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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 […]


US Navy Accepts Delivery of First MK VI Patrol Boat

US Navy Accepts Delivery of First MK VI Patrol Boat

The Navy accepted delivery of the first MK VI patrol boat, Aug. 27. The craft is the first of 10 patrol boats currently under contract with Safe Boats International in Tacoma, Washington. The patrol boats will be operated and maintained […]


Raytheon Delivers First Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

Raytheon Delivers First Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

Raytheon Company (RTN) delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced […]


Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

Chinese media warn US over warplane interception

China’s state-run media warned Washington on Monday that Beijing could treat its surveillance flights as an “act of hostility”, after accusations a Chinese fighter jet flew dangerously close to a US military aircraft. US Rear Admiral John Kirby said Friday […]


US Navy to Test and Evaluate Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

US Navy to Test and Evaluate Lockheed Martin Industrial Exoskeletons

Lockheed Martin (LMT) has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of […]


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 […]


The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

The Continuing Role of Strategic Deterrence and How the US Navy Meets the Demands

Fifty-four years ago this week, USS George Washington (SSBN-598) made history when it successfully launched two Polaris A1 missiles off Cape Canaveral, bringing to fruition a remarkable research and development effort composed of Navy and industry partners that had begun […]


Littoral Combat Ship’s Survival in an Attack Questioned

Littoral Combat Ship’s Survival in an Attack Questioned

The Navy’s $23 billion Littoral Combat Ship is less able to survive an attack than other U.S. warships, according to the Pentagon’s top weapons tester. Revised standards adopted for the vessel intended to operate in shallow coastal waters “continue to […]


US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

US Navy gets its first four-star female admiral

The US Navy has promoted a woman to the rank of a four-star admiral for the first time in its 238-year history, a milestone for females in the American military. In a ceremony on Tuesday, Michelle Howard was promoted to […]


 
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