Tag: Naval Aviation

Navy Boss Hints At A Very Different Looking Future Fleet Of Naval Combat Aircraft

The U.S. Navy’s top officer says that his service is still looking at a mix of still largely undefined manned and unmanned advanced “aviation combatants” to eventually replace its existing primary combat jets, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-35C Joint Strike Fighter. He also said that it was not clear what platforms those future aircraft might launch from, raising the possibility that the Navy may be looking beyond traditional aircraft carriers as it refines its aviation requirements.

Navy May Slow Aviation Ops Due To Budget Shortfall As It Ground Super Hornet Demo Team

The U.S. Navy is reportedly looking at a major budget shortfall of at least $100 million for aviation operations and maintenance for the rest of the fiscal year. The service is now looking at cutting flight hours for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft assigned to operational and non-operational units, curtailing deployments for certain helicopter squadrons, ground an entire air wing, and more to close the funding gap.