Naval Air Systems Command

Lockheed Martin to design and develop F-35 variant tailored for an unspecified foreign customer

Lockheed Martin to design and develop F-35 variant tailored for an unspecified foreign customer

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is overseeing the contract and work is to be completed by December 2026. The… Read More

2 years ago

New VH-92A Marine One presidential helicopter not effective for “contingency operation mission” (i.e. it can’t be used during an emergency)

The new VH-92A Marine One presidential helicopter isn’t effective “for the contingency operation mission,” a reference to emergency flights. President… Read More

2 years ago

E-2D community achieves 28 Mission Capable E-2D goal 5 months ahead of target

To sustain 28 aircraft, the program office is focused on ensuring there are 37 available E-2D aircraft out of the… Read More

3 years ago

Major nacelle redesign effort for Air Force Special Operations Command’s CV-22 Ospreys

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded Bell Boeing an $81 million contract to develop, design and install nacelle modification kits… Read More

3 years ago

US Navy Looks to Replace or Improve F/A-18 Super Hornet’s ATFLIR Targeting Pod

The Targeting Pod shall be supportable until the end of the F/A-18E/F projected service life (approximately 2045). The US Navy… Read More

5 years ago

U.S. Navy plans to convert 45 more Super Hornets to Block III configuration

NAVAIR says the potential contract will cover modifications to up to 15 Super Hornets in fiscal year 2019 and a… Read More

6 years ago

U.S. MARINE CORPS PLANS TO ARM ITS F/A-18 HORNET STRIKE FIGHTERS WITH APKWS

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… Read More

7 years ago

USS GERALD R. FORD CARRIER LAUNCHES AND RECOVERS ITS FIRST AIRCRAFT

VX-23 F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck caught the number two arresting wire of Ford's advanced arresting… Read More

7 years ago

FIRST CH-53K KING STALLION IS ARRIVED AT NAS PAX RIVER

This particular CH-53K is an Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model, specifically designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the platform throughout… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY P-8A POSEIDON RECEIVES FUEL FROM USAF KC-135 FOR THE FIRST TIME

Actually the P-8A is only the second U.S. Navy aircraft to be equipped to receive fuel mid-flight from a USAF… Read More

7 years ago

USMC CH-53K KING STALLION HEAVY LIFT HELICOPTER CLEARED FOR PRODUCTION

The CH-53K King Stallion is aimed to replace the CH-53E Super Stallion, which has operated as the backbone of field… Read More

7 years ago

SKYNET IS ALREADY HERE: U.S. NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY UAV WINGMAN MAKES OWN DECISION DURING SIMULATED BVR ENGAGEMENT

Tactical Battle Manager is a software system that uses intelligent agents to guide UAVs that each serve as a ‘wingman’ in… Read More

7 years ago

U.S. NAVY TEMPORARILY GROUNDS ALL F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNETS AND EA-18G GROWLERS FOLLOWING ACCIDENT

F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fleets grounded F/A-18E/F and EA-18G fleets grounded: following an on-deck emergency experienced at NAS Whidbey Island by… Read More

7 years ago