Category Archives: Aviation

Missile Defense Agency Looking to Intercept Ballistic Targets Earlier During Boost Phase

Missile Defense Agency Looking to Intercept Ballistic Targets Earlier During Boost Phase

U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the Japan Ministry of Defense (MoD), and U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) successfully conducted a flight test Feb. 3 (Hawaii Standard Time), resulting in the first intercept of a ballistic missile target using the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA off the west coast of Hawaii. US Navy Photo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Taking out incoming missiles during the boost phase – the period just after launch – is something the military’s missile defense leadership is confident will occur in the not too distant future.

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Canada Seeking 88 New Fighters to Replace Aging CF-18s; Will Buy Surplus Australian F-18 Hornets in Interim

Canada Seeking 88 New Fighters to Replace Aging CF-18s; Will Buy Surplus Australian F-18 Hornets in Interim

Capt. Matthew Kutryk, Royal Canadian Air Force pilot, flies a specially painted CF-18 Hornet commemorating Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation during the Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 21, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. US Air Force Photo

The Canadian government will start a new competition to buy 88 fighters to replace the aging fleet of Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets, Ottawa announced on Tuesday. Read More

Training, Spares Already Hurt by Continuing Resolution; Longer CR Would Block Slew of Ship Buys in January

Training, Spares Already Hurt by Continuing Resolution; Longer CR Would Block Slew of Ship Buys in January

The guided missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG-108) leads the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47) and San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD-23) in formation during a simulated strait transit as part of Dawn Blitz 2017. US Navy Photo

Lawmakers bought themselves two more weeks to pass a defense spending bill, after extending the continuing resolution that has funded the government since the start of the fiscal year, but the Navy is already seeing decreased readiness as a result of operating under a CR and would face severe procurement challenges if a defense budget isn’t passed by the end of the month. Read More

VCNO Moran: Navy Looking for Augmented Reality Trainers that are Portable, Integrated Across Domains

VCNO Moran: Navy Looking for Augmented Reality Trainers that are Portable, Integrated Across Domains

A student at the Electronics Technicians and Fire Controlman “A” School prepares to troubleshoot a radar simulator partial task trainer (PTT) at the Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit, Great Lakes, Oct. 19, 2017. US Navy photo.

The Navy is seeking virtual and augmented reality training tools that are both integrated across warfare domains and capable of measuring proficiency and improvement. Read More

Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt Enters Persian Gulf

Aircraft Carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt Enters Persian Gulf

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Ayana Knox records aircraft movements on the ‘Ouija Board,’ a scale model of the flight deck, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) on Nov. 28, 2017. Theodore Roosevelt and its carrier strike group are deployed to the Persian Gulf. US Navy Photo

The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (CSG-9) is now in the Persian Gulf, where it is expected to join the ongoing Operation Inherent Resolve fight against ISIS forces.

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U.S. Navy Continues to Assist in Search for Missing Argentine Sub

U.S. Navy Continues to Assist in Search for Missing Argentine Sub

A reporter films pilots from Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, Red Lancers, on a P-8A Poseidon aircraft in Argentina as part of a detachment from Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 assisting the search for a missing Argentine submarine.
US Navy Photo

The U.S. Navy is continuing to provide assistance to the Argentine Armada’s now dire search for its missing submarine as grief counselors were brought in to meet with family members of the missing crew of ARA San Juan.

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