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Category: Naval

Budget concerns hold up UCLASS RfP public release

Key Points The DoD is carefully considering how much funding to allocate for UCLASS before allowing the navy to solicit bids for the effort. The USN has reportedly been studying two UCLASS alternatives-a smaller,...

UK Navy Sailors “Plant” WWI Tribute

Royal UK Navy sailors have played their part in ‘planting’ a stunning tribute to the fallen of World War 1. Volunteers from HMS Bristol put in a shift at the Tower of London, creating...

HMAS Toowoomba Joins Operation MANITOU

HMAS Toowoomba arrived in the Middle East Region (MER) on 10 August 2014 on Operation MANITOU for tasking within the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). Operation MANITOU is the Australian… [[ This is a content...

Indian Navy’s Chetak Makes Hard Landing

Indian Navy’s Chetak helicopter made a hard landing at Uran, across the harbour, at about 1015 h on 18 September, whilst on a routine training sortie off Mumbai. Two pilots and two… [[ This...

USS Chancellorsville Test AWS Baseline 9A

USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) concluded a series of live-fire exercises to assess the ship’s newly installed AEGIS Weapon System (AWS) Baseline 9A, Sept. 5. Chancellorsville is the first… [[ This is a content summary...

USCG Station Miami Beach Offloads 719 Kilos of Cocaine

US Coast Guard Station Miami Beach offloaded approximately 719 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of more than $23 million on Thursday afternoon at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach,… [[ This is...

AN/SPY-1 Solid-State Switch Assembly Completes CDR

The Critical Design Review (CDR) stage for AN/SPY-1 radar Solid-State Switch Assembly’s (SSSA) high voltage modulator completed Aug. 26, confirming that the design is expected to meet performance requirements. A CDR confirms the system...

Navy to Conduct Strike Missile Demo Aboard LCS 4

The Navy is scheduled to conduct a live-fire demonstration of a Kongsberg-built Naval Strike Missile (NSM) aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) while underway in the Pacific Ocean Sept. 24. The Kongsberg NSM is a...

Four Fishermen Rescued after Their Boat Sinks

The US Coast Guard and a Mexican shrimper rescued four Mexican fishermen Wednesday after their boat sank about 22 miles offshore of South Padre Island. At approximately 6 p.m., the crew of the… [[...

UK Navy’s Lynx Awarded for Achievements

Two Royal UK Naval Lynx helicopter Flights were recognised on Friday, 12 September 2014, with the award of the prestigious Osprey Trophy and the Sopwith Pup Trophy. The Osprey trophy was… [[ This is...

OSI Finishes SAT for RNZN’s ANZAC Frigate Program

As part of the Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC Frigate program, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) has successfully completed the SAT (Sea Acceptance Trials) of OSI’s Integrated Bridge System (IBS), or… [[ This is a...

USS Barry Pays Tribute to Ship’s Namesake

USS Barry (DDG 52) Sailors traveled to Philadelphia Sept. 7, to pay tribute to their ship’s namesake, Commodore John Barry. They visited the site of the Commodore Barry Bridge and held a… [[ This...

Valiant Shield Units Carry Out Missile Drills

Cruisers and destroyers from Commander, Task Forces (CTF) 70 and a supply vessel from CTF 73, participating in exercise Valiant Shield 2014, conducted the missile exercise Sept. 16, to hone their… [[ This is...

Coastal Riverine Positions Open for Women

The US Navy announced this week that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions. The 30-day Congressional… [[ This is a content...

SECNAV Names New Sub USS Vermont

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus hosted a ship-naming ceremony Sept. 18 to announce that SSN 792, a Virginia-class attack submarine, will bear the name USS Vermont. Mabus named the submarine to… [[ This...

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan’s navy fired anti-submarine rockets and guns Wednesday simulating their response if China launched an invasion, as part of the island’s biggest naval drill in 25 years. The event was presided over by President...

Indonesia cuts steel on second SIGMA frigate

Indonesian state-owned shipbuilder PT PAL held a steel-cutting ceremony for the Indonesian Navy’s (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Laut’s/TNI-AL’s) second SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) guided-missile frigate in Surabaya, Indonesia, on 17 September. The vessel...

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