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CH-53E Super Stallion Reaches One Million Flight Hours

The CH-53E Super Stallion has logged more than one million flight hours since entering service with the Marine Corps in 1981, according to U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), which referred to the helicopter...

Dutch Navy modernizing support, hydrographic ships

The Netherlands defense ministry has awarded Dutch shipbuilder Damen a contract for the refit and upgrades of three Royal Netherlands Navy ships. As part of the midlife upkeep (MLU) contract, Damen… [[ This is...

UK’s DE&S details 2019/20 budget breakdown

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) organisation released its corporate plan for 2019–22 on 12 July, revealing details of its budget for the current financial year. DE&S, which is responsible...

UK says frigate warned off Iranian patrol boats

A Royal Navy frigate confronted Iranian vessels attempting to block a UK-flagged oil tanker as it sailed out of the Gulf, the British government said in an 11 July statement. “Contrary to international law,...

France launches first Barracuda SSN

France’s first new-generation Suffren-class (Barracuda) nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN), Suffren, was ceremonially launched at Naval Group’s Cherbourg site on 12 July. Although the event was qualified as a launching ceremony, Suffren’s drydock will not...

HII Finishes CVN-79 Flight Deck

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] finished installing the last piece of the future aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy’s (CVN-79) flight deck in another construction milestone, the company said Thursday. CVN-79 will be the second...

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