Tag: navy

The Navy Will Be Getting 14 More F/A-18 That Will Fly through 2040

The Navy budget gives the service its long-sought after F/A-18 Super Hornet increase by adding 14 fighters and more than $1 billion in procurement funds – all as part of a sweeping effort to increase the F-18 fleet size, meet mission requirements, accommodate new technologies and ultimately fly alongside the F-35C through the 2040s. Given […]

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Amid growing tensions: Japan, South Korea may refit naval ships for F-35 fighters

MELBOURNE, Australia — Amid growing tensions in the region, both Japan and South Korea are reportedly investigating options to operate the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter on board their respective ships. Quoting reports from unnamed military sources in their respective countries, Japan’s Kyodo news agency and South Korea’s Yonhap said that the […]

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Here’s What Would Happen if the Zumwalt Fought a Russian Battlecruiser

The United States Navy commissioned its newest destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000), last year. It’s had a hiccup or two, but make no mistake, this is a very modern naval warship. It has tons of firepower, including two 155mm guns, 20 four-cell Mk 57 vertical-launch systems, and two 30mm guns. But how would it fare […]

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The F-35 Is Almost Ready to Attack from Aircraft Carriers

Being engineered for a carrier, the F-35C’s 51-foot wingspan is larger than the Air Force’s F-35A and Marine Corps’ F-35B short take-off-and-landing variants. The fighter is configured to carry 19,000 pounds of fuel and 18,000 pounds of weapons. It can fire two AIM-120 air-to-air missiles and two 2,000-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions. The F-35C can […]

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3 Mighty US Aircraft Carriers with Japanese Ships to Send Clear Warning to N. Korean

Three mighty US aircraft carriers have teamed up with Japanese ships for joint naval exercises designed to send a clear warning to North Korea. The four-day drills that began in waters off South Korea’s eastern coast came as President Donald Trump traded insults with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. The battle groups of the […]

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