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Unmanned MQ-4C Triton Completes First Flight

The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its first flight from the company's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., May 22. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Bob Brown/Released)

By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Today, the U.S. Navy’s initial system development and demonstration MQ-4C Triton air vehicle successfully completed its first flight from Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif.   The arrival of Triton, accompanied by two other unmanned systems, the MQ-8B/C Firescout …

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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), May 14. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Alan Radecki/Released)

U.S. Navy aviation achieved a historic milestone today. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, May 14.   The unmanned aircraft launched from the deck of George H.W. Bush at …

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Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Leads the Way in Warfighting in Cyberspace

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By Vice Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander, U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet and co-Lead for the Navy’s Information Dominance Corps Later today, I will be leading a panel during the 2013 Sea-Air-Space Exposition at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. The panel is entitled “Warfighting …

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Remotely Piloted Assets Enhance Navy’s Warfighting Capabilities

110504-N-RC734-009 GULF OF ADEN (May 4, 2011) A Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle launches from the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Scan Eagle is a runway independent, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to provide multiple surveillance, reconnaissance data, and battlefield damage assessment missions. Comstock is assigned to Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national coalition conducting counter piracy and maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)

  In a recent interview with the New York Times, Vice Adm. Mark Fox, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5), discussed how the Navy uses remotely piloted intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems to enhance the Navy’s warfighting capabilities. “Low-end ISR assets give you a …

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#Warfighting —The Electronic Attack Squadron

A shooter launches an EA-6B Prowler from the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 off the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

The following blog was written by Cmdr. Sean P. Higgins, commanding officer of the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140. Using their aviation warfare skills, my Sailors support the Navy’s overall Warfighting mission by providing Airborne Electronic Attack in support of the carrier strike group’s missions of power projection and …

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