U.S. Navy

Blue Force Technologies and Air Force Research Laboratory conduct propulsion flowpath test on Fury unmanned aggressor aircraft

The ground test for a novel carbon fiber composite propulsion flowpath system for Blue Force Technologies Fury uncrewed fighter under… Read More

1 week ago

F-35Cs, F/A-18Fs and EA-18Gs to Perform Super Bowl LVII Flyover To commemorate 50 years of women flying in the US Navy

The formation will feature F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters from the “Argonauts” of VFA-147, EA-18G Growlers from the “Vikings”… Read More

1 week ago

Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation raises concerns over of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet IRST Block II

The F/A-18 Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Block II operational testing is delayed until 2QFY24 due to hardware… Read More

1 week ago

US, Israel Kick off Exercise Juniper Oak 23-2, a Massive Drill with 142 Aircraft, amid growing tensions with Iran

Of the 142 aircraft participating, 100 are American, including everything from four US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bombers to… Read More

2 weeks ago

US company that specializes in recovering WWII aircraft proposes to recover F4F-3 Wildcat flown previously by 4 US Navy Aces

The Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat fighter had been previously flown by LT Edward ‘Butch’ O’Hare, LCDR John Smith ‘Jimmy’ Thach, LT… Read More

2 weeks ago

Tomcat RIO tells the story of when he and his Pilot flew to Beale AFB in their F-14 to discuss “operational matters” with SR-71 Blackbird crews

“We learned about the SR-71’s missions and capabilities. The SR-71 crews were very professional, and they respected us fighter pukes… Read More

3 weeks ago

This Japanese H8K flying boat tried to collide with a US Navy PB4Y but crashed after missing it by just 25ft

Lt Graham Squires reduced power to avoid overshooting the flying boat, but as he was about to cross over the… Read More

3 weeks ago

Northrop Grumman is developing AN/APG-85, the Next Generation Radar for the F-35 Lightning II

The AN/APG-85 is an advanced multifunction sensor that will be compatible with all variants of the F-35 aircraft and will… Read More

3 weeks ago

Video shows Soviet Tu-16 Badger bomber Crashing Into Sea After Buzzing USS Essex Aircraft Carrier

The Tu-16 Badger made four passes over the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Essex, and on the last a wing… Read More

4 weeks ago

‘Being “quiet” is more than not talking.’ US Navy Submarine Officer explains why to submariners “stealth is life”

‘To military aircraft pilot’s, “speed is life”. To submariners today, “stealth is life”,’ Dave Corley, former US Navy Submarine officer.… Read More

4 weeks ago

US Navy F-14 Tomcat RIO tells the story of when he and his pilot intercepted a Concorde during Operation Desert Shield

‘As we swung our nose in the direction of the vector we got, I got an immediate lock on an… Read More

1 month ago

F-4 Pilot tells the story of when his Phantom II Outran an F/A-18 Hornet and Zoomed at 82,125 Feet per Minute

‘When the Hornet maxed out at Mach 1.6 (didn’t make its max), I was approaching Mach 2 and closing rapidly,’… Read More

1 month ago

In late 1970s the British MoD concluded that the F-14 was the only fighter that could meet Britain’s defence needs but RAF never bought the Tomcat. Here’s why.

The prospect of an RAF F-14 Tomcat buy was discussed. One method of lowering the bill might have been to… Read More

1 month ago

ANG F-15C pilot explains how he was able to score a gun kill against a TOPGUN student F/A-18F in a Mock Dogfight

“From the control zone, I was able to get a gun shot on the F/A-18F before we had to terminate… Read More

1 month ago