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USS George Washington Nails AMI

The USS George Washington (CVN 73) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) earned a perfect score on their Aviation Maintenance Inspection (AMI), Oct. 9-11. The Naval Air Forces Aviation… [[ This is a content summary...

MBDA begins MdCN cruise missile production

European missile house MBDA has commenced low-rate initial production (LRIP) of the French Navy’s new Missile de Croisière Naval (MdCN) cruise missile at its Selles-Saint-Denis plant in central France. Delivery of the first production...

PLAN fleet auxiliaries being fitted out at Guangzhou

Images have been posted online of two Chinese fleet auxiliaries being fitted out at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). One is the fifth Type 903/Fuchi class underway replenishment ship. The first two Type 903s were...

USN commissions aviation-centric amphibious assault ship

The US Navy (USN) has commissioned a new amphibious assault ship that will operate the US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) most advanced fleet of fixed-wing, tilt-rotor, and rotary-wing aircraft. Optimised to operate the F-35B Lightning...

Russia orders second Ivan Gren-class landing ship

The Russian Navy has ordered a second Ivan Gren-class (Project 11711) landing ship, Sergei Vlasov, the director general of the Nevskoe Design Bureau, told IHS Jane’s on 14 October. Designed by Nevskoe, the vessel...

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...

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