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  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing and Lockheed Martin $43 million contracts for further work on the Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray unmanned carrier aviation air system. Under the latest contract, the companies asked to refine concepts and develop the trade space for requirements generation before the project enters the engineering and manufacturing development phase. Both contractors are expected to complete […]

  • 20 September 2019
    Research & Development

    Boeing and the US Navy successfully completed the first test flight of the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler on September 19, 2019. The MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, completed the autonomous two-hour flight under the direction of Boeing test pilots operating from a ground control station at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois, where […]

  • 20 December 2018

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Boeing Co. a $90.4 million contract for studies and analysis related to the US Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft. The contract from December 19 builds on an earlier one from August 30 with which the US Navy announced it had selected Boeing to build the service’s first operational carrier-based refueling […]

  • 31 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Navy has awarded Boeing a contract to design and build the MQ-25A Stingray, the first operational carrier-based unmanned refueling aircraft. This fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract with a ceiling price of $805.3 million was awarded August 30 and provides for the design, development, fabrication, test, delivery, and support of four MQ-25A unmanned air vehicles, including integration […]

  • 6 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) proposed design for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize fuel offload. GA-ASI said it used its knowledge of advanced composite aircraft structures to develop integrated fuel tanks in a large-scale wing box test article and a full-scale wing […]

  • 17 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) recently became the first US Navy aircraft carrier to be fitted with a carrier-based Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center (UAWC), the US Navy has announced. During a brief ceremony attended by Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, and Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, Rear Adm. […]

  • 20 December 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing’s prototyping department Phantom Works has unveiled the first photos of their contender for the US Navy’s MQ-25 unmanned refueling program. This is the first time the company is displaying its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) proposed for refueling US Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers. The US Navy’s MQ-25 project is looking to procure unmanned refueling […]

  • 6 September 2018
    Equipment & technology

    Rolls-Royce engines have been selected by Boeing to power the US Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft, which will provide unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air refueling. Recently, the US Navy awarded the MQ-25A engineering and manufacturing contract to Boeing to provide four aircraft. The $805.3 million contract was awarded August 30 and provides for the design, development, fabrication, test, […]

  • 29 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returned to sea March 28 after completing a scheduled planned incremental availability (PIA) which started in the second half of 2017. During the overhaul, the carrier received innovative upgrades, including a carrier-based Unmanned Aviation Warfare Center (UAWC). Ike is the first carrier to […]

  • 1 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) a contract for the construction of two new Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers, CVN 80 and CVN 81, in a bid to achieve cost savings by ordering the two ships at once. As per the navy, the savings exceed $4 billion when compared to […]

  • 4 February 2019

    The US Navy has awarded B.L. Harbert International a $41.8 million contract to build the MQ-25 Unmanned Air System Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) hangar at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The MQ-25A Stingray will be the world’s first carrier-based unmanned aircraft and will provide an aerial refueling capability to the carrier air wing […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education

    Representatives from Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River and construction contractor G-W Management Services officially broke ground on a new operations center for NAWCAD’s Atlantic Test Ranges (ATR) Aug. 24. The project will enhance ATR’s ability to support simultaneous test operations for current and future naval aviation programs, […]

  • 18 April 2018
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    A Turkish defense company has shared video footage of what it says is an unmanned underwater vehicle capable of carrying enough explosives to destroy surface warships. The underwater drone is called Wattozz and was developed jointly by Albayrak Savunma, which entered the defense business in 2017, and Karadeniz Technical University. The UUV is identical to a stingray, […]

  • 3 September 2013
    Training & Education

    HMS Iron Duke has taken a few steps closer to taking on full operational duties after firing a number of weapons systems during her ongoing sea trials off the coast of Hampshire and Dorset. The Portsmouth-based frigate has been holding sea trials in the English Channel building up towards an operational deployment next year. In […]

  • 14 June 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    After completing two-year overhaul in Portsmouth, Royal Navy frigate HMS Westminster has trained with a number of Merlin Mk2 helicopters during her preparations to return to the fleet. The Type 23 frigate now has her own embarked Merlin, however, named Gatekeeper – for guardian to underworld from Ghostbusters, as the Royal Navy said. The submarine-hunting helicopter, from 829 […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Training & Education

    HMCS Ville de Québec departed Halifax July 23 for a 10-week tour of 14 Canadian and American cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. “This is a golden opportunity for thousands of Canadians in Ontario and Quebec to tour our warships and to speak with our sailors about the important role they […]

  • 23 July 2012
    Industry news

    On Saturday, July 28, Ingalls Shipbuilding will christen the company’s ninth amphibious transport dock, Somerset (LPD 25). LPD 25 is named in honor of the courage of the passengers and crew members of United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, near Shanksville in Somerset County, Pa. Patrick White, president of Families of […]

  • 15 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Defence firm BAE has been selected by Whitehall to provide the Type 26 frigates with its 5in Mk 45 Mod 4 gun – a battle-proven weapon used by nearly a dozen navies, as demonstrated in the image by the USS Forrest Sherman. It can typically pound a target with pinpoint accuracy up to 23 miles […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) successfully completed a live-fire exercise of its entire array of gun weapon systems while underway conducting its composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Jan. 17. Porter fired 47 blank load and powder rounds plus three illumination rounds from […]

  • 23 October 2018

    The US Navy commissioned its first unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test and evaluation squadron during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Webster Outlying Field, on October 18. The new unit, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (UX) 24, flies over 23 fixed and rotary wing UAS including the MQ-8 Fire Scout, RQ-20 Puma, RQ-21 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 August 2018

    US president Donald J. Trump has signed a $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act under which the US Navy would get funds for a total of 13 new vessels. Signed by the president at a ceremony at Fort Drum, New York, August 13, the NDAA includes funds for three littoral combat ships, a fourth Ford-class […]

  • 8 August 2012
    Industry news

    On Monday Huntington Ingalls Industries began construction on the amphibious transport dock LPD 27. The ship, being built at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, is the 11th ship in the USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class of ships. “This is the 11th LPD in what has become a hot production line,” said Doug Lounsberry, Ingalls’ […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Training & Education

    The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) welcomed nearly 180 friends and family members aboard for a friends and family day cruise, Sept. 7. The crew held its annual one-day excursion to boost morale and give loved ones a chance to experience life aboard a Navy ship first-hand. “Bunker Hill has had a […]

  • 15 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US shipbuilder Huntington Ingals Industries authenticated the keel of the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Richard M. McCool Jr. (LPD 29) on Friday, April 12. Ship’s Co-sponsors Shana McCool and Kate Oja declared the keel to be “truly and fairly laid.” LPD 29 is the first US Navy ship named in honor of Richard M. […]

  • 17 June 2011

    According to a source from Russian Navy Main HQ, attack aircrafts of naval aviation will be handed over to Air Force till the current year is over. The question is long-range bombers Tu-22M3, fighters MiG-31 (air regiment deployed in Kamchatka), Su-27, and front-line bombers Su-24 based in Baltiysk, explained the source. “The exception is Black […]

  • 4 November 2014
    Authorities, Industry news, Training & Education

    The flagship of the EU Naval Force, ITS Andrea Doria, has completed her visit to Dubai. The Italian Navy destroyer was in port to participate in the UAE counter-piracy week between Monday 27 and Friday 31 October. The warship hosted a number of official events, including a visit by the Deputy Secretary General of the […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) demonstrated the future concept of operations (CONOPS) for manned and unmanned helicopters aboard littoral combat ships during an underway off the coast of San Diego April 25-May 16, in preparation for an initial deployment of the aircraft later this year.   U.S. 3rd Fleet and Commander, […]

  • 28 March 2012
    Industry news

    Baltiysky Zavod shipyard on March 26 started cutting metal for a 25-mW icebreaker valued at RUR 7.9 bln. JSC Baltiysky Zavod – Shipbuilding began metal cutting for a Project 22600 new-generation multifunctional diesel-electric icebreaker LK-25. The keel laying is scheduled on June 22, 2012. The icebreaker must be delivered to the customer in 2015. The […]