All United States Navy articles – Page 10

  • E-2C AAR dry contact F/A-18

    E-2D to carry out aerial refuelling test in 2016


    Northrop Grumman expects to carry out the first aerial refuelling flight test of its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft towards the end of 2016, following delivery of the first example earmarked for upgrade to its St Augustine, Florida facility.

  • JSOW

    New JSOW variant carries out successful F-18 operational flight test


    Operational testing of Raytheon’s AGM-154 Joint Stand-off Weapon (JSOW) C-1 gliding munition has begun, during which it was deployed from a US Navy Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet and achieved a direct hit against a land target.

  • MQ-4C Triton debut - US Navy

    MQ-4C clears step before production decision


    ​The US Navy has completed the first of two operational test events on the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton that could prompt a rethink of procurement quantities.

  • News

    SINGAPORE: Triton assessment edges Australia closer to purchase agreement


    Completion of operational assessment (OA) testing on the US Navy's Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned air vehicle has edged the manufacturer closer to an agreement with Australia for a planned purchase of the system.

  • News

    SINGAPORE: Fire Scout touted for Asia-Pacific export


    Northrop Grumman is in talks with a number of Asian countries regarding the possible sale of its MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned rotorcraft on the back of a successful deployment aboard US Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS).

  • Funding Chart

    ​UCLASS reborn as US Navy spy-tanker


    The US Navy’s long-running attempt to field a carrier-based unmanned combat aircraft has taken another turn, morphing from a surveillance and strike aircraft into a reconnaissance and aerial refuelling drone with “limited strike capability”.

  • F-35C

    US Navy boosts F-35C and F/A-18 buy in new budget plan


    The US Navy says maintaining Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet production in St Louis is "vital" for overcoming a strike-fighter shortfall caused by delays in fielding the Lockheed Martin F-35C.

  • S-3B Viking - USN

    US Navy retires its last S-3B Vikings


    The US Navy has bid farewell to its two remaining Lockheed S-3B Vikings after some 40 years in service, as one transitions to NASA and the other to the US Air Force’s aircraft boneyard.

  • Sailplane

    Navy and Penn State sailplanes swarm in latest test


    The US military could be edging closer to fielding swarms of lightweight sailplanes for gathering intelligence or relaying signals after validating autonomous soaring algorithms coded by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Pennsylvania State University.

  • E-2D Advanced Hawkeye - Northrop Grumman

    Northrop contracted for Japanese E-2D modifications


    The first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning aircraft for Japan is in the process of being built, and the manufacturer has been awarded a contract worth $286 million to perform modifications to take it to Tokyo's specifications.

  • News

    Next US Navy budget battle pits ships against strike fighters


    A recent directive by the US secretary of defence that pits strike fighters against ships in the navy’s next five-year spending plan will be a showdown to watch going into 2016, with increases in F-35C and F/A-18 spending coming at the expense of the Littoral Combat Ship.

  • E-2D Advanced Hawkeye - Northrop Grumman

    Japan orders first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye AEW aircraft


    Japan has ordered its first Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system aircraft, through a foreign military sale valued at $151 million.

  • Harop - IAI

    Software regulation challenges UCAV proliferation control


    The introduction of international laws for a future generation of unmanned combat air vehicles hinges on the regulation of software, which can effectively be used to turn a regular aerial system into an autonomous weapon.

  • P-8A Dubai

    DUBAI: Boeing offers rosy global P-8A outlook


    Boeing sees potential for another 100 orders of its P-8 anti-submarine warfare aircraft over the next decade, but declines to speculate on future customers or the timeline for any sales.

  • F/A-18

    USN to continue buying Boeing Super Hornets as F-35Cs arrive


    ​The US Navy officials have reaffirmed plans to procure an additional 24 to 26 Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets through fiscal 2018 year while also boosting F/A-18C life-extension rates, primarily due to delays in fielding the carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C.

  • Triton

    Pentagon inspector finds no fault with US Navy’s 70-Triton buy


    ​The US Navy properly justified its requirement for 70 maritime versions of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk, the Pentagon’s top auditor says, but the final number depends on the aircraft’s performance after 100,000 flight hours.

  • QuadEye

    US Navy orders Elbit’s QuadEye-based NVG cueing and display system


    ​The US Navy has places its third order with Rockwell Collins and Elbit System of America (ESA) for a night vision cueing and display system that enables pilots to fly and fight as if it were daytime.

  • X-47B Roosevelt landing - US Navy

    UCLASS in ‘acquisition hell’ awaiting requirements redemption


    ​The long-running debate over the mission of the US Navy's future carrier-based unmanned reconnaissance and strike aircraft might have set the "UCLASS" competition back few years, but the maritime force's acquisition chief says getting the Day 1 requirements right from the beginning is vital.

  • MQ-8C. Northrop Grumman.

    Navy seeks maritime radar for Northrop MQ-8C Fire Scout


    The US Navy’s beefed-up unmanned surveillance helicopter, the Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout, is on the hunt for a new maritime radar and perhaps even a miniaturised missiles, rockets and torpedoes further into its development.

  • News

    ​US Navy orders 13 P-8As, with four for Australia


    Boeing has secured a $1.49 billion contract from the US Navy for 13 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, including the first examples for Australia.