All United States Navy articles – Page 8

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

    Triton UAV to undergo USN operational assessment in September


    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

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


    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

    First two Danish Seahawks near completion


    ​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.

  • Northrop

    US Navy shifting its most modern aircraft to the Pacific


    ​The US Navy will extend its air arm in the Asia-Pacific region over the coming five years with the first deployment of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned maritime patrol aircraft to Guam in 2017 and an increased presence of other newly developed flying assets like the Boeing P-8A Poseidon ...

  • USN P-8 Poseidon - Rex Features

    RIAT: UK’s Seedcorn MPA project renewed for a further three years


    The UK has renewed its Seedcorn maritime patrol project that sees it integrated with allied forces for another three years, maintaining the capability it lost with the cancelled BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 until a replacement is sought.

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    ​US “carrier gap” could see naval air power dip in Gulf region


    A looming gap in the United States’ aircraft carrier presence in the Middle East is symptomatic of an overworked naval force in need of more cash and resources and a sign of things to come without change in Pentagon priorities, says a Navy League panel.

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    PICTURES: USN Prowler embarks on final flight


    ​The US Navy’s last Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft flew its final flight from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington on 27 June, concluding 44 years in service with the force.

  • CSBA

    Bombers or boomers? DoD faces a nuclear spending dilemma


    The greatest threat to the US long-range strike bomber (LRS-B) programme could be a submarine, with a new report showing that modernisation of the sea-based leg of the USA’s nuclear triad dwarfs planned spending on airborne assets

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    AUVSI: NAVAIR focuses on sensor and autonomous capabilities


    ​The recently-appointed lead for US Naval Air System Command’s unmanned aviation has prioritised sensor capability and controlled autonomy as his two main concerns for the future.

  • MQ-8C last developmental test - Northrop

    AUVSI: MQ-8C completes developmental testing


    ​The US Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout rotary wing unmanned air vehicle has completed developmental testing, paving the way for operational testing on board the force’s littoral combat ship (LCS).