Naval Aviation Readiness Needle Trending Upward

Naval Aviation has a ways to go in terms of readiness, but the needle is moving in the right direction, according to leadership. During the final panel discussion at the 61st Annual Tailhook Convention on Sept. 9, the Air Boss, Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, Commander, Naval Air Forces, and Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), addressed an audience of Navy stakeholders and provided a candid assessment of the Naval Aviation Enterprise, acknowledging the enterprise-wide challenges of today and the ongoing efforts to address them. “Readiness is…

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At Tailhook, It’s ‘The Year of the Supercarrier’

Critics of the Navy’s aircraft carrier who claim that its time has come and gone – that it’s too vulnerable, that it doesn’t have a role moving forward – couldn’t be more wrong. That’s according to Capt. Craig Clapperton, who extolled the virtues of the carrier during the Sept. 7 opening panel discussion of the 61st annual Tailhook Convention, where the theme was “The Year of the Supercarrier.” “If carriers are going away, then why are our near-peers, allies and competitors trying to build carriers?” Clapperton said.  Recounting engagements while…

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Elbit Systems of America’s Advanced Capabilities and Solutions on Display at Tailhook 2017

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, will highlight its portfolio of advanced capabilities and solutions for the U.S. Navyand Marine Corps carrier aviation community at the 2017 Tailhook conference. This year’s event will take place Sept. 7-10 at the Nugget Casino Resort-Reno in Sparks, Nev. Elbit Systems of America’s exhibit will be located in booths 728-730. “Our company is committed to helping naval aviators perform their demanding missions that keep America safe,” said Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. “We provide a decisive edge in mission effectiveness for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through advanced technologies, capabilities, and combat-proven solutions.” The…

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