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UK F-35B tests “beast mode” loadout

Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth is currently undergoing extensive F-35B flight trials with the aim of determining the operational limits of both the ship and the fifth-generation… [[ This is a content...

Fincantieri contracted for FLOTLOG forward sections deliveries

French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique (CdA) has subcontracted Italian counterpart Fincantieri for the deliveries of forward sections of the French Navy’s future FLOTLOG (Flotte… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

Boeing names former US Navy chief to board

Retired US Navy Admiral John Richardson, whose four-year term as US chief of naval operations (CNO) ended in August, is joining Boeing’s board of directors, the Chicago-based aerospace giant announced on 25 October. Richardson,...

MADEX 2019: DSME unveils new submarine design for export market

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) showcased a new diesel-electric attack submarine concept, DSME 2000, for the first time at the International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition (MADEX) 2019 in Busan. The product is targeted...

Ford set for sea trials

The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R Ford (CVN 78) completed a five-day pierside fast-cruise evolution on 23 October at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding yard to help the ship prepare for sea...

Navy Plans MUUV Draft RFP By End Of Year

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy is planning to issue a draft request for proposals (RFP) for a common medium unmanned underwater vehicle (MUUV) by the end of this calendar year, a Navy official said...

Navy to Commission LCS Indianapolis

The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 26, in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The future USS Indianapolis, designated LCS 17,...

France cuts steel for first FTI frigate

French shipbuilder Naval Group has hosted a steel-cutting ceremony for the French Navy’s first Fregate de Taille Intermediaire (FTI) frigate at its Lorient site. The lead ship in the class, to… [[ This is...

Canadian Navy AOPS landing craft complete trials

Nova Scotia-based ABCO Industries has completed sea trials for the Royal Canadian Navy’s 12-meter landing craft in the summer of 2019 and delivered the first vessel in October 2019. They will… [[ This is...

U.S. Marines to receive next-generation bomb suit

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines will soon receive a lighter and more capable bomb suit for protection against various threats, according to a Marine Corps Systems Command news release. Fielding in 2020, the EOD Advanced...

U.S. Marines complete eighth annual rotation in Australia

U.S. Marines have completed the eighth iteration of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin (MRF-D), a six-month rotation of Marines in Australia’s Northern Territory, according to a recent service news release. The U.S. Marines that...

U.S. Navy to commission its newest littoral combat ship

The U.S. Navy has announced the commissioning date for its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17). The Navy will commission its newest littoral combat ship during a 10 a.m....

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