Raytheon Continues Support US Navy Counter Narco-Terrorism Ops

March 24, 2021 – Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, will continue operating and maintaining the U.S. government’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract. Originally developed to track long-range targets for aircraft and ships, ROTHR is now the primary detection system for border security and drug smuggling interdiction for the Joint Interagency Task…

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Soars Past 600,000 Fleet Flight-hours

March 24, 2021 – The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has logged more than 600,000 flight-hours, providing continuous customer support to maintain mission readiness and transport critical cargo and personnel. Built by Bell Textron and Boeing, the V-22 fleet has grown to more than 400 aircraft and is operated by the United States Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and…

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Babcock awarded seven year pump Equipment contract for HM Ships and Submarines

March 25, 2021 – Babcock International, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has secured a seven-year, c. £50m contract with the Ministry of Defence for the repair and maintenance of Sea Water Systems on HM Ships and Submarines. The arrangement leads on from Babcock’s previous programmes, and will operate from Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. It will see Babcock continue in…

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Navy T-45C Crashes in Texas, No Fatalities

March 24, 2021 – On March 24 at approximately 2 p.m. CDT, a Navy T-45C Goshawk jet trainer aircraft crashed approximately 3 miles northeast of Naval Outlying Field Orange Grove, Texas. The two occupants, an instructor, and a student, safely ejected from the aircraft and reported minor injuries. They were transported to a local medical treatment facility for evaluation. Navy…

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Coast Guard to rename training center wing after Arnold Palmer

March 23, 2021 – The Coast Guard announced plans to rename a training wing after Arnold Palmer at Coast Guard Training Center Petaluma, Tuesday. Training Center Petaluma plans to officiate the renaming of the Yeoman and Storekeeper “A” School wing of the Juliet Nichols Building in a ceremony later this year. Palmer served with distinction as a yeoman in the…

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Astrakhan Shipyard Lays Keel for Project 22870 Mikhail Chekov

March 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – At the shipyard of the Astrakhan Shipyard branch of Zvyozdochka Ship Repair Center JSC (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), a solemn ceremony of laying down the Project 22870 Mikhail Chekov rescue and tugboat, being built by order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, took place. The ceremony was attended by…

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Admiral Gorshkov Fires Onix Cruise Missile in the Barents Sea

March 25, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today, the frigate “Admiral of the Soviet Union Gorshkov Fleet”, part of the division of missile ships of the Northern Fleet, successfully executed firing the main missile system on the coastal target. The missile firing took place in the morning in the waters of the Barents Sea. The target, located on the island of…

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