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Future DDG 1001 Deckhouse Successfully Integrated

The future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), completed the successful lift and integration of the deckhouse on to the ship’s hull at General Dynamics’ Bath Iron Works (BIW) shipyard Nov.14. Michael Monsoor will be...

ASPI says Australian F-35B purchase wouldn’t make sense

Acquiring Lockheed Martin Lightning II F-35B short take-off vertical landing (STOVL) fighters to operate from the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) two 27,800-tonne Canberra class landing helicopter dock (LHD) amphibious ships would not be justified,...

US Navy decommissions USS Ingraham

The US Navy has decommissioned its last Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate, USS Ingraham (FFG 61), following 25 years in service. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Lockheed delivers 200th Romeo helicopter to US Navy

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R Romeo helicopter to the US Navy, following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Pipavav posts Q2 loss, moves to ‘balance funds’

Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering (Pipavav), India’s biggest private sector naval shipbuilder, has announced financial losses and a move to “balance funds” in view of continuing high finance costs. Pipavav said in a statement...

UK places long lead contract for Successor missile tubes

Key Points NAVSEA has awarded Electric Boat a USD83.8 million contract modification for missile tube manufacturing for the US Ohio Replacement and UK Successor SSBN programmes Each Successor boat will accommodate 12 tubes in...

Pentagon launches nuclear enterprise reform measures

Key Points DoD to invest billions in the US nuclear enterprise over the next five years The investments are part of an effort to ensure the continued safety and effectiveness of strategic deterrent forces...

India successfully test-fires Dhanush ballistic missile

India has successfully tested its surface-to-surface, nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile, aboard a naval vessel off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Most Read News, November 10 – 16, 2014

Virtual Technology Changes Design of UK Navy Warships BAE Systems’ Engineers are overhauling their approach to the design and build of Royal Navy warships by using cutting edge virtual reality… [[ This is a...

George H.W. Bush CSG Back in Homeports

After completing a nine-month deployment in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet Areas of Operations (AOR), the ships and squadrons of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) returned to their… [[...

Hagel Launches ‘Offset Strategy,’ Lists Key Technologies

REAGAN LIBRARY: After months of build-up, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel formally launched the military’s quest for a new “Offset Strategy.” In a speech to the second Reagan National Defense Forum here, Hagel was sparing...

'Small' Leak Sidelines US Submarine For 5 Months

When the US nuclear submarine Jefferson City left its homeport of San Diego April 9, its 150-man crew expected to spend six months cruising the Western Pacific and beyond. …read more Source:: Defense News...

F-35C Completes 1st Night Flight Aboard Aircraft Carrier

The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego Nov. 13. Navy test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Ted...

Expanding the Reach of the Carrier Strike Group

Naval Air Station Fallon trains the naval air wing for aircraft carriers; Rear Adm. Mike Manazir, director of Navy Air Warfare, works to improve its capabilities. Manazir is a battle-hardened carrier admiral. By chance...

USS Simpson Embarks on Final Journey

To begin the ship’s final deployment, USS Simpson (FFG 56) departed her Mayport homeport on Nov. 14, for regularly scheduled theater security missions in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations…. [[ This is...

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