All United States Navy articles – Page 8

  • News

    SINGAPORE: Triton assessment edges Australia closer to purchase agreement

    2016-02-17T09:41:08Z

    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

    2016-02-15T03:11:12Z

    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).

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    News

    ​UCLASS reborn as US Navy spy-tanker

    2016-02-11T19:38:17Z

    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
    News

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

    2016-02-04T23:13:45Z

    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
    News

    US Navy retires its last S-3B Vikings

    2016-01-14T13:56:01Z

    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
    News

    Navy and Penn State sailplanes swarm in latest test

    2016-01-12T16:34:19Z

    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
    News

    Northrop contracted for Japanese E-2D modifications

    2016-01-11T11:03:37Z

    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

    2016-01-06T19:37:46Z

    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
    News

    Japan orders first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye AEW aircraft

    2015-11-17T17:07:37Z

    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
    News

    Software regulation challenges UCAV proliferation control

    2015-11-13T12:46:50Z

    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
    News

    DUBAI: Boeing offers rosy global P-8A outlook

    2015-11-10T08:45:48Z

    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
    News

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

    2015-11-05T02:25:50Z

    ​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
    News

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

    2015-09-17T00:23:48Z

    ​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
    News

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

    2015-09-14T12:26:17Z

    ​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
    News

    UCLASS in ‘acquisition hell’ awaiting requirements redemption

    2015-09-10T00:28:01Z

    ​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.
    News

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

    2015-09-04T21:29:58Z

    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

    2015-08-31T02:15:56Z

    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.

  • USN MQ-4C Triton anechoic chamber - US Navy
    News

    Triton UAV to undergo USN operational assessment in September

    2015-08-20T13:11:42Z

    The US Navy is to begin an operational assessment of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned air vehicle in September, ultimately paving the way for the start of low rate initial production of the type.

  • F-35C
    Opinion

    Concept of a nuclear-armed F-35C divides opinion

    2015-08-04T14:42:50Z

    The US government may currently have no plans to carry nuclear weapons on the F-35C, the carrier-based variant of Lockheed Martin's Joint Strike Fighter, but some in Washington are keen to revive the concept.

  • Danish MH-60R - Lockheed
    News

    First two Danish Seahawks near completion

    2015-07-31T11:43:15Z

    ​The first two Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk helicopters destined for the Royal Danish Navy have arrived at the former’s Owego, New York site, where they will undergo mission system integration ahead of a planned delivery to the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation in 2016.