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US Navy’s second Triton UAS completes maiden flight

The US Navy’s second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its maiden flight at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale facility in California, US, ahead of its flight to a navy facility in Maryland...

New US Navy C2 Aircraft Goes Operational

The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye has been declared to be operational, meaning that deployment training for the US Navy’s newest airborne warning and control aircraft can begin in earnest. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

New Ingalls Boss Focusing on Cost Performance, Agility

Brian Cuccias has been in the Gulf Coast shipbuilding business for 35 years, working for Litton, Avondale, Northrop Grumman and now Huntington Ingalls Industries. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

EPA Wants Navy to Help Fix Former Dump

In a clash of two federal agencies, the Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Navy to take care of a hazardous garbage dump. …read more Source:: Military.com (Naval)

US Navy’s Second Triton UAS Ends Flight Tests

The U.S. Navy’s second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its first flight. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, a Navy and Northrop… [[ This is a content summary...

HMS Clyde Fit for Aviation Operations

September and early October have been a busy five weeks for the smallest ship in the Royal Navy with a flight deck. September kicked off with a visit from the ‘Trappers’ – the Flag...

Spanish Navy’s Reina Sofía to Join SNMG-2

The Spanish Navy’s frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84) has just departed from Rota Naval Base towards the Mediterranean to integrate into the Second Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-2) whose mission… [[ This is a content...

Ceremony Held at HMS Royal Oak Memorial

Under a grey sky on Scapa Flow in Orkney on October 14, more than 100 people gathered to pay tribute to more than 830 men who lost their lives on HMS Royal Oak. Marking...

NOSC Baltimore Moves USS Constellation on Navy’s Birthday

Sailors from Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Baltimore volunteered to work with civilian curators from Historic Ships in Baltimore to move the frigate USS Constellation (1854) from its berth… [[ This is a content...

Somali Students Train aboard HNLMS Van Speijk

During her recent port visit to Djibouti to replenish food and spare parts, Dutch frigate HNLMS Van Speijk, took the opportunity to assist EUCAP Nestor in delivering practical training for Somali… [[ This is...

HMCS Victoria Awarded Operational Service Medal

The crew of Canadian Navy’s HMCS Victoria received the Operational Service Medal in recognition of their successful two-and-a-half month deployment on Operation CARIBBE in 2013. This is the… [[ This is a content summary...

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