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US Naval Academy Spreads Holiday Spirit

Midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy’s 6th Company and representatives from the Annapolis chapter of the Salvation Army gathered in Bancroft Hall Dec. 2 for the 24th annual Giving Tree… [[ This is a...

ONR Wins Top Manufacturing Award for F-35 Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) received one of the nation’s top manufacturing awards for an innovative, cost-saving method for making advanced cockpit enclosures, or canopies, for the F-35… [[ This is a content...

Norway Launches New Submarine Project

A project led by the Ministry of Defence has since 2007 studied Norway’s future submarine capability. Several options have been looked at in the process. The Government has now decided that the project will...

Sweden to test CybAero APID UAS from Visby corvette

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has selected CybAero to conduct unmanned air system (UAS) test and demonstration flights from a Royal Swedish Navy (RSwN) Visby-class corvette. Testing, scheduled to take place in Swedish...

Croatia orders five new patrol boats

Croatia has ordered five patrol boats from the Brodosplit shipyard in Split, signing a contract with the firm on 2 December. Valued at HRK396 million (USD63.5 million), the agreement was signed by Croatian Minister...

Norway sets sights on new submarines

Key Points Norway has announced its intention to build a new class of submarines, rather than extend the life of its existing boats Its future submarine project will now enter a definition phase to...

First Operational Fire Scout Delivered To Navy

Northrop Grumman [NOC] has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the Navy and the first ship-based flight tests are scheduled to begin this winter, the contractor said Wednesday. The MQ-8C...

Congress Places Potential Freeze on LCS Construction

Congress has frozen the construction of several new Littoral Combat Ships until the Navy provides the House and Senate defense committees with specific analytical reports on the program, according to a newly released Congressional...

NGC Delivers 1st Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. A photo...

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