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US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Delivered Two Months Early

US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Delivered Two Months Early

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team delivered the nation’s third Littoral Combat Ship, Fort Worth (LCS 3), to the U.S. Navy two months ahead of schedule. The delivery followed the ship’s successful Acceptance Trials on Lake Michigan in May. “By delivering […]


US sees strategic role for Vietnam’s southern port

US sees strategic role for Vietnam’s southern port

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday a former port used by US forces in the Vietnam War could play a pivotal role in the American military’s shift towards the Asia-Pacific. Panetta’s visit to Cam Ranh Bay was the first […]


US Navy destroyers steal the show in ‘Battleship’

US Navy destroyers steal the show in ‘Battleship’

US Navy sailors tend to be overlooked when it comes to Hollywood blockbusters, but the new action movie “Battleship” features American destroyers and their crews in the starring role, waging war against hostile aliens in the Pacific Ocean. The Pentagon […]


General Dynamics Delivers Submarine Mississippi to US Navy Ahead of Schedule

General Dynamics Delivers Submarine Mississippi to US Navy Ahead of Schedule

General Dynamics Electric Boat today delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Mississippi (SSN-782) to the U.S. Navy 363 days ahead of contract schedule and more than $60 million below target cost. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics […]


ITT Exelis to Upgrade Self-protection on US Navy F/a-18 Aircraft

ITT Exelis to Upgrade Self-protection on US Navy F/a-18 Aircraft

ITT Exelis has been awarded a $238 million contract to begin full-rate production of the AN/ALQ-214 on-board jammer system on the F/A-18 aircraft. This system (AN/ALQ-214 (v)4/5) is smaller and lighter than its predecessor and can be installed on both […]


US Navy Fires Raytheon Griffin Missile From RAM Launcher

US Navy Fires Raytheon Griffin Missile From RAM Launcher

The U.S. Navy achieved a first when it fired Raytheon’s combat-proven Griffin B missile from a Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher. “Griffin enables sailors to defend against small, fast-moving surface craft employed by pirates and other non-traditional threats,” said Harry […]


US Navy Names Five New Submarines

US Navy Names Five New Submarines

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today the next five Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota. Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to […]


Navy Unveils First Fleet P-8A Poseidon to Public, Maritime Community at Annual Symposium

Navy Unveils First Fleet P-8A Poseidon to Public, Maritime Community at Annual Symposium

The U.S. Navy made history March 28 when the newest multi-mission maritime aircraft, P-8A Poseidon, graced invited guests with its first public appearance as a member of the patrol and reconnaissance community, and opened the doors to its Integrated Training […]


US Navy Carrier Air Wing 14 Deactivation Cancelled

US Navy Carrier Air Wing 14 Deactivation Cancelled

The Navy directed U.S. Pacific Fleet and Naval Air Forces to stop, and reverse the deactivation process for carrier air wing (CVW) 14 in a memo dated March 20. The National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law Dec. 31, 2011, […]


 
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