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MQ-25 conducts first air-to-air refuelling with F-35C

The US Navy's Unmanned Carrier Aviation (PMA-268) program successfully completed the first aerial refuelling of an F-35C Lightning II aircraft by the Boeing-owned MQ-25 test asset T1, as part of the Navy's larger initiative to field unmanned systems that...

USS Dewey joins 7th Fleet forces

The U.S. Navy's Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrived Sept. 8, to its new forward-deployed location in Yokosuka, U.S. 7th Fleet announced. The forward presence of USS Dewey in 7th Fleet directly supports defense strategic initiatives in...

USS Porter begins FOST in England

Following a scheduled port visit in Plymouth, England, the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began Fleet Operational Sea Training (FOST) on September 13, 2021, U.S. Navy 6th Fleet announced. Her Majesty's Naval Base Devonport in the United...

U.S. 5th Fleet Launches New Task Force to Integrate Unmanned Systems

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) established a new task force, Sept. 9, to rapidly integrate unmanned systems and artificial intelligence with maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations, the U.S. Navy announced. Task Force 59 is the...

USS Arleigh Burke visits Tallinn

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Estonia relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe, Sept. 4, 2021,...

US and UK Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Joint Interoperability Flights

On Aug. 26, fifth and fourth-generation aircraft assigned to the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), along with Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), and the United Kingdom's Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the United...

USS Tripoli completes final contract trials

The USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the second America-class amphibious assault ship in the United States Navy's fleet, completed final contract trials (FCT) on August 26, according to a press release issued by the NAVSEA. FCT are a component of a...

The U.S. Navy Commissions USS Vermont (SSN 792)

In a ceremony held on Saturday, August 28, at Naval Submarine Base New London, the United States Navy celebrated the commissioning of USS Vermont (SSN 792) as the first Block IV Virginia-class submarine to enter service in the United...

U.S. Navy’s AARGM-ER to enter production

The U.S. Navy's Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) program received Milestone C (MS-C) approval on August 23, paving the way for the program to enter its first phase of production, NAVAIR announced. It is anticipated that the...

U.S. Navy ships support Haiti relief

The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) and USNS Burlington (T-EPF-10), a spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport ship, operated by Military Sealift Command are supporting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations off the coast Haiti, Aug. 22, the...

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