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USS Enterprise’s Legacy Lives On

Although the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) is scheduled to be decommissioned in 2016, its legacy lives on, and so does one of its anchors. Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News… [[ This is...

Alabama Congressman Visits USS Higgins

The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) welcomed U.S. Congressman Bradly Byrne (R-Ala.) for a tour of the ship to help gain a greater understanding of the operational… [[ This is...

F-35C Aircraft Change Base to NAS Lemoore, California

The Department of the US Navy, after carefully weighing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, has decided to base the F-35C aircraft at Naval Air Station… [[ This is a...

USS Springfield Joins Fleet Ahead of Schedule

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) delivered USS Springfield (SSN 761) back to the fleet on Sept. 12 ahead of schedule and under budget. PNSY conducted Springfield’s docking continuous… [[ This is a content summary only....

US Navy Finishes CDR for New LCAC C4N Suite

The US Navy successfully completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) for a new Command, Control, Communications, Computers & Navigation (C4N) suite for landing craft, air cushion (LCAC), Naval Sea… [[ This is a content...

Search for Missing Aircrew Member Ends Unsuccessfully

U.S. forces in the North Arabian Gulf concluded a search and rescue operation for a missing U.S. Marine Corps aircrew member yesterday at 3:00 p.m. (GMT), after efforts to locate him were… [[ This...

GALLERY: Shipwreck Confirmed as HMS Erebus

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced on October 1 that the Franklin Expedition ship discovered in early September by the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition is Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS)… [[ This is a content...

Spain completes S 80 submarine re-design work

Navantia has resolved balance problems with the design of the Spanish Navy’s new S 80-class submarines that halted the four-boat programme more than a year ago. The announcement was made by Alberto Garre, president...

India completes 8000TD hovercraft acquisition programme

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has taken delivery of the 12th and final 8000TD hovercraft of a batch ordered in 2011 under a GBP32 million (USD51.1 million) procurement contract with UK-based manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork....

US ONR solicits for non-lethal maritime weapons

Key Points US Office of Naval Research (ONR) is seeking proposals for next-generation non-lethal vessel immobilisation and counter-personnel systems Department of Defense (DoD) seeks to reduce system size, weight, and cost while significantly enhancing...

Carl Vinson strike group readies for Gulf deployment

Key Points USS Carl Vinson will relieve USS George H W Bush in the Gulf to continue airstrikes against militants in Iraq and Syria Carl Vinson strike group commander Rear Admiral Christopher Grady believes...

France announces flat 2015 defence budget

France has announced a defence budget for 2015 that is static in nominal terms, although investment in equipment procurement and maintenance will increase by almost EUR1.5 billion (USD1.26 billion). Expenditure of EUR31.4 (or EUR39.2...

US eases military sales ban on Vietnam

The United States has eased its ban on military sales to Vietnam to allow the southeast Asian country to procure “maritime security-related defence articles”, the US Department of State announced on 2 October. The...

Alion wins US Naval Surface Warfare Center contract

Alion has been awarded a contract from the US Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to support the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane, Indiana’s mission to equip soldiers with the latest weapon systems...

LCS, JHSV ‘Marginal’ For Marine Ops: Gen. Pexton

WASHINGTON: Even as the Navy pursues cheaper ships such as LCS and JHSV, the Marines’ message is: Amphibious Warships; Accept No Substitutes. There’s real interest and opportunity in non-traditional ways to deploy Marines, assistant...

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