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Lockheed Martin launches LCS 29, the future USS Beloit

The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 29, the future USS Beloit. Ship sponsor, Major General Marcia M. Anderson, USA (Ret.) christened Littoral Combat Ship LCS 29, the future USS Beloit, prior to its launch into...

U.S. Navy christens and conducts first in-water test of ORCA XLUUV

The U.S. Navy marked an important milestone in its effort to develop reliable undersea capability with the christening and first in-water test of the Orca Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) Test Asset System April 28, 2022 in Huntington...

First USMC F-35C Squadron Deploys

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) has marked a key milestone for Marine Corps history as they departed San Diego Bay with Carrier Air Wing Nine aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) as...

U.S. Navy Seizes 1,400 Assault Rifles During Illicit Weapons Interdiction

U.S. 5th Fleet ships seized approximately 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and 226,600 rounds of ammunition from a stateless fishing vessel during a flag verification boarding in accordance with customary international law in the North Arabian Sea, Dec. 20. U.S. Navy...

US Navy Tests High Energy Laser Weapon System in Gulf of Aden

Amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducted a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration, Dec. 14, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Navy. During the demonstration, the Solid-State Laser...

U.S. Marines complete maritime tests for JAGM

The U.S. Marines recently completed Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) operational testing on the AH-1Z Viper at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, demonstrating its maritime targeting capability. The team conducted multiple live-fire events in November testing all modes of the missile against...

HII Delivers Guided Missile Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) to U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) to the U.S. Navy during a signing ceremony held on Tuesday, Nov. 30. This milestone officially transfers custody from HII to the U.S. Navy, the company announced. “I...

U.S. Navy and Jordan collaborates on New Unmanned Systems Integration

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) briefed the head of Jordan’s navy on U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to integrate new unmanned systems during a visit to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 18, according to a U.S. Navy press...

USS Porter Departs Black Sea, Arrives in Istanbul

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed the Black Sea, arriving in Istanbul, Turkey for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 16, the U.S. Navy 6th fleet announced. While in Istanbul, the ship’s crew will have the opportunity...

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams arrives in Djibouti for MIO exercises

The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4) conducted bilateral maritime flight operations with French SA-330 Pumas off the coast of Djibouti prior to arriving in capital for a scheduled port visit, Nov. 13, 2021, according to the...

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