Pijus Jauniskis

EA-18 Growler completes maiden flight with Next-Gen Jammer pods

The Naval Air System’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) initial mission system flight onboard the electronic attack aircraft EA-18 Growler on August 7, 2020, was reported by the U.S. Navy as successful....


Kristina Kirkliauskaite

U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots: one and same thing?

It is well-known that not everyone can become a U.S. Air Force or Navy pilots. At first, candidates have to fit in the strict educational and physical requirements, then take intense pilot training sessions to finally be able to operate incredible aircraft. Here are several differences between U.S. Air Force and Navy pilots, from the requirements to their various pilot wings.  ...


Clement Charpentreau

OTD: Iran Air A300 mistakenly shot down by US Navy, 290 dead

On July 3, 1988, Iran Air flight 655 from Bandar Abbas, Iran, to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, was shot down shortly after takeoff by two missiles from the USS Vincennes frigate that was patrolling in the Strait of Hormuz. The 290 people on board were killed....


Clement Charpentreau

U.S. Navy new aircraft recovery system reaches milestone

The U.S. Navy announced that its newest aircraft recovery system, the Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), had successfully completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Russian Su-27 allegedly intercepts U.S. EP-3 within 5 feet

The United States Department of State claims a Russian military fighter jet “engaged in an unsafe interaction” with U.S. Navy plane in international airspace on January 29, 2018. The department notes that a Russian Su-27 flew just within five feet of a U.S. EP-3. Russia denies breaking international rules....