Lockheed Martin has revealed that an F-35B fighter jet made its first vertical takeoff on May 10 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. This follows on the heels of its first vertical night landing on April 2 at the same location. Show More Summary
Unmanned aircraft accomplishes first ever ‘touch-and -go’ aboard aircraft carrier CVN 77. The Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator
Today in U.S. Naval History - May 15 1800 – Capt. Preble in Essex arrives in Batavia, Java, to escort U.S. merchant ships 1942 - First Naval Air Transport
Naval aviation history was made today, as an autonomous unmanned aircraft took off from a US Navy nuclear aircraft carrier in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) took to the air from the USS George H.W. Show More Summary
On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its metal frame, at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, near Lakehurst, New Jersey. The disaster killed 36 people, shattered public confidence in dirigibles, and marked the end of the era of the airship. The Hindenburg catastrophe is as a long-...
WASHINGTON--U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division scientists have developed a second generation, cost-effective polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-like phthalonitrile-resin demonstrating superior high temperature and flammability properties for use in numerous marine, aerospace and domestic applications. read more
For the first time, China gives numbers for the breakdown of its ground, air and naval forces. It also slams the U.S. for its shift to Asia.
The U.S. Navy has canceled the remainder of the elite Blue Angels demonstration team's 2013 season because of federal cuts. The commander of Naval air forces announced the decision on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Navy said team members...Show More Summary
Hennessey Venom GT accelerated to 265.7 mph (427.6 km/h) during testing in early February at the United States Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore in Central California, establishing the exotic hypercar....
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - The Navy plans to carry out the first catapult takeoff of its new X-47B unmanned plane from an aircraft carrier next month and other shipboard tests despite mandatory budget cuts this year, accordi...
The Marines’ F-35B Lightning II jump jet performed its first night-time short takeoff and vertical landing at Maryland’s Patuxent River Naval Air Station on Tuesday. This ability to take off from, and land on, cramped spaces — like the corps’ amphibious ships — is the Marine F-35B variant’s key reason for life. Show More Summary
The creators of Pixar’s Cars franchise take to the skies this time, introducing us to Dusty, an airplane who dreams of being a stunt-flying air racer as he learns a trick or two from an experienced naval flyer. Link
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - Australia is expected to decide on the purchase of up to 24 additional Boeing Co F/A-18 fighter jets by late spring or early summer, according to the U.S. Navy captain who runs the foreign fighter...
It's official: The Hennessy Venom GT has crested 265.7 miles per hour over the course of two miles during testing at the United States Naval Air Station in Lemoore, CA. Hennessey used two VBOX 3i data logging systems to document the run and even had VBOX officials on hand to certify the numbers. Show More Summary
"Aeropsace" firm will work on military satellites, Naval warships, Aegis air defense... and a super secret DARPA project.
Pentagon CFO Bob Dale said furloughs can begin on April 26, with 22 days without pay for DoD civilian employees from then until Sept. 30. A US Navy EA-6B Prowler from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA, crashed yesterday during a training flight. The 3 crew members died in the accident. 2 crewmembers from the [...]
By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A military plane assigned to a Washington state Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island crashed on Monday morning during a routine training flight, killing all three crew members on board, Navy officials said. Show More Summary
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A military plane assigned to the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island crashed in Washington state on Monday morning, base spokesman Mike Welding said.
Cubic Corporation has received 3 prime contracts from Naval Air Warfare CenterTraining Systems Division. The contracts are for the development of instructor-led
Two defense contractors and a corporation have been found guilty of being part of a fraud and bribery scheme involving phony payments for the repair of military aircraft at North Island Naval Air Station in Coronado. Robert Ehnow and Joanne...