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Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana is Delivered to U.S. Navy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division delivered the newest nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine to the U.S. Navy, the company said in a June 25 release. The future USS Indiana (SSN 789) is the 16th Virginia-class submarine…

Navy Developing Ship Coatings to Reduce Fuel, Energy Costs

ARLINGTON, Va. — It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter. And it might save the U.S. Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency. The…

Commander Nominated for Resurrected U.S. Second Fleet

ARLINGTON, Va. — President Donald J Trump has nominated Vice Adm. Andrew L. Lewis to command the new U.S. Second Fleet, to be headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia. Lewis, a naval aviator, has served as deputy chief of naval operations for…

New ‘Rebreather’ Helps Navy Divers Beneath the Waves

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy diver hoisted a 60-pound life-support regulator onto his back, then donned a 30-pound metal helmet. Fellow divers connected his diving suit to an “umbilical” hose pumping in breathing gas and establishing communications with the…

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…