July 18, 2019

Hornet Fighter Jet Crashes in Persian Gulf

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Both pilots ejected without serious injury, the Hornet was lost, the crash occurred just after launch and was not the result of hostile activity.

X-47B Passes Catapult Test, Looks to Carrier Launch

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Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the Internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the Leader’s owners or staff. The X-47B successfully completed its first shore-based tests at NAS Patuxent River, Defense Tech reports.  The tests determined the aircraft structurally sound and aeromechanically successful using the U.S. Navy’s current steam catapult system. The Navy anticipates launching the X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle from a carrier next year depending upon the operational deployments of the ships, Defense Daily reports. (paywall) The Senate votes Monday…