US Navy

Former Blue Angels F/A-18C prepared for permanent display

The US Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest is preparing a Boeing F/A-18C Hornet – formerly operated by the service’s Blue Angels demonstration team – for permanent display at NAS North Island in California

US Navy orders four more CMV-22B Ospreys

The US Navy has awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office a US$309.58m contract modification, exercising an option to procure four more CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotors for carrier onboard delivery operations

Italy's aircraft carrier arrives in US for F-35B sea trials

The Italian Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier, ITS Cavour (CVH-550), arrived at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, on February 13 to conduct a series of sea trials with the F-35B Lightning II in the Western Atlantic

US Navy returns first T-6A to USAF following inspection

The US Navy announced on February 11 that its Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) had completed the first aircraft condition inspection on a USAF-operated Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

US Navy orders five more Sikorsky VH-92As

The US Navy has exercised an option to procure five more VH-92A presidential transport helicopters from Sikorsky under a third low-rate initial production lot

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A-7 Corsair II: The Swashbuckling SLUF

What it lacked in speed, the subsonic A-7 Corsair II made up for in payload and persistence. It also ushered in a new era of strike accuracy, as Key.Aero reports.

HX-21 bids fond farewell to historic Sea King

The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) revealed on January 6 that it has retired a historic Sikorsky NVH-3A Sea King, which spent 32 years supporting the development of the US’ presidential helicopter fleet

US Navy seeks to use C-130J-30 in TACAMO mission

The US Navy intends to field Lockheed Martin’s C-130J-30 Super Hercules in the Take Charge and Move Out (TACAMO) airborne survivable nuclear command, control and communications mission, after it posted a solicitation for test aircraft on December 18

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F-14 AT 50: Celebrating the Tomcat

Fifty years ago, on December 21, 1970, the first Grumman F-14 Tomcat twin-engine, two-seat, variable-sweep wing fighter graced the skies for its inaugural flight. Key.Aero traces the development and history of this icon of the skies and the silver screen

MQ-25 completes first flight with aerial refuelling store

Boeing and the US Navy passed a significant milestone in the MQ-25 Stingray’s development programme on December 9, when the test asset flew with Cobham’s aerial refuelling store for the first time