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CNO: Three Virginia SSNs Per Year A ‘Challenge’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s top officer said that reaching a production rate of three Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines will be a challenge for a number of reasons.  “I do think that three a year is a challenge,” said Adm. Michael…

Navy Orders Five New Utility Landing Craft

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered five more of its new utility landing craft (LCU) for its amphibious warfare forces.    Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Swiftships of Morgan City, Louisiana, a $59.3 million modification to a previously awarded…

Flight Testing Soon for Upgraded Marine Corps K-MAX UAS

ARLINGTON, Va. — Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Aerospace Corp., has conducted the first flight of the upgraded heavy-lift K-MAX unmanned rotorcraft — the K-MAX Titan — and expects to fly the two Marine Corps similarly upgraded K-MAX aircraft…

Mustin: KC-130J Transport is Navy Reserve’s Top Equipment Priority

ARLINGTON, Va. — The admiral in charge of the Navy Reserve said his top acquisition priority is the KC-130J Super Hercules transport/tanker aircraft, needed to replace the service’s C/KC-130T Hercules transports.  “Procurement of the KC-130J to replace the legacy C/KC-130T…

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