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US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

US Navy Tries to Cover Up New Carrier’s Exploding Cost

Recently, the Project On Government Oversight reported on the unaffordability of the Navy’s long-term shipbuilding budget and on the fact that its acquisition plans will actually cost much more than the service expects. According to the Congressional Budget Office, which […]


F-35C Completes First Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

F-35C Completes First Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13. Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ted “Dutch” Dyckman piloted F-35C test aircraft […]


F-35C Initial At-Sea Testing Progressing Aboard USS Nimitz

F-35C Initial At-Sea Testing Progressing Aboard USS Nimitz

The F-35C Lightning II, the carrier variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, continues initial sea trials aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) off the coast of Southern California. Through Nov. 6, the fourth day of at-sea testing, two […]


Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy jets crash in West Pacific: 1 pilot injured, 1 missing

Two US Navy F/A-18 Hornets have crashed in the western Pacific Ocean, the US Navy has confirmed. One pilot has been rescued, while the second is still missing. “Two F/A-18 Hornets from Carrier Air Wing 17 embarked on the aircraft […]


Northrop, US Navy Integrate Manned, Unmanned Flight Operations

Northrop, US Navy Integrate Manned, Unmanned Flight Operations

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy offered a glimpse of the future of carrier aviation on Aug. 17 by conducting a series of cooperative flights from the aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), using an X-47B Unmanned Air […]


China’s aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

China’s aircraft carrier puts naval ambitions on show

At a northern quayside China’s first aircraft carrier dwarfs nearby vessels, its take-off ramp rising higher than the top deck of the cruise ship at the next berth, symbolizing the country’s naval ambitions. Dalian, where the Liaoning was refitted and […]


Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

Indian Aircraft Carrier Sails with MiG-29K Fighters

India’s largest warship, the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, is “operationally deployed” along with its fleet of MiG 29K combat aircraft, Navy chief Admiral Robin Dhowan said here today. “The navy has inducted aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya which is now operationally […]


Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

Hagel Visits Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

QINGDAO, China: On Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s first official visit to China, the Peoples’ Liberation Army allowed him, in response to a request made in January, to become the first foreign visitor to tour the sleek refitted Russian aircraft carrier […]


First Indian MiG-29 Fighter Jet Lands on Vikramaditya

First Indian MiG-29 Fighter Jet Lands on Vikramaditya

An Indian MiG-29 naval jet landed on a refitted former Soviet aircraft carrier Friday, marking the first such operation since the ship was delivered by Russia to the south Asian nation earlier this year. “An exciting event took place today […]


 
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