Category Archives: Aviation

Sikorsky Rolls Out New Marine Helo

Sikorsky Rolls Out New Marine Helo

The first CH-53K King Stallion US Marine Corps heavy lift helicopter. Sikorsky Photo

The first CH-53K King Stallion US Marine Corps heavy lift helicopter. Sikorsky Photo

Sikorsky Aircraft rolled out the U.S. Marine Corps’ first CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter during a ceremony in Florida on Monday. Read More

Navy Training Aircraft Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Navy Training Aircraft Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Two sailors in a T-34C Turbomentor before a training flight. US Navy Photo

Two sailors in a T-34C Turbomentor before a training flight. US Navy Photo

A previous version of the post indicated the instructor and pilot had “ejected” from the T-34C Turbomentor that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft isn’t equipped with ejection seats and the term “ejected” has been replaced with “bailed out.”

A two-seater Navy training aircraft crashed Thursday morning in the Gulf of Mexico during a training flight, officials with the service’s Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) told USNI News Thursday afternoon. Read More

House Committee Seeks to Stall UCLASS Program Pending New Pentagon Unmanned Aviation Study

House Committee Seeks to Stall UCLASS Program Pending New Pentagon Unmanned Aviation Study

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator sits on an aircraft elevator of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) on May 6.

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator sits on an aircraft elevator of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) on May 6.

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) seeks to put on hold the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft program and directs the Pentagon to fund a study for a future carrier-borne unmanned strike aircraft, according to language in the HASC’s Seapower and Projections Forces Committee’s mark of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill. Read More

UCLASS Timeline

UCLASS Timeline

The following is a brief history of the Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program compiled by USNI News.