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  • 6 September 2018

    The German Navy’s corvette Oldenburg (F263) is to deploy to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).  The ship is scheduled to leave its homeport Warnemünde with its Delta crew on September 10, 2018, according to the navy. The patrol of the coast of Lebanon comes twelve months after the previous deployment, Corvette captain Thorsten Vögler said, adding […]

  • 5 December 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    French Navy’s La Fayette-class frigate FS Guepratte (F-714) is scheduled to enter the Romanian port of Constanta on December 5 for the final port visit on her Black Sea tour. Guepratte is visiting Romania after paying a visit to Ukrainian port of Odessa along with US Navy destroyer USS James E Williams on November 30. Once […]

  • 20 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) recently completed exercises in the Black Sea with ships from the Romanian Navy. SNMG2 is in the Black Sea to reassure allies in the region of the Alliance’s collective defence and to enhance NATO’s maritime force interoperability. Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), […]

  • 4 May 2020
    Equipment & technology

    KBR has been awarded two recompete task orders totaling $140 million to support engineering and rapid prototyping efforts for the US Navy. The U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) awarded KBR these cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract. As informed, the US-based engineering, procurement and […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The F/A-18 Hornet community celebrated the 35th anniversary of the aircraft’s first flight during a ceremony Dec. 9 in the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett building atrium at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. Sponsored by the F/A-18 and EA-18G Program Office (PMA-265), the celebration highlighted the accomplishments and continued impact of the U.S. Navy’s […]

  • 28 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A total of 20 ships from NATO member countries are set to take part in the NATO’s, Norway-hosted, exercise Cold Response. The operational phase of the exercise will start on March 3 in Trondheim, Norway. Most of the ships from Norway, Denmark, England, France, Poland, The Netherlands, and Spain have already gathered in the cold region […]

  • 2 July 2015

    The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) departed the Black Sea on July 1, 2015, after a series of engagements that promoted peace and stability in the region. Laboon’s presence in the Black Sea reaffirmed U.S. commitment toward the region and increased joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Black Sea partners. […]

  • 10 June 2020

    Today, the German Navy commissioned Nordrhein-Westfalen (F223), the second of four F125 Baden-Württemberg-class frigates.

  • 20 June 2018

    US Navy’s Fleet Cyber Command/US 10th Fleet (FCC/C10F) has welcomed a new commander in a ceremony at FCC/C10F Headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland, on June 18. Vice Adm. Timothy J. White relieved Vice Adm. Mike Gilday as commander on the fleet operations center watch floor. White, who most recently served as the commander of the Cyber National […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    In the first Newsletter of the year, the German Navy has revealed technical details and the construction progress of the four F 125-Class frigates which are to replace the eight Bremen-Class frigates currently in service of the German Navy. So far, the first ship, Baden-Württemberg (F 222) has been launched and is scheduled to be delivered to […]

  • 16 March 2018

    The US Navy has identified two aviators who died March 14, 2018, when their F/A-18F Super Hornet crashed on final approach near Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida. The aviators have been identified as Lt. Cmdr. James Brice Johnson and Lt. Caleb Nathaniel King, both Florida residents. Both pilots were assigned to the “Blacklions” of […]

  • 10 April 2014
    Industry news

    The Sultanate of Oman accepted the first of its second order of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons in a ceremony April 3 at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth facility. The fighter aircraft will ferry to Oman later this year.   In 2002, the Sultanate of Oman became the 23rd member of the F-16 family and now […]

  • 26 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Italian Navy on January 25 received the first Short Take-Off/Vertical Landing (STOVL) F-35B Lightning II aircraft assembled at the Final Assembly and Checkout (FACO) in Cameri, Italy. This is the first F-35B built outside the United States. The Italian FACO is operated by Leonardo in conjunction with Lockheed Martin with a current workforce of more […]

  • 15 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Two US Navy pilots died after the F/A-18F Super Hornet they flew crashed on final approach to Boca Chica Field, Naval Air Station, Key West, Florida on March 14. The navy said search and rescue crews recovered both the pilot and weapons systems officer from the water approximately one mile east of the runway. Both […]

  • 21 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy began initial integration testing of its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) onto the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Aug. 12 at Patuxent River’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 facility. The program’s flight test team conducted missile load and fit checks using a mass simulator vehicle, designed to emulate LRASM, in preparation for […]

  • 23 May 2011
    Training & Education

    The F-35C Joint Strike Fighter made its first public appearance at an air show May 21. Piloted by Lt. Cmdr. Eric “Magic” Buus, the F-35C made a single pass down the show line at the Joint Service Open House at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The flight commemorated 100 years of naval aviation by highlighting […]

  • 27 August 2012
    Industry news

    Denmark’s three new frigates in the IVER HUITFELDT class, Iver Huitfeldt (F361), Peter Willemoes (F362), and Niels Juel (F363) have cruised together for the first time out of Denmark’s coast. Terma has delivered a number of mission-critical solutions for the Danish frigates, including the SCANTER 6000 radar. SCANTER 6000 ensures small target detection, surface surveillance […]

  • 15 March 2011
    Equipment & technology

      Navy and Marine Corps leaders today signed an agreement by which the Corps will join the Navy in buying the F-35 joint strike fighter variant designed for aircraft carriers, service leaders announced today. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F. Amos signed a […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The US Navy’s new-design aircraft recovery system, Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG), has completed its most demanding test event to date with 22 aircraft arrestments in just over 26 minutes at the Runway Arrested Landing Site (RALS) in Lakehurst, New Jersey. The two-day series of testing Oct. 23-24 evaluated the AAG thermal management system’s ability to […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.   “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours,” said J.D. McFarlan, […]

  • 19 July 2019

    A sailor assigned to US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) has been declared missing on July 17. A search for the sailor is currently underway in the Arabian Sea. USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and Spanish Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Méndez Núñez (F 104) are […]

  • 26 August 2011
    Training & Education

      The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. The “Salty Dogs” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 flew the high-performance jet trainer on a biofuel mixture of petroleum-based JP-5 jet fuel and plant-based camelina. […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Industry news

    NDLO and Navantia signed in Bergen a “Follow on Technical Support” for the maintaining and life support works of the F-310 class frigates built by Navantia, during the next 3 years. The contract was signed on 26th of June by the Head of NDLO Naval Systems, Rear Admiral Morten Jacobesen and the Chairman of Navantia, […]

  • 26 August 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $8,1 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI contract.   This modification provides for the maintenance and support for the F-16 chase aircraft supporting the F-35. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, […]

  • 13 January 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A successful flight test of the Raytheon-built APG-79(V)X AESA radar system has demonstrated the functions needed to extend the relevance of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter/attack jets, including:   extended detection ranges simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities production of high-resolution synthetic aperture radar (SAR) mapping industry leading reliability “We put our latest AESA radar capability to the […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Industry news

      L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $26,344,361 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-D-0007) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance for F-16, F-18, H-60, and E-2C aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev. Work will […]

  • 9 August 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    F-35B Lightning II fighter aircraft embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp used the GAU-22 cannon against a simulated target and executed the first shipboard hot reload of ordnance in the Indo-Pacific region while underway in the Solomon Sea. The aircraft from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (REIN), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, carried out […]

  • 17 March 2015

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Success has again proven her flexibility by providing short notice logistical help to a United States 6th Fleet Task Force operating off the east coast of Africa. The tanker auxiliary oiler USNS Joshua Humphreys suffered a breakdown which, for a time, prevented her from refuelling or re-supplying the vessels of Task Force […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a U.K.-led maritime exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 10.   The exercise consisted of combat operations in all areas of warfare including anti-submarine warfare, anti-aircraft warfare, and surface warfare. Naval units from the U.S., Germany and the United Kingdom included Royal Navy frigates HMS […]