Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Navy: Torpedo Tube-Launched Version of Razorback UUV Planned

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is on track to deliver an operational unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) for routine submarine deployment but also plans to develop the capability to launch it from a submarine’s torpedo tubes. The Razorback is a submarine-launched…

Navy Submarine Programs Facing Many Pressing Challenges, Deadlines

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s submarine production enterprise is besieged by growing demands as it moves Virginia-class construction to two a year, is building payload models for future Virginias and is designing new models, and is working on refueling some…

Strategy Drives Undersea Warfare Programs

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy is working on greater integration of all aspects of undersea warfare, including strategic deterrence, attack submarines, unmanned undersea vehicles, seabed infrastructure and the surface and air anti-submarine assets, to ensure its investments and tactics all…

Navy to Christen Expeditionary Fast Transport Puerto Rico

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will christen its newest Expeditionary Fast Transport, the future USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11), during a ceremony Nov. 10 at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, the Defense Department said in a release. The…

Next Sub-Launched Ballistic Missile ‘Won’t Be Completely New’

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s next-generation submarine-launched missile (SLBM) will not be a completely new design but will incorporate some of the current Trident D5 Life-Extension (D5LE) version systems. The follow-on missile is currently known as the Trident D5LE2, according…

Sparton, Leidos Team on Mk5 Acoustic Device Countermeasure

DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. — Sparton Corp. has teamed with Leidos Maritime Systems to support the Acoustic Device Countermeasure (ADC) Mk5 program, Sparton said in a Nov. 6 release. The Mk5 is a next-generation countermeasure intended to replace the ADC Mk3….

Navy EP-3 Intercepted Over the Black Sea

NAPLES, Italy — A U.S. EP-3 Aries aircraft flying in international airspace over the Black Sea was intercepted by a Russian SU-27 on Nov. 5, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs said in a release. “This interaction was…