Former Commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Convicted of Obstructing Justice in Connection with Civilian Death

January 17, 2020 – A former Commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) was convicted by a federal jury today of obstructing justice and making false statements, among other charges, in connection with the death of a civilian at the naval base. John Nettleton, 54, of Jacksonville, Florida, was convicted of obstructing justice, concealing information, falsifying records and making false…

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Sea Control Beyond the Strike Group: USS Detroit and USS Gridley Exercise Together

January 16 2020 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) and USS Gridley (DDG 101) completed division tactics (DIVTACS) and gunnery exercises while operating in the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility, Jan. 4. Conducting DIVTACS enables junior ship handlers to experience operating in close proximity to other vessels. “Executing DIVTACS requires clear and constant communications between the bridge teams of both…

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VFA-103, VFA-143 and VAW-121 Returns from Deployment

January 19, 2020 – More than 100 U.S. Navy aviators returned to their home bases at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana in Virginia Beach, Va., and Norfolk Naval Station (NNS) in Norfolk, Va., on Jan. 19 following their nearly ten-month deployment as part of Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) assigned aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN…

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Navy Will Name A Future Ford Class Aircraft Carrier After WWII Hero Doris Miller

January 19, 2020 – Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly will name a future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of World War II hero Ship’s Cook Third Class Doris Miller during a ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Jan. 20. The announcement will be made at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony, highlighting the contributions of…

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CNS Sargento Aldea Completes First Antarctic Mission

January 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – An endowment of 206 sailors, more than 100 people in commission, 32 containers, 6 Antarctic bases supplied and 30 days sailing, were the round numbers of the Multipurpose Ship that more than achieved its mission of logistical and strategic support in the southernmost part of the world. On Friday, November 22, 2019, the anthem…

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RFA Tidesurge Arrives Cammell Laird for Refit

January 20, 2020 – Onlookers were treated to a striking view as the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s (RFA) Tide class tanker RFA Tidesurge sailed up the River Mersey to Cammell Laird in Birkenhead. Tug boats came alongside RFA Tidesurge as it approached the shipyard on January 10, helping to maneuver the 39,000 tonne vessel into Cammell Laird’s non-tidal wet basin with…

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Cammell Laird CEO and chairman joins Maritime Enterprise Working Group

January 20, 2020 – Our CEO and chairman John Syvret CBE, pictured, is the Cammell Laird representative on the Maritime Enterprise Working Group (MEWG), ensuring the company is kept up to date with the UK National Shipbuilding Strategy. The MEWG has a busy agenda for 2020. The MEWG was set up, following the publication of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, to provide…

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BAE Systems Announces Proposed Acquisition of Collins Aerospace’s Military Global Positioning System Business and Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios Business

January 20, 2020 – BAE Systems, Inc. announced today it has reached definitive agreements for the proposed acquisitions of Collins Aerospace’s military Global Positioning System (GPS) business and Raytheon’s Airborne Tactical Radios (ATR) business. These two high-performing businesses are being sold in connection with obtaining the required antitrust clearances for the previously announced pending merger between Raytheon and United Technologies…

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Review of Construction of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

January 20, 2020 – The progress of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-P71) project was reviewed by the Empowered Apex Committee (EAC) headed by Shri Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, on 20 Jan 20 at Cochin Shipyard Limited. The review critically examined the current status of the project as the IAC is in a very advanced stage of construction and is scheduled to…

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Speed Must Be Put Back Into DOD, Hyten Says

January 17, 2020 – As long as he is vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten said he will make sure speed is put back into every element of the Pentagon. Inserting speed into everything the Defense Department does is a priority, the vice chairman told the Center for Strategic and International Studies…

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Statement by Director of Defense Intelligence Garry Reid on Terrorist Attack

January 17, 2020 – Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for joining us. On January 13th of 2020, the attorney general announced the results of the Department of Justice investigation of the December 6th, 2019, attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola that resulted in the death of three U.S. service members and the wounding of eight other Americans. The…

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Four Nations To Be Protected With Lockheed Martin’s Next Generation Radar

January 14, 2020 – Through partnerships with the U.S. Government, Spain, Japan, and Canada, Lockheed Martin’s solid state radar (SSR) technology will provide front-line defense to nations around the world with cutting-edge air and missile defense capabilities. These nations are part of a growing SSR family of 24 platforms, ushering in the next generation of maritime and ground-based advanced radar…

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Aircraft Compatibility Testing Begins Aboard USS Gerald R. Ford

January 16, 2020 – The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departed its homeport of Norfolk, Jan. 16 to begin Aircraft Compatibility Testing (ACT) off the East Coast as the first aircraft, an E-2D landed, on board. ACT continues the at-sea testing of Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) – two Aircraft Launch and…

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