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Navy Orders 20,000 SSQ-125 Sonobuoys

ARLINTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered 20,000 SSQ-125 sonobuoys for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training and operations.   The Navy has in recent years placed renewed emphasis in ASW and has increased its capabilities and capacity in view of the…

MARMC, Blue Water, USS Gerald R. Ford Partner for UAS Exercise

NORFOLK, Va. — Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) hosted the Blue Water Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Skyways team for an exercise that could impact the way the Navy handles transporting parts for repairs needed aboard forward deployed ships, Chris Wyatt,…

NOAA Begins Transition Exclusively to Electronic Navigation Charts

WASHINGTON — NOAA will begin to implement its sunset plan for paper nautical charts this month, starting with the current paper chart 18665 of Lake Tahoe, the agency announced in a Feb. 26 release. After August, NOAA’s electronic navigational chart will…

Second Navy Squadron Ready for F-35C Transition

ARLINGTON, Va. — The second Navy strike fighter squadron (VFA) slated for transition to the F-35C Lightning II strike fighter has made its last flight in the F/A-18E Super Hornet.  The Warhawks of VFA-97, based at Naval Air Station Lemoore,…

Boeing Loyal Wingman Uncrewed Aircraft Completes First Flight

AUSTRALIA — Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have successfully completed the first test flight of the Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft, the company said in a March 1 release.  The flight of the first military aircraft to be designed…

Fairbanks Morse Delivers Four Common Rail Technology Engines for ESB 6

BELOIT, Wis. — Fairbanks Morse, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, recently delivered four FM 6L48/60CR engines to General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego for Military Sealift Command on the future expeditionary sea base ship USS John L. Canley (ESB 6). The ship…

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