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….

Marines to Receive New, Lightweight Ammo for Machine Gun

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) on Jan. 16 awarded a contract to MAC LLC — a Mississippi-based small business — for about $10 million for polymer ammunition to be used in the M2 machine gun.  The ammo is significantly…

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight

AMARILLO, Texas — The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center, Boeing said in a Jan. 21 release. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tilt-rotor fleet, joining…

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….

Raytheon Delivers 10th AQS-20C Mine-Hunting Sonar to Navy

WASHINGTON — Raytheon Co. has delivered its 10th AN/AQS-20C mine-hunting sonar system to the U.S. Navy, the company said in a Jan. 15 release. The sonar-towed body was officially transferred to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City Division. The system…