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Tag: VX-23

LSO remotely takes over F/A-18 thanks to ATARI - no, not the iconic gaming system from the 80s
ATARI technology gives LSOs the ability to take over and maneuver aircraft during recovery operations For the first time, a landing signals officer (LSO) was able to remotely take over a F/A-18 on the glide path and bring it aboard an aircraft carrier for a touch-and-go. The technology, dubbed aircraft terminal approach remote inceptor (ATARI), was tested out at sea on...
USMC tests F-35B on sloped landing pads
The F-35B can operate from quickly prepared landing strips close to the front and away from the fixed airfields which rapidly come under attack during wartime As shown by the video in this post, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has constructed sloped landing pads of various gradients at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field (MCALF) Bogue in order to gauge how...
VX-23 F/A-18F Super Hornet flown by Lt. Cmdr. Jamie Struck caught the number two arresting wire of Ford's advanced arresting gear (AAG) system and was launched from catapult one using the electromagnetic launch system (EMALS) On Jul. 28, 2017, less than one week after Pres. Donald J. Trump commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN...
71 EMALS launches were conducted to confirm F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler outfitted with wing-mounted, 480-gallon external fuel tanks (EFTs) can launch without exceeding stress limits on the aircraft A software fix for the U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) has been validated by the service at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, early this summer. As we have...