Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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MQ-8C Fire Scout Reaches IOC

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — The Navy declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter June 28, clearing the way for fleet operations and training, Naval Air Systems Command announced on July 8. The MQ-8 Fire Scout is…

Navy Full Court Press on USS Gerald R. Ford Weapons Elevators

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy is leveraging the talent of an independent team of government and outside experts to assist in advanced electromagnetic, production and software technology aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), said Research, Development and Acquisition Public…

Shipbuilding Apprentice School Celebrates 100 Years

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Apprentice School at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division celebrated its 100-year anniversary on Monday. The company held a ceremony to mark the day, July 1, 1919, when the school was established. During the…

LCS Oakland Christened at Austal’s Mobile Shipyard

ARLINGTON, Va., and MOBILE, Ala.— The U.S. Navy christened its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Oakland (LCS 24), during a June 29 ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, the ship’s builder, Austal USA, said in a release of…