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US Navy stretches modular MCM mindset with T-ESB 4 tests

The US Navy (USN) has further expanded its modular concept for countermine (MCM) operations with recent MCM equipment testing aboard the Military Sealift Command’s Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Hershel Williams (T-ESB 4). The MCM...

MV-22 conducts night landings on Queen Elizabeth

The first night deck landings of a US Marine Corps (USMC) Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor have been conducted from the UK Royal Navy (RN) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth . Undertaken on 19 September...

8 Companies Win $968 Million Shore-Based C4ISR Contract

The Navy awarded eight companies a shared multiple award contract (MAC) on Sept. 19 to provide worldwide installations for all shore-based command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and supporting systems for...

Perspecta Gets Another $657 Million NGEN Extension

The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) awarded Perspecta a $657 million modification on Sept. 20 to extend the existing Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract for four more months. As the NGEN contractor,...

Navy Tests Mine Countermeasures On ESB-4

The Navy tested a mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package (MP) on the expeditionary sea base USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB-4), the service said Sept. 19. T-ESB-4 spent three days in the Chesapeake Bay, where...

U.S. Marines conducts air raid operation in Alaska

U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines conducted an air raid operations during Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) in Adak, Alaska, on Sept. 20, 2019. Marines conducted the training to prepare the squadron for...

US Navy sea base ship tests LCS mine warfare package

US Navy’s Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship USNS Hershel “Woody” Williams (T-ESB 4) spent three days in the Chesapeake Bay testing an anti-mine system developed for the littoral… [[ This is a content summary...

NavyTests Experimental Technology at Trident Warrior 2019

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) tested tools and techniques to rapidly equip the warfighter with advanced capabilities during Trident Warrior 2019 (TW19), which ended Sept. 19 off the coast of San Diego. In...

NavyTests Experimental Technology at Trident Warrior 2019

Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) tested tools and techniques to rapidly equip the warfighter with advanced capabilities during Trident Warrior 2019 (TW19), which ended Sept. 19 off the coast of San Diego. In...

Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Savannah (LCS 28)

The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) at Austal USA’s shipyard Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 20. The ship’s sponsor, Dianne Isakson, wife of U.S. Sen....

Royal Navy deploys additional Wildcat to Gulf

An AH1 land variant of the Wildcat helicopter is now operating from a Royal Fleet Auxiliary support ship to boost the British presence in the Gulf region. RFA Wave Knight ‘s Twitter account announced...

China launches fifth Type 055 destroyer for PLAN

The fifth Type 055 (Renhai-class) destroyer on order for the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) has been launched at the Jiangnan Changxingdao shipyard near Shanghai. Work is now continuing in the fitting-out basin, as...

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