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Future Attack Submarine Christened Montana at Huntington Ingalls

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — In its first ceremony celebrating the U.S. Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine in front of a virtual audience, Huntington Ingalls christened pre-commissioning unit Montana (SSN 794) Sept. 12 at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, the company…

DOD Announces Flag Nominations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper has announced that the president has made two flag officer nominations:  Navy Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral with assignment as director for strategy, plans,…

Navy Asking Industry for Ideas to Meet Increased Range for UAVs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy’s acquisition official for unmanned aerial systems said he is looking for ideas to meet a new requirement that has come down from regional combatant commanders (COCOMs).   “Now we have a new demand coming from…

Navy’s First Two Textron SSCs ‘Fly Away’ to Panama City

NEW ORLEANS, LA. – Textron Systems Corporation, a Textron Inc. company, announced Sept. 9 the successful fly-away of its first two next-generation air cushion vehicles, Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) Craft 100 and LCAC 101, on Sept. 2.  The two craft departed Textron…

Navy Orders H-1 Helicopters for the Czech Republic

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has placed an order for two versions of the H-1 helicopter from Bell Textron for the Czech Republic, the Defense Department said in a Sept. 4 release.   The Naval Air Systems Command awarded Bell…

Navy to Increase Berthing on Future Expeditionary Base Ships

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is increasing the berthing on its fourth and fifth expeditionary sea base ships (ESBs) to meet the increasing operational demand this class of ships has experienced since it first deployed.   The Navy’s supervisor of Shipbuilding, Bath, Detachment…

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