US exercise Valiant Shield concludes

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) lead a formation of Carrier Strike Group 5 and Expeditionary Strike Group 7 ships marking the completion of Valiant Shield 2016. Photo: US Navy

The 2016 iteration of the U.S.-only exercise Valiant Shield concluded on the U.S. island territory Guam, September ...

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US Navy honors shipyard cities with ship names

USS Marinette will be the first US Navy ship to bear the name. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy will honor the cities where the littoral combat ships are being constructed by naming the next two ...

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US naval research office to join UK's Unmanned Warrior

U.S. Navy sailors launch a MK 18 MOD 2 unmanned underwater vehicle from a rigid-hull inflatable boat. Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) will head a U.S. Navy contingent demonstrating 10 technology projects ...

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US marines, sailors in first non-combatant evacuation op

A U.S. Navy landing craft air cushioned (LCAC) prepares to transport U.S. and international citizens during a bilateral non-combatant evacuation exercise at the U.S. Embassy, Muscat, Oman, Sept. 21, 2016. Photo: US Navy

U.S. marines and sailors from the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) with ...

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US Navy receives first upgraded mine hunting sonars

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first of three lots of mine hunting sonar upgrade kits to the U.S. Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division. Photo: Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Navy has received the first of three lots of Northrop Grumman’s mine hunting sonar upgrade kits ...

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US Navy destroyer commander shares thoughts on Cutlass Fury

Guided missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) passes beneath the McDonald Bridge during a passing exercise to begin the at-sea phase of Exercise Cutlass Fury 2016. Photo: US Navy

Cmdr. Stefan Walch is the commanding officer of USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile ...

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US Navy contracts Saab for AN/SPN-50 (V)1 air traffic radar

Illustration: US Navy sailor conducts preservation maintenance on an SPN-43 radar while aloft on the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Saab Defense and Security USA a $38 million contract to provide the AN/SPN-50 (V)1 ...

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VS16 hosts simulated US joint forces drill

Lt. Adam Rugelstad discusses an exercise with Operations Specialist 2nd Class Bradley Pool in the Destroyer Squadron 15 watch floor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Valiant Shield 2016. Photo: US Navy

Air and surface units from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force came together to conduct a concept ...

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Raytheon gets $254M for JPALS production and testing

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Strike Aircraft Test Squadron (VX) 23 takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN71) in November, 2013 conducting tests of the Joint Precision Approach Landing System (JPALS). Photo: US Navy

The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon a $254.5 million contract for the design, manufacture and ...

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USS Zumwalt suffers engineering casualty

USS Zumwalt departs Bath Iron Works to start the 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego. Photo: US Navy

Sailors aboard USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s next-generation stealth destroyer, found a fault in the ...

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US Navy replenishment oiler named after Robert F. Kennedy

A graphic representation of the future USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). Photo: U.S. Navy

The U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that the next ship of the John Lewis-class of fleet ...

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USS Jackson wrapping up maiden voyage

USS Jackson moors pier side at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (NSGB), Cuba, on Sept. 4, during the  ship's transit to its homeport in San Diego. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s Indepedence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) is set to arrive to her new homeport ...

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Canadian government boosts OSI Maritime's ECPINS program

Illustration: Royal Canadian Navy submarine HMCS Victoria. Photo: Royal Canadian Navy

The Canadian government will help OSI Maritime Systems speed up the development of its electronic chart precise ...

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USS Bonhomme Richard launches NATO's Sea Sparrow missile

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U.S. Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) launched the NATO Sea Sparrow surface-to-air ...

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F/A-18 E/F jet launches JSOW C-1 to sink old US frigate

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The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has recently shared a video of an F/A-18 E/F strike aircraft firing the newest ...

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USS Fort Worth visits Marshall Islands en route to San Diego

USS Fort Worth transiting teh Indian Ocean in October 2015. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departed Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall ...

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US Navy names two oilers after civil and human rights icons

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The U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced September 19, that ships five and six of the next generation of ...

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US Navy Growler flies on 100-percent biofuel

Lt. Cmdr. Bradley Fairfax, project officer and test pilot with Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23, takes flight in an EA-18G Growler on 100-percent alternative biofuel during the first test flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at ...

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Video: US Navy's 13th LCS hits water for first time

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USS Wichita, the U.S. Navy’s 13th littoral combat ship was launched during a September 17 ceremony at ...

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Pacific Partnership returning home

Photo: US Navy

After concluding mission stops in six countries, this years’s Pacific Partnership arrived in the U.S. 3rd ...

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Panama hosts multinational naval exercise UNITAS 2016

Warships sail in formation during UNITAS 2014. Photo: US Navy

The Panamanian Navy is host to this year’s iteration of exercise UNITAS which is attended by the United ...

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HMS Monmouth breaks off Cutlass to save Canadian fisherman

Photo: Royal Navy

Royal Navy frigate HMS Monmouth abandoned the scenario during a Canadian-hosted anti-submarine exercise in order to ...

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Dutch offshore patrol vessel nabs two tonnes of cocaine

A U.S. team in charge of conducting boarding operations is pictured searching the fishing vessel. Photo: Royal Netherlands Navy

Royal Netherlands Navy offshore patrol ship HNLMS Groningem has seized two tonnes of cocaine after intercepting a ...

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US Navy secretary names two new destroyers

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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the names for two new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers in a ceremony ...

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US Navy to christen USS Wichita LCS

Photo: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy is set to christen its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship, USS Wichita (LCS 13), during a ...

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US Coast Guard starts construction of first OPC

National offshore patrol cutter design. Photo: Eastern Shipbuilding Group.

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group a $110.29 million contract for the production of the ...

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