USS Oscar Austin Completes Successful Sea Trials

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) returned to Naval Station Norfolk following completion of a successful four-day sea trials, Feb. 17, 2022. This underway was one of the ship’s final requirements to rejoin the operational fleet following an extended maintenance and modernization period. Due to the duration of the ship’s modernization, a majority of the sailors…

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Navy to Demo New MQ-8 Fire Scout MCM System

The Navy is working to develop a new mine countermeasure (MCM) sensor suite for the MQ-8C Fire Scout that that will enable the unmanned helicopter to detect and localize mines and obstacles on land and at-sea. The Fire Scout program office, in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and Program Executive Office Unmanned and Small Combatants (PEO USC)…

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DLA Preps Ships for Vigilance Activity Neptune Strike 2022

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Sigonella, Italy moved a total of 10,300 pounds of material in support of Navy ships that are operating as part of NATO exercise Vigilance Activity Neptune Strike 2022. The exercise, conceptualized in 2020, is designed to teach commanders and all involved NATO parties the complexities of handing over command and control of a carrier strike group…

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IperionX & MRL Demonstrate U.S. Titanium Metal for U.S. Navy

IperionX Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Ohio-based aerospace additive manufacturing company Materials Resources, LLC (“MRL”) to qualify and demonstrate the performance of IperionX’s high quality titanium alloy powders for additively manufactured aerospace parts under an MRL project with the U.S. Navy to test titanium flight critical metal replacement components for the U.S.…

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Northrop Grumman to Develop Prototype Constellation

Northrop Grumman Corporation today received an award with a potential value of $692 million from the Space Development Agency (SDA) to produce and field an innovative, proliferated constellation of 42 low-Earth orbit (pLEO) satellites for the Tranche 1 Transport Layer (T1TL) mesh satellite communications network. T1TL will provide resilient, low-latency, high-volume data transport supporting U.S. military missions around the world.…

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SECNAV Names T-AO 211 & Sponsors for USS Doris Miller

During Black History Month Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro announced on February 25, the sponsors for the USS Doris Miller and that a future John Lewis-class replenishment oiler (TAO) ship will be named USNS Thurgood Marshall to honor the former Supreme Court Justice and civil rights activist. The future USNS Thurgood Marshall (T-AO-211) will be the first naval…

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Keel of Harrisburg (LPD 30) Authenticated at Ingalls

Global engineering and defense technologies provider HII announced that the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division ceremonially has authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Harrisburg (LPD 30). The ship’s sponsor, Alexandra Curry, a resident of Middletown, Pennsylvania, and wife of the Middletown mayor, was unable to attend the ceremony so Program Executive Officer Ships Rear Adm. Tom Anderson,…

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FS Charles de Gaulle in Operation CHAMMAL for 7th Time

As part of its CLEMENCEAU 22 deployment, the Naval Air Group (GAN), articulated around the aircraft carrier Charles De Gaulle , is engaged for the 7th time in Operation CHAMMAL, the French component of the international operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR) . The education and training of the Iraqi armed forces have become a pillar of this commitment. From February 14…

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