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USS Peleliu Enters Subic Bay for PHIBLEX

US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), along with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, Amphibious Squadron 11 and embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU),… [[ This is a content...

Top News of the Week of Sep 22 – 28, 2014

US and UK Order Tomahawk Missiles from Raytheon Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $251,1 million firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 231 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round… [[ This is a content...

Navy Considers Aircraft for Future Carrier Delivery Mission

The Navy is evaluating a range of aircraft as possible future platforms to perform landing, take-off and delivery missions of supplies and personnel onto aircraft carriers at sea, service officials said. A new-build aircraft,...

NATO and Japan Engage in Joint Counter-Piracy Drill

NATO and Japan conducted a joint counter-piracy drill in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, 25 September 2014, to test communications and tactical skills. It was the first such joint naval exercise… [[ This...

General Dynamics Scores Nuclear Submarines Deal

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $310,7 million modification to previously awarded contract for additional design agent, planning yard, engineering and… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

US Navy CNO Visits Navy Cyber Forces

US Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert visited Sailors and Department of Defense civilian employees at Navy Cyber Forces (NAVCYBERFOR) in Suffolk, Virginia, during his… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Pinckney to Start Maintenance Works at BAE Systems

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $35,2 million modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, incentive-fee contract for USS Pinckney (DDG 91)… [[ This is a content summary only....

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Support Contract

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $331,4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract for… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Image of the Day: Pot of Gold at the End of a Rainbow

A rainbow falls upon the guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) following an underway replenishment. Simpson is underway conducting Amphibious Ready Group and Marine Expeditionary Unit… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

RFA Gold Rover Embarks on Final Deployment

The crew of the UK Navy’s Royal Fleet Auxiliary Tanker RFA Gold Rover has sailed from Plymouth for the final time on deployment to the other side of the world heralded by a high-pressure...

PBL Supply Support Deal Awarded to Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a $61 million performance based logistics (PBL) supply support contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command’s NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support… [[ This is a content summary only....

USS George Washington Conducts Self-Defense Class

Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) participated in a three-day basic self-defense class, Sept. 22-24. Members of Security department trained… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my...

BAE Systems Wins Australian LHD Support Deal

A key contract for supporting Australia’s new Landing Helicopter Dock ships (LHDs) has been awarded to BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Ltd. Chief Executive Officer of the Defence Materiel… [[ This is a content...

USCG Repatriates 53 Cuban Migrants

US Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Key Biscayne and Margaret Norvell repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba. These repatriations are a result of three… [[ This is a...

USS Stethem Promotes Four CPOs

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) celebrated the pinning of four chief petty officers (CPO) with a ceremony on the mess decks Sept. 16. Stethem’s… [[ This is a content summary...

Ghana and Ivory Coast head to court over sea boundary

Friday, September 26, 2014 – 10:22 AFP Ghana and Ivory Coast are heading to a United Nations tribunal to resolve a dispute over the maritime boundary separating the two oil-producing nations, Ghana’s attorney general...

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