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U.S. Marines conduct trans-Pacific flight in MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft

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U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin completed a trans-Pacific flight in MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for the fourth time, transiting from Darwin, Australia to their home station on Marine Corps Base Hawaii on September 19, according to a recent service news release. The flight consisted of four MV-22 Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor […]

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U.S. Navy holds keel-laying ceremony for new littoral combat ship

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The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) at Austal’s state-of-the-art ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 20. The ship’s sponsor, Dianne Isakson, wife of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, authenticated the keel for the 14th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) during the ceremony, according to […]

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Raytheon receives $80 million MK 54 torpedo contract modification

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U.S. defense giant Raytheon has received an $80 million U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command contract modification for the production of the Mark 54 Lightweight Torpedo. The contract involves foreign military sales to Canada, Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom and India under the Foreign Military Sales program (76.0 %). The U.S. Department of Defense said Friday that […]

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U.S. Navy tests new anti-mine unmanned surface vehicle

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The U.S. Navy has been testing the new anti-mine unmanned surface vehicle called Unmanned Influence Sweep System, or UISS,  aboard Military Sealift Command’s expeditionary sea base, USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4), into the Chesapeake Bay. The new unmanned surface vehicle (USV) is a mine counter measure platform and the evolution was the first time […]

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U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems with $170 million contract for repair on two guided-missile destroyers

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The U.S. defense contractor BAE Systems has announced that it received $170.7 million in contracts from the U.S. Navy to perform simultaneous maintenance and repair on two Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided-missile destroyers in its San Diego shipyard. Under the awarded contracts, the shipyard will tandem dry-dock the USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur […]

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New Joint Light Tactical Vehicles arrives at 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa

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The new Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles arrived at 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa, Japan. With armor, an engine, and durability greater than that of the Humvee, the JLTV is a valuable new asset to 3rd Marine Division and will greatly increase mission success and lethality, according to a recent service news release. “The JLTV […]

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U.S. Navy sponsoring development of a cloud-computing environment

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The U.S. Navy is working to develop a technologically advanced cloud-computing environment for enhancing the agility and responsiveness of naval warfighters, according to an Office of Naval Research service news release. “The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the U.S. Navy’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program are sponsoring the development of a cloud-computing environment […]

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USS Normandy departs for deployment

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The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) departed for its deployment, according to a Navy news release. USS Normandy Normandy and ships from Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 are deploying to support maritime security operations and in international waters across the globe. The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) departed Naval Station Norfolk on […]

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U.S. Navy receives first E-2D Hawkeye with aerial refueling capability

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The U.S. Navy Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), also known as “Greyhawks”, receive the first improved version of E-2D Advanced Hawkey airborne early warning surveillance aircraft with aerial refueling capability. The first E-2D Hawkeye aircraft, with an installed aerial refueling retrofit kit, will join the “Greyhawks” fleet, increasing the Navy’s battlespace awareness and integrated […]

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U.S. Marines simulate tactical airfield seizure

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U.S. Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit conduct rapid airfield seizure exercise from ships of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to Ie Shima Training Facility in order to set conditions to establish a forward arming and refueling point (FARP), according to a recent service news release. The 31st MEU and Amphibious Squadron 11, aboard […]

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