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US Navy’s Fourth MUOS Completes Environmental Tests

Lockheed Martin has completed thermal vacuum testing on the fourth satellite scheduled to launch and join the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation. This milestone comes just… [[ This is a content...

UK’s F-35B Passes Initial Weapons Trials

A UK test team including personnel from BAE Systems, has successfully completed initial aircraft handling trials for ASRAAM and Paveway IV weapons on the F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Patuxent River… [[ This is...

Lockheed Martin Awarded Aegis WS Deal

Lockheed Martin Corp is being awarded a $54,6 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise option year one for ship integration and test of the Aegis weapon system (AWS) for AWS… [[...

Anchorage Departs on NASA’s Orion Mission

San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) departed from Naval Base San Diego to retrieve NASA equipment in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 1. Anchorage will use its amphibious capabilities to conduct...

Image of the Day: USS Fort Worth Makes a Turn

The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) makes a turn while underway in the pacific Ocean. Fort Worth is providing a sea-going platform for a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter from the U.S....

Colombian Navy Confiscates 100 Kilos of Cocaine

The Colombian Navy, with the assistance of the Narcotics Police Department and Santa Marta Coast Guard Station, managed to seize 99.4 kilograms of cocaine aboard a cargo vessel. The cocaine was… [[ This is...

New Capabilities and a New MASS Ship Protection System Customer

Rheinmetall continues to expand its range of ship protection products. The Dusseldorf-based system supplier has added to the capabilities of its tried-and-tested Multi Ammunition Softkill System, or MASS. Since space and weight always present...

USS George Washington Promotes New Petty Officers

Three hundred Sailors were frocked to their next higher pay grade during a ceremony on board the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Dec. 1. The ship’s newest petty officer… [[ This...

Aegis Combat System Ordered from Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Training, is being awarded a $82,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for Aegis combat system engineering agent efforts for… [[ This is a content...

HMS Argyll Offloads USD 35 Mln Worth of Drugs

The crew of the UK Navy’s HMS Argyll offloaded 840 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of $27.9 million at Coast Guard Sector Key West, Fla, Nov. 29, and an additional 216…...

HMAS Choules Changes Command

Australian Navy Commander Ashley Papp relinquished command of HMAS Choules, handing the weight of command to Commander Chris Aulmann on 15 November in Brisbane. HMAS Choules is a Landing Ship Dock… [[ This is...

New Riverine Command Boats for CTF-75

Sailors assigned to Commander, Navy Expeditionary Forces Command Pacific (CTF-75), Coastal Riverine Squadron 3 and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 helped off-load two Riverine Command Boats… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Faded and Torn American Flags Retire

Sailors from amphibious dock landing ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined members of the American Legion, Boy Scouts of America and Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps to help lay to rest faded… [[...

New Commander aboard USS Chafee

Commander Shea S. Thompson relieved Cmdr. Anthony Littmann as commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) during a change of command ceremony held pierside at Joint Base Pearl… [[ This is a...

USCG Saves Four off Grand Isle, Louisiana

The US Coast Guard medevaced four people from a vessel fire 35 miles southwest of Grand Isle, Monday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received the report from the offshore supply… [[ This...

USS Vandegrift, USCG LEDET Stop Cocaine Delivery

USS Vandegrift (FFG 48), the Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate, along with a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) interdicted almost 2,000 pounds of cocaine being… [[ This is a content summary...

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