The first example of the US Navy version of BellBoeing’s tiltrotor, the CMV-22B Osprey, achieved its first flight on 21 January 2020, at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center, according to the company.Read More
Pacific Ocean – before dawn… US Navy flight deck crew ready a San Diego, California-based USCG HH-60J Jayhawk helicopter for launch from the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). The mission took place 15 December 2008 tasked to rescue an injured merchant sailor from a Liberian cargo ship. The patient was successfully rescued from the civilian vessel, flown to the Lincoln to stabilize his condition and then transported onward to San Francisco for additional care.Read More
The US Navy has completed its first ever aircraft carrier-based catapult launch of an unmanned aircraft, an X-47B, from the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), on 14 May 2013.
AeroSpaceNews.com presents the next installment in our series of Hot Pics of amazing airplanes, helicopters, spacecraft and other things that fly. This HD video episode features the awesome X-47B UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAS Unmanned Aerial System or because this one “could” be armed with weapons, Unmanned Combat Air System… to many, it is just a drone. It begins with a sequence documenting that historic first X-47B launch from the aircraft carrier and continues with more footage, including air-to-air, from the UCAS-D program to date.Read More
The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has flown a bumpy route to operational status. In fact, as we go to press, the F-35B is grounded. Notwithstanding those issues which should surprise nobody who understands advanced capability aircraft design and testing, the aircraft and the thus far proven capabilities are pretty impressive to behold. Some of which you may enjoy viewing in this videoRead More
If you are an aviation video buff with an appreciation for hot pics of awesome aircraft like the F/A-18 Super Hornet, sit back and buckle up Sunshine because we have a treat for you. This F/A-18 video features photography and video captured by the brave men and women of Combat Camera.Read More