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Coming Home!

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.

Veterans Day Celebrated by Leasing Moffett Naval Air Station to Google

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 (GOOGL) Investing $1.16 Billion In Space Exploration At Former Moffett Field Naval Air Station

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

Office of Naval Research Testing Ground-Based Air Defense (GBAD) Air Defense Laser

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

Russia Orders Seven More Su-30SM Strike Fighters

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

AEI/Heritage Project for the Common Defense (Navy) Weekly Read Board

"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

US Navy Testing "Universal" Operating System for Unmanned Aerial Systems

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

By Air, Land and Sea, the Military is Going Green to Save Lives and Money

"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

Proof of Hollow Earth!

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 defence ministry tells US to stop ‘close-in’ surveillance

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 […]

Navy Unmanned Aircraft Sets the Bar

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?,

3d Printing's Implications for Military Maintenance, Repar and Procurements

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

Air Power

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

USNA chief says no double standard for athletes

3 months agoNews : The Newsroom

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."

Video Of X-47B & F/A-18 Carrier Ops Shows The Future Of Naval Aviation

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

F-18 Fighter Jet Jumps Into Hyperspace

Briefly: Cool photo of the M61A2 Vulcan nose cannon in a FA-18E Super Hornet jet fighter taken by its pilot — Spencer Abbot, commanding officer of the Strike-Fighter Squadron 27 Royal Maces, based at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, in Japan. It looks like the cockpit of an A-Wing jumping into hyperspace. More »      

General Atomics Wins Contract for US Aircraft Carrier

U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded General Atomics (GA) an initial sole-source contract for Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced

Australia and US sign defence pact

Agreement will bolster US air and naval presence in northern Australia to project more power into the Asia Pacific.

Russian Navy's French Built Mistral's Air Wing Takes Shape

Russia has ordered a batch of Kamov Ka-52K 'Hokum B' naval attack helicopters for the Russian Navy's Mistral-class landing helicopter dock (LHD) vessels.Speaking to IHS Jane's, a Russian defence industry source stated that the order included 32 Ka-52K helicopters. Show More Summary

RIMPAC Draws ADF Closer to Amphibious Future

More than 800 Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel are on their way home after taking part in RIMPAC, the world’s largest naval exercise, which concluded in Hawaii today.

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