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CNO Nominee Gilday Names AI as Top Tech Priority

WASHINGTON — The newest nominee for chief of naval operations listed his top three technology priorities to the Senate Armed Services Committee during his July 31 confirmation hearing, with artificial intelligence coming in as No. 1. “On the top of…

Oregon-Based Cutter Back Home After $311 Million Cocaine Seizure

ASTORIA, Ore. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) returned home July 30 following a 56-day counternarcotic patrol to the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Coast Guard Pacific Area said in a release. The crew interdicted five suspected…

State Department Approves Possible Tech Support to Egyptian Navy

WASHINGTON — The State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Egypt of technical support for various Egyptian navy ships for an estimated cost of $554 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a release….

Coast Guard, FURA Interdict 11 Dominican Migrants

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard and Puerto Rico United Forces of Rapid Action (FURA) interdicted 11 Dominican migrants July 24 about 2 miles west of Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release. Coast…

Navy Secretary Names Newest Towing, Salvage, Rescue Ship

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer has announced that the newest towing, salvage and rescue ship (T-ATS 8) will be named Saginaw Ojibwe Anishinabek in honor of the history, service and contributions of the Saginaw Chippewa tribe of Michigan,…

BAE Garners Order for Payload Tubes of Virginia-Class Submarines

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — BAE Systems has received a follow-on contract to produce 28 more payload tubes for the U.S. Navy’s Block V Virginia-class attack submarines, the company said in a July 25 release. Under the contract with General Dynamics Electric…

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