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U.S. Navy Accepts Its Newest Aircraft Carrier

June 1, 2017 by · Comment
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The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of first aircraft carrier of the new Ford class - the future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). Ford will be commissioned into the fleet this summer, formally placing the ship into active service. Ford is expected to be operational in 2020 following achievement of initial operational capability.
              

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Next Gen Jammer Increment 1 on track

May 18, 2017 by · Comment
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The Airborne Electronic Attack Systems and EA-6B program office (PMA-234) of the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) completed a critical design review (CDR) for the AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) Increment (Inc) 1 Mid-band program at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, in late April. The system is now in the Engineering and Manufacturing […]
              

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Tomahawk Cruise Missiles to Become Dual-Mission, Assume Anti-Ship Role

January 17, 2017 by · Comment
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New capabilities introduced to the new batch of Block IV Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missiles (TLAM) are transforming the weapon of the 1980s into a smarter, more versatile 21st century weapon. The U.S. Navy is planning to rapidly deploy the modernized, retargetable Block IV land attack missile on board ships as a dual-mission 'Maritime Strike Tomahawk'.
              

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Super Hornets Getting New, Thermal Eyes

December 16, 2016 by · Comment
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The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded an $82 million to deliver 12 Infrared Search and Track (IRST) systems for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. The IRST system developed and built by Lockheed Martin is a long-wave infrared (LWIR) detection system housed in a centerline pod. The IRST acts like a passive radar and targets airborne vehicles in a radar-denied environment.
              

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US Navy Retaliates in Yemen, Following Attacks on US Vessels

October 13, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
Heavy damage caused to the Swift indicates effects of multi-EFP warhead used with the Chinese C-802 missile.A US Navy guided missile destroyer launched a salvo of Tomahawk cruise missiles against three Yemeni radar sites along the red sea shoreline, in response to recent attacks on U.S. ships in the region.
              

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells Could Power the navy’s Future Robotic Submarine

June 28, 2016 by · Comment
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General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory announced Thursday, June 23, 2016, they are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into a next-generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs. Hydrogen fuel cells convert high-energy hydrogen efficiently into electricity, resulting in vehicles with greater range and endurance than those powered with batteries. (Photo: US Navy, ONR)General Motors, the Office of Naval Research and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory announced Thursday, June 23, 2016; they are cooperating to incorporate automotive hydrogen fuel cell systems into a next-generation of Navy unmanned undersea vehicles, or UUVs.
              

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Huge Power Containers to Power the Future Railgun at Sea

The US Navy is gearing to take its futuristic Railgun out of the lab where it has been tested for to past eight years. In the next biennium, these mighty weapons will be tested in open firing ranges and eventually at sea, where the futuristic electromagnetic gun will be able to demonstrate its full capacity to fire projectiles at targets 50-100 nautical miles (92 - 185 kilometers) away.

              

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US Navy to Deploy its First ‘Electric Ship’ – DDG1000 – to the Pacific

May 22, 2016 by · Comment
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Zumwalt is the first U.S. Navy surface combatant to employ an innovative and highly survivable Integrated Power System (IPS) distributing 1000 volts of direct current across the ship. Each ship in the class features a battery of two Advanced Gun Systems, capable of firing Long-Range Land Attack Projectiles (LRLAP) that reach up to 63 nautical miles, providing three-fold range improvement in naval surface fires coverage. EOther weapon cells accommodate 80 Advanced Vertical Launch System cells storing various weapons including Tomahawk cruise missiles, Evolved Sea Sparrow and Standard air defense missiles, and Vertical Launch Anti-Submarine Rockets (ASROC) (VLA). Photo: US NavyOn May 20, 2016, the U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the lead ship of the next generation, ‘electric ship’ guided missile destroyer, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). The Navy announced the home port of the new combatant at Naval Base San Diego following its commissioning in Baltimore, on October 15 this year. Zumwalt is scheduled to arrive in San Diego in late 2016.
              

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APKWS – High Precision, Deadly Sting

March 20, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, Syndicated Industry News 
In december 2015 the US Army acquired a first lot of APKWS rockets from BAE Systems for immediate deployment. The weapon was successfully tested with AH-64 Apache gunships in 2013. Photo: BAE Systems.Currently in its third year of full rate production, the APKWS rocket is the only U.S. Department of Defense fully qualified guided 2.75-inch rocket. Following the Navy and Marine Corps, the US Army has also ordered the rocket for its Apaches. Since the weapon has been cleared for export the US NAVY program has received 13 formal letters of request (LORs) from international customers expressing interest in acquiring APKWS.
              

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SM-6 Demonstrates Warfighting Capability Against Air and Surface Targets

sm-61021The Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) continues to demonstrate its prowess in operational tests - in a challenging multi-threat intercept test SM-6 missiles successfully engaged five targets, struck a surface target and shattered its previous maximum engagement range record, set in June of 2014.
              

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F-35 cost reduction reflects majority of defense savings for 2014

March 19, 2015 by · Comment
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Enhanced Tomahawk cruise missile engages moving targets

February 6, 2015 by · Comment
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Robotic spy fish conducts underwater surveillance

December 12, 2014 by · Comment
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Naval laser zaps surface, aerial target during operational demonstration in the Arabian SeaUS Navy

December 11, 2014 by · Comment
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F-35C Completes First Arrested Landing Aboard Aircraft Carrier

November 3, 2014 by · Comment
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Pentagon reaches agreement to purchase 43 F-35s under LRIP 8 at 3.6% lower cost

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LCS to get unmanned mine-sweeping boats, drones

October 9, 2014 by · Comment
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Could Super Ghost become the future Littoral Combatant?

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US Navy demonstrates carrier-based manned-unmanned cooperation

August 18, 2014 by · Comment
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Manned and unmanned helicopters demonstrate joint operations with the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

June 12, 2014 by · Comment
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US Navy Requests Industry Proposals for Carrier-Operable Drones

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Boeing P-8A Begins Advanced Airborne Sensor Testing

April 17, 2014 by · Comment
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Russia ‘Welcomes’ the US Destroyer Truxtun, by Moving Bastion Anti-Ship Missiles to Crimea

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Zumwalt – the Newest Destroyer for the US Navy is Launched

October 29, 2013 by · Comment
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Zumwalt – the Newest Destroyer for the US Navy is Launched

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