US Navy (USN)

Lockheed Martin to build 129 F-35s under mega $7.6bn contract

US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin for the procurement of 129 Lot 15 F-35 Lightning IIs

US Navy loses T-45C Goshawk in Texas crash

A US Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft crashed on August 16 near Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas

US Navy F-35 chase flight contract awarded

The US Navy has awarded a five-year chase flight contract in support of its F-35 programme.

US Navy delivers first maritime patrol-configured CN-235 to Malaysia

The US Navy announced on August 3 that it has delivered the first of three upgraded Airbus CN-235M-220 maritime patrol aircraft to the Royal Malaysian Air Force, following the type’s conversion from a medium-lift tactical transport

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An investigation into the US military's close encounters with UFOs

A Congressional hearing has been told that military pilots have had several close encounters with unidentified flying objects. Combat Aircraft Journal investigates these ‘near misses’

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CMV-22B Osprey: The US Navy's New Carrier Onboard Delivery Aircraft

It is only two years since the US Navy received its first new carrier onboard delivery aircraft. Combat Aircraft Journal reports on its progress

RIAT 22: Boeing and the US Navy perform MUM-T test with the Super Hornet

Boeing and the US Navy have recently completed manned-unmanned teaming (MUM-T) tests where a Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet demonstrated command and control of three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

TacAir contracted to upgrade ex-Swiss F-5E/Fs for USN

TACTICAL AIR Support Inc of Jacksonville, Florida, was awarded a $265.3m firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract on July 1 by the US Naval Air Warfare Aviation Division to upgrade 22 former Swiss Air Force F-5E/F Tiger IIs.

Boeing delivers 150th Poseidon

Boeing has delivered the 150th production P-8 Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft.

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Upgraded E-6B Mercury visits Europe for the first time

June marked the first deployment of a Block I standard E-6B Mercury to Europe, as it arrived at RAF Mildenhall in the UK. AFM details what new changes this update has brought to the E-6B fleet, as the US Navy prepares for the Block II upgrade