Tag: U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems a Contract Worth US$52m

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a five-year contract worth as much as US$52m to provide essential maintenance and testing support for various air traffic control and landing systems. These systems provide Navy pilots with electronic guidance to help them land safely on the ground and at sea, in all weather conditions. Under the […]

Boeing-Equipped Training Center Enhances Worldwide P-8A Maintenance

Boeing has equipped the U.S. Navy’s new P-8 Maintenance Training Facility with a suite of realistic, interactive training systems, another key step in the service’s efforts to fully integrate the aircraft into the fleet. Based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the center allows the Navy to provide immersive training for those maintaining P-8A Poseidon aircraft […]

Japan Orders Parts for Six F-35s Under $73.8 Million Contract

Japan is readying for future F-35 Lightning II production, ordering $73.8 million in long-lead items that would build six of the joint strike fighters. Long-lead items include titanium parts and other materials used to build the cockpit fuselage, the center of the airplane, the main bulkhead, the center wing and the aft. Lockheed won the […]

Boeing to Build 20 P-8A Submarine Hunter Maritime Patrol Aircraft

U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft experts are making plans to order 20 new Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for U.S. and Australian military forces. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $2.5 billion contract modification on 28 Jan. to the Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) in Seattle 20 […]

Boeing to Provide P-8 Training Systems to Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has selected Boeing to provide the service with P-8 maintenance training devices. This is the first international sale of P-8 maintenance training equipment currently used by the U.S. Navy for its P-8A Poseidon fleet. The RAAF virtual trainers were purchased through the U.S. Navy and RAAF Cooperative Program and […]

X-47B Passes Unmanned Refueling Test

The U.S. Navy’s X-47B is the first unmanned aircraft to successfully refuel midflight—a feat test pilots found more challenging than landing it on an aircraft carrier. The aircraft only had a matter of inches in which it could moveversus a number of feet on the aircraft carrier,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jeff McLean, Air Test and […]