HII Announces New VP of Columbia Class Program

Global defense and technologies partner HII announced May 26th that Brandi Smith has been named vice president of the Columbia-class program at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Smith will succeed Charles Southall, who will retire July 1 after more than 35 years of distinguished service. The U.S. Navy has identified the Columbia class as its No. 1 acquisition priority.…

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Bollinger Delivers Future USCGC Douglas Denman

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the USCGC Douglas Denman to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 175th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 49th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. “I could not be more proud of the over 650 men and women…

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Chinese Decry JMSDF Shadowing of Liaoning

China on Thursday slammed Japan for making dangerous close-range tracking and disruptions to an aircraft carrier of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy during the latter’s recent, legitimate drills in the West Pacific, with analysts saying that the Japanese move reflected the country’s ulterior motive of offensive military expansion under the excuse of the “China threat” theory. It is…

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