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Pentagon confirms fielding of new nuclear weapon

The U.S. Department of Defense has officially confirmed that U.S. Navy has fielded the new W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead. The warhead is a modification of the existing W76, which is used...

Pentagon confirms fielding of new nuclear weapon

The U.S. Department of Defense has officially confirmed that U.S. Navy has fielded the new W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead. The warhead is a modification of the existing W76, which is used...

Pentagon confirms fielding of new nuclear weapon

The U.S. Department of Defense has officially confirmed that U.S. Navy has fielded the new W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead. The warhead is a modification of the existing W76, which is used...

Pentagon confirms fielding of new nuclear weapon

The U.S. Department of Defense has officially confirmed that U.S. Navy has fielded the new W76-2 low-yield submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) warhead. The warhead is a modification of the existing W76, which is used...

LM Delivers 1st Block 8.1 Upgrade HC-130J to USCG

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) representatives joined U.S. Coast Guard leaders and crew members for a ceremony on Jan. 31 at the Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, celebrating the completion...

USS Fitzgerald returns to sea

The US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness. The ship… [[ This is a content summary...

Mexican Navy receives two new dredgers

The Mexican Navy’s two new dredgers have been flagged and entered into service, Dutch shipbuilder Damen said. Among them is the Damen cutter suction dredger (CSD) 650 ARM Laguna Morelos… [[ This is a...

USS Fitzgerald Returns to Sea

The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) is underway to conduct comprehensive at-sea testing, marking a significant step in her return to warfighting readiness. The ship departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding’s Pascagoula shipyard at...

Huntington Ingalls to acquire Hydroid

US shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has agreed to buy Hydroid, an American manufacturer of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), from Norway’s Kongsberg Maritime for USD350 million. HII said on 4 February that the acquisition...

Keel of Germany’s K130 corvette Emden laid

The keel of the German Navy’s future K130 corvette Emden was laid at Lürssen’s Peene shipyard in Wolgast on 30 January, the Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany’s Federal Office...

First RAF Poseidon arrives in UK

The first of nine Boeing P-8A Poseidon MRA1 maritime multi-mission aircraft (MMA) for the Royal Air Force (RAF) arrived in the UK on 4 January. Aircraft ZP801 flew into RAF Kinloss in Scotland from...

DOT&E cites need for further Knifefish development

Based on recent tests, the US Navy’s (USN’s) Surface Mine Countermeasure (SMCM) Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV), or Knifefish, needs more development work, the Pentagon Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E) said in its...

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