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India and U.S. conduct joint military exercises

U.S. Navy and Indian armed forces again joined together to conduct integrated sea and air exercises off the coast of India, June 23-24. The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) participated in joint multi-domain engagements with the Indian Navy...

USS Thomas Hudner conducts port visit in Kiel

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) conducted a four-day port visit in Kiel, Germany, on June 22, 2021, the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet announced. The port visit took place after participating in the 50th iteration...

Austal USA Awarded $44m LCS Contract Modification

Austal announced that the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program contract, June 23, 2021. The modification provides Austal with a total potential additional value of...

The first weapon system for the USMC’s new LRUSV: Hero-120

The first weapon system for the United States Marine Corps’ new Long Range Unmanned Surface Vessel (LRUSV) has been confirmed. The UVision Air Ltd. Hero-120 Organic Precision Fires (OPF) smart loitering munition system and Multi-Canister launcher will be integrated...

U.S. Sixth Fleet announces participation for Sea Breeze 2021 multinational exercise

U.S. Sixth Fleet formally announces participation in the upcoming annually held Exercise Sea Breeze 2021 (SB21) cohosted with the Ukrainian Navy, June 21, 2021. The exercise is taking place from June 28 to July 10 in the Black Sea region...

USS Laboon visits Romania

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) conducted a three-day port visit in Constanta, Romania, June 18-20, 2021, as part of their mission to conduct presence operations in the Black Sea region and participate in the Romanian-led...

Ronald Reagan CSG exercises with Republic of Singapore Navy

Ships and aircraft from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG 5) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) conducted integrated bilateral training, June 17. CSG 5 sailed in international waters with RSN’s Formidable-class frigate RSS Intrepid (69) and the...

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) Completes First Full Ship Shock Trial Event

On Friday, June 18, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST). The first-in-class aircraft carrier was designed using advanced computer modeling methods, testing, and analysis...

CSG-1 arrives in Hawaiian Islands Operating Area

 U.S. Navy units assigned to Carrier Strike Group CSG-1 are operating in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area and continue to integrate operations with the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. “Operating in Hawaii provides unique opportunities for...

Team Freedom lays keel of future USS Cleveland (LCS 31)

Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) team laid the keel of the future USS Cleveland (LCS 31) in the Fincantieri Marine Group on 17 June, Lockheed Martin announced with a press release. A welder authenticates the keel of Littoral Combat Ship...

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