U.S. Navy

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier, the world’s largest warship, ready to deploy

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) aircraft carrier, the world’s largest warship, is in shape to deploy five years after its… Read More

1 week ago

The Royal Australian Navy has placed a second order for MH-60R helicopters. Lockheed Martin To Produce 12 More Seahawks for the service.

The Royal Australian Navy was the first international navy to select the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, acquiring 24 aircraft from 2013… Read More

2 weeks ago

Sailors couldn’t use the potable water system aboard aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) for three days after JP5 contaminated the fresh water tanks last week

The potable water became safe to use again on Sep. 19 after flushing the system after discovering JP5 in the… Read More

2 weeks ago

“Amerigo Vespucci, you are still the most beautiful ship in the world!” George H.W. Bush Sails Alongside Amerigo Vespucci like Independence did in 1962

More than sixty years later, Amerigo Vespucci recreated the moment with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN… Read More

3 weeks ago

Pentagon halts deliveries of the F-35 Lighting II after discovery of Chinese alloy used in Turbomachine Pumps of the engine of the Joint Strike Fighter

The Defense Department suspended deliveries of the fighters from prime contractor Lockheed Martin following the discovery of the alloy, used… Read More

3 weeks ago

From Iron Man to Top Gun: Maverick, from SR-71 Blackbird to Darkstar: a quick look at Lockheed Martin partnership with Hollywood

Darkstar joins many Lockheed Martin airplanes, satellites and helicopters playing a supporting role in major motion pictures. Maverick exceeded Mach… Read More

4 weeks ago

US Navy Super Hornet makes first flight with Litening targeting pod. The Litening will replace the ATFLIR legacy targeting pods on the F/A-18 fleet.

Northrop Grumman’s Litening advanced targeting pod has successfully completed its first test flights on the US Navy’s F/A-18 Super Hornet.… Read More

4 weeks ago

Forget the F/A-18 Super Hornet: A B-2 Spirit paired with Massive Ordnance Penetrator would likely get the job done in Top Gun: Maverick. Here’s how.

In reality, in Top Gun: Maverick a B-2 stealth bomber would likely get the job done with a Massive Ordnance… Read More

4 weeks ago

Tactical Action Officer on a US Navy aircraft carrier tells how long does it take to a Nimitz Class aircraft carrier to go to flank speed

‘It’s hard to imagine what a carrier doing flank speed is like,’ Ross Hall, Tactical Action Officer and Anti-Submarine Officer… Read More

1 month ago

F-14’s first air-to-air kill was a gun kill. But it wasn’t scored by a US Navy Tomcat.

A US Navy legend maintains that a few older F-14 pilots promised to erect a monument to the first individual… Read More

1 month ago

Getting Grumman and the Tomcat through Difficult Times: the story of Bob Belter, the man who bought the first 70 F-14 Fighter Jets for the US Navy

Bob Belter. You’d think more people would know the name of a man who bought 70 F-14 Tomcats! Bob Belter.… Read More

1 month ago

USNS Mendonca Transports Recovered Navy F/A-18E Aircraft to the US. The Super Hornet Blew off Deck of USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in July.

The civilian mariners who crew Military Sealift Command’s Bob Hope-class USNS Mendonca (T-AKR 303), a large, medium speed roll-on, roll-off… Read More

1 month ago

US Navy May Dismantle USS Enterprise (CVN-65), the service’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, at Commercial Yard

Due to a heavy workload at the US Navy’s yard Puget Sound, the service is looking to contract with a… Read More

1 month ago

F-14 pilot tells the story of when he landed his crippled Tomcat with the wings swept back

‘Since the wings weren’t budging, we were getting ready to have one wild landing.’ Mark Vizcarra, F-14 Tomcat pilot. Advancements… Read More

2 months ago

The Story of the Effective A-7 Iron Hand Mission that protected the Alpha Strike Launched on May 10, 1972 over North Vietnam

Each A-7 pilot fired one preemptive Shrike, but someone in the group, who had probably forgotten the pre-briefed plan, called… Read More

2 months ago