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Flight Control Technology Set to Dive Underwater for Submarine Mobility

ROCHESTER, U.K. — BAE Systems is taking decades of flight controls expertise underwater on-board the United Kingdom’s next-generation submarine, Dreadnought. This innovative approach involves adapting controls that are usually used in fly-by-wire aircraft and applying them in a marine environment,…

Navy Announces New Assignments for Flag Officers

ARLINGTON, Va. — The acting secretary of the Navy and chief of naval operations announced on March 29 the following assignments:  Rear Adm. Blake L. Converse will be assigned as deputy commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Converse is currently…

Austal USA Enters Steel Shipbuilding Market

MOBILE, Ala. — Austal USA broke ground on its steel manufacturing line March 26, positioning the company to start steel production in April 2022, the company said in a release. This addition of steel capability ensures Austal USA will remain a major…

Raytheon to Continue to support U.S. Navy Counter-Narco-Terrorism Operations

ARLINGTON, Va. — Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S), a Raytheon Technologies business, will continue operating and maintaining the U.S. government’s Relocatable Over-the-Horizon Radar (ROTHR) system under a $146 million, five-year contract, the company said in a March 24 release.  Originally…

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Soars Past 600,000 Fleet Flight-hours

ARLINGTON, Va., and Fort Worth, Texas – The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has logged more than 600,000 flight-hours, providing continuous customer support to maintain mission readiness and transport critical cargo and personnel, Bell and Boeing said March 24 in a joint…

Japan Launches Lead Ship of 22 Mogami-Class Frigates

The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force has launched the first of a new class of multi-mission surface combatant. The Mogami (FFM 1)-class frigate, also known as the 33FFM program, will be stealthy multi-mission surface combatants with the capability to employ unmanned surface and…

Italian Navy Commissions New Logistics Support Ship

The Italian navy commissioned its newest logistics support ship (LSS), the ITS Vulcano (A5335) at a ceremony at the Fincantieri Naval Integrated shipyard in Muggiano, Italy.  The 633-foot (193 meter), 27,200-ton LSS can replenish a surface ship task group and…

State Dept. Approves $1.8B Sale of P-8A Patrol Aircraft to Germany

WASHINGTON — The State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale to Germany of P-8A aircraft and associated support and related equipment, for an estimated cost of $1.77 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a March 12 release.  Germany…

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