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USS Gerald R. Ford Completes Post-Shakedown Availability

Program Executive Office (PEO) Aircraft Carriers announced the successful completion of the Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA) for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Oct. 30 as the ship returned to its home port...

HMS Pembroke Back in Action After Fife Refit

HMS Pembroke is back with the Royal Navy ahead of schedule and ready for action after a successful 42-week, £8 million refit at Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard in Fife. The work was carried out on...

USS Gerald R. Ford completes Post-Shakedown Availability

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first of a new class of US Navy aircraft carriers, completed its Post-Shakedown Availability/Selected Restricted Availability (PSA/SRA), returning to its home port at… [[ This is a...

Borei-A class submarine fires SLBM for first time

Russia’s first Borei-A class boat Knyaz Vladimir has test fired a Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) for the first time, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on its Facebook page on 30 October. The...

KraitSense ASW towed sonar tested in NATO REP(MUS) experiment

UK-based maritime systems group SEA has successfully completed sea trials of its KraitSense thin-line passive sonar system as part of the recent NATO Recognized Environmental Picture augmented by Maritime Unmanned Systems REP(MUS) 2019 experiment....

Safran announces Q3 organic sales growth

French aircraft component and aero-engine manufacturer Safran posted a 9.8% year-on-year organic sales increase in the third quarter (Q3) of 2019, and confirmed its outlook for the full year. Consolidated sales of EUR6.18 billion...

Navy Preparing For Year-Long CR

The Secretary of the Navy has directed plans to prepare for a potential one-year continuing resolution (CR), should delayed defense appropriations not get resolved by the end of the year. “We have done planning...

SECNAV: Ford Issues Due To Cost Cap, Explains Timeline

The Secretary of the Navy today said the cost cap on the first Ford-class aircraft carrier helped lead to problems resulting in delays to the advanced weapons elevators (AWEs) and explained the government’s issues...

SecNav Again Blasts Huntington Ingalls On Ford Carriers

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer continues to lay into aircraft carrier builder Huntington Ingalls, as his acquisition chief tries to smooth things over on Capitol Hill. …read more Read more here:: Breaking Defense (Naval)

HMAS Brisbane Commences Combat System Trials in US

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, HMAS Brisbane has completed a live missile engagement. Using remote sensor data from the USS Stockdale and the Cooperative Engagement Capability,...

HMAS Brisbane Commences Combat System Trials in US

In a first for the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy, HMAS Brisbane has completed a live missile engagement. Using remote sensor data from the USS Stockdale and the Cooperative Engagement Capability,...

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