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Author: DFNS

UCLASS RFP Delayed Pending Budget Review, Navy Says

The Navy has delayed the release of its Request For Proposals (RFP) for its envisioned unmanned carrier- launched aircraft until a budget review process is completed this fall, the service said Wednesday. The long-awaited...

Pentagon Struggles To Save New Programs: Kendall

[UPDATED with Hagel, Shaffer comments] NATIONAL PRESS CLUB: The four armed services only submitted their draft 2016 budgets to the Office of the Secretary of Defense “basically yesterday,” Undersecretary Frank Kendall said this morning...

Lockheed Offers Navy New LCS Variant

Lockheed Martin is offering the Navy a slightly heavier, technologically re-configured multi-warfare variant of the Littoral Combat Ship that has added survivability features such as built in vertical launch tubes and a stronger radar....

Local Veteran Stunned Not To Receive Discount Today

SCITUATE, Mass. — Matt Lynch, a former Navy P-3 Orion electronics technician, was stunned to walk into the Mill Wharf restaurant today and not receive 15 percent off his lunch, sources confirmed on Monday....

Tunisia recovers 41 bodies from sea near Libya

Monday, September 1, 2014 – 09:48 AFP Tunisian rescuers have recovered the bodies of at least 41 migrants since Friday after their ship sank off the Libyan coast and more are expected to be...

Danish Maritime Forum Announces First Participants

The global maritime industry’s most influential stakeholders will meet in Copenhagen for the Danish Maritime Forum. (Note: Naval Team Denmark – an association of Naval Defence and Maritime Security specialist companies that grew out...

USCG Cutter Tampa Takes-Down “The Bad Guys”

The US Coast Guard Cutter Tampa’s crew prevented more than 970 kilograms of cocaine from entering the USA. (…and killing or ruining the lives of millions of people of all walks of life and...

Bluefin Hosts AUV Webinar

BLUEFIN Robotics hosts a transatlantic UAV webinar 22 September 2014 at 15:00 hours UK time (BST) / 10:00 hours Boston time (U.S. EDT).This might be considered rather brave in an age when the “popular”...

Better Late than Never – Part 2

NEITHER RAIN, NOR HEAT, NOR GLOOM OF NIGHT… MANILA – Thursday, 17 July 2014 – This blog title paraphrases an observation made by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus (circa 500 BC) of the Persian...

One for the “Really, Did You Have To?” File:

U.S. Coast Guard Preemptively Attacks an Iranian…Dhow? A U.S. Coast Guard vessel operating in international waters in the Arabian Gulf fired on an Iranian dhow in what U.S. military officials described as a defensive...

USSOCOM Signs a 5-Year Framework Contract for Saab Dynamics’ Versatile Carl-Gustaf Weapon SystemDefence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in...

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