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Category: Naval

USN scans for replacement AN/SPS-49 radar antenna

The US Navy (USN) is examining the possibility of acquiring a replacement rotating antenna system for the Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V) L-band 2D air search radar. In a sources sort notice published on 9 August, the...

Australia launches defence industry skills initiative

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has published a strategy to support the development of defence industry skills over the coming decade and beyond. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Workforce Strategic Vision...

Bataan amphibious group completes first SWATT

The US Navy amphibious ready group (ARG) assembled around amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) has completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise. For the… [[ This is a content...

VFA-102 CO Lands Trap Milestone

The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) August 6. Cmdr. Harry Evans made the landing,...

US GAO says USN should provide FFG(X) independent cost estimate

The US Navy (USN) should provide Congress with an independent cost estimate for the service’s proposed new guided-missile frigate (FFG[X]) before awarding the detail design-and-construction contract for the ship and also seek ship warranty-cost...

Chinese shipbuilding merger geared toward technology development

The planned merger between China’s two biggest shipbuilding corporations – the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) – will enable the country to achieve further technological advancement, Hu Wenming,...

Australia signs first ‘Defence Export Facility’ deal

Australia has announced the signing of its first agreement with local industry through which the government will provide funding to support efforts to boost defence exports. The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) said on...

Bataan Amphibious Ready Group Completes SWATT

The USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) completed its first Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise Aug. 5. For the Bataan ARG, SWATT provided an important transition from single ship operations...

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