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Hill To Navy: Hurry Up On Rail Guns, Lasers

WASHINGTON: Rail gun bullets move seven times the speed of sound. Laser beams fire at the speed of light. But Pentagon procurement? Not so fast. But with both Congress and the Navy Secretary expressing...

Image of the Day: US Navy Vessels Prepare for RAS Drill

The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) transits alongside the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in preparation for a replenishment-at-sea training exercise. The operation was… [[ This is a content...

USS George H.W. Bush Organizes Special Cruise

US Navy’s USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) got underway for a special cruise for friends and family members of Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier May 2. Many of the guests who came aboard...

USCG Seizes Two Mexican Lanchas

The US Coast Guard seized two Mexican fishing boats (lanchas) in the waters off South Texas, each with three Mexican nationals aboard. On Friday an Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew on an MH-65… [[...

Dynamic Mongoose 2015 Begins

NATO’s Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 2015 (DMON 15) began today, Monday, 4 May 2015, off the coast of Norway, with ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 10 Allied and 1… [[ This is...

Austal Delivers Sixth Cape Class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited has delivered Cape Leveque, the sixth of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats being supplied to the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service under a $330 million design, build and… [[ This is...

Australian Navy’s Final LLC Launched

Navantia has launched the Royal Australian Navy’s twelfth and final LHD Landing Craft (LLC) on April 27. The contract for the construction of the series of 12 LLC was signed in September 2011… [[...

USCGC Tahoma Back in Portsmouth Homeport

US Coast Guard Cutter Tahoma, a 270-foot Medium Endurance Cutter, returned to its homeport at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sunday after a 63-day patrol conducting operations and training in the… [[ This is a content...

HMCS Iroquois Officially Retires from Service

Royal Canadian Navy’s HMCS Iroquois officially concluded its service on Friday, May 1, in a paying-off ceremony at HMC Dockyard in Halifax, receiving a farewell salute from current and former… [[ This is a...

HMS Lancaster Sailors Tour USS Wasp

U.S. Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and U.S. Navy Sailors with the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) invited British Royal Navy sailors from the HMS Lancaster to tour… [[...

US Navy’s EODMU 1 Changes Command

US Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 held a change of command ceremony in Point Loma, California, May 1. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Jeremy F. Thompson relieved Cmdr…. [[ This is a...

Over 5,800 Migrants Rescued during the Weekend

The Italian Navy and Coast Guard, assisted by French vessels, tugs and commercial ships, rescued over 5,800 migrants over the weekend. Italian and French vessels conducted 17 separate rescue… [[ This is a content...

Over 5,800 Migrants Rescued over the Weekend

The Italian Navy and Coast Guard, assisted by French vessels, tugs and commercial ships, rescued over 5,800 migrants over the weekend. Italian and French vessels conducted 17 separate rescue… [[ This is a content...

HII Wins Additional Gerald R. Ford Works

Huntington Ingalls Inc. received a $7,6 million modification to previously awarded contract for onboard repair parts material procurement to support outfitting Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). This contract… [[ This is a content summary...

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