Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Navy Holds Ceremony to Mark First Dedicated UAS Test Squadron

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The U.S. Navy commissioned its first Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) test and evaluation squadron during a ceremony Oct. 18 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Webster Outlying Field. The new unit, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron…

F-35B Finishes Initial Testing Aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — British sailors and members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force (ITF) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River completed a successful opening phase Oct. 16 of the first-of-class flight trials being conducted aboard the U.K.’s new…

Airborne Tracking and Targeting System Tested During RIMPAC

SAN DIEGO — General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced in an Oct. 19 release that it participated in the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) to conduct demonstrations and testing of the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Airborne Tracking and Targeting…

Navy Orders Material for 13th EPF

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal an undefinitized contract action (UCA), valued at $57.8 million, to fund the acquisition of long lead-time material (LLTM) and production engineering associated with the construction of a 103-meter expeditionary fast transport…

NETC, Navy League Announce Alaska Sea Services Scholarship

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced the requirements and solicited applications for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship for academic year 2019-2020, Oct. 17, according to the Navy News Service. The program awards…

Alion to Provide Enabling Technologies for Next-Gen UUVs

McLEAN, Va. — The Department of Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island, has awarded Alion Science and Technology a multiple award contract to develop, build and support the U.S. Navy unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) family of systems (FoS),…

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