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Germany, Belgium Cleared for Possible Procurement of Mk54 Torpedoes

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Mk54 lightweight antisubmarine torpedoes to Germany and Belgium, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in two July 9 releases. The procurement of the torpedoes, built by…

Aircraft Carrier Theodore Roosevelt Returns From Deployment

SAN DIEGO — The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt returned to San Diego on July 9, marking the end of its deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, the commander of 3rd Fleet public affairs said in a release.  More than 6,000 Sailors from Theodore Roosevelt…

Navy Orders Four Metal Shark Patrol Boats

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has placed an order for four patrol boats from Gravois Aluminum Boats, doing business as Metal Shark Boats, according to a July 7 announcement from the Pentagon.   The Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Gulf Coast,…

More Powerful Laser Systems Are Needed, Navy Technologist Says

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s official most heavily engaged in the development of directed-energy (DE) weapons said the service is focused on fielding the sea service’s family of laser systems to warfighters but is also working to improve the systems’ power and beam control.   “We’ve been working…

Indonesia Cleared for Possible Acquisition of MV-22s

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft to the Indonesian government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release.  If concluded, Indonesia would be the third nation to procure the…

France Cleared for Possible E-2D Procurement

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Northrop Grumman-built E-2D Advanced Hawkeye command-and-control aircraft to the government of France, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release.   If concluded, France would become the third nation to…

Eleventh National Security Cutter Named for Elizebeth Smith Friedman

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is naming the 11th Legend-class national security cutter in honor of pioneering code-breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the sea service said in a July 7 release.  Friedman was a code-breaker for the Coast Guard during the Prohibition Era and World War II, serving within Cryptanalytic Unit-387. She’s been dubbed…

Coast Guard Interdicts 14 Haitian Migrants

MIAMI — The Coast Guard interdicted 14 Haitian migrants approximately 26 miles east of St. Lucie County, Florida, July 2, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a July 6 release.  Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report of a disabled…