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Navy to Christen Guided-Missile Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will christen the newest guided-missile destroyer, the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) Oct. 6 at Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the Defense Department said in an Oct. 4 release. The…

Navy Air Warfare Director: C-2 Aircraft Retirement Moved Up to 2024

WASHINGTON — The replacement of the Navy’s C-2A Greyhound carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft with the CMV-22B Osprey tiltrotor transport aircraft has been moved up three years because of accelerated procurement of the needed Ospreys, a Navy admiral said. “The…

Navy Awards Northrop Grumman New AARGM Contract

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corp. a $171 million contract for Lot 7 full-rate production (FRP) of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). The contract will deliver advanced capability to U.S. warfighters as well…

New Navy Unit to Replace Special Projects Patrol Squadron

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has established a new unit to sustain a special mission capability in its maritime patrol community with the coming retirement of the P-3 Orion aircraft. A Sept. 10 internal directive from the Office of the…

President Signs Budget Boosting Navy Ship, Aircraft Procurement

ARLINGTON, Va. — The fiscal 2019 defense budget, part of a multiagency appropriations bill signed into law Sept. 28 by President Donald J. Trump, reflects the will of Congress to plus-up Navy Department ship and aircraft procurement. The law appropriates…

Navy to Combine F-35C Replacement Training Squadrons in 2019

Navy to Combine F-35C Replacement Training Squadrons in 2019ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy plans to deactivate one of its two F-35C fleet replacement training squadrons next year and combine its aircraft and personnel within the other replacement training squadron. According…

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