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New Simulators Give Naval Aviators an Edge in Training for High-End Fight

New Simulators Give Naval Aviators an Edge in Training for High-End Fight

Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 fly in close formation during a flight demonstration as part of Tiger Cruise 2017 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in November 2017. US Navy photo.

NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. — The future of naval aviation is complex: aircraft are growing more technologically advanced, pilots face a proliferation of high-end and low-end threats, military budgets are squeezed and demand for U.S. Navy forces around the globe is growing.

So how will naval aviation training keep up? In part, with increasingly sophisticated simulators. Read More

New Air Boss Miller Pitches Warfighting Focus in First Visit with Aviators

New Air Boss Miller Pitches Warfighting Focus in First Visit with Aviators

F/A-18s on the flight line at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev. USNI News Photo

This post has been updated to note that Vice Adm. Miller faced a TOPGUN A-4, not an A-7, in his early training experience at NAS Fallon.

NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. – The Navy’s new Air Boss laid out his priorities for the job – with a special focus on lethality and readiness for a high-end fight – during his first site visit since taking over as the eighth Commander of Naval Air Forces last month. Read More

More Room For Top Gun: Navy Wants to Triple Nevada Training Ranges

More Room For Top Gun: Navy Wants to Triple Nevada Training Ranges

 An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 takes off from a runway on Naval Air Station Fallon on April 11, 2014. US Navy Photo

An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Knighthawks of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 136 takes off from a runway on Naval Air Station Fallon on April 11, 2014. US Navy Photo

As the fleet evolves with more high-tech tactical aircraft and longer-range strike weapons, the Navy’s air training ranges in the Nevada desert have become too small to accommodate realistic training. So Navy officials want more room to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots and aircrews more like they’d fight and sharpen their air warfare skills at the existing expansive range complex near Naval Air Station Fallon. Read More