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August 14, 2017
USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise
Washington (UPI) Aug 11, 2017
The USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed the multinational Saxon Warrior 2017 exercise off the coast of the Britain. Participating units from the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway engaged in a 10-day series of carrier strike group training drills involving multiple possible scenarios for future conflicts. It included the commander and staff of the British carrier strike group built around the country's new flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently conducti ... read more

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The U.S. Navy has issued a contract proposal for transporting the USS Fitzgerald back to the United States after it collided with a Filipino flagged cargo ship off the coast of Japan. ... more
NRL-developed Topcoat Applied on Entire Freeboard of Navy Ship
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Austal lays keel for first Pacific Patrol Boat
Australian shipbuilder Austal has laid the keel for the first Pacific Patrol Boat, which the Australian government will gift to a Pacific island nation. ... more
PAE receives contract for Navy, Marine Corps F-5 support
PAE Aviation and Technical Services has received $43.7 million for a contract option for the maintenance of F-5F Tiger II and F-5N Freedom Fighters jet aircraft for the Navy and Marine Corps, the Department of Defense announced on Monday. ... more
Huntington awarded $36.4M contract for work on USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
Huntington Ingalls has received a $36.4 million contract for maintenance and modernization work on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier, the Department of Defense announced on Friday. ... more
US sailor missing during South China Sea joint naval drill
US and Japanese naval forces are searching for an American sailor who went missing during a joint drill in the South China Sea, officials said Wednesday. ... more
Qatar announces 5 bn euro order for warships from Italy
Qatar announced on Wednesday a five-billion-euro order for seven warships from Italy in the midst of a nearly two-month diplomatic crisis with neighbouring Saudi Arabia and its allies. ... more
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Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group starts COMPTUEX exercises
The Theodore Roosevelt carrier strike group departed on August 1 for its Composite Training Unit Exercise in anticipation of its deployment later this year, the U.S. Navy announced this week. ... more
Navy to commission new destroyer USS Rafael Peralta
The Navy will commission the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Rafael Peralta in a ceremony this morning at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. ... more
General Dynamics gets U.S. and U.K. sub fire control contract modification
The U.S. Department of Defense is awarding an $8.8 million contract modification to General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems for work on U.S. and U.K. ballistic and cruise missile submarine fire control systems. ... more
UK submarine completes upgrade, training period
HMS Astute, a hunter-killer submarine of Britain's Royal Navy, has completed a major capability upgrade and sea training and is now back with the RN's fleet. ... more
U.S., Japan, New Zealand begin joint anti-submarine drills
U.S., Japanese and New Zealand maritime reconnaissance and patrol aircraft have arrived at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to begin the two-week GUAMEX 2017 series of anti-submarine exercises, the U.S. Navy announced on Sunday. ... more
Britain makes pitch for massive Australia warship contract: report
Britain's defence secretary Wednesday made a strong push to build Australia's next fleet of warships, saying the frigates he proposes are best placed to hunt "Russian and Chinese submarines" amid regional tensions. ... more
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The U.S. aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman is undergoing Sea Trials following 10 months of deep maintenance and upgrades at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. ... more
BAE Systems developing new sonar for U.S. Navy submarines
BAE Systems' researchers will design sonar capabilities for U.S. Navy submarines to maximize the vessels' detection range and improve their target identification. ... more

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