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.
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
Boeing was awarded a $1.16 billion long-anticipated contract for 28 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet tactical fighters for the Kuwait Air Force, according to a Friday Pentagon contract announcement. Read More
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.
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
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.
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
Queen Elizabeth II decommissioned one of the largest British warships, the former Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean (L12), during a ceremony Tuesday aboard the amphibious ship at the RN’s Devonport Naval Base.
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.
Lockheed Martin unveiled its concept for the Navy’s MQ-25A Stingray unmanned aerial tanker in a series of images provided to USNI News on Monday by the company. Read More