problems, both common to many parts of the U.S. Show More Summary

LM Gets $357M FMS Contract for AEGIS | US Naval Research to Test LOCUST Next Month | Qatar to Purchase Pakistan’s Super Mushshak Trainer

Americas A USMC plan to equip their AN/TWQ-1 Avenger low-altitude air defense units with a 30-kilowatt laser weapon is progressing well. The Office of Naval Research is spearheading the Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed Energy On-The-Move concept demonstrator program – which is able to start phase 3 testing. Once the development program is completed around […]

Blue Angels Resume Schedule

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced. The Blue Angels temporarily stood down,

Botswana Considers Sweden’s JAS Gripen C/Ds | Belarus to Buy Su-30SMs from Irkut | Saab Plans to Increase Presence in India

Americas Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) intends to negotiate and award a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract with Boeing for the integration of the AGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile on the Saudi F-15SA. The notice was made on the US Federal Business Opportunities website. NAVAIR’s plan to award Boeing the contract was justified as the company “alone has […]

Chinese Spy Ship "Shadows" US, Japanese Naval Drill In Western Pacific

Following the recent escalation by China when it announced it is ready to impose an Air Defense Identification Zone to target US spy flights above the South China Sea and "thwart US provocations", China has decided to return the favor and as Reuters reports a Chinese observation ship shadowed the U.S. Show More Summary

5 New Aspects of This Year's Naval Academy Graduation

Commissioning week at the Naval Academy is largely the same every year: ring dance, Herndon Monument Climb, covers flying in the air at commencement.

US Navy Preps to Fly V-22 Osprey With Critical Parts 3D-Printed

US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) will test the operability of its Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey aircraft using 3-D printed crucial elements in a first of a kind flight in June.

Wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 found in Mediterranean

Egyptian air and naval forces have found some of the passengers' "personal belongings" and debris of EgyptAir flight 804, which crashed while carrying 66 passengers and crew from Paris to Cairo, the army said Friday. The debris was found around 180 miles north of the port city of Alexandria, Egyptian...

Greek Air Force, Navy Searching for Missing EgyptAir Jet - Greek Gen. Staff

Greece's Air Force has deployed an C-130 Hercules and a Naval frigate to help in the search for the MS804 EgyptAir passenger plane that disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea, the Greek General Staff said Thursday.

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder was down on power when making its record run

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Last month we saw the Hennessey Venom GT Spyder enter the record books as the fastest open-top production car. The all-American hypercar reached 265.6 mph during a scheduled run at California's Naval Air Station Lemoore, with independent speed-testing firm Racelogic on hand to confirm it. This was enough to displace the previous record holder, the...

Chinese Navy Kicks Off South China Sea Drills to Enhance Combat Readiness

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy vessels embarked on the South China Sea for drills to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the naval, air and other forces, Chinese media reported Wednesday.

Sentences to ponder

The Naval Academy has risen to 9th on the list of national liberal arts colleges, tied with Davidson and Claremont McKenna. Meanwhile, West Point ranks 22nd, just behind Grinnell, Colby and Colgate, and the Air Force Academy is 29th, tied with Scripps and Barnard. That is from Nick Anderson. The post Sentences to ponder appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.

Hennessey Venom GT Spyder Becomes World's Fastest Convertible

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Blink and you'll miss it. The Texas-made Hennessey Venom GT Spyder just became the fastest convertible in the world, hitting speeds of 265.6 mph on a 2.9-mile-long runway at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California, the company said. "I’ve...Show More Summary

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