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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VP-4 Concludes Arctic Operations

January 14, 2020 – Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 recently concluded maritime operations in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans on, Jan 11, 2020. For almost 80 days, the “Skinny Dragons” conducted Anti-Submarine Warfare missions aboard their fleet of P-8A Poseidon jets, the nation’s only long-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft, from partner nation air bases in Portugal, Iceland, and Norway. These missions…

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ARA Libertad Visits Rio de Janeiro

January 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – In navigation – The frigate ARA “Libertad”, under the command of the Captain Juan Carlos Romay, released yesterday moorings of Pier Mauá, his place of docking in the city of Rio de Janeiro where he was since Saturday, in the frame of the 48th Instruction Trip. After leaving the bay of Guanabara, the school ship…

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USS America, JS Kunisaki operate in East China Sea

January 13, 2020 – USS America (LHA 6) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) operated together in the East China Sea, Jan. 13. During the exercise, America and Kunisaki conducted communication and maneuvering drills, personnel exchanges, and a flight operations demonstration. “We are extremely pleased with this first opportunity for USS America…

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ADF Responds to ANAO Report

January 15, 2020 – Australia is fully committed to working with France and Naval Group to deliver the Attack Class Submarine fleet, which remains a strategically vital capability for our Defence Force into the future. The ANAO has previously reported that Defence effectively designed and implemented the process to select an international partner for the Attack Class Submarine Program (ANAO…

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Boeing and U.S. Navy Complete First Super Hornet IRST Block II Flight

January 15, 2020 – For the first time, Boeing and the U.S. Navy flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod in late 2019. IRST Block II is a critical component of the Block III Super Hornet. The Block III conversion will include enhanced network capability, longer range with conformal fuel tanks,…

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Raytheon delivers 10th AN/AQS-20C minehunting sonar to US Navy

January 15, 2020 – Raytheon Company delivered its 10th AN/AQS-20C minehunting sonar system to the U.S. Navy. The sonar-towed body was officially transferred to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division. The system – which is the program of record for the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship mine countermeasure mission package – is now fully qualified and will move toward…

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Raytheon establishes $20,000 SPY-6 scholarship for US Navy student veterans

January 15, 2020 – Raytheon Company, in partnership with Student Veterans of America, is offering two U.S. Navy student veterans $10,000 each in scholarships under a new program announced during the Surface Navy Association’s 32nd National Symposium. Applications for the scholarship grants are accepted on the SVA website from January 15, 2020 – April 1, 2020. The Raytheon SPY-6 Scholarship,…

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Raytheon, Major Tool and Machine Inc. team up on SPY-6 Radars

January 14, 2020 – Raytheon Company has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Major Tool & Machine, Inc. to develop array structures for the U.S. Navy’s SPY-6 radar program when it transitions from low-rate initial production to hardware production and sustainment. AN/SPY-6(V)1 radar arrays inside Raytheon’s Andover, Massachusetts radar development facility. SPY-6 is a family of next-generation, integrated air and…

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Raytheon building machine learning system that knows what it knows

January 13, 2020 – Raytheon is developing a machine learning technology under a $6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the Competency Aware Machine Learning program. Systems will be able to communicate the abilities they have learned, the conditions under which the abilities were learned, the strategies they recommend and the situations for which those strategies…

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