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MQ-8C Fire Scout Reaches IOC

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Navy declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter June 28, clearing the way for fleet operations and training, Naval Air Systems Command announced on July 8. The MQ-8 Fire Scout is…

Navy Full Court Press on USS Gerald R. Ford Weapons Elevators

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is leveraging the talent of an independent team of government and outside experts to assist in advanced electromagnetic, production and software technology aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), said Research, Development and Acquisition Public…

Shipbuilding Apprentice School Celebrates 100 Years

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday. The company held a ceremony to mark the day, July 1, 1919, when the school was established. During the…

NAVAIR Orders 80 Blackjack, 93 ScanEagle UAVs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a contract for Blackjack and ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles for the Navy and Marine Corps and several foreign nations. Insitu Inc. of Bingen, Washington, was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command a…

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