Monday, January 17, 2022

Maritime Security

US Marine Corps embarks F-35B aboard assault ship USS Tripoli for first time

The U.S. Marine Corps has for the first time operated its Lockheed Martin F-35B combat jet aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7). According to a recent service news release, an F-35B Lighting II from Marine Strike Fighter...

US Navy helicopter crashes in Virginia while trying to make an emergency landing

A U.S. Navy MH-60S "Knighthawk" helicopter crashed while trying to make an emergency landing on Wednesday in Virginia, Navy and state officials said. The Virginia State Police reported that the incident took place at approximately 11:31 a.m. in...

U.S. Marine Corps’ F-35Bs trains with legendary A-10 Thunderbolt II

The U.S. Marine Corps' F-35B multirole, fifth-generation fighters jets arrived at Gowen Field, Boise in Idaho to train with legendary A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 124th Fighter Wing’s 190th Fighter Squadron. According to 124th Fighter Wing, the Idaho...

US Navy awards $1,6B contract for V-22 Osprey support

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office (JPO) has been awarded a $1,6 billion four-year contract to continue support of the V-22 Osprey aircraft, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. The contract award from Naval Supply Systems...

US Marine Corps’ first F-35C squadron deploys

The U.S. Marine Corps on Tuesday reported that Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) has marked a key milestone for Marine Corps history as they departed San Diego Bay with Carrier Air...

China’s Navy commissioned new 30,000-ton assault ship

The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) reportedly commissioned the second Type 075 landing helicopter dock (NATO reporting name Yushen-class landing helicopter assault) into service on December 2021, according to local media reports. The commissioning ceremony of the new...

Raytheon awarded $578 million for SM-2 missiles for U.S., allies

Raytheon Missile System in Tucson has been awarded $578,3 million to procure Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) production requirements, according to the U.S. Department of Defense contract announcements. The deal, which was a modification to a previous contract, covers all up rounds, instrumentation...

U.S. Marines, Japanese soldiers complete largest ever bilateral exercise

The U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) completed their largest ever bilateral field training exercise in Japan as Resolute Dragon 21 came to a close Dec. 17, 2021. More than 4,000 troops from 3d Marine...

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