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MDA Conducts Most Complex SM-6 Firing Test

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 (FTM-33) in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24. The objective of FTM-33 was to intercept a raid of two...

Counting Down to Exercise Cutlass Express 2021

Exercise Cutlass Express 2021, sponsored by United States Africa Command and conducted by U.S. Naval Forces Africa, will take place July 26 to Aug. 6, 2021 along the East African coastal waters. Exercise Cutlass Express Exercise Cutlass Express, sponsored by U.S....

The U.S. Navy released the 1st photo of USS Stockdale fitted with ODIN laser weapon

The U.S. Navy released a photo of the USS Stockdale fitted with the new Optical Dazzling Interdictor, or ODIN, while conducting a replenishment at sea with USS Carl Winson (CVN-70) from its official Twitter account. ODIN is one of the...

USS Ross and USNS Yuma Depart the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) and Military Sealift Command (MSC) Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8) began their regularly scheduled southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea after concluding maritime...

USS Benfold’s deployment near Paracel Islands arises tensions between the U.S. & China

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Navy, USS Benfold (DDG 65) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands (China calls Xisha Islands), consistent with international law on 12 July. "Unlawful and sweeping...

UK, Dutch, and U.S. Naval Forces Conduct Joint Exercise in the Gulf of Aden

The Queen Elizabeth (UK) and Ronald Reagan carrier strike groups (CSG), alongside the Iwo Jima amphibious ready group (ARG), conducted a large scale joint interoperability exercise in the Gulf of Aden, July 12. The combined, bilateral surface, air and sub-surface...

Raytheon Wins $172M Deal to Develop Advanced Electronic Attack System

Raytheon Technologies recently secured a contract worth $171.7 million, involving the low-rate initial production for their Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band program (NGJ-MB). The contract was provided by the Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD. The contract advances the Jammer...

U.S., Japan, Australia and Korea Conduct Exercise Pacific Vanguard 2021 Off Coast of Australia

Maritime forces from Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and the United States met in the waters off the eastern coast of Australia to conduct cooperative maritime exercise Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) 2021 beginning July 5. The Royal Australian Navy is hosting...

USS Gettysburg catches on fire in repair yard, 4 sailors treated at hospital

4 sailors taken to hospital, later released after fire on USS Gettysburg. The U.S. Navy said four sailors were injured after a fire aboard the USS Gettysburg Wednesday (July 7) night at BAE Systems Ship Repair. The ship’s force and...

CARAT Sri Lanka Wraps Up

The U.S. Navy, Sri Lanka Navy and Air Force, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) concluded week-long training during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise, June 30. CARAT Sri Lanka, the first CARAT event to be held in 2021,...
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