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Navy readies for UCLASS competition

Key Points The USN has delayed a UCLASS competition until FY 2016 Fielding is planned for 2022, service officials said The US Navy (USN) is preparing to begin a competition for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched...

Navy, OSD Studies Could Save Boeing’s F-18 Line

CAPITOL HILL: Pentagon leaders are pushing hard to keep up the momentum of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Many in the Navy, though, still look longingly back at the Boeing-built F-18 Hornet, whose St....

Navy Slowing Aegis Modernization For Destroyers

The Navy has scaled back plans to modernize the Aegis combat systems on Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyers that would allow them to simultaneously conduct air-theater warfare and ballistic missile defense as part of an...

USS Hawaii Participates in ASWEX

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) participated in the 2015 Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise (ASWEX) with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) as part of their… [[ This is a content summary only....

Russian Navy’s Corvette Engages in Weapons Drills

Russian Navy’s corvette Brest, of the Northern Fleet, conducted a tactical weapons exercise. The vessel engaged in firing at air and sea targets in combat training ranges in the Barents Sea…. [[ This is...

HMAS Sirius Gets Ready for Another Busy Year

HMAS Sirius is preparing for another busy year replenishing the Australian Navy’s fleet. The crew commenced a dedicated training period alongside before proceeding to sea to conduct further… [[ This is a content summary...

HII Receives Further CVN 79 Works

Huntington Ingalls Inc. is being awarded a $23,1 million modification to previously awarded contract to continue construction preparation efforts for USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). This modification… [[ This is a content summary...

MARCOM Commander Visits NMIOTC and Hellenic Navy

The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CB CBE, paid a two-day visit to the NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC) and the Hellenic… [[ This is a...

SNMG2 Enters Black Sea for Warfare Exercises

NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived today in the Black Sea to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish Navies. This training will… [[ This...

USS Lassen, JMSDF JS Ise Hold Warfighting Discussions

Arleigh-burke class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) visited Kure to strengthen their close ties with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and collaborate on tactical doctrine… [[ This is a content summary...

Spanish Navy’s Vessel Closes Two Antarctic Bases

Spanish Navy’s oceanographic research ship ‘Hespérides’ has participated in the closing of the two Spanish Antarctic bases: ‘Juan Carlos I’ and ‘Gabriel de Castilla’, thus concluding her… [[ This is a content summary only....

Image of the Day: Osprey Lands on USS New York

An MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) lands on the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) as another prepares to take off… [[...

USNS Spearhead Stops in Luanda, Angola

The Military Sealift Command’s joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Luanda, Angola for a port visit to strengthen maritime capacity under Africa Partnership Station (APS), March… [[ This is a content...

CPR 8 Changes Command aboard USS Iwo Jima

The staff of Commander, Amphibious Squadron (CPR) 8 held a change of command ceremony in the forecastle of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) while underway in the Gulf of Aden,...

USS Jason Dunham Joins US 6th Fleet

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) entered U.S. 6th Fleet’s area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe, March 3, 2015. While… [[ This is a...

Members of JHC Tour USS Frank Cable

Seventeen members of the Japanese House of Councillors (JHC), equivalent to the U.S. Senate, toured the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Sasebo, Japan, March 2. The delegation included the… [[ This...

USS America Fully Certified in Air Operations

Harriers arrived aboard USS America (LHA 6) for the first time this week while underway off the coast of San Diego. The arrival of the Harriers marks a significant step for America in becoming...

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