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NATO to boost naval presence in Black Sea

NATO will step up naval war games and surveillance in the Black Sea to complement its increased land and air force presence near a more assertive Russia, the alliance said Thursday. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg insisted the decision taken...Show More Summary

A or B for Australia?

Some thoughts on Australia’s thoughts about what to do with its two baby-carriers: How deeply are Australia’s naval aviation acquisition plans set in stone? With the F-35A on the verge of appearing at the Avalon Air Show, debate over the appropriate version of the Joint Strike Fighter continues. Australia is purchasing the F-35, and Australia […]

Forget the F-35: Why America's Military Misses the F-14 Tomcat

Dave Majumdar Security, An old aircraft the U.S. Navy really misses.  The F-35C was never designed to be an air superiority fighter. Indeed, naval planners in the mid-1990s wanted the JSF to be a strike-oriented aircraft with only a 6.5G airframe load limit with very limited air-to-air capability, according to one retired U.S. Show More Summary

First Pacific-Based F-35C Fighters Arrive at NAS Lemoore

Four of the Navy’s newest F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighter aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Jan. 25. The jets’ arrivals mark the first time the new strike-fighter variant has been deployed to a West-coast based squadron, the recently reactivated “Rough Raiders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125. “It was my first

Putin Signs Long-Term Basing Deal With Syria. The pact calls for expanding and making permanent R…

Putin Signs Long-Term Basing Deal With Syria. The pact calls for expanding and making permanent Russia’s temporary air base in Latakia, and expanding the Russian naval facility in Tartus that would allow it to permanently harbor 11 ships. The expansion would enable Tartus to host larger ships than it currently can accommodate — for instance, […]

The "Skeptical African Kid" Scrutinizes The Plans By The "Historically White Controlled Nation" Of FRANCE To Honor Their Former Enemy Haitan Liberator "Toussaint Louverture" By Naming A New French Naval Air Craft Carrier In His Honor As A Sign Of PROGRESS

CIVIL RIGHTS ICON AND PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALIST NATIONALIST CONFIDENCE MAN REP JOHN LEWIS GETS A NAVAL SHIP NAMED AFTER HIM, TO ASSIST THE "UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT" TO PROJECT ITS POWER AROUND THE WORLD - AFTER ASSURING REP LEWIS THAT...Show More Summary

Military Jet Crashes at Naval Air Station Meridian; 2 Eject

Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people were able to eject.

Russia to upgrade its naval, air bases in Syria: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to improve and expand its naval and air bases in Syria, Interfax news agency reported on Sunday, citing an unnamed source, as Moscow cements its presence in the Middle Eastern country, its only overseas military deployment.

US Deploys Third Carrier Group In Asia To Boost "Naval Air Forces" In Disputed South China Sea

For a brief but tense period, two weeks ago the US found itself without a single aircraft carrier in any area of the globe. The absence of a deployed U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, long seen as a symbol of American power projection, was noteworthy because according to Fox, "it is believed to be the first time since World War II that at least one U.S. Show More Summary

US Navy Partnership Hits Milestone, 50th P-8A Delivered

The U.S. Navy accepted its 50th P-8A Poseidon aircraft at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, Florida today. The Navy’s Poseidon is replacing the legacy P-3 Orion and will improve an operator’s ability to efficiently conduct anti-submarine warfare; anti-surface warfare; and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. Show More Summary

FA-18 Releases 103 Perdix Micro-Drones

last monthHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California.  Propellers: 2.6 in  ?   Body: 6.5 in  ?   Wing span: 11.8 in  ?   Weight: 290 g  ?   Endurance: >20 min  ...

US DoD Announces Successful Micro-Drone Demonstration

In one of the most significant tests of autonomous systems under development by the Department of Defense, the Strategic Capabilities Office, partnering with Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. The test, conducted in October 2016 and documented on Sunday’s CBS News program “60 Minutes”,

Defense Dept. demos one of the world's largest drone swarms

The Department of Defense and Naval Air Systems Command successfully demonstrated a micro-drone swarm at China Lake, California. The test consisted of 103 Perdix drones which demonstrated collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.

2 Navy Growler Aircrew Members Injured in December Still in Hospital

Two Navy aircrew who suffered injuries Dec. 16 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island have not been released from the hospital.

A Tiny Kitten Who Hid In the Bumper of a Pilot’s BMW Accidentally Becomes a Royal Navy Mascot

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In June 2016, a tiny kitten went to sleep in a nice, warm safe place that turned out to be the bumper of a beloved BMW auto belonging to Royal Navy helicopter pilot Lieutenant Nick Grimmer of the 814 Naval Air Squadron. Grimmer had driven the car over 300 miles to his assignment before he […]

'Soldier of Orange': It's the 'Hamilton' of the Netherlands, and it's immersive theater to an extreme

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

In a converted hanger at the former Valkenburg Naval Air Base in Katwijk, about 40 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, 1,100 theatergoers sit on a circular platform about 100 feet in diameter. As the show begins, the entire seat platform starts to rotate, stopping in front of one of 10 stationary stages...

NRL completes first flight of UAV with custom hydrogen fuel cell

Researchers from the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's chemistry and tactical electronic warfare divisions completed the first flight of the Ion Tiger unmanned air vehicle with a new hydrogen-powered fuel cell built in-house.

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Thousands gathered in Hawaii today, 75 years after the attack that drew the United States into World War II. The Japanese air and naval strike on Pearl Harbor claimed more than 2,300 servicemen; destroyed over 160 aircraft; and beached, damaged or destroyed more than 20 ships. Show More Summary

75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Seventy-five 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 […]

Critical Mass: Hiroshima Bomb and Nazi Uranium, a New Story of WWII Being Told This Week

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with … Continue reading ?

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