U.S. Navy

By Chen Chuanren
Japan has reportedly sent an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) official to the U.S. Navy to acquire knowledge on railgun development.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Brian Everstine
The Bell Boeing CMV-22 is expected to be the future of U.S. Navy carrier onboard delivery, with extended range and increased capacity.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Graham Warwick
The fly-off is intended to lead to a follow-on engineering and manufacturing development phase and initial production.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Brian Everstine
The measure, known as the chairman’s mark, cuts $2.97 billion from the procurement accounts to help cover the $3.83 billion increase for personnel spending.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
A new generation of high-speed rotorcraft technology is available for the U.S. Navy, but ship-board limitations already have ruled out the natural option.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command is looking at near-term remedies for keeping its Bell Boeing CV-22 fleet healthy as it returns to flight
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Marine Corps is in the study phase of its collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) effort.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Mark Carreau
Launch is planned for 10:34 p.m. EDT on May 6 atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral.
Space

By Steve Trimble
A recent simulator test shows that a U.S. Navy fighter pilot will be able to command an MQ-25 Stingray to start the aerial refueling process.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Aviation Week Staff
China’s EHang has filed a shelf registration to sell up to $100 million in new shares via a public offering on the Nasdaq stock exchange.
Advanced Air Mobility

By Guy Norris
Leonardo diverted the latest new-build TH-73A Thrasher training helicopter for the U.S. Navy for display at the Army Aviation Association of America summit.
Army Aviation Association of America

By Steve Trimble
A Boeing team says it is on track to upgrade the MQ-25 Stingray with the ability to autonomously refuel other MQ-25s by 2030.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
Air Mobility Command plans to complete a year-long analysis in the hopes of resolving several fundamental questions about the U.S. Air Force’s next tanker.
Multi-Mission Aircraft

By Steve Trimble
The 6,000-lb., MQ-8C will soon be gone, but the requirement will not be forgotten.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy on April 18 received its first two Textron T-54A Multiengine Training System aircraft.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

By Brian Everstine
A T-45C Goshawk engine malfunction on April 12 has caused the U.S. Navy to pause flight operations of the type—the second mishap for the trainer in less than a month.
Light Attack and Advanced Training

By Steve Trimble
Cost is becoming an increasing challenge to missile defense systems, even as Israel’s success against Iran shows the value of the capability.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Brian Everstine
Naval Air Systems Command announced March 8 that it had issued a flight clearance for the fleet after all operators grounded their V-22s following a November 2023 crash.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy is now in a “source selection environment” for its future F/A-XX fighter.
Aircraft & Propulsion

The Air Force will receive a classified directed energy system last among the three armed services participating in the High Energy Laser Scaling Initiative.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

By Brian Everstine
The U.S. Navy is approaching a total of $1 billion in munitions expended in the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean.
Missile Defense & Weapons

By Brian Everstine
U.S. aircraft and ships took down scores of drones and missiles, including several before they were launched in Yemen, as part of the broad defense of Israel.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Steve Trimble
Boeing has displayed a model of an armed variant of the MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based tanker featuring two Lockheed Martin AGM-158C LRASMs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

By Steve Trimble
The Navy’s CCA target amounts to roughly half the Air Force’s target unit cost.
Budget, Policy & Operations

By Guy Norris
The Navy contract comes as the Defense Department faces a major shortfall in SRM production capacity.
Space Symposium