Archive: Navy/USMC

A naval-based Iron Dome Tamir missile is launched in a November 2017 intercept test. (Photo: Israel Defense Forces)

Israel Declares Naval Iron Dome Operational

The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) declared a naval component of the Iron Dome rocket and artillery shell defense system operational on Tuesday following final successful tests. The Israeli Navy and Air Force conducted several successful tests with Iron Dome designer Rafael and the Israel Missile Defense Association to evaluate the capabilities of the Naval Iron […]

Rear Adm. Richard Brown, commander of Navy Personnel Command, is nominated to lead Naval Surface Forces. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Navy Personnel Command Head Named New Commander Of Naval Surface Forces

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Thursday that the president nominated Rear Adm. Richard Brown, commander of the Navy Personnel Command (NPC), to be appointed vice admiral and assigned as commander of Naval Surface Forces. If confirmed by the Senate for the new position,  Brown would also serve as commander of Naval Surface Force, […]

Type 26 Global Combat Ship
Image: BAE Systems

Lockheed Martin Team Submits Proposal For Canadian Surface Combatant

Lockheed Martin [LMT] delivered its team’s proposal for the next generation Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program two days before procurement closed, the company said Tuesday. The company is partnering with Britain’s BAE Systems, Canada’s CAE, L3 Technologies [LLL], Canada’s MDA, and Britain’s Ultra Electronics to call itself Canada’s Combat Ship Team. The group is offering […]

The USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) leaves Subic Bay, Philippines aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure on Nov. 28. The Treasure is delivering the McCain to Fleet Activities Yokosuka for repairs. Photo U.S. Navy)

USS John S. McCain Heading Back To Japan From Philippines

The damaged USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) left Subic Bay in the Philippines to head towards Yokosuka, Japan, aboard a heavy lift vessel after repairing additional damage incurred by bad weather, the Navy said Monday. In October, the severely damaged Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, aboard the heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure, was travelling from Singapore’s […]

(Left to Right) Domingo Castro, Indra Defense Systems Director; Lockheed Martin VP Michele Evans; Indra Defense and Security general manager Manuel Escalante; and Lockheed Martin VP Brad Hicks shake hands after signing the Heads of Agreement. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin And Indra Extend S-Band Radar Cooperation For Spanish Frigate

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Spain’s Indra have signed an agreement to extend their cooperative relationship developing an S-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Spanish navy’s F-110 frigate program, Lockheed Martin said Tuesday. The agreement also establishes a framework to commercialize the solid state radar for other international anti-air program opportunities. The F-110 […]

A Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet.  Photo: Boeing.

Senate Appropriators Fund Ship Repairs, New Ships And Naval Aircraft

Senate appropriators agreed to increase Navy funding by billions to add new ships, new aircraft, and repair damaged destroyers as part of funding bill proposed on Nov. 21. The appropriations bill, released last week, adds billions beyond the Trump administration’s budget request (Defense Daily, Nov. 21). The chairman’s mark notably gives the Navy $673 million […]

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG-65). (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Navy Destroyer Benfold Collides With Tug Boat, Causing Minor Damage

Another U.S. guided-missiles destroyer collided with a commercial vessel in Japanese waters on Saturday, but this time U.S. damage was “minimal,” the Navy said. The Navy said in a statement that a Japanese commercial tug boat lost propulsion and drifted into the Arleigh Burke-class USS Benfold (DDG-65) while the U.S. vessel was participating in a […]

The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command (URC) musters the Pressurized Rescue Module (PRM) to support search and rescue efforts for the Argentine Navy submarine ARA San Juan in the south Atlantic Ocean on Nov. 19. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Helps Argentina With Submarine Search And Rescue

The U.S. Navy deployed several naval and undersea rescue assets over the weekend to help Argentina search for its naval submarine, the A.R.A San Juan  (S-42), in South Atlantic waters. The U.S. is supporting a request from Argentina’s government for international assistance in the search for the missing submarine and possible rescue of the vessel […]

The Mobile User Objective System (MUOS)-5 satellite at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, Calif. satellite manufacturing facility before its May 2016 launch. (Photo: Lockheed Martin)

Lockheed Martin Hands Control Of MUOS-5 Satellite To Navy

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and the U.S. Navy’s Communications Satellite program Office handed over operational control of the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) communications satellite to the Naval Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) on Oct. 11 following an earlier propulsion problem, the company said Thursday. The handover was the last obstacle and now allows for Army […]

The 20-percent scale model of the Aurora LightningStrike Vertical Take-off and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) undergoes a flight test in Maryland. Photo: Aurora Flight Sciences.

Boeing Official Talks Up Aurora Acquisition, Still in MQ-25 Competition

A Boeing [BA] executive told reporters on Wednesday that he is “really excited about Aurora” Flight Sciences joining the company and confirmed the company is still in the MQ-25 unmanned carrier tanker program. Chris Raymond, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s autonomous systems business unit, told reporters at the company’s Arlington, Va., office that […]