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Upgraded RAM Missile Ready for U.S. Navy

PARIS — The U.S. Navy successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for Raytheon Co.’s Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missile, the company said in a release. Testing occurred at Naval Air Warfare Center in China…

New Pentagon $250 Million Aid to Ukraine Includes Naval Support

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Defense Department’s plans to provide additional security cooperation aid to Ukraine includes unspecified support for Ukraine’s navy and naval infantry, the Pentagon said in a release. DoD said it would provide $250 million in security cooperation…

Littoral Combat Ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul Is Christened, Launched

MARINETTE, Wis. — The Lockheed Martin-led shipbuilding team launched Littoral Combat Ship 21, the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul, into the Menominee River at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard on June 15. Ship sponsor Jodi J. Greene, deputy U.S. Navy undersecretary…

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…

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