Raytheon Has Big Plans to Make the F/A-18 Even More Lethal

Raytheon is being awarded a $9.6 million Navy contract to provide engineering technical services and field services for the AN/APG-65/65(V)/73/79 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Radar, associated systems, and support equipment in support of the F/A-18, EA-18G, and AV-8B aircraft.

Many Navy aircraft use AESA radars because of their superior ability to thwart jamming attempts and reduce the possibility of detection by the signal’s receiver.

This Could Be the Surprising Spark for Asia’s Next Big Mega War

Tensions over water are rising in Asia—and not only because of conflicting maritime claims. While territorial disputes, such as in the South China Sea, attract the most attention—after all, they threaten the safety of sea lanes and freedom of navigation, which affects outside powers as well—the strategic ramifications of competition over transnationally shared freshwater resources are just as ominous.

For the First Time Ever, the F-35B Takes-Off at Sea With Full Weapons Load and Drops Live-Bombs

For the first time in history, the F-35B took off from a ship with a full-load of weapons. Integrating the F-35B will change tactics on-board amphibious assault ships

The Marine Corps F-35B Short-Take-Off-and-Vertical-Landing Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter took off from a Navy amphibious assault ship for the first time with a full load of weapons -- in preparation for its planned deployment in 2018. 

Report: 130,000 U.S. Navy Sailors Have Been Hacked

According to a statement released by the Navy, hackers have acquired sensitive information on over 130,000 Navy soldiers. “Unknown individuals” accessed the data via a single laptop owned by an unnamed employee of the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, whom the Navy awarded a $3.5 billion contract in 2013. The HP business and technology subsidiary notified the Navy on Oct. 27.