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'River Rattlers'

Dick Wels and Hans Drost

The US Navy Reserves fly some of the oldest Hornets in the US, yet they are able to provide meaningful fleet support and a valuable reserve force if the need to boost the front line arises.

Dick Wels and Hans Drost
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EA-18G Growler: 21st Century Electronic Attack

Mark Ayton

Air International details the Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft and its Next-Gen Jammer, as Mark Ayton considers what lies ahead for this sophisticated node in the modern battlespace.

Mark Ayton

AC-130Ws demonstrate ASuW role in the Middle East

Khalem Chapman

In a first-of-its-kind joint exercise with the US Navy, Lockheed AC-130W Stinger IIs from the US Air Force have practiced supporting maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf, demonstrating the type’s anti-surface warfare (ASuW) role.

Khalem Chapman

French/US Navy’s hold cross-deck interoperability exercises

Khalem Chapman

The US Navy’s Nimitz-class USS Dwight D Eisenhower (CVN 69) and the Marine Nationale’s (French Navy’s) FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) aircraft carriers have held cross-deck interoperability exercises.

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Video Interview: Commanding the Fighting Saints!

Jamie Hunter

Combat Aircraft Journal Editor, Jamie Hunter, interviews CDR Andrew Craig, commanding officer (CO) of VFC-13 - a US Navy adversary squadron at NAS Fallon flying the F-5N and supporting fleet training and TOPGUN.

Jamie Hunter

Sikorsky receives second VH-92A production contract

Khalem Chapman

The US Navy has contracted Sikorsky – a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin – to produce and deliver six VH-92A helicopters for the US Marine Corps (USMC) under the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (PHRP).

Khalem Chapman

US Navy orders additional MQ-4C Tritons

Khalem Chapman

The US Navy will acquire an additional two MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Northrop Grumman.

Khalem Chapman

First CMV-22B delivered to US Navy

Khalem Chapman

The US Navy has received its first CMV-22B Osprey carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft.

Khalem Chapman

Growler goes autonomous

Khalem Chapman

Boeing and the US Navy have successfully flown a pair of EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft autonomously.

Khalem Chapman

Leonardo wins US Navy next-gen training helicopter contract

Khalem Chapman

The US Navy has selected Leonardo Helicopters’ TH-119 – now TH-73A – as the winner of its Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) contest – replacing its ageing fleet of Bell TH-57B/C Sea Rangers as the service’s next-generation training helicopters.

Khalem Chapman