Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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U.S. Government Designates Lockheed Martin’s Newest Radar: AN/SPY-7(V)1

MOORESTOWN, N.J. — The radar technology formerly known as Lockheed Martin’s Solid State Radar (LM SSR) has been designated as AN/SPY-7(V)1 by the U.S government.  The Japanese Ministry of Defense selected AN/SPY-7(V)1 for two planned Aegis Ashore installations in 2018. Additionally, variants of AN/SPY-7(V)1 will be…

Navy Accepts Delivery of Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Miguel Keith

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of its third expeditionary sea base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5), on Nov. 15, Program Executive Office-Ships said in a release.  Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. The USNS…

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Dominican Navy Interdict 52 Migrants

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Dominican Republic navy air and surface units interdicted 52 migrants aboard a makeshift vessel during an illegal voyage on Nov. 13 in the Mona Passage, according to the Coast Guard 7th District.  The group…

Navy Secretary Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Late Sen. Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named in honor of late Sen. Thad Cochran, a Navy veteran, the secretary’s public affairs said in a release.  Cochran was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Naval…

Navy Secretary Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Late Senator

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will bear the name of the late Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a Navy veteran, Spencer’s public affairs office said in a release.  Lugar served in the Navy from 1957 to 1960 and represented…

Coast Guard Intercepts Semi-Submersible, Seizes 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepted a suspected semi-submersible smuggling vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Oct. 23 and seized about 5,000 pounds of cocaine, the Coast Guard Atlantic Area said in a release.   The crew was alerted…

HII Begins Fabrication of Legend-Class Cutter Calhoun

PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division marked the start of fabrication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class national security cutter, Calhoun, on Nov. 12, according to a company release. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel for a ship have been cut.  “Each new ship in this…

Coast Guard Names New Cutters After 9/11 Heroes

NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard will name two of its new Sentinel-class fast-response cutters in honor of two public servants and Coast Guardsmen who lost their lives responding to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, the Coast Guard 1st District announced in a Nov. 12 release.  Coast Guard…

Northrop Grumman Delivers 500th APG-81 Radar for F-35 Fighter

BALTIMORE — Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered its 500th APG-81 fire control radar for the F-35 Lightning II strike fighter, the company said in a release.  The APG-81 active electronically scanned array is the cornerstone of the F-35’s advanced sensor suite, providing unparalleled battlespace…