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Cutter Healy Gets Underway for Months-Long Arctic Patrol

SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) departed for a months-long deployment to the Arctic Ocean on July 22, the Coast Guard Pacific Area said in a release. The cutter will support multiple science missions as well as Operation…

Sailors Use Augmented-Reality Gear to Train for Combat

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Sailors file into the room, their weapons ready and their adrenaline flowing. They operate as a team in a seamless manner. Their mission: to secure an active-shooter situation and apprehend the holographic perpetrator. Commands are given…

Schiebel UAS Mobilized for Coast Guard Services for Croatian Agency

VIENNA — Croatia’s Maritime Safety Directorate issued the first mobilization request to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for CAMCOPTER S-100 maritime surveillance services, according to Schiebel, provider of the UAS services. Starting in the summer of 2019, the service…

Future USS Oakland Launched at Austal’s Alabama Facility

WASHINGTON — The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) was launched July 21 at Austal USA’s ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama, according to the Naval Sea System Command’s Program Executive Office-Ships Unmanned and Small Combatants. This marked the first time…

Future USS Tripoli Completes Builder’s Trials

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The Navy’s newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), successfully completed builder’s trials on July 19. The ship returned to the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilding division’s shipyard following four days underway in the…

Navy Awards Billion-Dollar Sonobuoy Contract

Arlington, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s increasing focus on anti-submarine warfare is reflected in a recent mega-contract award for its primary air-dropped sensor, the sonobuoy. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded to ERAPSCO, a joint venture of Sparton and USSI…

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