Thursday, January 23, 2020

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Coast Guard’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Arrives in Antarctica

MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — The 159 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived Jan. 22 at McMurdo Station, following a 58-day transit from the United States, the Coast Guard Pacific Area said in a Jan….

Navy Names Future Aircraft Carrier Doris Miller During King Day Ceremony

WASHINGTON — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly on Jan. 20 named a future aircraft carrier the USS Doris Miller (CVN 81) during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, honoring black Americans of the Greatest Generation.  The day’s ceremony also paid homage to the beginning and…

Unmanned Watercraft for Expeditionary Warfare Progressing Rapidly

ARLINGTON, Va. — The development of unmanned watercraft for expeditionary warfare has been progressing rapidly, said the program manager of U.S. Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems. “We made a tremendous amount of progress in the expeditionary warfare area in 2019,” Capt….

Navy Carriers to Receive Unmanned Aviation Warfare Centers

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is installing control centers for unmanned aerial vehicles on its aircraft carriers as the ships go through overhauls and maintenance periods, a Navy official said. Capt. Chuck Ehnes, the Navy’s program manager for in-service…

Navy Studying Single-Phased Delivery for JFK

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s program manager for the next three aircraft carriers said the sea service is considering the business case for a single-phased delivery of the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). Speaking Jan. 16 at…

Navy Laying Groundwork for New Special-Purpose Auxiliary Ships

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy is proceeding with studies and concept development for three special-mission ships to replace existing ships in the Military Sealift Command. Speaking Jan. 15 at the Surface Navy Association symposium here, Matt Sermon, the executive…