Super Hornet Crashes Near Trona, California; Pilot Killed

An F/A-18E Super Hornet based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif. crashed in the vicinity of Trona, CA June 3 at approximately 2:30 p.m. PDT. The pilot is confirmed deceased. The identity of the pilot will not be released until 24 hours after the next of kin have been notified. Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake Federal Firefighters and Naval…

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HII Awarded Tactical Training Systems Contracts

HII has been awarded two tactical training systems contracts by the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake. The first contract, for aircrew electronic warfare tactical training, is a multiple-award, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract with a total ceiling value of $249 million. The second contract, for tactical integrated threat/target training systems, is also a multiple-award, IDIQ contract with a total…

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U.S. Navy Selects SAIC for $93 Million Contract

Science Applications International Corp. won a contract to compete for task orders worth up to $93 million supporting Tactical Integrated Threat/Target Training Systems (TTS) for the U.S. Navy’s Adaptive Combat Environment Systems group at Naval Air Station, China Lake, California. Under the five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, SAIC will compete with other selected vendors to provide research and development, engineering, integration, testing,…

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Navy Super Hornet Crashes in Death Valley National Park

An F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed in Death Valley National Park, California, at approximately 3 p.m. (PDT), October 4. The pilot was treated for minor injuries at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and released later that night. The aircraft was assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 9 based at Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China…

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