Archive for April 6th, 2017

Sea trials for PCU Gerald Ford to begin this week

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Aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) will be heading out to sea to start its first sea trial this week, said Vice Adm. Tom Moore.

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) on the James River in 2013
By U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Aidan P. Campbell [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Successful jettison of Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile from Lynx

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MBDA has successfully conducted air carriage and jettison trials of its Sea Venom/ANL anti-ship missile on board the Lynx Mk 8 naval helicopter, the company said in a press release.

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Photo: MBDA
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USN T-45 flight instructors go on strike, planes grounded

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The U.S. Navy was forced to ground its T-45 advanced jet trainer fleet after more than 100 instructional pilots refused to fly the aircraft, citing issues with the jet’s oxygen system.

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By Lt. j.g. John A. Ivancic [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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D.C. ANG F-16C crashes outside Joint Base Andrews

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A F-16C assigned to the D.C. Air National Guard’s 113th Fighter Wing went down two miles south of Joint Base Andrews on Apr. 5.


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