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Lusty Lowers Her White Ensign for the Final Time

Lusty Lowers Her White Ensign for the Final Time

After a 32-year career, the last of the Royal UK Navy’s Invincible Class aircraft carriers decommissions in Portsmouth.   Having sailed over 900,000 miles on operations across the globe, including helping with the aftermath of the first Gulf War, HMS Illustrious has been decommissioned at a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base. The ship’s white ensign […]

GHOST – Missing Vessel in the Navy?

GHOST – Missing Vessel in the Navy?

Juliet Marine Systems CEO Gregory Sancoff is hoping to get the US Department of Defence interested in the procurement of his innovative marine warship GHOST.   The developer of innovative solutions for naval and commercial applications has invested $15 million in constructing this futuristic stealth ship, which, as Bloomberg quoted Sancoff, has “no radar signature at all”. Despite the lack of guarantee that […]

BIW to Upgrade US Navy’s LCS Program

BIW to Upgrade US Navy’s LCS Program

The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.   Bath Iron Works, as the LCS Planning Yard, will provide maintenance and modernization support for all Navy […]

Carl Vinson CSG Starts Deployment

Carl Vinson CSG Starts Deployment

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group departed Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.   The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, and embarked Destroyer Squadron 1 deployed with guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) and guided-missile […]

Navies Gather in Darwin for KAKADU 2014

Navies Gather in Darwin for KAKADU 2014

More than 1,200 people, eight warships and 26 aircraft from 15 coalition nations are arriving in Darwin today for the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare exercise, KAKADU 2014, to be held from 25 August to 12 September, 2014.   Participants will conduct tactical warfare planning and cultural exchanges in Darwin for the first week […]

34 Sailors Removed from NNPP for Cheating

On February 3, 2014, a Sailor assigned to the Moored Training Ship (MTS 626) at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina reported that an examination key was compromised. The exam key that was compromised was for one of the staff certification exams for one of eleven watch station positions at one […]

BAE Systems to Upgrade USS Howard

BAE Systems to Upgrade USS Howard

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $13,6 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee/incentive-fee contract for the USS Howard (DDG 83) fiscal 2014 selected restricted availability (SRA).   A SRA includes planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship’s military […]

USS Blue Ridge Now Second Oldest in US Navy Fleet

USS Blue Ridge Now Second Oldest in US Navy Fleet

U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) now holds the honor of being the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy’s active duty fleet, next to USS Constitution, after the decommissioning of the USS Denver (LPD 9) Aug. 14.   Blue Ridge’s keel was laid Feb. 27, 1967, and she was commissioned Nov. 14, […]

HII Delivers USS Michael Monsoor Deckhouse to US Navy

HII Delivers USS Michael Monsoor Deckhouse to US Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite deckhouse for the destroyer Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) to the U.S. Navy.   The 900-ton deckhouse provides an advanced structure that will house the ship’s bridge, radars, antennae and intake/exhaust systems and is designed to provide a significantly smaller radar cross-section than any other ship […]

North Dakota Submarine Completes Alpha Sea Trials

North Dakota Submarine Completes Alpha Sea Trials

The US nation’s newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, North Dakota (SSN-784), returned to the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard Tuesday following the successful completion of its first voyage in open seas, called alpha sea trials.   North Dakota is the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, the most capable class of attack submarines […]

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