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Navy Training Aircraft Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Navy Training Aircraft Crashes in Gulf of Mexico

Two sailors in a T-34C Turbomentor before a training flight. US Navy Photo

Two sailors in a T-34C Turbomentor before a training flight. US Navy Photo

A previous version of the post indicated the instructor and pilot had “ejected” from the T-34C Turbomentor that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft isn’t equipped with ejection seats and the term “ejected” has been replaced with “bailed out.”

A two-seater Navy training aircraft crashed Thursday morning in the Gulf of Mexico during a training flight, officials with the service’s Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) told USNI News Thursday afternoon. Read More

HASC Seapower Mark Preserves George Washington Carrier Refueling

HASC Seapower Mark Preserves George Washington Carrier Refueling

Sailors man the rails aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka in December 2013. US Navy Photo

Sailors man the rails aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) as the ship returns to Fleet Activities Yokosuka in December 2013. US Navy Photo

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will withhold money from the Pentagon unless the Secretary of Defense obligates funding to refuel the carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73), according to language in the HASC’s Seapower and Projections Forces Committee’s mark of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill. Read More

House Committee Seeks to Stall UCLASS Program Pending New Pentagon Unmanned Aviation Study

House Committee Seeks to Stall UCLASS Program Pending New Pentagon Unmanned Aviation Study

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator sits on an aircraft elevator of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) on May 6.

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator sits on an aircraft elevator of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) on May 6.

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) seeks to put on hold the U.S. Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft program and directs the Pentagon to fund a study for a future carrier-borne unmanned strike aircraft, according to language in the HASC’s Seapower and Projections Forces Committee’s mark of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Bill. Read More

Zumwalt Class Costs Have Risen $2 Billion in Last Five Years

Zumwalt Class Costs Have Risen $2 Billion in Last Five Years

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG-1000) pierside at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine on April 12, 2013. US Naval Institute Photo

Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Zumwalt (DDG-1000) pierside at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine on April 12, 2013. US Naval Institute Photo

The cost of the three ships in the Navy’s Zumwalt-class (DDG-1000) has risen more than $2 billion over the last five years — $450 million in the last year alone, according to Navy budget data aggregated by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

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Sailor Killed in Destroyer Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

Sailor Killed in Destroyer Shooting to Receive Heroism Medal

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was killed on board the destroyer USS Mahan on Monday. US Navy Photo

Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark A. Mayo was killed on board the destroyer USS Mahan on Monday. US Navy Photo

The sailor who was killed protecting a shipmate when a civilian trucker rushed the quarterdeck of USS Mahan (DDG-72) in March will receive the Navy’s highest non-combat decoration, according to the service. Read More

Analysis: Mystery Plane Seen Over Kansas Likely U.S. Military Aircraft

Analysis: Mystery Plane Seen Over Kansas Likely U.S. Military Aircraft

Photo taken by amature photographer Jeff Templin in Kansas on April, 16 2014

Photo taken by amateur photographer Jeff Templin in Kansas on April, 16 2014

The mysterious triangular-shaped aircraft has made several appearances over the skies of the continental United States — with the most recent sighting being over Wichita, Kan. last week — is likely a U.S. military aircraft, according to information from military sources. Read More