Sunday, January 23, 2022

Maritime Security

USS Jefferson City fast-attack submarine conducts change of homeport

The U.S. Navy announced on Thursday that the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) arrived at Naval Base Guam following a change of homeport from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. “The officers and crew of Jefferson City...

US Navy’s supercarrier launch and recover F-35s for first time

The USS George H. W. Bush (CVN-77), the newest of the U.S. Navy fleet's operational carriers, launched and recovered Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II aircraft for the first time Dec. 12. According to a recent Navy news release,...

US Navy conducts high-energy laser weapon demonstration in Gulf of Aden

The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command announced on Wednesday that amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) conducted a high-energy laser weapon system demonstration, Dec. 14, while sailing in the Gulf of Aden. During the demonstration, the...

Raytheon receives $269 million for Evolved Seasparrow Block II missile production

The U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday that Raytheon Technologies was awarded a new contract modification for Evolved Seasparrow missile production. Raytheon Technologies, the second-largest aerospace-and-defense company in the U.S. after Boeing, has received a $269 million contract...

MBDA conducts final test firing of its new Marte ER anti-ship missile

European missile-maker MBDA announced on Tuesday that its new Marte ER anti-ship missile successfully completed its final test firing at the end of November 2021. As noted by the company, carried out at an Italian test range...

Singapore finally, officially unveils its secret new naval craft

The Republic of Singapore Navy officially unveiled its new and stealthy naval craft called the Combatant Craft Large (CCL). Its development was kept secret until now. According to the Republic of Singapore Navy, the new CCL is a...

Japanese navy launches newest frigate

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, commonly known as the Japanese navy, launched its new and most advanced domestically produced frigate on 10 December. The fourth Mogami-class frigate, called the JS Mikuma (FFM-4), entered the water at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ facility...

USS Iwo Jima prepares for homeport shift to Norfolk

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) departed from Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Dec. 10, commencing the ship’s homeport shift to Norfolk, Virginia. According to a recent Navy news release, USS Iwo Jima departed Naval...

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