July 18, 2019

More Delays for USS Gerald R. Ford

USS Gerald R. Ford

The USS Gerald R. Ford, with its $13 billion price tag, is the most expensive warship in history. Already two years behind schedule, it faces more delays after the Pentagon’s top weapons tester concluded the ship is still not ready for combat.

Will US Continue to Rule the Skies?

F35

Can America retain its edge in the sky? By 2030 the most powerful air forces in the world will be very familiar. See who’s on the list?

The F-35 Stealth Fighter’s Worst Enemy

What is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter’s biggest threat? Some analysts believe it’s the fifth-generation Russian PAK FA stealth fighter, and that country has built six prototypes of the jet.

Aircraft Return As Pax Runway Reopens

Communities surrounding the Naval Air Station Payuxent River might notice a return of US Navy fixed-wing aircraft over Southern Maryland starting today, due to the re-opening of Runway 06/24. Both Runway 06/24 and Runway 14/32 at the base have been closed for needed repairs. The re-opening will allow the station to resume flights of fixed-wing aircraft that require the runway to take-off and land.

Progress Swift on JSF Takeoff, Landing Testing

F-35B

Progress has been quick on extensive preparations on board amphibious assault ships for short takeoffs and landings of the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter. This will ensure that the ships’ flight decks, sensors, and weapons systems can accommodate the first-ever deployment of the fighter jet set for 2018.

Allied Air Strikes on IS Continue

fighter jets

Photos capture life aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier where US fighter jets launch to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq .

Navy OK Lets Construction of Wind Farm Begin

wind turbines

The wind farm of 104 turbines nearly 500 feet tall is being built near a radar system of the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex in Chesapeake, NC.