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U.S. aerospace giant secures $1,9 billion contract for SLAM-ER missiles for Saudi Arabia

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U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co. has secured a $1,9 billion Stand-off Land Attack Missile – Expanded Response (SLAM-ER) contract from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command for Saudi Arabia. The U.S. Department of Defense announced a contract to provide non-recurring engineering associated with the SLAM-ER obsolescence redesign effort as well as the production and delivery […]

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Lockheed Martin delivers 500th F-35 Center Wing from Marietta facility

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The Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta delivered 500th F-35 Center Wing, marking a major milestone. According to the F-35.com, the milestone Center Wing, or CW, will be incorporated into CF-55, an F-35C aircraft that will be delivered to the U.S. Navy at NAS Lemoore, California, in 2021. The CW is a major structural component and represents […]

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U.S. Navy fast-attack submarine departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for sea trials

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The U.S. Pacific Fleet has reported that Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN 780) departs Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard after completing a scheduled extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA). According to a recent service news release, during the maintenance period, the shipyard and crew performed tank blasting and coating, hull preservation, propulsion and ship system […]

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U.S. Navy commences MQ-8C flight testing with new search radar

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The U.S. Navy commenced flight testing of the newest unmanned helicopter, Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout, equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 advanced search radar. The Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter designed to operate concurrently with other airborne assets and littoral combat ships and the new radar will provide commanders an improved and integrated intelligence, surveillance and […]

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Mark VI patrol boats participates in live fire exercise with MH-60S helicopter

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The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command has reported that 85-foot-long Mark VI patrol boats assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 56 participated in a live fire exercise with an MH-60S helicopter, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. “Mark VI boats increased interoperability with HSC 26 which allows both units to develop procedures leading […]

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Pentagon agreed additional fund to Textron Systems under the Unmanned Surface Vehicle Program

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On May 8, 2020, the U.S. Department of Defense agreed a $20 million cost-plus-fixed-fee revision to contract N00024-14-C-6322 signed with AAI Corp., a.k.a. as Textron Systems, set at Hunt Valley, Maryland, according to Gabriel Alberto Bazzolo. The contract extension includes engineering and technical services to develop Textron’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System (UISS) and Unmanned Surface […]

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U.S. guided-missile destroyers and British frigate departed the Barents Sea

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The U.S. Navy has confirmed that U.S. the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers and a British Type-23 Duke-class frigate departed the Barents Sea, following seven days of Arctic operations. The purpose of the operation was “to assert freedom of navigation and demonstrate seamless integration among allies,” U.S. Naval Forces Europe said in a statement. This is […]

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U.S. Marine Corps conducts check up on its long-range radar system

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U.S. Marine Corps has released several photos of a routine check up on an AN/TPS-59 radar system on Cannon Air Defense Complex at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. The AN/TPS-59 Radar is a Marine Corps’ only long-range, 3D, air-surveillance, theater ballistic missile (TBM)-capable radar. According to open sources, the AN/TPS- 59 is a transportable, solid-state […]

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U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder receives $187 million for Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9

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The Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. “This contract allows us to maintain the health of our critical nationwide shipbuilding supplier base while continuing […]

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USS John C. Stennis refueling and complex overhaul contract announced

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The U.S. Department of Defense announced May. 17 that the Navy and America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries have successfully renegotiated a modification to the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) contract for the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The Army has awarded Huntington Ingalls a $187,1 million contract modification to cover the […]

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