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F-35 Carrier Variant Granted Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy announced the initial operational capability of the Lightning II aircraft's carrier variant, the F-35C,  has met requirements including safety certification and a complete set of support tools. The IOC milestone follows a set of qualification tests that the Navy's Strike Fighter Squadron 147 pursued aboard aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, officials said Thursday.

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JHU APL Demonstrates Light-Based Communications Technology in Navy Experiment

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory engineers demonstrated light fidelity or Li-Fi networking technology during a trip aboard the USS Carl Vinson. The technology uses light-emitting diodes that turn on and off for more than a million cycles in a second to send data between wireless communication devices, JHU APL said Thursday.

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Navy Conducts 1st F-35C Flight Operations Aboard USS Carl Vinson Carrier

The U.S. Navy‘s first F-35 Joint Striker Fighter variant underwent a flight exercise Oct. 18 aboard an aircraft carrier off the Southern California coast as the aircraft prepares to reach initial operating capability. F-35C Lightning II from the Strike Fighter Squadron 125 performed launch and recovery operations on the USS Carl Vinson as part …

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Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne Assumes Military Sealift Command Chief Post

Navy Rear Adm. Dee Mewbourne, former director of maritime operations at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command, formally assumed duties as commander of the Military Sealift Command during a ceremony held Thursday aboard the USNS Lewis B. Puller ship. He succeeds Navy Rear Adm. T. K. Shannon, who has retired after a 34-year military career, the service branch said …

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Navy Conducts Fleet Battle Experiment on Osprey Aircraft

The U.S. Navy has conducted a fleet battle experiment on its variant of the V-22 Osprey aircraft to gauge the platform’s performance as replacement for the C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery platform. The service branch said Monday the MV-22B Osprey aircraft transported 34,590 pounds of cargo and 563 passengers to and from the USS Carl …

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