Things are not looking good over the Baltic Sea. Poland has announced that Russian naval and air force activity in the Baltic Sea region is "unprecedented," with Sweden being the most affected country, which have resulted in numerous close encounters. According to the BBC, these are some of the incidents we know about: Read more...
If the Navy can get the resources, it plans to test an aerial refueling capability on its experimental carrier-launched unmanned aerial vehicle, the X-47B, as early as next year, Naval Air Systems Command officials told USNI News onShow More Summary
Seventy-three years ago today we were “suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan” leading to our ultimate involvement in the war which the rest of the world had been fighting for more than two years. Wiki records our casualties on that day; All eight U.S. Navy battleships were […]
In Peru's notoriously polluted capital, Lima, a local inventor is deploying giant air purifiers that double as billboards to suck up carbon dioxide and freshen the city's sometimes choking air. Jorge Gutierrez, a retired naval engineer,...Show More Summary
There are a few other new details Maksim Tokarev provided that, while unrelated to the topics I discussed yesterday, I find highly enlightening. For one thing, a Soviet Naval Air Force raid commander possessed a considerable degree of...Show More Summary
This was a great weekend for the folks in Norfolk, Va. and at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., at Whidbey Island, Wash. and Mayport, Fla. It was an unforgettable, joyful weekend for the loved ones of more than 5,000 sailors of the ships and squadrons of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group returning home [...] The post Coming Home! appeared first on The Moderate Voice.
With a new Cold War is ramping up, and as Americans gathered across the country to honor our veterans, the U.S. government’s NASA Ames Research Center announced that is is leasing the 1,000 acre Moffett Airfield in Silicon Valley to Google for the next for the next 60 years. Show More Summary
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is not just a technology services provider and developer, it’s also a science geek and researcher. The company’s subsidiary Planetary Ventures LLC signed a second long-term lease with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to have a broader spectrum for space exploration. Show More Summary
The Office of Naval Research is testing a solid-state, vehicle-mounted laser weapon designed to incinerate a range of air and ground targets such as enemy drones, rockets and even IEDs, service officials told Military?.com.“Air defense covers rockets, artillery, mortars, UAVs, vehicles and IEDs – anything you can kill with a laser. Show More Summary
The Russian defense ministry has ordered seven more Su-30SM two-seat fighters worth 13 billion roubles ($331 million), boosting the total to be acquired to 72. Of these, the Russian air force is getting 60 and naval aviation 12. An initial contract for 30 was placed in 2012. Show More Summary
"Navy's New Amphib Highlights the Future of Marine Aviation," by Gina Harkins (Marine Corps Times, 09/08/14) "Chinese Carrier's Purported Air Wing Deemed Plausible But Limited," by Wendell Minnick (Defense News, 09/08/14) "Naval Aviators:...Show More Summary
The US Navy has begun testing the software that eventually will control all of its maritime unmanned air vehicles and will initially be installed in the unmanned carrier-launched surveillance and strike (UCLASS) vehicle.US Naval AirShow More Summary
"Climate change affects the sons and the daughters who are currently stepping up to wear the uniform of our country." - Former Sen. John W. Warner This month, one of America's most accomplished "naval persons" in recent memory will attend a well-deserved christening ceremony in his honor for a new submarine, SSN 785 John Warner. Show More Summary
Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Jr. (1888-1957) This American naval officer came to be known as an aviator, polar explorer and expert. He claimed to have been the first to reach the North Pole and South Pole by air. Although there wasShow More Summary
China’s military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to “undesirable accidents”. The US should “take concrete measures to decrease […]
The Navy's X-47B unmanned aircraft has completed its final test aboard 'USS Theodore Roosevelt' (CVN 71) and has returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea?,
An AV-8B Harrier aircraft damaged during a hard landing on board a US Navy amphibious assault ship has been rapidly repaired and returned to service using additive manufacturing (AM) technology, according to Naval Air Systems Command...Show More Summary
Prior to Operation Desert Storm, it was established naval doctrine that aircraft carriers could never operate in the Persian Gulf. The area was so small it left the great behemoths vulnerable to shore-based rockets or raids by small torpedo boats. Show More Summary
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy said he does not now believe there is "a cultural issue" in Navy sports with the kind of lax oversight of athletes that is being investigated at the U.S. Air Force Academy, but if there is "we're going to take care of it."
As we reported yesterday, VX-23 'Salty Dogs' made history with the first seamless carrier operations between an unmanned combat drone and a F/A-18 Hornet. The video below gives us a glimpse of what the Navy's air combat capability of the future will look like. Read more...