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Carrier Ford completes first vertical replenishment

Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its first vertical replenishment (VERTREP) with MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters, attached to the “Tridents” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 while alongside fleet replenishment...

Australia begins construction of third Arafura-class OPV

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) announced on 27 March that construction work had begun on the third of 12 Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) on order for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Unlike...

USN outlines ambitions for new Light Amphibious Warship

The US Navy has outlined its requirements for a new class of beachable Light Amphibious Warship (LAW) intended to provide a manoeuvring and sustainment capability in contested littoral areas. A preliminary design effort is...

Marine Actuator and Valves Market Worth $4.2 Bn by 2025

According to the research report “Marine Actuators and Valves Market by Component, End User (OEM, Aftermarket), Mechanism (Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Electric, Mechanical, Hybrid), Application, Product (Actuators, Valves), Design Characteristics, Material, and Region – Global Forecast...

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Gulf Island Shipyards Wins $130 Million For Two T-ATS Ships

Naval Sea Systems Command last week awarded Gulf Island Shipyards LLC a $130 million modification to exercise options to build two more Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ships (T-ATS). The contract announcement from March...

Short On Pilots, Marines Debate Size Of F-35 Fleet

“Our continued inability to build and sustain an adequate inventory of F-35 pilots leads me to conclude that we must be pragmatic regarding our ability to support” the program,” Gen. David Berger says in...

Japan welcomes lead Maya-class destroyer

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) has taken delivery of the first of two Maya-class ballistic missile defense destroyers. The 172-meter-long Maya (DDG-179) was handed over to JMSDF by… [[ This is a content...

Brazil discards the Barroso corvette upgrades

The Brazilian Navy dropped its initial plan to modernise one of its frontline surface combatants, the corvette CV Barroso (V34) as part of the offset package for acquisition of four Tamandaré-class frigates, it told...

USMC begins AESA upgrade for ‘classic’ Hornets

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun the process of replacing the radars of some its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornet combat aircraft with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system, with the first...

Brazil to receive Bofors 40 Mk4 weapon systems

Two 40 mm BAE Systems Bofors 40 Mk4 naval gun systems are scheduled to be shipped to Brazil in August, the Brazilian Navy told Jane’s . The weapon systems, together with special tools, spares,...

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