Tag: AV-8B

USMC ready to deploy APKWS on F/A-18 Hornet
APKWS is a low-cost precision-guided 2.75-inch rocket system that integrates a low-cost Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser Seeker guidance section with existing Hydra 70 rocket motors The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) is ready to be deployed on the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) F/A-18 Hornets. As reported by Jane's, in a Feb. 27 Twitter post, the Naval Air Systems Command...
Former Marine relives September 2012 raid on Camp Bastion
"We heard the first explosion, then a second and then a third. The Taleban was on base and we were under attack. Believe me there was not a rifle in the rack one minute later, which left me looking for one," Willie Walker, Boeing airframe specialist and former Marine who witnessed raid on Camp Bastion Purchased from the U.K. in the 1970s...
U.S. Marine Corps aircrews didn't meet their goal of flight hours since 2012 As reported by Marine Corps Times, Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) deputy commandant for Aviation, disclosed that the AV-8B Harrier that crashed in Sep. 2016, off Okinawa had went into a spin. “That bothers me because I grew up flying Harriers,” Davis said....