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The United States Navy fields its own air arm apart from the Air Force to better serve American interests globally.

There are a total of [ 44 ] Active United States Navy Aircraft (2023) entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
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1
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H145 (EC145)
National Flag Graphic
2002
Airbus Helicopters H145 (EC145)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
2
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota
National Flag Graphic
2007
Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota
Twin-Engine Civilian / Military Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
3
Picture of the Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
National Flag Graphic
2001
Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
4
Picture of the Beechcraft C-12 Huron
National Flag Graphic
1974
Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Military Utility / Special Mission Aircraft
5
Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
National Flag Graphic
1964
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
6
Picture of the Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
National Flag Graphic
1953
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
7
Picture of the Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey
National Flag Graphic
2020
Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey
Carrierbased Tilt-Rotor Transport Aircraft
8
Picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
National Flag Graphic
2007
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Tiltrotor VTOL Transport Aircraft
9
Picture of the Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
National Flag Graphic
1967
Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
10
Picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
National Flag Graphic
1969
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
11
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
National Flag Graphic
1983
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
12
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) T-45 Goshawk
National Flag Graphic
1991
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) T-45 Goshawk
Carrierborne Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
13
Picture of the Boeing 707
National Flag Graphic
1958
Boeing 707
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
14
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
15
Picture of the Boeing E-6 Mercury
National Flag Graphic
1989
Boeing E-6 Mercury
Naval Communications Relay Aircraft / Airborne Command Post
16
Picture of the Boeing EA-18G Growler
National Flag Graphic
2009
Boeing EA-18G Growler
Carrierborne Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
17
Picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
National Flag Graphic
1999
Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
18
Picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon
National Flag Graphic
2013
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
19
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
National Flag Graphic
1948
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Utility Transport Aircraft
20
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
National Flag Graphic
1953
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Floatplane Aircraft
21
Picture of the Fokker F27 Friendship
National Flag Graphic
1958
Fokker F27 Friendship
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
22
Picture of the Grumman C-2 Greyhound
National Flag Graphic
1967
Grumman C-2 Greyhound
Carrier-based Cargo / Transport Aircraft
23
Picture of the Gulfstream C-20
National Flag Graphic
1983
Gulfstream C-20
Government / Military VIP Passenger Transport
24
Picture of the Gulfstream G500
National Flag Graphic
2004
Gulfstream G500
Large-Cabin Business Jet / Special Mission Platform
25
Picture of the IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
National Flag Graphic
1986
IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
26
Picture of the Leonardo AW119 (Koala)
National Flag Graphic
2000
Leonardo AW119 (Koala)
Lightweight Single-Engine Utility Helicopter
27
Picture of the Leonardo TH-73 AHTS (Advanced Helicopter Training System)
National Flag Graphic
2020
Leonardo TH-73 AHTS (Advanced Helicopter Training System)
Naval Helicopter Trainer
28
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
29
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
National Flag Graphic
1978
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
30
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
National Flag Graphic
2016
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
National Flag Graphic
1962
Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
Land-Based Long-Range Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft
32
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
National Flag Graphic
1962
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
33
Picture of the Northrop Grumman / Bell MQ-8 (Fire-X)
National Flag Graphic
2019
Northrop Grumman / Bell MQ-8 (Fire-X)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Autonomous Overwater Resupply Platform
34
Picture of the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
National Flag Graphic
1964
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
All-Weather Airborne Command and Control (ACC) / Battle Space Management Aircraft
35
Picture of the Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye
National Flag Graphic
2014
Northrop Grumman E-2D Hawkeye
Navy Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft (AEWC)
36
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
National Flag Graphic
2019
Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
37
Picture of the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
National Flag Graphic
2009
Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH)
38
Picture of the Northrop T-38 Talon
National Flag Graphic
1961
Northrop T-38 Talon
Supersonic Jet-Powered Advanced Training Aircraft
39
Picture of the Shield AI V-BAT
National Flag Graphic
2019
Shield AI V-BAT
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Drone
40
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
41
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
National Flag Graphic
1990
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter
42
Picture of the Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
National Flag Graphic
2002
Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
Multi-Mission Naval Helicopter
43
Picture of the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
National Flag Graphic
1984
Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
Multi-Mission Maritime Helicopter
44
Picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1979
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter

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