All United States Navy articles – Page 9

  • 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.

  • USS Theodore Roosevelt

    ​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.

  • USN Prowler and Growler - Northrop Grumman

    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

  • RADM Darrah - BillyPix

    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).

  • X-47B AAR refuelling - NAVAIR

    AUVSI: Future UCLASS requirements pose questions on worth of X-47B


    The US Government Accountability Office has warned that unless the US Navy carefully considers its requirements for the service's future unmanned, carrier-launched surveillance and strike (UCLASS) programme it risks rendering redundant any research carried out so far.

  • K-Max full size - Lockheed Martin

    AUVSI: K-Max carries out medical evacuation demo


    Lockheed Martin and Kaman Aerospace have further demonstrated the teaming capability of their K-Max unmanned rotorcraft by carrying out a medical evacuation of a patient after being cued by an unmanned ground vehicle.

  • X-47B AAR refuelling - NAVAIR

    USN X-47B completes air-to-air refuelling test


    ​The US Navy has achieved the final testing objective of its Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air vehicle demonstrator programme, following the successful air-to-air (AAR) refuelling of the aircraft on 22 April.

  • X-47B dry ARR connection - NAVAIR

    PICTURE: USN X-47B performs dry air refuelling connection


    ​The US Navy’s Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system – demonstration (UCAS-D) test bed has carried out a dry aerial refuelling contact with a tanker aircraft ahead of fuel transfer testing.

  • E-2D Advanced Hawkeye - Northrop Grumman

    E-2D embarks on first deployment aboard USN carrier


    Five Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft arrived on board the US Navy’s Nimitz-class USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier on 11 March, marking the first deployment for the aircraft.

  • MQ-9 Reaper - USAF

    Export restrictions limit Predator potential


    Following requested purchases of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator/Reaper-series unmanned air vehicles by France and the Netherlands in recent weeks, the USA’s backing of an export licence for India but a rejection for Jordan have raised questions over how much potential the UAVs really have outside of NATO.

  • USAF F-35A - US Air Force

    Aviation gains in US military's new budget proposal


    Aviation programmes received a significant boost in funding in the Obama administration's fiscal year 2016 budget submission, which is up 6.7% on the enacted total for FY2015.

  • News

    Rafael's Litening pod to gain air-to-air capability


    ​The next generation of Rafael’s Litening targeting pod will be able to operate in an air-to-air mode, helping to identify targets that have been previously detected by a fighter’s radar.

  • APKWS and A-10 - BAE Systems

    BAE touts APKWS for IS battle


    ​BAE Systems is touting the incorporation of its precision rocket guided system into the US Air Force’s fixed-wing inventory, where it could be utilised in the fight against Islamic State militants.

  • RQ-21A Black Jack - Insitu

    US NAVAIR orders three Blackjack UAV systems


    ​Insitu has been awarded a contract worth some $42 million to provide three RQ-21A Black Jack unmanned air vehicle systems to the US Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).

  • MH-60R

    ​QZ8501 searchers grasp for elusive recorder transmissions


    Teams involved in the search for the Indonesia AirAsia Airbus A320 that crashed into the Java Sea on 28 December have yet to detect pings from the aircraft’s flight data and cockpit voice recorders.

  • MQ-8C USS Jason Dunham - Northrop Grumman

    VIDEO: MQ-8C flies from USN destroyer


    ​The US Navy’s new Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle has been flown at-sea for the first time, carrying out 22 take-offs and precision landings from the USS Jason Dunham destroyer.

  • USMC F-35C - Eglin

    USMC receives first F-35C


    ​The US Marine Corps has received its first carrier-based Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II, marking the 36th and final delivery of a Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014.