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Marine Corps F-35B Fighter Aircraft to Support Patrol Missions Onboard Navy Assault Ship

The U.S. Marine Corps‘ F-35B fighter aircraft will deploy onboard the U.S. Navy‘s USS Wasp amphibious assault ship to support slated regional patrol missions. The Wasp vessel, which will replace USS Bonhomme Richard as the 7th fleet’s forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, has been equipped with capacities required to land and …

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Navy Tests P-8 Poseidon Aircraft With IFF Tech in Patuxent Anechoic Chamber

The U.S. Navy has tested a Boeing-built P-8 Poseidon aircraft equipped with an identification friend or foe technology at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station’s anechoic chamber. The test was part of an AIMS certification process for the AN/UPX-43 IFF interrogator designed to classify surrounding vehicles and vessels as either allied or enemy forces, the …

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Rear Adm. James Downey: Continuing Resolution Prompts Navy to Modify Ship Maintenance Procurement Method

Rear Adm. James Downey, deputy commander for surface warfare at the U.S. Navy‘s Regional Maintenance Center, has said that the military branch restructured its contracting approach for ship maintenance services under a continuing resolution, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Downey told the audience at the Surface Naval Association Conference held …

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Capt. John Rucker: Navy Takes Incremental Approach Toward Unmanned Maritime Systems Devt

The U.S. Navy is working to build a range of unmanned maritime vessels through an incremental development approach, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Capt. Jon Rucker, Navy program manager for unmanned maritime systems, said at the Surface Navy Association’s national symposium in Arlington, Virginia that the service branch develops modular …

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Navy Returns USS Frank Cable to Service Status Following Repair and Modernization

The U.S. Navy has returned the USS Frank Cable submarine tender to working status following a series of repairs and upgrades in the amount of $56 million. Vigor Industrial performed the maintenance, repair and modernization procedures under Frank Cable’s dry-dock repair availability before the ship’s departure on Dec. 21, 2017 from Portland, Oregon, the …

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