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Second Zumwalt destroyer entering service this week

The US Navy’s second Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), is set to enter service in a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, at Naval Air Station North… [[...

USS Donald Cook enters Black Sea on European patrol

US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) entered the Black Sea after transiting the Dardanelles Strait on January 19. The destroyer will operate in the… [[ This is a content...

M Subs and Thales pursue AI boost for unmanned vessels

M Subs and Thales UK are developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will help unmanned vessels travel independently and negotiate contact with other vessels. The work is part of a teaming agreement between Thales...

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U.S. Navy to commission newest Zumwalt-class destroyer

The U.S. Navy has announced that the newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), will be commissioned at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Naval Air Station North Island. California...

Official: DDG-51 Successfully Tested AMDR 14 Times

The manager of the Navy’s DDG-51 program said last week the Raytheon [RTN] AN/SPY-6 Air and Missile Defense Radars (AMDR) going on new Block III Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are proceeding well in testing. Capt....

Marines, Navy Wrestle With How To Upgun Amphibs

The Marines want Vertical Launch System missile tubes on their new amphibious ships — but the Navy isn’t planning to leave room for them. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Naval)

Malta signs deal for second offshore patrol vessel

The Armed Forces of Malta have signed a €35 million contract for the construction of a second purpose-built offshore patrol vessel that will be used in patrolling Malta’s territorial waters…. [[ This is a...

US Navy identifies sailor killed in Manbij attack

The US Navy has identified Chief Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) Shannon M. Kent, 35, as one of the victims of the January 16 attack in Manbij, Syria. ISIS claimed responsibility for the… [[ This is...

New Zealand’s new dive support vessel gets Cougar XT ROV

The Royal New Zealand Navy’s new multi-purpose support vessel will receive the Saab Seaeye Cougar XT underwater robotic vehicle before it is transferred to New Zealand. Norway-based Østensjø… [[ This is a content summary...

Lockheed Martin awarded $77M for AN/SQQ-89 sonar system

The Lockheed Martin subsidiary received the contract for production of AN/SQQ-89(V)15 Surface Ship Undersea Warfare System (UWS) combat system. The contract, announced Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense, is worth more than $77.7...

German Navy Sea Lynx makes emergency landing in Kiel

A German Navy Sea Lynx helicopter was forced to make a “safety landing” at the Kiel airport on January 16, the navy has informed. The helicopter was conducting training with tender FGS… [[ This...

Seaspan contracts L3MAPPS for Canadian JSS deliveries

Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards announced it has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract for work on the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). Based in Montreal, L3 MAPPS will provide… [[ This is...

Leaking USCGC Polar Star arrives at Antarctica

The US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply US… [[ This is...

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