With Hurricane Dorian bearing down on Florida’s Atlantic coast, the Navy is sending ships and aircraft away from the expected storm track while the Coast Guard is warning commercial and recreational sailors to secure their crafts.
A previous version of this story stated naval aircraft from Naval Air Station Jacksonville were evacuated to escape Hurricane Florence. The story listed the aircrafts’ headquarters locations, but the aircraft being evacuated were assigned to other locations..
Most of the U.S. Navy’s aircraft based in Virginia and Maryland that are able to fly will be sortied to escape Hurricane Florence, service officials told USNI News. Read More
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The Navy’s first two operational MQ-4C Triton high-altitude surveillance aircraft will start missions over the Pacific by the end of the year from a forward base in Guam, Naval Air Systems Command officials told reporters on Monday. Read More
The Navy will operate its East Coast MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles at Naval Station Mayport, Fla., U.S. Fleet Forces Command announced today. Read More
The commanding officer of the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG-58) died Oct. 10 in a house fire at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify that the Royal Australian Air Force has not yet signed a contract for its P-8As but has approved the acquisition of the aircraft.
Members of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 “Tridents” are busy in U.S. 5th Fleet this spring, in the middle of the last deployment of the Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft from the East Coast. Read More