August 19, 2019

Carriers to Return to Steam Catapult Systems

Steam Catapult

President Trump has ordered that carriers go back to steam catapult systems for launching aircraft, a move that could cost billions and reduce the ships’ capabilities.

History Made Aboard the USS Ford

F/A-18

The USS Gerald R. Ford made history last week with the successful landing and launching of aircraft from VX-23 using the Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System.

Mattis Orders Greater Flexibility for Ready and Lethal Forces

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DefSec Mattis directs the services, the National Guard Bureau, and combatant commanders to identify changes needed to give each branch increased flexibility to organize, train, and equip more ready and lethal forces.

Trump: Ditch EMALS Catapult System

Trump : Ditch New Catapult Launch System

President Trump said the Navy should abandon its plans for electromagnetic catapults — the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS — for carrier aviation and return to the steam-powered launch and recovery system.

Senators Move NDAA Forward with War Fund

John McCain

Senators vote 83-15, include $38 billion for DoD from the war fund and move NDAA toward a vote possible as early as Thursday.

NAVAIR Industry Day Coming March 20

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Learn about the latest acquisition priorities of the Naval Air Systems Command Wednesday.

Sequester Could Bring ‘Devastating Recession’ to Region

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Region gets 20 percent of Federal payroll dollars.

Tennant Takes Command of Navy’s F-35, X-37B Testing

Commander calls his new job the best at NAVAIR.

Launch & Trap Teams Honored

Three Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment programs received NAWCAD Commander’s awards.

Navy Buying Hydrophones

NAVAIR solicited two contracts and awarded two others yesterday.