Makin Island ARG Returns from Deployment

May 21, 2021 – More than 5,000 Sailors and Marines of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) return to their San Diego homeport this weekend, concluding a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of operation. This deployment is believed to be the first ever for an ARG without a Landing Ship Dock (LSD).…

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Commandant Birot Trains With Romanian Navy

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Monday May 18, after a stopover in the port city of Constanţa in Romania, which is also the base port of the Romanian fleet, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Birot set sail together with the anchor of mines Vice-Admiral Constantin Balescu . This day at sea was the opportunity to conduct several…

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New generation aircraft carrier (PA-Ng): maneuverability tests of the model

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – As part of the preliminary draft of the new generation aircraft carrier (PA-Ng) notified in March 2021, the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA), project owner of the program, is continuing its work on performance of the future aircraft carrier. In April, the DGA carried out maneuverability tests of the PA-Ng model at Lake Castillon…

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FS Normandie in Exercise RAGNAR VIKING

May 21, 2021 (Google Translation) – Having left Brest a week earlier, the Normandy Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) completed the first phase of its spring deployment on May 17. Engaged in the Norwegian Sea in exercise RAGNAR VIKING, Normandy thus entered fully into an intense sequence of combined training. Staging a landing of Allied forces in Norway under enemy threat, RAGNARD…

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NASSCO Begins Construction of USNS Robert F Kennedy

May 21, 2021 – On May 21, General Dynamics NASSCO started construction of the future USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208), the fourth of six vessels for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program. Francisco Medina, a long-time NASSCO employee and the Start of Construction honoree, initiated the first cut of steel that will be used to construct the…

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How Northrop Grumman is Helping to Digitally Transform the Fleet

May 17, 2021 – Imagine a scenario in which the U.S. Navy identifies a new air, surface or subsurface threat while monitoring an adversary’s training exercise. That new threat metadata is then delivered to a software factory’s Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. Within 24 hours, every Navy surface ship operating at sea receives a compiled and tested combat system software…

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US Navy Orders Additional Sea Skimming Target Vehicles from Northrop Grumman

May 14, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a production contract option for 18 additional GQM-163A “Coyote” supersonic sea-skimming target vehicles. This award represents the first of three options that can be exercised against the full-rate production contract awarded last year. The $55.4 million award brings the GQM-163A targets ordered to date to 218. “We are committed to…

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USS Russell Home from deployment

May 21, 2021 – USS Russell (DDG 59) returned to San Diego after a deployment to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operations, May 21. Russell left San Diego in early December 2020 to take part in a sustainment exercise with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) before deploying to the Indo-Pacific, Dec. 23, 2020. “Russell’s ‘Red Dragons’…

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US Navy Exercises Option for USS Congress

May 20, 2021 – The Navy awarded a contract option to Fincantieri Marinette Marine to build its second Constellation Class Guided Missile Frigate, officials announced. “The Navy Program Office is pleased to award the option for the USS Congress (FFG 63) to our industry partner Fincantieri Marinette Marine,” said Capt. Kevin Smith, major program manager for Constellation Class Frigate (PMS…

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FS Commandant Bouan Deploys to Gulf of Guinea

May 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – The crew of the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Bouan successfully completed its Operational Preparation (MECO) on May 8, 2021 and obtained its operational qualification. This MECO course aimed at preparing the departure of the PHM in operation CORYMBE, enabled the crew to sharpen their skills and reflexes. The internship began with three days…

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