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USN designates name for its 19th Virginia-class submarine

The lead boat of the US Navy’s (USN’s) fourth batch of Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines is to be named after a northeastern US state, the navy’s top civilian leader announced on 18 September. Secretary...

Damen to supply additional ships for Mexican Navy

The Mexican Ministry of the Navy (SEMAR) has ordered a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 5009 and another coastal patrol ship from Damen Shipyards, the company said on 16 September. The FCS 5009 is equipped...

US Navy’s new Virginia-class submarine SSN 792 christened

The US Navy has christened its newest Virginia-class attack submarine as USS Vermont (SSN 792), making it the first vessel named for Vermont since 1920, following the decommissioning of the second USS Vermont. …read...

GD to build mission computers for US Navy’s F/A-18 jets

The US Navy has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems (GD ADS) to build Type-3 advanced mission computers (AMC) for deployment in the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. …read more Source::...

3 Major Decisions Loom for US Navy

Congress again is hung up on a budget, but lawmakers have left town to fight the midterm elections, leaving the Pentagon to wait and see what happens in one budget year before it can...

USS Vella Gulf Back in Homeport

The US Navy’s guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport on Sept. 20 after a six-month deployment to the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Operations…. [[ This...

Top News of the Week of Sep 15 – 21, 2014

VIDEO: US Navy Hires Kongsberg for NSM Testing Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) is contracted by the US Navy to test fire KONGSBERG’s Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Littoral… [[ This is...

Taiwan Previews Major Naval Acquisition Plan

Taiwan’s Navy plans to build new destroyers, frigates, corvettes and submarines in a 20-year force modernization program that will replace all the US and French-built warships in the fleet. …read more Source:: Defense News...

Africa Partnership Station Comes to an End

Maritime professionals from Africa, Europe and the U.S. concluded the Africa Partnership Station (APS) Annual Planning Conference, Sept. 17. The 3-day conference allowed training officers from… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Lockheed Martin Wins Integrated Submarine Imaging System Deal

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Manassas, Virginia, is being awarded an $117,7 million cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost reimbursement modification to previously awarded contract to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

HMAS Larrakia Leaves Darwin Naval Base

After a hectic 24 hours storing and refuelling for the first leg of a six-week South East Asian deployment, HMAS Larrakia slipped out of Australian Darwin Naval Base on September 16. Attack 4… [[...

USCG Cutter Fir Takes Part in Oil Spill Exercise

The crew of the US Coast Guard Cutter Fir, a 225-foot buoy tender homeported in Astoria, Oregon, participated in a Spilled Oil Response System exercise near Blake Island, Washington, Wednesday…. [[ This is a...

MARCOM Commander Visits Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

The Commander of NATO Allied Maritime Command (MARCOM), Vice Admiral Peter Hudson CBE, paid official visits to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania last week as part of ongoing NATO efforts to assure Allies… [[ This...

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