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Marine’s newest F-35B turns amphibious assault ship into light aircraft carrier

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The United States Marine Corps fighter attack squadron made history when its dozen new supersonic-capable F-35B Lightning II stealth jets landed on the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during routine training in the Eastern Pacific. F-35B jets with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing […]

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U.S. Navy says goodbye to a legendary F/A-18C Hornet jet aircraft

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For decades, the F/A-18C Hornet aircraft was the primary fighter and attack aircraft of the U.S. Navy.  The aircraft was used in the Navy as a fighter escort and for fleet air defense; in its attack mode, it is used for force projection, interdiction and close and deep air support. On 2 October, the last […]

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Lockheed Martin gets $75 million Littoral Combat Ship contract modification

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Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, a business unit of Lockheed Martin, has been awarded a $75,7 million U.S. Navy contract modification for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. Under the modification, Lockheed Martin, Rotary and Mission Systems will provide expert design, planning and material support services for LCS-class ship construction. Work will be performed […]

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U.S Navy announces commissioning date for new Littoral Combat Ship

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The U.S. Navy has confirmed that it will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS),  the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 5, on the west pier in Gulfport, Mississippi, according to a service news release. The principal speaker will be Rep. Brad Wenstrup of Ohio. Former […]

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Littoral combat ship successfully launches Naval Strike Missile

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The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) successfully demonstrated the capabilities of the Naval Strike Missile (NSM) Oct. 1 (local date) during exercise Pacific Griffin, according to a Navy news release. Pacific Griffin is a biennial exercise conducted in the waters near Guam aimed at enhancing combined proficiency at sea while strengthening […]

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U.S. Navy announces tactical resupply unmanned aircraft challenge

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The U.S. Navy announced a prize challenge Sept. 27 for its future tactical resupply unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that will aid in the distribution of critical supplies for the Marine Corps. “Our goal is to provide an autonomous aerial delivery capability to the Marine Corps for field user evaluation”, said Col. John Neville, Navy and […]

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U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George Washington moves from dry dock

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Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has completed the dry dock portion of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington’s (CVN 73) refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH). America’s largest military shipbuilding company has reported that following the recent flooding of more than 100 million gallons of water into the dry dock, George Washington was […]

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U.S. Navy orders more MK 18 marine robotic systems

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The U.S. Navy has awarded Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, with a contract extension worth $52.3 million for the MK 18 family of Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) systems, sometimes known as underwater drones. This modification is to provide additional fleet fielded assets, to provide expanded capacity. This modification will allow procurement of additional MK 18 […]

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Pentagon awards $41 million contract for Special Forces combat submersibles

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The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Teledyne Brown Engineering, industry leader in engineered systems and advanced manufacturing, was awarded a $41 million contract for production and delivery of MK11  Shallow Water Combat Submersibles (SWCS) and provide related engineering services. Teledyne Brown Engineering is the Prime Contractor for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Shallow […]

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Huntington Ingalls awarded $67M contract modification for USS Columbus submarine upgrade

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The U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, has been awarded a $67 million U.S. Navy contract modification for USS Columbus (SSN 762) submarine upgrade. The U.S. Navy has announced a $67 million modification contract with Huntington Ingalls’s shipbuilding division for continue performance of the repair, maintenance, upgrades, and modernization efforts on USS Columbus (SSN 762) […]

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