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French Navy will receive more H160 helicopters

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Just last week, Airbus Helicopters reported that the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option for two more H160s for the French Navy. As noted by the company, these aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus Helicopters in […]

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Raytheon secures $16,7M contract modification for mine countermeasure assets

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The U.S. Department of Defense said on Wednesday that Raytheon Missiles and Defense has received $16,7 million modification to a previously awarded contract to procure production Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems.  The contract modification, from Naval Sea Systems Command, incorporates additional contract options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this action to $68,550,513. Work […]

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U.S. Navy awards contract to Huntington Ingalls for REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle

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The U.S. Navy announced it has reached an agreement with America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls for two REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). “REMUS UUVs have been used by the U.S. Navy for their defense operations for more than 20 years,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group in HII’s Technical […]

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U.S. Marines complete the longest convoy in recent history

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In one of the longest military convoys in recent history, U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Battalion, part of 2nd Marine Logistics Group, drove 18 vehicles approximately 2,500 miles from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California. And they’re driving almost 2,500 miles back, in a […]

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Two U.S. Navy training aircraft collide in mid-air in Texas

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The Chief of Naval Air Training has confirmed that two T-45 Goshawk training aircraft from Training Squadron 22 collided in mid-air in Ricardo, Texas, at approximately 11:00 CST Monday.  “One aircraft was able to safely land at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, and the other aircraft’s instructor and student pilot safely ejected about nine miles […]

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U.S. Navy to commission USS Mobile on Saturday

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The U.S. Navy over the weekend will commission a new Littoral Combat Ship, the service announced. According to a recent service news release, USS Mobile (LCS 26) will be commissioned, Saturday, May 22, 2021, in Mobile, Alabama., at 10:00 a.m. CST. Also noted that the commissioning will be a private event with a very limited […]

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Huntington Ingalls begins fabrication of new Legend-class national security cutter

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America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division started fabrication of Legend-class national security cutter Friedman (NSC 11). The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Our workforce has invested more than a decade of effort, creativity and resolve to make the Legend-class national security cutter […]

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Cobham wins $7.1 million U.S. Navy contract for water activated parachute release systems

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Cobham Mission Systems, the U.S.-based world leading design and manufacturer of innovative aerospace safety and survival systems, announced today it has been awarded a new $7.1 million prime contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support. This contract is for production and delivery of Universal Water Activated Release System (UWARS) components to […]

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U.S. Navy releases footage of incident in Strait of Hormuz with Iranian Navy Forces

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U.S. Naval Forces Central Command has released footage of the incident in the Strait of Hormuz with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) on 10 May. On Monday, IRGCN’s fast in-shore attack craft (FIAC), a type of speedboat armed with machine guns, conducted unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers and failed to exercise due regard […]

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Sale of Aegis Combat System to Canada approved

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The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to Canada of more than $1.7 billion worth of integrated naval weapons system produced by Lockheed Martin, according to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The possible deal covers four Shipsets of the AEGIS Combat System (ACS); one AEGIS Combat System Computer Program; four Shipsets of […]

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