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LM Delivers the 200th Romeo Helicopter to US Navy

The U.S. Navy received its 200th submarine-hunting MH-60R “Romeo” helicopter from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] following a patch signing with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seven-Two (HSM-72). The cornerstone of the U.S. Navy’s anti-surface and...

USN decommissions Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate

The US Navy (USN) has inactivated the first of its final 10 Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigates. USS Ingraham (FFG 61) was decommissioned on 12 November after 25 years of service. The Washington, Everett-based...

US Navy F-35C jet successfully conducts maiden night-flight

The US Navy’s F-35C Lightning II carrier-variant joint strike fighter (JSF) has successfully completed its maiden night-flight on USS Nimitz (CVN 68), off the San Diego coast. …read more Source:: Naval Technology (Naval)

Russia to expand Kaliningrad naval shipyard

Russia has announced plans to expand the capacity of its Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad with a view to creating a local naval technologies cluster. The aim is to commence work on expansion in 2017...

Fort Worth First LCS to Deploy with Drone Aircraft

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship will deploy with an unmanned aircraft system on board for the first time when the USS Fort Worth leaves here next week on deployment to...

1st Sailors Trained on Navy’s Newest Launch System

In late October, 16 Sailors from the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) became the first in the fleet officially trained to operate the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS). The initial 10-day training was...

Image of the Day: Flight Deck Sprinklers On!

Taking an unusual shower aboard an aircraft carrier sometimes seems to be just a part of the job in the US Navy. This is exactly what happened when Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 3rd… [[...

IMCMEX Concludes in Bahrain

This year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) concluded in Bahrain Nov. 13, after nearly three weeks of seminars and training maneuvers. The exercise provided a wide array of… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Ingraham Retires after 25 Years of Service

Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett… [[ This is...

Exercise DISTANT SHORES Comes to an End

Four days of maritime activity off the Western Australian coast has concluded with the end of Exercise DISTANT SHORES. The anti-submarine exercise in the deep waters south of Albany involved… [[ This is a...

USS Ingraham Decommissioned after 25 years of Service

Sailors and guests bade farewell to Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) as the ship concluded 25 years of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony on Naval Station Everett (NSE), Washington, Nov....

USS Shippingport Maintenance Deal Awarded

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $6,7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, level of effort contract for the operation, maintenance and protection of the floating… [[ This is a content summary only....

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