Rolls-Royce reaches agreement to design, manufacture propellers for U.S. Navy’s Constellation frigates

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has reached an agreement with Fincantieri Marinette Marine to design and manufacture up to 40 fixed-pitch propellers for the U.S. Navy’s Constellation-class (FFG-62) guided missile frigate program. Fincantieri was awarded the shipbuilding contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in April 2020, to design and build the first FFG-62 class frigate. […]

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Boeing super hornet demonstrates Ski-jump launch capability

NEW DELHI: Boeing and the U.S. Navy proved recently that the F/A-18 Super Hornet can operate from a “ski jump” ramp, demonstrating the aircraft’s suitability for India’s aircraft carriers. The demonstrations, held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, showed that the Super Hornet would do well with the Indian Navy’s Short Takeoff but Arrested […]

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Boeing awarded U.S. Navy contract for New Zealand P-8 training

NEW DELHI: The U.S. Navy recently awarded Boeing a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract, valued at $109 million, to provide P-8A Poseidon training for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). A suite of training systems and courseware will prepare RNZAF aircrew and maintainers to safely and effectively operate and maintain the world’s premier maritime […]

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Boeing, U.S. Navy to demo future ramjet missile technology

NEW DELHI: Boeing and the U.S. Navy will demonstrate advanced missile technologies that will make carrier air wing strike fighters more lethal against threats into the next decade. Boeing has been awarded a $30 million contract from the Navy to co-develop the Supersonic Propulsion Enabled Advanced Ramjet (SPEAR) flight demonstrator with the Navy’s Air Warfare […]

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Boeing inducts 20th U.S. Navy F/A-18 into Service Life Modification

NEW DELHI: Boeing has inducted its 20th F/A-18 Super Hornet into Service Life Modification (SLM) supporting U.S. Navy readiness needs for mission-capable aircraft. Two SLM jets have already been delivered back to the Navy. Initially, SLM will extend the life of Super Hornets from 6,000 to 7,500 flight hours. Future modification plans in 2022 will […]

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Bell Boeing delivers first V-22 for U.S. Navy’s aircraft carriers

NEW DELHI:Boeing  and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron company, delivered the first CMV-22B Osprey, which is the V-22 variant the U.S. Navy will use for transporting personnel and cargo to aircraft carriers at sea. “The CMV-22B brings expanded capabilities not only to the carrier onboard delivery mission, but to the high-end fight,” said U.S. Navy […]

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Boeing delivers the first F/A-18 service life modification Jet to U.S. Navy

NEW DELHI: Boeing has given an F/A-18 a new lease on life after delivering the first Super Hornet under the Service Life Modification to the U.S. Navy. The second SLM jet will deliver by the end of the month, and Boeing will deliver the third F/A-18 in April. The initial Super Hornets delivered from SLM […]

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Boeing, U.S. Navy successfully link piloted, unmanned growlers

NEW DELHI: Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully flew two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as unmanned air systems using a third Growler as a mission controller for the other two. The flights, conducted during the Navy Warfare Development Command’s annual fleet experiment (FLEX) exercises, proved the effectiveness of technology […]

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Boeing, U.S. Navy complete first super hornet IRST Block II Flight

NEW DELHI:For the first time, Boeing and the U.S. Navy flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod in late 2019. IRST Block II is a critical component of the Block III Super Hornet. The Block III conversion will include enhanced network capability, longer range with conformal […]

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U.S. Navy awards Lockheed Martin $43 million contract

NEW DELHI: Lockheed Martin said that it has received a $43 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to upgrade to the AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye. This modification increases the scope of the existing E-2D AN/ALQ-217D electronic support measures and provides upgrades to the receiver/processor, active front end […]

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