Fifth Advanced Weapons Elevator certified aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

April 22, 2020 – Program Executive Office (PEO) Aircraft Carriers announced the certification of a fifth Advanced Weapons Elevator (AWE) aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) this week. The first-of-class aircraft carrier logged this important milestone at its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, just after completing a rigorous 32 days at sea, where the ship attained flight deck…

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U.S. Navy Surface Forces and Army Helicopters Conduct Live Fire Exercise in North Arabian Gulf

April 21, 2020 – U.S. Army AH-64E Apache attack helicopters assigned to U.S. Army Central Command’s (USARCENT) Task Force Saber conducted a live fire exercise with ships assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (USNAVCENT) in the North Arabian Gulf April 16-19. The exercise, which is designed to enhance the capabilities of U.S. forces to respond to surface threats, was…

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BMT launches the next generation hull-form – the ‘Pentamaran’

April 21, 2020 – Leading the way in multi-hull applications, BMT has released details of its next generation ‘Pentamaran’ platform for autonomous applications. Offering a myriad of applications for defense and commercial innovators, these innovative vessels may be custom configured for military, patrol, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and hydrographic survey work. The design is the latest…

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Marotte Control’s CAS to Equip AARGM-ER on the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G and F-35

April 22, 2020 – Marotta Controls, a rapidly growing aerospace and defense supplier based in New Jersey, announced today that it has designed and will be manufacturing a new Control Actuation System (CAS) for Northrop Grumman. The CAS will be integrated into Northrop’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ERs) specified for U.S. Navy and Air Force use. The…

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Gascoyne’s push to greater efficiency in the water

April 20, 2020 – HMAS Gascoyne is receiving renewed life through a five-yearly refit, ensuring she remains ready to fight and live up to her motto “Return to the sea”. The 52-metre long Huon Class Minehunter Coastal (MHC) is undergoing a refit in Sydney following her most recent overseas deployment. Gascoyne’s refit saw her removed from the water in the…

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Second Unsafe Intercept by Russia in U.S. Sixth Fleet

April 20, 2020 – For the second time in four days, Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft in U.S. Sixth Fleet, 19 April, 2020. On April 19, 2020, a U.S. Navy P-8A aircraft flying in international airspace over the Mediterranean Sea was intercepted twice by a…

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SWATT creates combat ready warships, battle-minded crews

April 20, 2020 – Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center (SMWDC) led U.S. Navy warships through Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise, March 30 through April 17, in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Units included in the training were the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), amphibious transport docks ships USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS San…

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Aircraft carriers, destroyer prepare for Chinese Navy’s 71st anniversary

April 23, 2020 (propaganda) – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy is conducting intensive exercises with its new combat forces including two aircraft carriers and a 10,000 ton-class destroyer, with the Navy preparing to celebrate the 71st anniversary of its founding on Thursday. As the Chinese Navy develops, the world should not forget that it is a force for…

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RN Caribbean task group meets for hurricane season

April 23, 2020 – The Royal Navy’s Caribbean task group has joined forces in Montserrat for the first time as it prepares for the impending hurricane season. Helicopter carrier/support ship RFA Argus linked up with the Royal Navy’s permanent presence in the region, HMS Medway, to begin their combined disaster relief planning and preparations. It’s just six weeks till the…

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LR to class new Multi-Role Ships for German Government

April 21, 2020 – The German Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration awarded this complex project to ABEKING & RASMUSSEN Schiffs- und Yachtwerft SE. The shipbuilders, in agreement with Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau BAW, appointed LR as the classification society for two new 95 meter Multi-Role Ships. These next generation vessels will be capable of performing a number of tasks, such as…

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