US Navy (USN)
The fatal crash of a USAF CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor off the coast of Japan on November 29, 2023, led to an extended fleet-wide grounding, severely impacting US Navy carrier operations as the CMV-22B was increasingly being used for logistics and resupply duties in its new carrier onboard delivery (COD) role
During the recent maiden operational cruise of the USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78), the aircraft carrier was sighted in a Norwegian fjord. Key.Aero’s Editor At Large, Dino Carrara, examines how the US Navy may be dusting off an ingenious Cold War tactic for carrier air wing operations.
Just before midnight local time on January 22 the US and UK struck further targets in Yemen, following on from the initial raids on January 11 and 12 aimed at dissuading the Iran-backed Houthis from attacking shipping.
Lockheed Martin has supported a successful government test of the firm’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system on a US Navy-operated MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime helicopter at NAS Patuxent River in Maryland
With the Houthi rebels in Yemen now using a mix of Iranian-made weapons to disrupt commercial shipping in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden – with such attacks having increased by 500% between November and December – Babak Taghvaee explores which anti-ship ballistic missiles are being employed by the Iran-backed militant group
The US and UK – with support from Australia, Bahrain, Canada and the Netherlands – carried out joint retaliatory strikes on more than 60 targets at 16 different Houthi facilities across Yemen on January 12, with the aim of degrading the Iran-backed militant group from continuing their illegal attacks on multinational shipping vessels in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
US Navy helicopters have killed ten Houthi fighters after attempted attacks on US Navy forces and a merchant ship in the Red Sea, US Central Command said in a statement on December 31
The USS Gerald R Ford – the first of the US Navy’s new class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers – set sail on its maiden cruise in May this year. Joris van Boven and Alex van Noye caught up with the world’s biggest warship for Aviation News
A USAF-operated CV-22B Osprey was lost off Yakushima Island, Japan, on November 29, killing all eight airmen on board and resulting in a global operational stand-down of the tiltrotor
In the US Navy & Marine Corps Air Power Yearbook 2023, Mark Ayton spoke with Commander Cameron Dekker, commander of the only US Navy Reserve squadron equipped with the EA-18G Growler.