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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…

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,…

Navy Orders Four Additional CMV-22B Osprey COD Aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has ordered four additional CMV-22B Osprey carrier-onboard delivery aircraft, according to a Feb. 26 Defense Department contract announcement.   The Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, was awarded a $309.6 contract modification by the…

DoD Adds Two Mark VI Patrol Boats to Ukraine Aid Package

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Department of Defense has added two more modern patrol boats for Ukraine in a new security assistance package.  “The Department of Defense announces a new $125 million package for the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative that includes…

Admiral Praises Marine Corps’ Last Hornet Carrier Deployment

ARLINGTON, Va.—The last deployment of the F/A-18C Hornet on an aircraft carrier ended last week with the return of the “Death Rattlers” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 323 (VMFA-323) from a deployment with Carrier Air Wing 17 on board USS…

Navy Orders 15th Expeditionary Fast Transport from Austal

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA a contract to build the 15th Spear-head-class expeditionary fast transport (EPF).   The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Austal a $235 million “undefinitized” contract action modification on Feb. 26, 2021, for the detailed…

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