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Next Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile ‘Won’t Be Completely New’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s next-generation submarine-launched missile (SLBM) will not be a completely new design but will incorporate some of the current Trident D5 Life-Extension (D5LE) version systems. The follow-on missile is currently known as the Trident D5LE2, according…

Marine Squadron to Return from EA-6B’s Last Deployment

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Marine Corps’ last squadron flying the EA-6B Prowler electronic attack aircraft is scheduled to return home in early November, marking the last operational deployment for the aircraft. Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron Two (VMAQ-2) is returning…

Coast Guard Releases ‘Maritime Commerce Strategic Outlook’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Coast Guard has released a 10-year vision for enabling maritime commerce, which “emphasizes the critical need for a ready, relevant, responsive Coast Guard,” the service said in an Oct. 11 message. The Coast Guard “Maritime Commerce…

Navy Elevates TACAMO Weapons Tactics Detachment to Full Command

ARLINGTON, Va.— The Navy has upgraded the TACAMO strategic communications community’s weapons tactics detachment to a full command. According to an internal Navy directive, the Detachment Weapons Tactics Unit of commander, Strategic Communications Wing One, at Tinker Air Force Base,…

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…

New Navy Unit to Replace Special Projects Patrol Squadron

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has established a new unit to sustain a special mission capability in its maritime patrol community with the coming retirement of the P-3 Orion aircraft. A Sept. 10 internal directive from the Office of the…

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