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GDMS to Retrofit Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure UUVs for Navy

FAIRFAX, Va. — General Dynamics Mission Systems announced June 7 it was awarded a $72.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to retrofit five Block 0 Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) systems, which comprises 10 Knifefish SMCM vehicles….

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Canberra

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Canberra (LCS 30), during a 12 p.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, June 5 in Mobile, Alabama, the Defense Department said in a June 4…

Navy Accepts Delivery of Ship-to-Shore Connector, LCAC 102

WASHINGTON — The Navy accepted delivery of the next-generation landing craft, Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 102, June 3, the Navy’s Program Executive Office – Ships said in a release.  Delivery follows successful completion of Acceptance Trials…

U.S. and French Navy Chiefs Meet to Discuss Maritime Security

TOULON, France – U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday met with Chief of the French Navy Adm. Pierre Vandier June 4, in Toulon, France, to discuss ways to advance high-end interoperability between both navies as well their recently released…

The Navy’s Shrinking Patrol Boat Force

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy has been reducing its patrol boat force in recent years and proposes to continue that trend by retiring its rather new Mark VI patrol boats under the fiscal 2022 budget, after having retired its…

Navy Budgets for 8 Ships, 107 Aircraft for Fiscal 2022 Procurement

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy Department’s fiscal 2022 budget requests totals $211.7 billion, a $3.8 billion increase over the enacted 2021 budget. The request includes funds for eight battle force ships and 107 aircraft.  The Navy Department’s $211.7 billion request…

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