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MCPON: Sailors Must Be ‘Qualified, Astute Technicians’

WASHINGTON — The Navy needs to capture the best talents resident in its Sailors to meet the needs of a future fight, the service’s senior enlisted adviser said. The Navy needs to “find ways to best capture that talent and…

Navy to Establish Submarine Group in Norfolk

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has directed the establishment of a submarine group command in Norfolk, Virginia, later this year. According to an internal Navy directive, commander, Submarine Group Two (COMSUBGRU TWO) will be established on Sept. 30 at Naval…

Navy Orders Five Ospreys from Bell-Boeing

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has ordered five more V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft under a modification to a multiyear contract. Naval Air Systems Command awarded to Bell Boeing a $367 modification for five Ospreys on Dec. 28, an addition to…

CNO: U.S. 2nd, 3rd Fleets to Become Expeditionary

ARLINGTON, Va. — Two of the Navy’s U.S.-based numbered fleets will become expeditionary, backed up at home by their respective training carrier strike groups (CSGs), the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson aid. The move is a reflection…

Search Continues for Marines Missing After Air Collision

ARLINGTON, Va. — The search continues for five Marines whose KC-130 Hercules transport/refueling aircraft collided Dec. 6 with a Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornet strike fighter over the Pacific Ocean. The two Marines in the F/A-18D apparently ejected; one was rescued…

Navy Must Be ‘Agile’ but ‘Sustainable’ in the Arctic

WASHINGTON — Sustainability is the key issue for U.S. naval operations in the Arctic, a Navy official said. “The Navy has to be agile [in its Arctic operations],” Jeffrey Barker, a deputy branch head for Policy and Posture in the…

First Heliborne AOEW Pod for Navy Expected in Late 2019

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin expects to produce the first engineering development model (EDM) of a heliborne electronic warfare pod by late 2019, a company official said. Orders for materials for the ALQ-218 Advanced Offboard Electronic Warfare (AOEW) pods began last…

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