Navy, NASA complete underway recovery test in Pacific

USS Anchorage (LPD 23) successfully completed test recovery operations of NASA’s Orion test article (module), Jan. 23. Underway Recovery Test-6 (URT-6) is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module, which is capable of carrying humans into deep space. This marks the fourth completion of a URT aboard Anchorage. NASA engineers worked alongside Sailors from the Anchorage, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Special Boat Team 12, and Navy divers from Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 to test recovery operations of the Orion test…

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $158.5M Upgrade Contract for Germany P-3C Orions

Lockheed Martin received a $158.5 million contract for the second phase of the German Navy P-3C Mission System Refresh program. The program will upgrade the mission system processing suites on the fleet of eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to support operations through 2035. The Mission System Refresh is part of an overall fleet upgrade that includes structural mid-life upgrades as well as an upgrade to the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) cockpit capability. The Germany P-3C Orion Mission System Refresh Program will include the design, development, manufacture, integration, installation and…

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