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Navy Awards Billion-Dollar Sonobuoy Contract

Arlington, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s increasing focus on anti-submarine warfare is reflected in a recent mega-contract award for its primary air-dropped sensor, the sonobuoy. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded to ERAPSCO, a joint venture of Sparton and USSI…

Iranian Drone Downed by Marine Corps Electronic Attack System

ARLINGTON, Va. — An Iranian fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle downed by U.S. naval forces July 18 was brought down not by missiles or guns but by a vehicle-mounted electronic attack system. The Iranian UAV had flown within 1,000 yards of…

USS Stethem Arrives at New San Diego Homeport

SAN DIEGO — The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego, July 18, following 14 years of forward-deployed service in the Indo-Pacific region operating from Japan, the commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S….

Marine Commandant Berger: Force Design is Top Priority

ARLINGTON, Va. — The new commandant of the Marine Corps has made force design as his top priority as he moves to shape the Marine Corps for the future. The “Commandant’s Planning Guidance” (CPG), issued by Gen. David H. Berger…

Navy Issues Request for Proposals for Medium-Displacement USV

WASHINGTON — The Navy has issued its Request for Proposals (RFP) to the defense industry for the Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MUSV), a vessel planned to be part of its Future Fleet concept. The RFP, posted on the FedBizOps.gov website…

Navy Announces Commissioning Date for Future USS Indianapolis

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy has approved the commissioning date for the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17), the commander of Naval Surface Forces announced July 17. The littoral combat ship will be commissioned Oct. 26 in Burns Harbor, Indiana….

Defense Secretary Nominee Supports Modernization of Nuclear Deterrent

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense said he supports modernization of the nation’s strategic nuclear deterrent. “Clearly, modernization of the [strategic nuclear] triad is top priority,” Mark T. Esper said June 16 during his confirmation hearing before…

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