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U.S. military is scrambling to get ships and planes out of way of Hurricane Douglas

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U.S. Navy ships and submarines based in Hawaii not currently undergoing maintenance availabilities have begun plans to sortie as Hurricane Douglas travels toward the Hawaiian Islands. Ships that sortie will be positioned to help respond after the storm, if needed. Also, the U.S. Marine Corps parking the entire squadrons of CH-53s in the hangar to […]

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Russian fighter intercept U.S. patrol aircraft on spying mission

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The Russian National Defense Control Center claimed that Su-27 fighter jets of the Southern Military District’s air defense quick reaction alert forces intercepted a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft over the Black Sea. The Russian airspace control systems detected an air target over the neutral waters of the Black Sea on July 24, 2020, the […]

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U.S. Navy will improve MH-60R/S helicopter survivability

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The U.S. Navy is focusing on integrating the APR-39C(V)2 Radar Warning Receiver into the MH-60R and MH-60S to improve the survivability of helicopters and gain persistence over the battlefield. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) is intends to negotiate a cost plus incentive delivery order on a sole source basis with Lockheed Martin Rotary and […]

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Spanish Seahawk helicopter airlifts injured sailor from U.S. Navy destroyer

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The Dumskaya.net news agency has reported that Spanish SH-60 Seahawk helicopter from frigate Alvaro de Bazen (F101) airlifted an injured sailor from a U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) off the Ukrainian coast. U.S. Navy destroyer with a Spanish frigate takes part in the multinational exercise “Sea Breeze 20”, which takes place between July […]

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U.S. Navy warships conducts operations with Indian Navy

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The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group with Indian Navy ships are conducting cooperative operations in the Indian Ocean, according to a press release issued Thursday by Carrier Strike Group 11. The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of flagship USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Princeton, and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers Sterett and USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114), […]

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U.S. Navy destroyer USS Porter participates in exercise Sea Breeze 2020

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The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) entered the Black Sea July 19, 2020 to participate in exercise Sea Breeze 2020. This is Porter’s third trip to the Black Sea since the beginning of 2020. During its previous trips to the region, Porter participated in multiple tactical maneuvering, communications, and air defense exercises with […]

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Northrop Grumman to update AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters

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Last week, Northrop Grumman reported that recent awards from United States Marine Corps. will allow the company to update the AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters. As noted by the company, Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $104 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) award for the technical refresh of UH-1Y, AH-1Z. The IDIQ contract covers delivery […]

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General Dynamics awarded $13 million Knifefish underwater drone contract modification

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General Dynamics Missions Systems Inc., a business unit of General Dynamics, has been awarded a $13,5 million contract modification for the Surface Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (SMCM UUV) program, also known as Knifefish, the U.S. Department of Defense said Monday. The exercised option on the previously awarded contract will cover exercise an option for […]

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U.S. Navy returns broken E/A-18G Growler aircraft back to the fleet

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The U.S. Navy has announced on Monday that it has returned a broken E/A-18G Growler carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft back to the fleet. “Originally this aircraft suffered a hot air leak in its engine bay that resulted in damage to the side of the aircraft,” said F/A-18 Class Desk Inventory Manager Bob Alley, who retired […]

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U.S. Navy commissions new amphibious assault ship Tripoli

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The U.S. Navy on Wednesday commissioned its newest amphibious assault ship, named for the Battle of Derne in 1805. The name honors and commemorates the force of U.S. Marines and approximately 370 soldiers from 11 other nationalities who captured the city of Derna, Libya, during the 1805 Battle of Derna. The battle resulted in a subsequent peace […]

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