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Carriers Gradually Getting Unmanned Aviation Centers

A Navy official said it is gradually installing Unmanned Aviation Warfare Centers (UAWCs) on aircraft carriers as they go through maintenance and overhaul periods. Speaking during the annual Surface Navy Association symposium last week,...

Smith Is New Columbia Program Director At Huntington Ingalls

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] appointed Brandi Smith program director of the Columbia-class submarine program at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, the shipbuilding subcontractor for the Navy’s next nuclear-armed ballistic-missile submarine fleet announced Monday....

Royal Australian Navy establishes new warfighting agency

The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralized warfighting agency, designed to enhance the navy’s lethality in times of conflict. As explained, the Maritime Warfare Centre merges the Royal… [[ This is a content...

First woman enters Japan’s submarine academy

The first female student was admitted to Japan’s national naval submarine academy Wednesday after the end of a ban on women on the country’s submarines. Saki Takenouchi, 26, entered the academy in a western...

RNLAF air operations control station receives SMART-L radar

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) air operations control station (AOCS) in Nieuw Milligen received the Signaal Multibeam Acquisition Radar for Targeting-Long range (SMART-L) in Wier, Friesland, on 16 January, the Ministry of Defence...

Chinese navy trialling new search radar

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undertaking trials on a new search radar that may be intended for use on a future class of surface combatant or for retrofitting to current frigates and...

Chinese navy trialling new search radar

China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is undertaking trials on a new search radar that may be intended for use on a future class of surface combatant or for retrofitting to current frigates and...

Bell-Boeing flies first Osprey for US Navy

The first Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey carrier on-board delivery (COD) tiltrotor aircraft for the US Navy (USN) made its maiden flight on 21 January. The aircraft, serial number 9435, flew out of Bell’s Amarillo Assembly...

Bell-Boeing flies first Osprey for US Navy

The first Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey carrier on-board delivery (COD) tiltrotor aircraft for the US Navy (USN) made its maiden flight on 21 January. The aircraft, serial number 9435, flew out of Bell’s Amarillo Assembly...

Navy CMV-22B Osprey Variant Finishes First Flight

The first CMV-22B Osprey for the Navy completed its first flight operations, the manufacturer said Tuesday. The tiltrotor CMV-22B conducted flight operations at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas. Built by a consortium...

Mine Countermeasures ESB Exercise Set For Spring

The Navy is planning to conduct an expeditionary sea base (ESB) Phase III feasibility demonstration of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) mine countermeasures (MCM) mission package in the spring. In September, the Navy successfully...

Australian Navy Opens New Warfighting Agency

The Royal Australian Navy has opened a centralized warfighting agency, designed to enhance Navy’s lethality in times of conflict. The Maritime Warfare Center merges the Royal Australian Navy Test and Evaluation Authority (RANTEA) and...

France orders eight diving support fast boats for navy

France’s Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered eight diving support fast boats for the French Navy. The contract was awarded to Merré Shipyard on December 18, 2019, the country’s… [[ This is a content...

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