carrier air wing


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carrier air wing

Two or more aircraft squadrons formed under one commander for administrative and tactical control of operations from a carrier.
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In addition to acquiring new missiles, the Navy also needs to adapt its carrier air wing to better protect its ships and operate more effectively in anti-access environments against peer adversaries, analysts say.
Some ongoing improvements to the carrier air wing could be useful for regional conflicts, too, including the F-35C stealthy aircraft and longer range ground-attack variants of a UCLASS.
"What we got this far is an appetizer," said Captain Jim McCall, who heads Carrier Air Wing 8, which will train with the French aboard the Bush.
The Theodore Roosevelt, with her embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 and escorted by guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52), then dropped anchor at the mouth of Manila Bay.
Work, now Deputy Secretary of Defense, observed that "the combat value of unmanned aircraft is no longer much debated." (10) A CL-UAV has been in various stages of research and development since 1999, but fiscal constraints and prioritization of other naval aviation requirements have slowed its development, even though the rise of great-power competitors and the proliferation of antiaccess/area-denial (A2/AD) capabilities pose the most significant challenges to carrier air wing operations since World War II.
MQ-25 will significantly extend carrier air wing mission effectiveness by delivering a carrier-based airborne tanking capability.
The CSG 5 consists of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, guided-missile cruisers USS Shiloh and USS Chancellorsville and guided-missile destroyers from Destroyer Squadron 15, USS Curtis Wilbur, USS McCampbell, USS Benfold, and the aircraft of Carrier Air Wing 5.
The Sunliners of Carrier Air Wing Seventeen (CVW-17) were recently awarded the prestigious 2015 Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic F/A-18E/F Battle Efficiency ("E") Award following a record setting year where the squadron completed an arduous 10 month combat deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve; the longest such planned deployment since the Vietnam War.
The training event will mark the first time the carrier will integrate with Carrier Strike Group 10, Carrier Air Wing 3, and additional embarked ships from Destroy Squadron 26.
The F/A-18C Hornet fighter jets were from Carrier Air Wing 17 based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California's San Joaquin Valley.
The strike group, including three other warships, Carrier Air Wing 17, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and USS Halsey, will stay in Hong Kong waters for three days.
Eisenhower (CVN 69) and CVW-7 were awarded the "Jig Dog" Ramage Carrier and Carrier Air Wing Operational Excellence Award, along with the Adm.
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