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F-35C Makes Its First Landing aboard USS Nimitz

The Navy made aviation history Nov. 3 as an F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first arrested landing aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego. Navy… [[...

USS Abraham Undocks from Newport News Shipyard

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was returned to the water Nov. 3, nearly two years after entering the dry dock at Newport News Shipyard, Va. The undocking of the ship is...

Russia exercises its strategic nuclear ‘triad’

Since 28 October Moscow has tested and exercised all three components of its nuclear arsenal, including the firing of submarine-launched and land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (SLBMs and ICBMs) as well as extensive long-range strategic...

Egypt to get more Swiftships

Egypt has awarded a second contract to Swiftships Shipbuilding to build six 35 m patrol boats, the US company announced on 5 November. “Contract negotiations are being finalised and procurement of materials will begin...

Indodefence 2014: Indonesia orders Panther ASW helicopters

The Indonesian Navy (Tentera Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) is to acquire 11 AS565 Panther helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, it was announced on 5 November. The helicopters will be fitted with the...

Model shows possible Algerian frigate armament

More details of the frigates that German company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is building for Algeria have emerged over the last month that suggest they will be very heavily armed. IHS Jane’s reported on...

Navy Expects LCS Mine Killing Drone Prototype by 2016

The Navy is building a 40-foot-long unmanned surface vehicle designed to launch from a Littoral Combat Ship and detonate and destroy underwater mines while keeping ships and sailors at a safe distance, service officials...

Sequester Could Kill Shipyards, Says Greenert. Really?

WASHINGTON: Navy readiness won’t fully recover from the second-order effects of the 2013 sequester for another year, the Chief of Naval Operations said this morning — and if the Budget Control Act cuts return...

Battle Rages For San Diego (Navy) House Seat

SAN DIEGO: There’s a hot race on here to represent much of the home of naval aviation. Scott Peters, the incumbent Democrat from the 52nd district, faces a rare bird, an openly gay Republican...

NATO Warns France of Warship Sale to Russia

Gen. Breedlove said he had renewed NATO warnings to France against selling two Mistral-class helicopter assault ships to Russia. …read more Source:: DoD Buzz (Naval)

Astrophysics Awarded $6 M US Navy Contract

Astrophysics, Inc. , a leader in conventional and air cargo security X-ray inspection systems, today announced it has won a $6 million contract from the United States Navy to help protect entry control points...

HMS Richmond’s Engines Fit to Fight

HMS Richmond has been playing host to personnel in the final stages of advanced warfare training while also completing trials to ensure her engines are fit to fight. The training, which was held off…...

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