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Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

Fiscal Year 2014 Littoral Combat Ship Contract Awards Announced

Today, contract modifications were issued to Lockheed Martin Corporation and Austal USA under their respective Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two fiscal year 2014 Littoral Combat Ships each. These are the seventh […]


US destroyer en route to Black Sea for ‘routine’ drills

US destroyer en route to Black Sea for ‘routine’ drills

A US guided-missile destroyer is en route to the Black Sea but naval officials said Thursday it was a “routine” deployment that was planned before the crisis unfolded in Ukraine. The USS Truxtun departed the Greek port of Souda Bay […]


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 […]


US, French Navies Conclude Combined Operations

US, French Navies Conclude Combined Operations

Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) and French Navy Task Force 473 concluded five weeks of combined carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Feb 2. The two strike groups began conducting […]


USS Donald Cook Departs Norfolk for Permanent Station in Rota, Spain

USS Donald Cook Departs Norfolk for Permanent Station in Rota, Spain

USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed her homeport of Norfolk, Va. Jan. 31 on her way to Rota, Spain, as the first of four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers to be stationed there. “The U.S. has a historically strong partnership with […]


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 […]


US, French Naval Aviators Cross Skies, Decks Together

US, French Naval Aviators Cross Skies, Decks Together

U.S. and French aircraft embarked on the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) began conducting combined flight operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Jan. 14. The […]


 
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