All United States Navy articles – Page 9

  • 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.

  • MQ-8B - USCGC Bertholf - Northrop

    PICTURES: MQ-8B Fire Scout flies off USCG cutter


    ​A recent trial saw the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle demonstrate its ability to operate from a US Coast Guard vessel during a flight test on-board the USCGC Bertholf cutter.

  • MQ-8C - Northrop Grumman

    First operational MQ-8C delivered to USN


    The US Navy’s first operational Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle has been delivered to the service ahead of its first ship-board flight tests, due to begin on board the USS Jason Dunham destroyer

  • ScanEagle 2 - Insitu

    Euronaval: Insitu introduces ScanEagle 2


    ​Insitu has introduced a new version of its ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle with a new-build engine that will facilitate further business in the commercial market.

  • Aerosonde 4.7 - AAI

    Aerosonde UAV adapted for ship-based operations


    Textron Systems is anticipating the release of two naval requests for proposals which would see its Aerosonde unmanned air vehicle adapted to launch and land on a ship.

  • DARPA TERN concept

    DARPA advances ship-based MALE UAV concept


    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is a step closer to demonstrating the launch and recovery of a medium-sized unmanned air vehicle from a small vessel, following a $19 million preliminary design contract award to AeroVironment.

  • F-22 pair - USAF

    Syrian air strikes mark combat debut for F-22 Raptor


    The US military-led air launched over Syria on 22 September against Islamic insurgents marked the debut for US Air Force Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptors in a strike role.

  • Tomahawk launch - US Navy

    USA and Arab partners launch anti-Islamic State strikes in Syria


    ​The US military and partner Arab nations have begun air strikes over Syria in an extension of the mission to counter the extreme Islamic uprising in the region.