Monday, September 16, 2019

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Navy to Establish Type Wing for F-35C Squadrons

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy will establish a new type wing as commander over the service’s growing F-35C Lightning II strike fighter community. According to an internal directive, commander, Joint Strike Fighter Wing, will be established on Aug. 1 at…

AEI: Navy Needs Rebuilding to Reach 355-Ship Fleet

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy faces serious challenges in reaching its goal of 355 ships and the capabilities they need, a Washington think tank said, recommending a series of steps that will help the service to increase its warfighting…

Navy Completes Lightweight Torpedo Defense Mission Module Testing

WASHINGTON — The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program announced the successful completion of two days of at-sea testing of the AN/SLQ-61 Lightweight Tow (LWT) Torpedo Defense Mission Module (TDMM), May 2. Similar to the AN/SLQ-25 “Nixie” system…

LPD to be Named for Navy Medal of Honor Recipient

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy’s 13th San Antonio-class amphibious dock ship (LPD) will be named for a naval officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry during a kamikaze attack during the 1945 Okinawa campaign. Speaking May 2…