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X-47B Catapulted from US Navy Aircraft Carrier

X-47B Catapulted from US Navy Aircraft Carrier

USS George H.W. Bush (AT SEA): The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia today. “Today we saw a small, but […]


China’s Navy Forms First Carrier-Borne Jet Force

China’s Navy Forms First Carrier-Borne Jet Force

A carrier-borne aviation force has been formally established as part of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, military sources said on Friday. The forming of the force, approved by the Central Military Commission (CMC), demonstrates that the development of China’s […]


X-47B Completes Key Milestone As It Prepares for Carrier Tests At Sea

X-47B Completes Key Milestone As It Prepares for Carrier Tests At Sea

The Navy’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first-ever arrested landing here May 4, another key step to mature the system for its historic carrier-based tests later this month. “Landing an unmanned aircraft on an aircraft carrier […]


China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Will Be “Larger”

China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Will Be “Larger”

A senior officer with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy said on Tuesday that “China will have more than one aircraft carrier.” Song Xue, deputy chief of staff of the PLA Navy, told foreign military attaches at a ceremony to […]


Are US Navy’s super carriers a relic of wars past?

Are US Navy’s super carriers a relic of wars past?

Budget pressures at the Pentagon have renewed a debate about the value of the US Navy’s giant aircraft carriers, with critics arguing the warships are fast becoming costly relics in a new era of warfare. With the Pentagon facing $500 […]


First Rapid Prototype Torpedo Warning System Testing On Board CVN

First Rapid Prototype Torpedo Warning System Testing On Board CVN

USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) PMS 415′s Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) team began at-sea testing and data collection of the Rapid Prototype Torpedo Warning System (TWS) and Countermeasure Anti-Torpedo (CAT) system, March […]


Fleet Forces Outlines Fiscal Impact On Readiness For Commanders

Fleet Forces Outlines Fiscal Impact On Readiness For Commanders

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command sent a personal for message to commanders and commanding officers Feb. 8 about how he plans to maintain fleet readiness through fiscal uncertainty. Adm. Bill Gortney sent the message to discuss some of the impacts […]


Lack of Funding Affects USS Lincoln Refueling and Complex Overhaul

Lack of Funding Affects USS Lincoln Refueling and Complex Overhaul

The aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) will not start due to a lack of funding, the Navy said Feb. 8. Lincoln was expected to move to Newport News shipyard next week to begin the […]


USS Truman, USS Gettysburg Deployment Delayed

USS Truman, USS Gettysburg Deployment Delayed

The deployment of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg to the U.S. Central Command area of operations has been delayed, according to a statement issued today by Pentagon Press Secretary George […]


 
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