Saturday, July 11, 2020

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  • Japan Cleared for Possible Sale of F-35B Fighters for Shipboard Deployment - ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of 105 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters, including 42 F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing versions that Japan could deploy onboard ships to significantly expand its naval aviation capabilities.   Under a potential $23.11 billion deal, Japan would procure 63 F-35A...
  • Germany, Belgium Cleared for Possible Procurement of Mk54 Torpedoes - ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Mk54 lightweight antisubmarine torpedoes to Germany and Belgium, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in two July 9 releases. The procurement of the torpedoes, built by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, would be conducted as foreign military...
  • Defense Department Shores Up Shipbuilding Industrial Base With $56 Million - ARLINGTON, Va. — The Defense Department is taking another Defense Production Act Title III action to shore up the nation’s shipbuilding industrial base in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The action is one of seven announced July 10 by the Defense Department “to help sustain and strengthen essential domestic industrial base...
  • Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt Returns From Deployment - SAN DIEGO — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt returned to San Diego on July 9, marking the end of its deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, the commander of 3rd Fleet public affairs said in a release.  More than 6,000 Sailors from Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 deployed...
  • Navy Orders Four Metal Shark Patrol Boats - ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has placed an order for four patrol boats from Gravois Aluminum Boats, doing business as Metal Shark Boats, according to a July 7 announcement from the Pentagon.   The Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, Mississippi, awarded a $7.03 million firm fixed-price delivery order...

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Japan Cleared for Possible Sale of F-35B Fighters for Shipboard...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of 105 F-35 Lightning II strike fighters, including 42 F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing versions that Japan could deploy onboard ships to si...

Germany, Belgium Cleared for Possible Procurement of Mk54 Torpedoes

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Mk54 lightweight antisubmarine torpedoes to Germany and Belgium, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in two July 9 releases. ...

Defense Department Shores Up Shipbuilding Industrial Base With $56 Million

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Defense Department is taking another Defense Production Act Title III action to shore up the nation’s shipbuilding industrial base in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The actio...

Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt Returns From Deployment

SAN DIEGO — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt returned to San Diego on July 9, marking the end of its deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, the commander o...

More Powerful Laser Systems Are Needed, Navy Technologist Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s official most heavily engaged in the development of directed-energy (DE) weapons said the service is focused on fielding the sea service’s family of laser s...