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US maritime cooperation in Africa

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A high-speed catamaran operated by the United States Navy is visiting a number of South African ports on a maritime security cooperation...

US Navy begins test firing railgun prototype

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Engineers have fired the US Navy's first industry-built electromagnetic railgun (EM Railgun) prototype launcher, marking one of the key steps towards eventually...

US military tests new material able to increase the explosive power...

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The US Navy has demonstrated a revolutionary material that increases the explosive force and lethality of warheads, during a test at the...

US to buy ex-British Harriers

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The US Navy and Marine Corps have agreed to buy the United Kingdom's Harrier jet fleet after it was decommissioned due to...

US Navy awards Boeing US$1.7 billion contract for 7 P-8As

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Boeing has won a U.S. Navy contract for seven low-rate initial production (LRIP) P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft. Boeing received the contract on...

US Navy to arm Fire Scout unmanned helicopter

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has started work outfitting the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with a weapons system. The Advanced Precision...

Zumwalt gun test a success: US Navy

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The US Navy says its long range land attack projectile (LRLAP), designed for the DDG 1000 Advanced Gun System, successfully completed two...

More funds for Zumwalt destroyers

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The US Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $1.8 billion contract for the construction...

USS Samuel B Roberts arrives in Mozambique

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The USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) arrived in Maputo, Mozambique, on Friday for a four-day goodwill port visit. It had previously...

NATO beefs up fight against “rogue” Afghan threat

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NATO and Afghan officials are stepping up efforts to battle the insider threat in their war against insurgents, which has seen an...

US Navy purchases Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs)

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The US Navy has ordered more Long Range Acoustic Devices from LRAD Corporation. The units can be used for long distance communication...

Fire Scout UAV completes at-sea deployment

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The Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has completed the type's second at-sea deployment, where it was used...

ScanEagle used in Libya operations

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Insitu's ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has been deployed by the United States Navy in support of operations against Libya, flying 1 154...

Long Libya mission to stretch UK force -navy chief

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An extended military campaign in Libya will be challenging for British naval resources and the government may need to prioritise where its...

USS San Jacinto disrupts piracy off Somalia coast, again

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USS San Jacinto (CG 56) disrupted nine Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged motor vessel May 31, bringing the cruiser's weekly total...

US Navy laser destroys UAV in a maritime environment

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Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), with support from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, for the second time successfully tracked, engaged, and...

US navy destroyer locates pirated vessel

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A US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer located the pirated M/V Iceberg I off the coast of Somalia with up to 50 pirates...

War ships can’t stop Somali piracy: US admiral

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Commercial ships traversing the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean should be armed to defend themselves against marauding Somali pirates because...

USS Ashland capturesSomali pirates

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Three events over the past ten days have allowed the US Navy to capture a total of 21 suspected Somali pirates The USS...

Crashed Ethiopian Airlines blackbox located

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A US navy vessel located yesterday the flight recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed off the coast of Lebanon two...

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