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Blue Angels, Thunderbirds meet for rare joint training

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds landed in the Cradle of Naval Aviation on Monday for a rare joint training with the Navy's Blue Angels. "I feel like a little kid … Click to Continue »

Bomb Threat Probed at San Diego-Area Navy Base

A bomb threat investigation forced a closure of the main gate at Naval Air Station North Island at Coronado on San Diego Bay.

Bomb threat probed at San Diego-area Navy base

A bomb threat investigation forced a lengthy closure of the main gate at Naval Air Station North Island at Coronado on San Diego Bay. Capt. Scott Mulvehill says someone drove … Click to Continue »

Vice President Pence Visits Naval Air Facility Atsugi

Marking his first official travel to the Asia-Pacific region, Vice President Mike Pence made his first ceremonial stop in Japan at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, April 18. During the Japan portion of his regional visit, the vice president…

P-8 Squadron Completes Seven-month Deployment to U.S. 6th Fleet

The “Pelicans” of Patrol Squadron 45 (VP-45) closed out a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations (AOO) as the last P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft returned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville April 8, 2017. The Pelicans, attached to Commander, Task Force 67 (CTF 67) and led by Commanding Officer Cmdr. Ryan

Australian Naval Apprentices Excel

Royal Australian Navy apprentices have been working directly with industry in Adelaide, building on their initial trade training, and at the same time becoming part the next phase of naval warfare from the ground up. The Air Warfare Destroyer…

Contaminants found in wells near Naval Air Station Meridian

U.S. Navy officials say they plan to test the water in private wells near Naval Air Station Meridian after discovering contaminants in three wells in the area. The Meridian Star … Click to Continue »

US Navy T-45C Operational Pause Implemented

The Navy implemented a three-day operational pause for its T-45C fleet Wednesday at the direction of Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces. The pause is in response to concerns raised by T-45C pilots over the potential for physiological episodes. It will also allow time for Naval Aviation leadership to engage with the pilots,

Company intends to build amphibious planes in Brunswick

An aircraft manufacturer that intends to build two-seat, amphibious planes designed in Finland for the North American market is poised to become the first company to build planes at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, officials said Tuesday.

John C. Stennis Best in the West

Commander, Naval Air Forces, Pacific announced Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) as the recipient of the 2016 Battle "E" award for aircraft carriers home-ported in the Pacific, March 28. The Commander, Naval Air Forces…

China Completed Construction on South China Sea Islands, Can Deploy Warplanes

The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI) said the work on Fiery Cross, Subi and Mischief Reefs in the Spratly Islands included naval, air, radar and defensive facilities.

Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama

The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval - SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, performed the christening ceremonies of all four vessels on February 6, 2017.

PROCUREMENT: Navy Builds Ramjet Missile with Model Rocket Engines and a Credit Card. U.S. Navy en…

PROCUREMENT: Navy Builds Ramjet Missile with Model Rocket Engines and a Credit Card. U.S. Navy engineers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division recently designed and flew a prototype ramjet missile in just six months. The engineers not only met their deadline, they flew the missile using off-the-shelf equipment, items so inexpensive they were […]

Why Landing on a U.S. Aircraft Carrier Is About to Get Much Easier

Dave Majumdar Security, Thanks to a "magic carpet".  Naval aviators from Carrier Air Wing Eight (CVW-8) are preparing to deploy onboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) with a revolutionary new type of software that makes landing on a carrier...Show More Summary

Australia Receives First EA-18G Growler

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today welcomed the first EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force. Flying into the Australian International Airshow at Avalon from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in the United States, the Growlers are a potent and technologically advanced new capability for the Australian Defence

Navy Identifies Sailor Shot and Killed at Oceana Naval Air Station

A sailor who crashed through a gate of Oceana Naval Air Station made it to the hangar before he was shot and killed.

Chair helps to conquer motion sickness

Some of the more than 1,400 military flight students who pass through Whiting Field Naval Air Station each year make an unexpected stop on the way to their coveted Wings … Click to Continue »

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

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