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U.S. Navy unveils its new shipboard air traffic radar for the first time

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The U.S. Navy demonstrated its new Shipboard Air Traffic Radar, AN/SPN-50, for the first time Oct. 23 at Webster Field in St. Inigoes, Maryland. According to a recent Navy news release, the AN/SPN-50 , which is currently in the engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase, is scheduled for a production decision in late 2020. The […]

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U.S. Navy releases incredible video of 100,000-tonne ship high-speed turns

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The U.S. Navy released the incredible video on how 100,000-tonne aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducted high-speed turns during sea trials. USS Gerald R. Ford conducted high-speed turns in the Atlantic Ocean. The massive ship was at sea from 25 Oct to 30 Oct before returning to Norfolk Naval Base. Also, reported […]

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U.S. Navy oldest serving Los Angeles-class submarine arrives in Bremerton for decommissioning

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The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) arriving in Bremerton, Washington, and is scheduled to begin the inactivation and decommissioning process at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, according to a Navy news release. The vessel arrived in Bremerton after completing its seven-month, around-the-world deployment in support of maritime security operations. “Olympia has completed her […]

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U.S. Marine Corps awards contract to BAE Systems for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles

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BAE Systems has announced that it has received a $120 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV) under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP). The ACV is the Corps’ answer to the decades-old Assault Amphibious Vehicle, which has been in service since the 1970s. A next-generation […]

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U.S. Navy newest amphibious assault ship successfully completes acceptance trials

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The U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, has announced the successful completion of acceptance trials aboard the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7). The second ship in the America class spent three days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico with the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), performing vital test procedures that included a full power […]

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USS Charleston will undergo dry docking in Seattle over 2019-2020

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Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama has announced that the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) will undergo dry docking in Seattle over 2019-2020. The U.S. Navy awarded Austal USA a $$21,529,121 order yesterday to perform planned post delivery services on the USS Charleston, according to a company news release. Austal’s west coast operations […]

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1st Marine Aircraft Wing rapidly deployed more than 25 aircraft

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The United States Marine Corps reported that 1st Marine Aircraft Wing rapidly deployed more than 25 aircraft to austere, expeditionary locations and then returned those aircraft and forces to Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from October 24 to 25, 2019. Rapid deployment exercises like this are essential to maintaining the readiness needed to uphold commitments to […]

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U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder prepares for christening of newest aircraft carrier

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The U.S. Navy’s largest shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls, said on Tuesday that it began flooding the dry dock at its Newport News Shipbuilding division where the keel of aircraft carrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was laid in 2015. The controlled process of slowly filling the dry dock with more than 100 million gallons of water takes place […]

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Pentagon awards $50.9 million contract for Hawkeye’s electronic warfare systems

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp has announced that it was awarded a second Multi-Year contract for AN/ALQ-217 Electronic Support Measure (ESM) systems for the U.S. Navy’s E-2D aircraft program. The five-year $50.9 million multi-year contract includes the remainder of the 75 E-2D aircraft the US Navy is expected to purchase as part of […]

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Raytheon releases first image of Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band on EA-18 Growler

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U.S. weapons maker Raytheon Co on Thursday released first images of Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band on the EA-18 Growler. According to a company news release, the new pod will protect the U.S. Navy’s air forces by denying, degrading and disrupting enemy radars and communication devices. It also added that Raytheon Company completed the first power generation […]

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