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World War II-Era Mines Cleared During BALTOPS 2019

TODENDORF, Germany — German, Norwegian, Danish and U.S. Navy Sailors from the Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise Mine Warfare Task Group came together to clear three World War II-era air-laid mines in the Baltic Sea on June 14, the Naval Surface…

U.S. Coast Guard Announces Homeport of Polar Security Cutter

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced that Seattle will be the home of the service’s new polar security cutters. “The Pacific Northwest has been the home of our icebreaking fleet since 1976, and I am confident that the Seattle…

Recruiters Concentrate Efforts, ‘Swarm’ in Key Markets

Sporting spectacles such as the Pro Bowl and Boston Marathon draw big crowds. Now they are also drawing swarms of U.S. Navy recruiters. Recruiters have always gravitated to where the potential applicants may be, to talk about Navy opportunities. Navy…

Navy to Evaluate Kraken Sensors for Man-Portable AUVs

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. has been chosen by the Pentagon to test and integrate its AquaPix MINSAS sensor into a U.S. Navy man-portable autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), the company said in a release. Foreign Comparative Testing…

BAE Systems Joins Boeing’s MQ-25 Industry Team

NASHUA, N.H. — BAE Systems has been awarded contracts by Boeing Co. to supply the Vehicle Management Control System (VMCS) and Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) System for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial vehicle, BAE said in a release. “BAE Systems…

Central Command Releases Timeline of Mine Attack in Gulf of Oman

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Central Command has published a timeline of the June 13 attacks on two commercial tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The two motor tankers, the Norway-flagged M/TAltair and the Japan-flagged M/T Kokuka Courageous, were apparently…

Bainbridge Answers Distress Call

GULF OF OMAN (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) responded to a distress call from the M/V Kokuka Courageous in the Gulf of Oman the morning of June 13. The Bainbridge received a call from…

Corps Begins Fielding Mobile Satellite Communication System

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The U.S. Marine Corps recently began fielding a next-generation narrowband satellite communication system that assists warfighters in connecting to networks on the battlefield, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) said in a June 12 release….

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