Tuesday, November 24, 2020

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Sailors on Pacific Fleet Destroyer Test Positive for COVID-19

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite mitigating actions that have prevented any widespread outbreaks since March, the novel coronavirus COVID-19, continues to vex the U.S. sea services, with the destroyer USS Michael Murphy the latest vessel to report personnel testing positive for the…

SecNav Braithwaite Aims to Create New 1st Fleet for Indo-Pacific

ARLINGTON, Va. — U.S. Navy Secretary Kenneth J. Braithwaite says he plans to establish a new numbered fleet as a “formidable deterrence” to China, basing it closer to allies and partner nations “at the crossroads between the Indian and Pacific oceans.”…

Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Tests Positive for COVID

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. Gary Thomas, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to the Marine Corps. Thomas, who tested positive Oct. 7, had been self-quarantining since Oct. 6, when he…

AeroVironment Unveils Improved Version of Switchblade One-Way Attack Drone

ARLINGTON, Va. — Unmanned aircraft maker AeroVironment has developed a bigger, badder version of Switchblade, its man-portable, tube-launched, loitering small aerial missile system. The Switchblade 600 has greater capabilities for engaging larger, hardened targets with multi-purpose anti-armor ammunition at longer distances…

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