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China launches naval war games

China launches naval war games

China’s navy will on Tuesday begin annual military exercises off its east coast, state media reported, amid tensions over maritime territorial disputes with its neighbours. “According to our annual plan for exercises, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army’s navy will in […]


Ship-To-Shore Connector Contract Announcement

Ship-To-Shore Connector Contract Announcement

The Navy awarded today a $212,722,820 fixed-priced incentive-fee contract for the detail design and construction of a Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) test and training craft to Textron, Inc., New Orleans, La. The contract also includes options for up to eight additional […]


US Navy orders next-generation hovercraft

US Navy orders next-generation hovercraft

The US Navy on Friday ordered the first of its next-generation landing craft, with options for eight more, as it moves to replace its aging hovercraft fleet, the Pentagon announced. The contract with defense development firm Textron totaled $213 million […]


Raytheon and US Navy Begin MALD-J Super Hornet Integration

Raytheon and US Navy Begin MALD-J Super Hornet Integration

The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company have begun integrating the Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer variant into the U.S. Navy’s fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets. The integration process will include a series of risk reduction activities and technology demonstrations. […]


US moves new forces to Gulf in sign to Iran: report

US moves new forces to Gulf in sign to Iran: report

The United States has moved new forces into the Gulf to keep strategic waterways open and strike deep within Iran in the event of a regional military escalation, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times cited senior officials as […]


RIMPAC 2012 to Feature More Participants, Biofuel Use

RIMPAC 2012 to Feature More Participants, Biofuel Use

This year’s Rim of the Pacific naval exercise will feature a larger group of participating countries seeking to develop better maritime cooperation, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, told Pentagon reporters today. “We’ve been doing RIMPAC for […]


Royal Navy SSBN Back At Sea After Refit

Royal Navy SSBN Back At Sea After Refit

Royal Navy submarine HMS Vigilant has recently returned to her home on the Clyde in Scotland following a multi-million pound, three-year overhaul. The vessel, one of the UK’s four Vanguard Class nuclear submarines, was officially handed back to the Navy […]


Northrop to Deliver Advanced Threat Warning Sensors to the US Navy

Northrop to Deliver Advanced Threat Warning Sensors to the US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman an early operational production contract to deliver Advanced Threat Warning (ATW) sensors, an integral component of the Department of Navy Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (DoN LAIRCM) system. Under the terms of the $25.5 […]


Mine Countermeasures Ships Arrive In US 5th Fleet

Mine Countermeasures Ships Arrive In US 5th Fleet

Four U.S. Navy mine countermeasures (MCM) ships arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations aboard M/V Tern, June 23. USS Sentry (MCM 3), USS Devastator (MCM 6), USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and USS Warrior (MCM 10) were transported […]


 
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