Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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Geurts: Continuing Resolution Already Taking Toll on Navy Readiness

ARLINGTON, Va. — The continuing resolution currently in effect instead of an enacted fiscal 2020 budget already is taking a toll on the readiness of Navy units and acquisition plans, with two ship overhauls already delayed indefinitely and more to come unless Congress…

U.S. Government Designates Lockheed Martin’s Newest Radar: AN/SPY-7(V)1

MOORESTOWN, N.J. — The radar technology formerly known as Lockheed Martin’s Solid State Radar (LM SSR) has been designated as AN/SPY-7(V)1 by the U.S government.  The Japanese Ministry of Defense selected AN/SPY-7(V)1 for two planned Aegis Ashore installations in 2018. Additionally, variants of AN/SPY-7(V)1 will be…

Navy Accepts Delivery of Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Miguel Keith

SAN DIEGO — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of its third expeditionary sea base (ESB) ship, USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5), on Nov. 15, Program Executive Office-Ships said in a release.  Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. The USNS…

Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Dominican Navy Interdict 52 Migrants

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Dominican Republic navy air and surface units interdicted 52 migrants aboard a makeshift vessel during an illegal voyage on Nov. 13 in the Mona Passage, according to the Coast Guard 7th District.  The group…

Navy Secretary Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Late Sen. Thad Cochran

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will be named in honor of late Sen. Thad Cochran, a Navy veteran, the secretary’s public affairs said in a release.  Cochran was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Naval…

Navy Secretary Names Future Destroyer in Honor of Late Senator

WASHINGTON — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer announced a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer will bear the name of the late Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a Navy veteran, Spencer’s public affairs office said in a release.  Lugar served in the Navy from 1957 to 1960 and represented…

Coast Guard Intercepts Semi-Submersible, Seizes 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepted a suspected semi-submersible smuggling vessel in the eastern Pacific Ocean on Oct. 23 and seized about 5,000 pounds of cocaine, the Coast Guard Atlantic Area said in a release.   The crew was alerted…

F-35 Operational Evaluation May Resume in Mid-2020, Pentagon Tester Says

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon’s head of operational test and evaluation said the earliest the F-35 Lightning II strike fighter’s Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) could resume is mid-2020, when the Joint Simulation Environment is ready. That evaluation, paused earlier…