Tag: U.S. Navy

The ongoing maintenance backlog in the East Coast’s aircraft carrier fleet leaves the Navy with no ready aircraft carrier available to sub in for USS Harry S. Truman, if needed.
The ongoing maintenance backlog in the East Coast’s aircraft carrier fleet leaves the Navy with no ready aircraft carrier available to sub in for USS Harry S. Truman, if needed. On Sep. 12, 2019 surface escorts from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (CSG) left their homeports to kick off an overseas deployment.
This Airman has been the First USAF Pilot to Fly U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler in Combat
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jonathan Wright became the first Airman to pilot a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler during a combat mission while stationed at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. On Nov. 19, 2018 U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jonathan Wright became the first Airman to pilot a U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler during...
First AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band pod delivered to VX-23
The AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band will start various verification and test procedures in preparation for the second pod delivery early fall. The first AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) Engineering Development Model pod arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after a trek across America late July. Members of the combined...
VFA-97 Will be the First F/A-18 Super Hornet Squadron to Transition to the F-35C
VFA-97 Warhawks will receive their first F-35C from March 2020. According to Scramble Magazine Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 97 "Warhawks" at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California will be the next US Navy Strike Fighter Squadron to transition from the F/A-18 Super Hornet to the F-35C. Noteworthy most of VFA-97...
Meet Leslie Shook, the voice behind F/A-18 Super Hornet’s Bitchin’ Betty
Every technician and every pilot who has trained on or flown in an F-18 has heard Leslie's stern commands. Her voice is affectionately known in the fighter jet world as Bitchin' Betty. "I have loved these planes for a lot of years," said Boeing employee Leslie Shook as she gazed up at the...
When the Foxbat Feared the Bones: VF-84 F-14s Vs Libyan MiG-25s
Shortly after two Libyan Su-22s were shot down by a section of F-14s led by CO of VF-41 Black Aces, Ed `Hunyack' Andrews from VF-84 Jolly Rogers got airborne. He really wanted to shoot some Foxbats down… On Aug. 19, 1981 after two VF-41 F-14s (Call Signs Fast Eagle 102 and 107) shot...
The Day Soviet Nuclear Submarine K-314 Rammed USS Kitty Hawk
“Everybody was lucky. We didn’t sink, no one got burned. We even managed to kick out the ‘enemy’ for a long time,” Vladimir Evseenko, K-314 Captain. In March 1984 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), with more than 80 aircraft and eight escort ships, entered the Sea of Japan to take...
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 is seeking qualified sources that can provide an Electro Optic/Infrared (EO/IR) air-to-air and air-to-surface targeting pod capability focused on reducing the overall operating and support cost on its Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet strike...
25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Caravan paid a visit to NAS Fallon
25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Caravan visited Naval Air Station Fallon where a dinner was hosted in the Officers Club. Taken on Aug. 23, 2019 the cool pictures in this post were taken during the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Caravan which visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon where a dinner...
The new company last sold the stop-check valve at $3,069.98 each. Previously, the same piece of equipment instead was sold by GE Aviation for $1,333.00 each. Research by BidLink.net found that a stop-check valve being fitted inside the fuel tanks of Super Hornets and Growlers has nearly doubled in price after GE Aviation...

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