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Huntington Ingalls Industries Closes Sale of Avondale

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) has closed the sale of HII’s Avondale facility to Avondale Marine, a joint venture between T.P. Host and Hilco Redevelopment Partners, HII said in an Oct. 4 release. The Avondale facility, part…

First Saudi Helicopter Arrives at Naval Station Mayport

NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla. —The first of several MH-60R Seahawk helicopters purchased by the Royal Saudi Arabian Navy arrived at Naval Station Mayport Oct. 2. The helicopters are part of a training program for Saudi pilots and crew that is…

USS Shoup Arrives in Fiji to Promote Maritime Security

SUVA, Fiji — The guided-missile destroyer USS Shoup arrived in Suva Oct. 3 as part of the ship’s Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) deployment. “Our crew is excited to be in Fiji and is ready to execute the OMSI mission,”…

Navy Air Warfare Director: C-2 Aircraft Retirement Moved Up to 2024

WASHINGTON — The replacement of the Navy’s C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft with the CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotor transport aircraft has been moved up three years because of accelerated procurement of the needed Ospreys, a Navy admiral said. “The…

Valiant Returns Home Following Counterdrug Patrol

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Valiant returned home Oct. 3 to Naval Station Mayport following a six-week counterdrug patrol in the Caribbean Sea, the 7th Coast Guard District said in an Oct. 3 release. The Valiant…

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman New AARGM Contract

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $171 million contract for Lot 7 full-rate production (FRP) of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). The contract will deliver advanced capability to U.S. warfighters as well…

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