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The U.S. Navy on Friday awarded Ingalls a $1.43 billion contract to build LPD 29, the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. Work on the ship has already begun because the navy awarded Ingalls a pre-procurement contract last summer in anticipation of the announcement.
The last two vendors currently build Littoral Combat ships--the monohull Freedom class and the Independence class trimaran--for the U.S. Navy and both of their FFG(X) designs are based on those existing LCS platforms. Huntington Ingalls will put forward a version of their Patrol frigate concept based ...
U.S. Navy 1st Class Petty Officer and Columbus, Georgia, native Dyamonde Metz serves aboard the USS Anchorage. As the quartermaster aboard the amphibious transport dock in San Diego, California, Metz is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship. Metz is driven to excel in is duties by his family's ...
U.S. military aircraft sit on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier anchors off Manila, Philippines, for a five-day port call along with guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Lt. Cmdr. Tim Hawkins told The Associated Press that American forces will continue to patrol ...
the Pentagon--The U.S. Navy in its fiscal 2019 budget blueprint is seeking to significantly boost the number of Boeing F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets it is buying over the next five years to help plug its strike fighter gap until the F-35C comes .

Germany-based military technology group Rheinmetall has secured two new multi-million-dollar contracts from the US military for the delivery of munitions to the US Marine Corps (USMC) and the US Navy. The first contract is worth approximately $3m and covers the delivery of day and night capable, ...
The U.S. Navy awarded Ingalls a $1.43 billion contract to build LPD 29, the 13th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. Work on the ship has already begun because the navy awarded Ingalls a pre-procurement contract last summer in anticipation of today's announcement. "This contract is further ...
This week the U.S. Navy released its budget proposal for 2019 and a new 30-year shipbuilding plan. The shipbuilding plan is the navy's first concrete explanation of how it intends to build the substantially larger fleet it has said it needs for more than a year. The plan is realistic in that it does not expect to be ...
The Chicago-headquartered plane maker could try to make its submission more attractive by including upgrades its already working on for the Super Hornet, such as the range-extending conformal fuel tanks it is developing for the U.S. Navy. On Feb. 15, 2018, Reuters, citing unnamed sources, reported that ...
The US Navy said on Friday it had removed three senior officers deployed in Japan for "personal misconduct", after one was reportedly found wandering the base drunk and naked. The navy did not disclose the details of the February 12 incident, but the Navy Times reported that Lieutenant Commander ...
"China's built up reclaimed islands in the South China Sea in the past year, with aircraft hangers, military barracks and extended runways to the point where China has seven operational bases in the busy international shipping waterway," US Navy Admiral Harry Harris said. The facilities include jet hangars ...
On Feb. 13, Secretary of the navy Richard V. Spencer announced the next Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat ships will be named USS Savannah (LCS 28) and USS Nantucket (LCS 27). "The future USS Savannah (LCS 28), an Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship, is the sixth ship ...
The commander of the United States Pacific Command on Wednesday warned of China's growing military might, saying Beijing had unilaterally built seven new military bases in the South China Sea. "China is attempting to assert de facto sovereignty over disputed maritime features by further militarising its ...
Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Weedon is a boatswain's mate serving aboard USS Fort Worthbased in San Diego. A navy boatswain's mate is responsible for ship functionality, refueling, beautification, and a wide range of deck operations. "Leadership, prioritizing and patience have all helped me advance ...
Boeing has been contracted to design, develop, test, and integrate conformal fuel tanks (CFTs) for the US Navy's (USN's) fleet of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet combat aircraft. Seen here in its International Roadmap guise from 2011, this Super Hornet is sporting the two shoulder-mounted conformal fuel tanks ...
This week, the U.S. Navy released its 30-year shipbuilding plan for Congress, including long-term options for achieving its fleet size target of 355. In a statement, the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations said that the plan serves as a road map to reach this target by the early 2050s, after the period covered.

Three U.S. Navy command leaders were fired this weekend after the unit's executive officer was found drunk and naked in the woods of Japan. Lt. Cmdr. Jason M. Gabbard was found wearing nothing but his boots after a gathering of chiefs and officers in Camp Shields in Okinawa, Japan, according to The ...
Editor's Note: This story originally stated that the navy budget killed funding for its railgun project. This was in error--actually, the railgun was moved to a different part of the budget. The full correction follows at the end of the original article. The U.S. Navy is seeking nearly $300 million for research into a ...
The United States Navy Concert Band will stop in Greeley as part of a national tour. The band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. March 3 at the Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave. The performance will include marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and a wind ensemble repertoire, ...
ships from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group conduct a strait transit exercise. The navy will grow rapidly over the next five years, according to Navy officials. (MC3 Michael Chen/Navy). WASHINGTON ― The U.S. Navy will grow by more than 40 ships over the next five years, the Navy's Budget ...
NORFOLK, (NNS) - Sailors and their commands will now be able to wear the U.S. Navy's new and improved coverall. The Improved Flame Resistant Variant (IFRV) coverall will replace the legacy Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coverall. The change in coverall was announced in early January 2017 after ...
The following is the Fiscal Year 2019 U.S. Navy 30-year shipbuilding plan, released by the service on Feb. 12, 2017. From the Report: The National Defense strategy (NDS) articulates how the United States military will compete, deter and win with a more lethal, resilient, and rapidly innovating Joint Force in ...
The paper said the drugs involved included LSD and ecstasy, among others, and that at least a dozen US Navy personnel were under suspicion. The Journal report said some of those being investigated were serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as well as on shore in Japan. Suspicions ...
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) transits the South China Sea, Nov. 27, 2017. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/navy). Bath, Maine -- The Navy has submitted a request for proposals for more destroyers to be built by either Maine's ...
The carrier Carl Vinson transits the Pacific Ocean. navy leadership is weighing a major reorganization that will change how ships work up and prepare for deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by MC2 Sean Castellano). WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Navy is pressing toward a major organizational change that could ...
The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) enters port and prepares to be moored at pier nine, Fleet Activities Yokosuka on Jan. .... Leonard Glenn Francis, a.k.a. Fat Leonard, a Malaysian defense contractor who supplied U.S. Navy vessels in Asia for a quarter century and pleaded guilty ...
Recent collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and the USS Fitzgerald have revealed deeply concerning facts: the U.S. Navy has a training problem. As a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a former navy surface warfare officer and a current captain on a U.S.-flagged merchant vessel, I am ...
"Even with the decreased incidents, we remain concerned with the increased number of Iranian UAVs operating in international airspace at night without navigation lights or an active transponder as would be expected according to international norms," Cmdr. Bill Urban, spokesman for the U.S. Navy's Fifth ...
"The missile defense Agency and U.S. Navy sailors manning the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex (AAMDTC) conducted a live-fire missile flight test using a Standard-Missile (SM)-3 Block IIA missile launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii, Wednesday morning," Wright ...
In exchange the US Navy officials steered ships to ports where Francis' company operated, providing service such as fuel and tugboats. In March 2017, acting US Attorney Alana Robinson described the "Fat Leonard" scandal as "fleecing and betrayal of the United States Navy in epic proportions, (which) ...
The U.S. Navy has released a short video clip from an incident in which a U.S. aircraft was intercepted by a Russian jet while flying in international airspace over the Black Sea. The video, posted on YouTube, is only a few seconds long, but the caption accompanying the clip says the "intercept lasted two ...
A Former United States Navy Commander pled guilty Tuesday to federal bribery charges stemming from an investigation involving former defense contractor Leonard Glenn Francis, also known as "Fat Leonard." Commander Troy Amundson, 50, of Minnesota, admitted that he conspired with Francis and ...
The U.S. Navy have released a video of the incident in which a Russian Su-27 fighter was "closing to within five feet and crossing directly in front of" the American EP-3 aircraft's flight path, the department said. The incident took place on Monday as the U.S. EP-3 aircraft was flying in international airspace ...
The US Navy said its STEM Tour will make a stop in Mauldin on Monday and Tuesday to allow Mauldin high school students experience the power of STEM through the eyes of a Navy Seal. The US Navy said the need for professionals in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ...
engineering Services Network (ESN) has been contracted for the continuation of major combat systems work with the US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC). The contract is valued at $39.5m and has been awarded by the NSWC Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) field activity of the Naval sea ...
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Navy patrol craft USS Squall (PC 7) steams in the Arabian gulf in this U.S. Navy picture taken January 14, 2015. ... In the first such confrontation since President Donald Trump took office, a U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots when an Iranian vessel approached to within 450 feet (140 ...
Washington (CNN) A Russian Su-27 jet performed an unsafe intercept of a US Navy surveillance plane while it was flying in international airspace over the Black Sea Monday, three defense ... The Russian jet's action forced the US Navy aircraft to end its mission prematurely, one of the officials said.
The U.S. Navy's amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA's Orion test article on January 23. The Underway Recovery Test-6 (URT-6) is part of a U.S. government inter-agency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is ...
"While we consider the decreased incidents in the second half of 2017 to be a positive development, the United States Navy remains vigilant as we ... CNN was first to report one notably tense encounter in August 2017 when a US Navy patrol craft fired three warning shots at an Iranian Revolutionary Guard ...
Former baseball great Jackie Robinson with his wife, Rachel, at home in Stamford, Conn., on this date in 1962 shortly after he was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Robinson, the first black athlete to play with a major league team, the Brooklyn Dodgers, was also the first black player to become a Hall of ...
The U.S. Navy may build more than 12 Columbia-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines. While the Pentagon had previously stated that it needed 12 Columbia-class submarines, the new Nuclear Posture Review sets that number as a floor. "The Columbia-class program will deliver a minimum ...
The USS Little Rock is trapped in ice near Montreal and could be there for the next four months as it waits for the ice to melt. The ship was commissioned on December 16 in Buffalo, New York and made a routine stop in Montreal not long after. It was set to head out to the Atlantic Ocean via the Saint ...
A Russian spy ship that appeared to be on course for United States coastal waters last week is now being tracked by the U.S. Navy, which has spotted it 100 miles off the coast of North Carolina, CNN reported. Citing two U.S. military officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity, the broadcaster ...
An MH-60R sea Hawk approaches USS Higgins (DDG-76) during a vertical replenishment on Jan. 13, 2018. US Navy Photo. navy officials are pushing back against claims that a U.S. destroyer was chased away from an Iranian military combined exercise in the Gulf of Oman by naval forces. On Monday ...
The unmanned aircraft may continue to fly at home and abroad, though, with the U.S. Navy looking into picking up some of them before they go to the bone yard. In an email to the war Zone, the Air Force confirmed that it expects to complete its planned transition from the MQ-1 to the larger MQ-9 Reaper by ...
A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer sailed within 12 miles of Scarborough Shoal, a small uninhabited reef in the South China Sea claimed by China and The Philippines, said a U.S. official. China's Foreign Ministry accused the United States of trespassing through its territorial waters.
Last year, two naval destroyers were involved in two separate deadly collisions in the Pacific. Now the former commanders of both vessels face a battery of offenses, including negligent homicide. John Yang talks to retired Lt. Col. Gary Solis of Georgetown University about the unusual nature of the charges ...
The US Navy (USN) on 5 December 2017 conducted the first flight test of the Lockheed Martin Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) on a US Marine Corps (USMC) AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. According to a US Naval Air Systems Command report released on ...
"We're such a close family and this is my first big time being away from home, so normally just facetime is when I see them," said Juliana Solis, USN-Master-At-Arms third class with the U.S. Navy. So when she had the opportunity to come home to Rockford for a week, she took it. She wanted to surprise her ...


 

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