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USS Gridley Stays Prepared

Carrying a load of guns aboard a vessel requires some serious maintenance. Given its massive weapon, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) undergoes such maintenance… [[ This is a content summary...

PHIBRON 1 Gets New Commander

Capt. Keith G. Moore relieved Capt. Malcolm H. Potts as Commander, Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1 at a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18),… [[ This...

Teledyne buys Bowtech

US company Teledyne Technologies has bought UK underwater camera maker Bowtech, the company announced on 3 February. Financial terms were not disclosed. Bowtech, which specialises in making cameras and lighting systems to be used...

Pastor provides protection against pirates

The threat of piracy against merchant shipping is growing, and while navies are bolstering their patrols in high-risk areas, they can’t be everywhere, so shipping companies are taking the problem into their own hands....

Vietnam’s third Kilo-class submarine arrives in country

The People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) Navy’s third Improved Project 636 Kilo-class diesel-electric submarine (SSK) has arrived in Cam Ranh Bay, according to local media outlets. An online report by local newspaper Tuoi Tre...

US Navy delays competition for carrier-based drones

The US Navy has revealed plans to delay the competition for new carrier-based unmanned strike and surveillance aircraft until after the completion of a comprehensive review of requirements for the fiscal year 2016. …read...

US Navy decommissions USS Elrod

The US Navy has decommissioned the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Elrod at Naval Station Norfolk, US. …read more Read more here:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Fielding Of UCLASS Delayed Two-Three Years, Navy Says

The Navy’s timeframe for initially fielding the aircraft-carrier based Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) aircraft has been delayed by at least two years, the service said Monday as it rolled out its spending...

Navy 2016 Budget Funds V-22 COD Buy, Carrier Refuel

The Navy 2016 budget yields to Congress’s strong opposition to the service’s previous efforts to cut the active fleet to save money. It funds nuclear refueling and overhaul of the aircraft carrier USS George...

The Phantom 2016 Budget: What Will Congress Grant?

PENTAGON: The Obama administration wants to increase the money spent on weapons in 2016 by $14.1 billion over what Congress approved in December. It’s a rare move by an administration to increase procurement so...

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