Tag Archives: Super Hornet

U.S. Navy And Boeing Successfully Conduct First-Ever Unmanned Aerial Refueling

Boeing

The U.S. Navy has announced it has successfully conducted its first-ever aerial refueling between a manned aircraft and an unmanned tanker on June 4th. The Navy and Boeing will analyze the test data and make any necessary software updates as the MQ-25 testing schedule continues in the months to come. 

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Dyncorp Wins NAWCAD IDIQ Contract to Provide Aircraft Services; Joe Dunaway Quoted

Aircraft Services

Dyncorp International (DI) has been awarded a $32.5 million firm-fixed price, cost reimbursable Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Patuxent River, Md., to continue to provide organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance and logistics services. Work will be performed at the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center (NAWDC) in Fallon, Nev.

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Boeing, US Navy Test Super Hornet Capabilities; Thom Breckenridge Quoted

Boeing

Boeing and the U.S. Navy have recently tested the F/A-18 Super Hornet capabilities, proving that the aircraft can operate from a “ski jump” ramp. “The first successful and safe launch of the F/A-18 Super Hornet from a ski jump begins the validation process to operate effectively from Indian Navy aircraft carriers,” said Ankur Kanaglekar, India Fighter Sales lead for Boeing. 

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Navy Achieves 80 Percent Mission-Capable Goal for Aviation Fleet

The U.S. Navy has attained an 80 percent mission-capable rate for the service branch's aviation fleets of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft. The Naval Aviation Enterprise worked to implement the Naval Sustainment System-Aviation initiative that allowed the Navy to achieve this goal, the service branch said Tuesday.

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Sean Stackley: Super Hornet Block III Upgrade Could Complement Navy’s F-35Cs

Sean Stackley, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, has said Boeing‘s proposed Block III  version of the Super Hornet aircraft could supplement the carrier variant of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Stackley told Breaking Defense’s Sydney Freedberg in an interview that he believes the Super Hornet’s payload will be a “good” complement to the …

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