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Fourth LCS Tested Against Small Boats

The fourth of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships, the USS Coronado (LCS-4), has for the first time engaged in firing exercises against fast attack boats as part of testing to ensure its combat systems...

CANES Work On Hold After Protests Filed

The US Navy’s effort to develop and install a new shipboard tactical electronic network is on hold after two losing bidders protested the Aug. 20 award of contracts worth up to $2.53 billion. …read...

USS Mitscher Participates in Missile Exercise

Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57), in company with USS Vicksburg (CG 69) and USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) participated in a live-fire missile exercise (MISSILEX), Sept. 3. During the...

USS Germantown Completes VBSS Certification

The amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) completed a visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) certification, Sept. 3. The bi-annual certification, conducted by Afloat Training Group (ATG) Western Pacific, evaluated the VBSS...

France suspends delivery of warship to Russia over Ukraine

France suspended Wednesday the delivery of the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia “until November” after fierce criticism from its allies given the crisis in Ukraine. Paris agreed in 2011 to build and...

France Says Russia Warship Depends On Peace In Ukraine

President Francois Hollande on Thursday said that France will only complete delivery to Russia of a sophisticated naval ship if peace is established in Ukraine. …read more Source:: Defense News (Naval)

LRS-B, Next Boomer May Force Weapons Cuts

WASHINGTON: It won’t happen tomorrow, but the Pentagon may have to start eating its young to pay for two of the most expensive weapons in US history: the Air Force’s Long Range Strike bomber...

Navy: I Can Quit Drinking Anytime I Want

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Navy said Wednesday that it did not have a drinking problem and it could “totally quit drinking anytime,” sources confirmed. The Navy cited it is dealing with numerous...

Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

Russian naval vessels are to be equipped with a state of the art tracking system which will be able to receive data from space, a source from the Russian military told RIA Novosti Tuesday....

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