Sydney has bridged a year

May 21, 2021 – HMAS Sydney’s service to the nation began with a commissioning at sea on May 18, 2020 – the first time since World War II that a Navy warship had been welcomed to the fleet while underway. The ship’s company this week marked the first anniversary of her commissioning with a barbecue and cake while the ship…

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Portugal Orders Another Six Viana do Castelo Class OPVs

May 21, 2021 – The Government approved, on the 20th of May, in the Council of Ministers, a Resolution that authorizes the acquisition of six new Ocean Patrol Ships (NPO), of the «Viana do Castelo» class, intended for the Portuguese Navy missions. This structuring project represents an opportunity for the Defense industry, increasing the activity of Portuguese and European companies…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces U.S. Navy Order of REMUS 300 UUVs

May 25, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today a U.S. Navy order of two REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). “REMUS UUVs have been used by the U.S. Navy for their defense operations for more than 20 years,” said Duane Fotheringham, president of the Unmanned Systems business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division. “We are pleased to provide them…

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Naval Historian Receives Distinguished Public Service Award

May 18, 2021 – The director of Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) participated in a ceremony to present the Navy Distinguished Public Service Award to James D. Hornfischer May 17 during a virtual ceremony. During his remarks at the ceremony, NHHC Director Samuel J. Cox, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral, explained the significance of the award, highlighting Hornfischer’s…

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Navy declares initial operational capability for Joint Precision Approach and Landing System

May 18, 2021 – The U.S. Navy declared initial operational capability for the Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) on May 4, signaling the system’s ready to provide precision approach and landing capabilities to tactical carrier aircraft at sea in support of naval aviation operations worldwide. JPALS is a global positioning system based system that integrates with shipboard air…

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