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Analysis Underway for E-6B Mercury Aircraft Replacement

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — An analysis of alternatives (AOA) is underway in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for a replacement for the Navy’s E-6B Mercury strategic communications aircraft. Speaking to an audience at the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space conference…

Pentagon Report Cites Rapidly Modernizing Chinese Navy

ARLINGTON, Virginia — China’s first home-built aircraft carrier is likely to join the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet this year, a highlight of China’s effort to modernize its fleet with modern, farther-ranging platforms and weapons. Construction began on a…

Schiebel Wins Norway’s Tender for UAS Deployment in the Arctic

VIENNA, Austria — Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s market-leading Camcopter S-100 vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned air system (UAS) for extensive search-and-rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project, the company said in a May 2 release….

Coast Guard Commissions Newest FRC in San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard commissioned the newest California-based 154-foot Fast Response Cutter in San Diego, May 1, the Coast Guard 11th District said in a release of the same date. The Benjamin Bottoms is the fourth Sentinel-Class Fast…

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