June 24, 2022

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Maryland Guard Deploys A-10s to Europe

Guard

Ten A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft belonging to the Maryland Air National Guard and assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron landed in Iceland on Thursday. The “Warthogs” will be part of a training exercise throughout Eastern Europe.

Mercy’s New Flight Deck Put to the Test

Flight Deck Mercy Osprey

The USNS Mercy hospital ship conducted its first-ever flight deck landing of a V-22 Osprey last week. The MV-22B Osprey is assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 21 of NAS Patuxent River.

Blackjacks Team Conducts Testing of MV-22 Osprey

Blackjacks

Pilots and engineers from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron HX-21 recently joined colleagues from other Navy and Marine Corps commands to conduct MV-22 Osprey landing and ship compatibility tests aboard the USS New York.

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.

Final Deployments for P-3C Orions

The last of the US Navy’s P-3C Orions are on their final overseas deployments, reports The Drive. The patrol planes are being split between bases in Bahrain and Japan. The Navy is preparing to retire its Orions. Their replacements: P-8A Poseidons.

Analyst: Defense Contractor Earnings Outlook May Improve

Analyst: Defense Contractor Earnings Outlook May Improve

A defense industry analyst says the earnings outlook for defense companies may trend upward, assuming a House conference committee authorizes a defense budget closer to the Senate version with much higher defense spending than the White House has sought.

Osprey Hovers on Biofuel

Osprey

Pax River team successfully flies a MV-22 Osprey on biofuel.

‘T-Rex’ Helo Demonstrates Airborne Data Networking for Marines

The Navy’s only maritime helicopter testbed successfully prototyped and demonstrated technology offering significant improvements in tactical battlefield situational awareness recently at the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.