31st Marine Expeditionary Unit Aviators completed carrier qualifications aboard USS America

The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command has announced that Aviators assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 265 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), completed carrier qualifications aboard amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), Jan. 21. America regularly conducts flight operations with VMM-265(REIN) to maintain readiness and integration with the forward deployed naval forces of the […]

January 24, 2020
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U.S. Navy held inactivation ceremony of USS Pittsburgh fast-attack submarine

The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) held an inactivation ceremony to celebrate the boat’s 35 years of service at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington, Jan. 17. The occasion marked the crew’s final public event before the submarine is officially decommissioned in the controlled industrial area at […]

January 22, 2020
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USS Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group deploys to Indo-Pacific

The U.S. Navy has announced that the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) departed San Diego for a scheduled Indo-Pacific deployment, Jan. 17. More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to TRCSG ships and units will provide maritime security, maintain freedom of the seas in accordance with international law and customs, and operate with international partners and […]

January 19, 2020
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Boeing’s newest laser gun countered 100+ unmanned aerial vehicles during tests

The world’s largest aerospace company Boeing announced Tuesday that its Compact Laser Weapon System continues to prove its readiness for the U.S. Navy’s counter-unmanned aircraft system. “In five different tests with military operators engaged at the controls, the system countered 100+ unmanned aerial vehicles,” the Boeing Defense tweeted.  Silent, invisible and precise—Boeing’s Compact Laser Weapons […]

January 15, 2020
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Airbus Helicopters awarded U.S. Navy contract for UH-72 support

The U.S. Department of Defense said Monday that Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas won a $37,7 million for a contract for UH-72 Lakota helicopter support. The contract award from U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division enables the company to provide performance-based logistics support to include ground and repair maintenance of five UH-72 helicopter, […]

January 14, 2020
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U.S. Navy awards contract to Leonardo for new TH-73A training helicopters

The Department of Defense and Leonardo announced on Monday an agreement worth $176.5 million for the production of TH-73A helicopters in support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) program. Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at $176,47 million for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial […]

January 14, 2020
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General Dynamics provides Littoral Combat Ship’s weapon systems upgrade details

General Dynamics Mission Systems, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, revealing more details about the upgrade of Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) weapon systems. The Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship has achieved another milestone with the latest upgrade to its weapon systems, according to a recent company news release. The USS Gabrielle Giffords crew successfully demonstrated the […]

January 13, 2020
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Northrop Grumman completes initial in-water testing of new minehunter

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s AQS-24 mine hunting sonar recently completed initial in-water testing of a next-generation Deploy and Retrieval (D&R) payload. Operated from the Mine Countermeasures Unmanned Surface Vessel (MCM USV), the AQS-24 D&R demonstrated the unmanned operations needed to perform a mine hunting mission off the MCM Mission Package aboard the littoral combat ship (LCS). […]

January 9, 2020
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