Category Archives: Aviation

Congress Accelerates Funding for New Navy C-130T Propeller Replacement Program

Congress Accelerates Funding for New Navy C-130T Propeller Replacement Program

A C-130T Hercules from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 (VR-62) takes off from Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 11, in support of operations on the first day of Valiant Shield 2012. US Navy Photo

The Navy will regain a significant heavy airlift capability a bit sooner than anticipated, after lawmakers accelerated funding needed to get the service’s fleet of C-130T aircraft back in the air.

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USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 2, 2018

USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 2, 2018

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This post has been updated to reflect that the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group arrived in Singapore on April 2.

The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 2, 2018, based on Navy and public data. In cases where a CSG or ARG is conducting disaggregated operations, the map reflects the location of the capital ship. Read More

Schedule at Risk for Navy F-35C Fighters to be Combat Ready by End of Year

Schedule at Risk for Navy F-35C Fighters to be Combat Ready by End of Year

An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 is positioned on the bow catapults of the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) March 17, 2018, in the Atlantic Ocean. US Navy photo

It’s looking less and less likely the carrier-variants of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter will be ready for combat this year as has long been planned, but their first deployment is still expected in 2021.

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Report: Super Hornet Was Flying on One Engine Before Fatal Key West Crash

Report: Super Hornet Was Flying on One Engine Before Fatal Key West Crash

Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson, Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King. US Navy Photos

The post has been corrected to reflect the current Department of the Navy definition of a Class ‘A’ Mishap. An aircraft incident that results in a death or damage of $2 million or more. USNI News used an older definition that stated the damage threshold for a Class A mishap was $1 million of damage or more.

An F/A-18F Super Hornet was flying on only one engine before a crash that killed two naval aviators on approach to Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., according to a summary of the accident from the Navy Safety Center. Read More

USS Wasp Expected to Join Foal Eagle Exercise

USS Wasp Expected to Join Foal Eagle Exercise

An MH-60S Knighthawk attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 (HSC-25) approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) on March 20, 2018. US Navy Photo

Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1) is expected to participate in the annual Foal Eagle joint exercise with the Republic of Korea early next month.

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Naval Aviators Underway Keep a Wary Eye for Physiological Episodes

Naval Aviators Underway Keep a Wary Eye for Physiological Episodes

An FA-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Stingers of Strike Fighter Attack Squadron (VFA) 113, flies over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on March 22, 2018. US Navy Photo

ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN THE PERSIAN GULF – Nearly one year after naval flight student training ground to a halt due to soaring rates of physiological episodes among jet aircrew, deployed aviators are vigilant in self-monitoring for PE symptoms and are armed with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber to treat any potential cases while at sea. Read More

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Leaves Middle East for Pacific

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Leaves Middle East for Pacific

Sailors control aircraft on deck inside of carrier air traffic control center aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). (U.S. Navy photo)

Sailors control aircraft on deck inside of carrier air traffic control center aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). (U.S. Navy photo)

After more than four months operating in the Middle East, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and the ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 have left U.S. 5th Fleet and entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in the Indian Ocean.

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