Project 22350 Admiral Golovko Launched

May 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – In St. Petersburg, at the enterprise of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Severnaya Verf, the frigate Admiral Golovko of project 22350 was solemnly launched. The ceremony was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, Advisor to the President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation Viktor Chirkov, General Director of Severnaya Verf Shipyard…

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USS Portland conducts Laser Weapon System Demonstrator Test

May 22, 2020 – USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully disabled an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a Solid State Laser – Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 MOD 0 on May 16. LWSD is a high-energy laser weapon system demonstrator developed by the Office of Naval Research and installed on Portland for an at-sea demonstration. LWSD’s operational…

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Future USS Oakland Completes Acceptance Trials

May 22, 2020 – The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) successfully concluded acceptance trials May 22 following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico. During trials, the final milestone prior to the ship’s delivery, the Navy conducts comprehensive tests of systems, including those essential to a ship’s performance at sea such as the main propulsion,…

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US Navy Issues RFP for Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

May 22, 2020 – The U.S. Navy released a request for proposals for the design, development, test, and production of the Medium Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (MUUV) May 21. The solicitation will support the next generation of the Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants Unmanned Maritime Systems Program Office, Razorback Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) and the Naval Sea Systems Command…

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Yantar Shipyard Conducting Refit of RFS Yantar

May 22, 2020 – The Baltic Yantar Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) is restoring the technical readiness of the Yantar oceanographic research vessel (OIP). It was built at this plant exactly five years ago. May 23 marks the 5th anniversary of the Yantar OIC, which regularly serves in the Russian Navy. The first-born of the project 22010 will…

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USS Missouri Refit Completed Five Days Early

May 21, 2020 – Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) workforce completed all planned maintenance and modernization work on USS Missouri (SSN 780) five days early. This is the first time any shipyard has completed two consecutive Virginia-class extended dry-docking selected restricted availabilities (EDSRA) ahead of schedule – USS North Carolina completed its EDSRA two…

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Northrop Grumman Builds Very Lightweight Torpedo for US Navy

May 21, 2020 – Northrop Grumman has successfully manufactured and tested the first industry-built Very Lightweight Torpedo (VLWT) for the U.S. Navy. The prototype torpedo is based on the Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory’s (PSU-ARL) design that was distributed to defense industrial manufacturers in 2016. Northrop Grumman, which independently funded the research and development, will offer the design-for-affordability improvements…

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Colombian Navy delivered 21 tons of humanitarian aid

May 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On board the Logistics Support Ship ARC “Bahía Málaga” of the Colombian Navy, attached to the Pacific Naval Force, Marines and Marines transported 21 tons of humanitarian aid, delivered to the residents of four coastal municipalities, in the Department of Narino. With the purpose of supporting the most vulnerable Colombians during the health emergency…

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