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Lockheed Lays Keel of 11th Littoral Combat Ship

Lockheed Lays Keel of 11th Littoral Combat Ship

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s eleventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Sioux City, in a ceremony held at Marinette Marine Corporation. The industry team is building Freedom-class LCSs for the […]


U.S. Navy Tests Infrared Search and Track on Boeing Super Hornet

U.S. Navy Tests Infrared Search and Track on Boeing Super Hornet

The U.S. Navy recently tested, for the first time on a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, the Infrared Search and Track (IRST) sensor that will find hard-to-detect targets over long distances. Boeing and Lockheed Martin are developing and integrating IRST, […]


US would ‘help’ Philippines in South China Sea: Navy chief

US would ‘help’ Philippines in South China Sea: Navy chief

The United States will “help” the Philippines in the event that China occupies disputed islands in the South China Sea, the US Chief of Naval Operations said Thursday. Admiral Jonathan Greenert also stressed that the US would honour its mutual […]


RQ-21A Blackjack Begins Operational Test Phase

RQ-21A Blackjack Begins Operational Test Phase

The Navy and Marine Corps’ newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif. As part of IOT&E, this first low-rate […]


Two dead after Japan navy collision: report

Two dead after Japan navy collision: report

Two men died after their fishing boat collided with a Japanese naval vessel in waters between two of the country’s main islands, a report said Thursday. Television footage showed the upturned hull of a small fishing boat in the Seto […]


Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Southeast, East Asia Build Up Naval Capabilities

Due to a lack of security agreements and codes of conduct, East Asian countries continue their naval arms race, increasing the risk of a military confrontation as rapidly expanding economies vie for scarce resources. The first of six Russian kilo-class […]


Northrop, Navy Complete Nine Flights of Triton Unmanned Aircraft System

Northrop, Navy Complete Nine Flights of Triton Unmanned Aircraft System

Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have completed nine initial flight tests of the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS), marking the half-way point in a process called envelope expansion. During envelope expansion, the test team validates the aircraft’s ability to […]


Navy Executes Second Year of $6.5 Billion Multi-Year Procurement Contract

Navy Executes Second Year of $6.5 Billion Multi-Year Procurement Contract

The U.S. Navy on December 17, executed funding procurement for the second year of the V-22 multi-year procurement (MYPII) contract. This action identifies full funding to Bell-Boeing for the second year of the V-22 MYPII contract and provides $1.3B for […]


US Navy Should Invest In Game Changing Capabilities

US Navy Should Invest In Game Changing Capabilities

The realization is setting in that the military superiority the U.S. enjoyed over the two decades following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War is eroding. In part this is a consequence of the […]


 
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