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Navy Conducts First LRASM Free Flight

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin [LMT] conducted the first free flight launch of the company’s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from an Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber on Aug. 17 during a test...

CYBERCOM: Finally A Real Command, But Still Dual Hatted

UPDATED: Adds Comment By Former Top Navy Cyber Warrior WASHINGTON: After half a decade of dithering by Democrats and Republicans, the Trump administration has finally made Cyber Command a unified combatant command. The White...

USS George H.W. Bush completes seven-month deployment

US Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush and more than 7,000 sailors assigned to its carrier strike group are set to conclude their seven-month deployment returning home to Norfolk on August 21…. [[...

Spanish OPV Infanta Cristina deploys to West Africa

Spanish Navy offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Infanta Cristina’ got underway from Cartagena, Spain, on Wednesday to start a four-month deployment to Western Africa. Infanta Cristina will spend the next… [[ This is a content...

NATO ships search for mines in Estonian waters

Ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) completed four days of historical ordnance disposal (HOD) operations along with Estonian minehunter ENS Admiral Cowan in… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Finland to host NATO Maritime Command head, SNMG1

The Finnish Navy chief will be hosting the commander of Allied Maritime Command and ships from NATO Standing Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1) in Helsinki next week. On August 24, Finnish Navy Vice Admiral… [[...

Proteus dual-mode undersea vehicle demonstrated at ANTX

Key Points Proteus has been designed and built to serve as a large-diameter undersea vehicle prototype for both manned and unmanned missions During ANTX, Proteus was used to ingress contested battlespace and launch three...

Keel laid for Mexican SIGMA 10514 frigate

Key Points Contract for a single SIGMA 10514 ‘Long Range Patrol Vessel’ was signed earlier in 2017 Module construction to be split between the Netherlands and Mexico A keel laying ceremony has been performed...

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