Monday, June 27, 2022

Maritime Security

First Navy’s Doomsday plane inducted under new maintenance contract

The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division said in a release that the first E-6B Mercury, also known as the Navy’s Doomsday plane, arrived at Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Aircraft Maintenance and Fabrication Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana...

Sweden awards contract to Saab for new torpedo tube for lightweight torpedos

Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab announced an order from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration for a new torpedo tube for lightweight torpedos. According to a press release from Saab, the order value is approximately SEK 150 million...

US Navy accepts new littoral combat ship

U.S. arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp. has announced that the U.S. Navy commissioned its newest littoral combat ship USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS-21) May 21, 2022, in Duluth, Minnesota. “The versatility, adaptability and relevance USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul will bring...

Second Japan-based F-35B squadron is ready for combat

The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command announced last week that a second Japan-based F-35B squadron declared full operational capability. According to a press release from Command, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242 achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC) and is now...

Pentagon says U.S. assistance to Ukraine doesn’t affect its focus on the Indo-Pacific region

U.S. assistance to Ukraine doesn't affect its focus on the Indo-Pacific region, or limit its ability to ensure partners in the Pacific get the hardware and supplies they need, according to a senior defense official. Most of the...

US Marine Corps aviation marks 110 years of service

The U.S. Marine Corps aviation will celebrate its 85th birthday on 22 May. On May 22, 1912, 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham reported to Naval Aviation Camp in Annapolis, Maryland, “for duty in connection with aviation,” sparking the...

US Marine Corps conduct CBRN training in Japan

U.S. Marines train vigorously to always be ready for a biological or chemical attack. Marines with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, 3d Marine Division have taken part in training to counter Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats during...

US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship completes first land attack missile exercise

Last week, the U.S. Navy announced that its ’s Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class successfully launched sea-based missiles at a land-based target for the first time during a proof of concept exercise, May 12. Independence-variant littoral combat ship...

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