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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 […]

Austal USA: USS Montgomery Hits Production Milestone

Austal USA: USS Montgomery Hits Production Milestone

The future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launched from the Austal USA shipyard Aug. 6, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program.   This vessel is the second of ten 127-meter Independence-variant LCS class ships Austal has been contracted to build for the U.S. Navy as prime contractor subsequent to a $3.5 […]

Image of the Day: E-2C Hawkeye On the Move

US Navy Sailors stand by to move an E-2C Hawkeye in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76).   Ronald Reagan is participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in […]

HMS Chiddingfold Engages in NATO Ex Breeze

HMS Chiddingfold Engages in NATO Ex Breeze

Royal UK Navy minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has been taking part in an annual NATO workout in the Black Sea.   HMS Chiddingfold is one of four NATO ships that took part in Exercise Breeze 2014 off the Bulgarian coast. The ships are all part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2), one […]

F-35 Lightning Fleet Resumes Flight

Airworthiness authorities for the Navy and the Air Force approved the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter fleet to resume limited flight, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 14.   Kirby said this is a limited flight clearance that includes an engine inspection regimen and and restricted flights that will remain […]

Thales Awarded Australian Navy’s Frigate Maintenance Contract

Thales Awarded Australian Navy’s Frigate Maintenance Contract

Australian Minister for Defence David Johnston announced on July 6 that Thales Australia Ltd has been awarded the Navy’s Adelaide Class guided missile frigate’s (FFG) Group Maintenance Contract.   Senator Johnston said the contract will be for an initial period of four and half years with the potential for contract extensions to an anticipated value […]

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