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Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

LCS 13 commissioned at home port in Naval Station Mayport in Florida NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, FL – Jan. 12, 2019 – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) – the nation’s seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at Naval Station Mayport today before a crowd including active-duty and veteran sailors.  This milestone places … Continue reading Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

Business News: Lockheed Martin Awarded $108 Million For IRST21 Sensor System

ORLANDO, FL – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received a contract for phase II of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program for the U.S. Navy, awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing. Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will complete development, platform integration, flight test, and qualification of the IRST21® Block II … Continue reading Business News: Lockheed Martin Awarded $108 Million For IRST21 Sensor System

Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11, Sioux City

First combat ship commissioned at United States Naval Academy is 13th commissioned LCS in Navy fleet ANNAPOLIS, MD – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Sioux City (LCS 11) – the nation’s sixth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at the United States Naval Academy today.  This milestone places the ship, built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: … Continue reading Business News: U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 11, Sioux City

U.S. Navy News: USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Sails into Post-Shakedown Availability Period

NORFOLK (NNS) – The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), departed Naval Station Norfolk on Sunday, July 15, 2018 to begin a post-shakedown availability (PSA) period at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Virginia. As the ship closes in on one year since its commissioning, the first-in-class aircraft carrier has seen … Continue reading U.S. Navy News: USS Gerald R. Ford Successfully Sails into Post-Shakedown Availability Period

US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Makes Vietnam Port Call

WASHINGTON (STL.News) The USS Carl Vinson arrived in Danang, Vietnam, today, becoming the first aircraft carrier to dock in the country since the Vietnam War ended in 1975. The guided missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain and destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer are also making the port call. The Vietnamese port was also the site of the … Continue reading US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Makes Vietnam Port Call

US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines/February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets. Lt. Cmdr. Tim … Continue reading US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

US Navy says it won’t be deterred by Chinese-built islands

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines /February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F18 fighter jets said Saturday that American forces would continue to patrol the South China Sea wherever “international law allows us” when asked if China’s newly built islands could restrain them in the disputed waters. … Continue reading US Navy says it won’t be deterred by Chinese-built islands

U.S. Navy Commissions Fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship $codeDebug.log(“output array of get country targets countryT

USS Little Rock enters active service after ceremony on Buffalo River BUFFALO, NY/December 16, 2017 (STL.News) – The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9) –– the nation’s fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) –– on the Buffalo River on Dec. 16. This milestone officially places the ship, which was designed and built by … Continue reading U.S. Navy Commissions Fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship $codeDebug.log(“output array of get country targets countryT