U.S. Navy

Boeing and U.S. Navy conduct MQ-25 flight with refueling pod

Boeing MQ-25 Stingray unmanned refueler vehicle prototype achieved its maiden flight while carrying an aerial refueling pod....


From Classic to Super: Blue Angels switch Hornet

For their 75th anniversary, the U.S. Navy aerobatic team, the Blue Angels, said farewell to the F/A-18 Legacy Hornet, as they will transition to the new F/A-18 Super Hornet for the upcoming show season....


US Naval Air Forces orders partial stand-down pending inspection

Days after marking its safest year to date, the U.S. Navy suffered two crashes in a row. A partial grounding was ordered, pending a fleet-wide safety review....


US Navy experiment aerial delivery to resupply submarines [Video]

The United States Navy ran a battery of tests using different aerial means in order to evaluate the capacity to deliver supplies to a submarine. The experiments that involved the nuclear submarine USS Henry M. Jackson saw a variety of aircraft ranging from a helicopter, a plane and even a drone try their luck....


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....


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.  ...


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....


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....


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....