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October 20, 2017
Navy to commission 14th Virginia-class submarine
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
The Navy's 14th Virginia-class fast attack submarine will be commissioned into service on Saturday in Virginia. The Navy said Thomas Dee, performing the duties of the Under Secretary of the Navy, will preside over the ceremony for the future USS Washington at Norfolk Naval Station. "The future USS Washington is among the most technologically advanced platforms in the world," Dee said in a press release. "This submarine not only represents the spirit, ingenuity and strength of the America ... read more

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BAE Systems to support Queen Elizabeth carriers
Britain's Ministry of Defense has amended its Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract with BAE systems to include Queen Elizabeth II carriers. ... more
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Leonardo to provide new communications software for Australian submarines
Leonardo is to provide a software application to Royal Australian Navy submarines to upload and download data in a more managed way, the company said. ... more
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Navy officers fired over 'preventable' USS McCain collision
Two top Naval officers have been fired from their positions on the USS John S. McCain over the warship's "preventable" deadly collision with an oil tanker in August. ... more
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Navy to repair USS John S. McCain in Japan
The guided missile destroyer USS John S. McCain, damaged in a collision with an oil tanker in August, is to be repaired by the Navy in Japan. ... more
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Austal, Lockheed given green light on construction of next LCS
The U.S. Navy's next generation of assault transport vessels were given the financial green light, the Defense of Department announced Friday, despite a legacy of questions concerning survivability in hostile environments. ... more
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US sacks top navy commanders after deadly warship collision
The US navy on Wednesday sacked two top commanders from a warship that was involved in a deadly collision with a tanker off Singapore, citing a "loss of confidence" in the officers. ... more
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GAO cites Navy's operational problem areas
The high demand for U.S. Naval presence overseas has resulted in worsening ship conditions and declining operational readiness, a GAO report says. ... more
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Navy leadership testifies before SASC on ship collisions, readiness concerns
Senior leaders from the U.S. Navy told a U.S. Senate committee on Tuesday that it is "very hard to understand" how two Navy destroyers collided with civilian ships, but chalked up the issues to gaps in readiness and leadership. ... more

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Saab receives $16.8M contract for Coast Guard patrol cutter radars
Saab Defense and Security has received a $16.8 million contract for the radars system of the Coast Guard Offshore Cutter. ... more
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Australia selects Saab for naval C4I systems
Saab's 9LV Combat Management System has been chosen by Australia for the future frigates, upgraded Air Warfare Destroyers, and selected offshore patrol vessels of the Royal Australian Navy, the company announced on Wednesday. ... more
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Future NZ navy ship to feature Saab communications system
The future replenishment vessel of the Royal New Zealand Navy will feature a tactical communications network from Saab of Sweden. ... more
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Naval Group, Fincantieri support alliance agreement
The Naval Group of France and Italy's Fincantieri have welcomed a joint government process that paves the way for future cooperation in naval defense. ... more
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Elbit Systems supplying C4ISR solution to unidentified navy
An unidentified navy in the Asia-Pacific region is to receive an integrated C4ISR system from Elbit Systems Ltd of Israel. ... more
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BAE Systems receives $7.4M contract for Mk 38 autocannons
BAE System Land and Armaments has received a $7.4 million order to a previously awarded contract for inspection and repair services for the Mk 38 Mod 2/3 machine gun system. ... more
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Babcock to supply South Korean submarine program under new contract
Britain's Babcock International will supply weapons-handling and launch equipment for a South Korean submarine program. ... more
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Seagull and Elbit perform remotely operated anti-submarine warfare mission
Seagull, Elbit Systems' multi mission Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system, demonstrated live, a remotely operated Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) mission. Via Satellite Communication (SATCOM), t ... more

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Lockheed Martin receives $27M contract for periscope detection radars
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems has been awarded a $27 million modification to an existing contract for the procurement of retrofitting kits for the 60 Automatic Radar Periscope Detect and Discrimination program. ... more
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More officers relieved of duty following deadly U.S. Navy collisions
Two more U.S. Navy officers have been relieved of duty following the collisions of the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald with civilian ships that led to the deaths of 17 Navy sailors. ... more
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U.S. Navy receives 11th Littoral Combat Ship
Fincantieri Marinette Marine on Monday delivered the future USS Little Rock, a Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship, to the U.S. Navy at its shipyard in Marinette, Wis. ... more
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Australia commissions first air warfare destroyer into service
The Royal Australian Navy has commissioned the first of three air warfare destroyers, the HMAS Hobart, into service in a ceremony at Garden Island in Sydney. ... more
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Navy to christen new America-class amphibious assault ship
The U.S. Navy is christening its newest America-class amphibious assault ship as the USS Tripoli in a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., on Saturday. ... more
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Navy takes delivery of new attack submarine
The future U.S. Navy submarine USS Colorado, built by Huntington Ingalls Industries and General Dynamics Electric Boat, has been delivered to the service. ... more
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Damen Shipbuilding highlights offshore patrol vessel activities
Damen Shipyards Group is touting its building of offshore patrol vessels around the world ahead of the 12th Annual Offshore Patrol Vessels Conference. ... more
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Electric Boat receives $5.1B contract for Columbia-class submarines
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $5.1 billion contract for development work on the Columbia-class nuclear ballistic missile submarine. ... more
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