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A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier crashed in the Arizona desert about 15 miles northwest of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma during a training mission at 3:30 p.m. on 25 July. The pilot ejected safely only moments before the aircraft crashed on the desert floor and is reported to have suffered only minor injuries.
The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have agreed to buy Britain’s entire decommissioned fleet of 74 Harrier GR-9 and 9A Vertical/Short take off and Landing (V/STOL) fighter jets - a move expected to help the Corps operate Harrier jump jets into the mid-2020s and possibly replace aging two-seat F-18D Hornet strike fighters currently used for night attacks, the Navy Times reports.
The Navy and BAE Systems are entering a two-year Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program to integrate and demonstrate the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon...