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US Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

US Navy Announces Successful Test of Electromagnetic Catapult on CVN 78

The Navy conducted the first-ever, shipboard, full-speed catapult shots using the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), Naval Sea Systems Command announced May 15. EMALS is a carrier-based launch […]


US Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe Missile

US Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for New Rolling Airframe Missile

The U.S. Navy successfully achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) May 15. RAM is a highly successful, 39-year U.S. cooperative program with the […]


Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

Triton UAS Conducts First Flight with Search Radar

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER: The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS equipped with a new search radar completed its inaugural flight April 18 over Patuxent River air space. The radar, known as the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS), is expected to […]


US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

US Navy Names 19th Littoral Combat Ship

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 17 that the next Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) will be named USS St. Louis. The future USS St. Louis, designated LCS 19, will be the seventh ship to bear the name. […]


Navy Unmanned, Weapons Leaders Solicit Industry for New, Innovative Ideas

Navy Unmanned, Weapons Leaders Solicit Industry for New, Innovative Ideas

The Navy’s Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) hosted an industry day April 16 to help companies learn about the service’s future technology needs. PEO (U&W) leaders, representatives from NAVAIR’s small business office and Navy […]


The PLA Navy: New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century

The PLA Navy: New Capabilities and Missions for the 21st Century

Since our last publication in 2009, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA(N)) has made significant strides in operationalizing as well as modernizing its force. Although the PLA(N)’s primary focus remains in the East Asia region, where China faces multiple disputes […]


US Navy Outfitting More Seahawks with Digital Rocket Launchers

US Navy Outfitting More Seahawks with Digital Rocket Launchers

After integrating “smart” rocket launchers on MH-60S helicopters last year, the U.S. Navy is now equipping the MH-60R with the same modernized capability. The Navy delivered the Digital Rocket Launchers (DRLs) on March 25 as part of an Early Operational […]


US Navy Releases Revised Maritime Strategy

US Navy Releases Revised Maritime Strategy

The sea services released a new maritime strategy, March 13, a plan that describes how the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard will design, organize, and employ naval forces in support of national security interests and homeland security objectives. The […]


NAVFAC EXWC Tests New RO System for Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

The Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) completed tests on a prototype reverse osmosis (RO) system for the Navy’s littoral combat ships (LCS) in February. The Littoral Combat Ship Program Office (PMS 501) will move forward with […]


 
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