Archive: Navy/USMC

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 […]

Air Force Gen. and Transcom Commander Darren McDew. Photo: U.S. Air Force.

U.S. Transportation Command Eyes Replacing Reserve Cargo Ships

U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) is working with the Navy to develop plans to replace the military’s aging reserve fleet of cargo ships, the command’s leader said Nov. 15. TRANSCOM and the Navy envision buying both new and used ships. Language included in the recently completed fiscal year 2018 defense authorization conference report “will allow us to […]

The future Arleigh Burke-class USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) guided-missile destroyer during builder’s seat trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

HII Delivers DDG-114 To The Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] delivered its latest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer on Wednesday, the future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114), the Navy said. DDG-114 was delivered at HII’s Pascagoula, Miss., facility following successful September in-port and at sea readiness trials conducted by the U.S. Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). DDG-114 is named after a […]

A T-45C Goshawk training jet approaches an aircraft carrier. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy)

2018 NDAA Establishes $10 Million Prize Option To Solve Physiological Episodes

The fiscal year (FY) 2018 compromise defense authorization bill would authorize the Secretary of Defense to establish a prize competition to help find the causes of and solutions to physiological episodes (PEs) in various military aircraft. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force have experienced numerous PEs over the past year in F/A-18 Hornets and […]

U.S. Navy aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71), and USS Nimitz (CVN-68) along with their strike groups conduct operations with ships from the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Three-Carrier Group Conducted Training With Japan And South Korea Navies

The U.S. Navy held two separate international training exercises with Japan and South Korea this Sunday while conducting rare coordinated operations with three U.S. carrier strike groups in the Western Pacific. Last week the U.S. Navy announced the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), USS Nimitz (CVN-68) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) were conducting coordinated operations to […]

An MQ-9 Reaper. Photo: U.S. Air Force

MQ-9 Reaper Demonstrated Remote Detection Of Submerged Targets

The General Atomics [GA] MQ-9 Reaper/Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) successfully detected and tracked submerged contacts during an Oct. 12 U.S. Navy exercise, the company said on Monday. This exercise had the Navy deploy sonobuoys that gathered acoustic data to track underwater targets. The data was then transmitted to and processed aboard an MQ-9. […]