Wednesday, July 21, 2021
john lewis oiler christening
Defense

NASSCO Christens First John Lewis-Class Fleet Oiler

General Dynamics NASSCO has christened the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program. A christening ceremony for the vessel...

3 hours ago
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Sunday, July 18, 2021
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Navy

China Sends Two Spy Ships To US-Australia Naval Exercise

By Sybilla Gross (Bloomberg) A second Chinese spy vessel is on track to enter waters off Australia’s northeast coast, adding to Beijing’s surveillance presence in the area as joint military exercises...

July 18, 2021
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Thursday, July 15, 2021
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Defense

Navy’s Second ‘Ghost Fleet’ Unmanned Ship Makes Long-Range Transit from Gulf to West Coast

A U.S. Navy “Ghost Fleet Overlord” unmanned vessel has completed a second long-range autonomous transit, traveling from the Gulf Coast to the West Coast via the Panama Canal. The unmanned...

July 15, 2021
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Monday, July 12, 2021
Defense

China Claims it ‘Drove Away’ a US Warship on Anniversary of Tribunal Ruling

BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) – China’s military said it “drove away” a U.S. warship that illegally entered Chinese waters near the Paracel Islands on Monday, the anniversary of an international...

July 12, 2021
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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Virginia-class submarine
Navy

SNAFU – Over 1,600 Part Failures Aboard US Navy’s $166B Nuclear Submarines

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The U.S. Navy has swapped more than 1,600 parts among its new Virginia-class submarines since 2013 to ease maintenance bottlenecks as components that are supposed to...

June 22, 2021
Total Views: 18945

Monday, June 21, 2021
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Defense

Watch: U.S. Navy’s New Supercarrier Undergoes Bolt-Rattling Shock Trials

The U.S. Navy’s new $13 billion aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) has completed its first scheduled “shock trials” in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday. The U.S. Navy’s...

June 21, 2021
Total Views: 7617

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
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Navy

New USMC Hovercraft Costs Skyrocket

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) Textron’s $TXT construction of a new hovercraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, which had been plagued by propeller cracks, gear defects, and initial delivery delays, is...

June 16, 2021
Total Views: 4808

Friday, June 4, 2021
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Navy

Those Are Not Aliens At Sea, U.S. Government Says

by Steve Gorman (Reuters) U.S. intelligence officials found no evidence that unidentified aerial phenomena observed by Navy aviators at sea in recent years were alien spacecraft, but the sightings remain...

June 4, 2021
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Thursday, May 20, 2021
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Defense

China Claims it Expelled a U.S. Navy Warship From its Waters in South China Sea

BEIJING, May 20 (Reuters) – China said on Thursday an American warship had illegally entered its territorial waters in the South China Sea and was expelled, which the United States...

May 20, 2021
Total Views: 4210

Monday, May 17, 2021
UFO sighting USS Omaha
Defense

Watch: U.S. Navy Tracks Spherical-Shaped UFO Off California

An investigative filmmaker has released unclassified U.S. military footage showing a spherical-shaped UFO as seen by U.S. Navy personnel off the coast of California. The footage was recorded by the...

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 10365

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Navy

Can The US Navy Protect Ships From Missile Attacks?

By Tony Capaccio (Bloomberg) The U.S. Navy “currently does not have a well-defined strategy or funding” for testing to determine whether radar and self-defense systems aboard many of its vessels...

April 29, 2021
Total Views: 8401

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Accuses Iran Revolutionary Guards of Harassing USCG Ships in Gulf

The U.S. Navy has accused Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessels of harrassing U.S. Coast Guard ships in international waters in the southern Arabian (Persian) Gulf.  The Navy said the incident occurred...

April 27, 2021
Total Views: 3913

Friday, April 16, 2021
bonhomme richard decommissioning
Defense

U.S. Navy Decommissions USS Bonhomme Richard After Fire

The U.S. Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego on Wednesday after last July’s devastating fire which...

April 16, 2021
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Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Defense

Mastering the Helm: The Women Master Helmsmen Entrusted to Steer the USS Theodore Roosevelt

Among a crew of 5,000 Sailors aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) only four are entrusted to steer the aircraft carrier in restricted maneuvering evolutions. From Petty Officer 3rd Class...

March 9, 2021
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Monday, March 1, 2021
Defense

Over 300 Lay-Offs Announced at Newport News Shipbuilding

More than 300 salaried employees at Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia have been informed they will be laid off as the nation’s leading defense shipbuilder reshapes its workforce. Newport New...

March 1, 2021
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Navy

USS Russell Challenges Beijing’s Claims To Spratly Island Navigation

by Se Young Lee (Reuters) – The U.S. Navy warship USS Russell sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation,...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 7476

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Destroyer Seizes Weapons Cache from Dhows Off Somalia

A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer has seized a cache of illicit of weapons from two dhows in international waters off the coast of Somalia. The seizures took place February 11...

February 16, 2021
Total Views: 9896

Friday, February 12, 2021
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Navy

US Navy Tests 3D Printed Radars

by Kevin McAndrews (U.S. Navy) U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) experts created and tested 3D-printed antennas, arrays, and parts to advance radar technology at sea. Radar systems perform critical functions...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2198

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Defense

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Conduct Exercise in South China Sea

By Kari Lindberg (Bloomberg) — Two U.S. carriers conducted a military exercise in the South China Sea, signaling that U.S. President Joseph Biden and his administration are taking a strong stance...

February 9, 2021
Total Views: 3438

Friday, February 5, 2021
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Navy

US Navy To Spend $173m On Cleantech Energy Upgrades At Norfolk Naval Shipyard

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Ameresco ($AMRC), today announced a $173 million clean energy upgrade contract with the U.S. Navy to construct a new 19-megawatt (MW) combined heat and power (CHP)...

February 5, 2021
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