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Navy removes ‘space’ from Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command

June 4 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has removed “space” from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and added “information” in a rebranding effort that emphasizes information warfare. The agency’s new name is the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command. Adm. John Richardson, the Chief of Naval Operations, announced the immediate name change Monday at the Information Warfare Senior Leadership ...

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Aircraft from Lincoln CSG, B-52H conduct joint exercises in Arabian Sea

June 3 (UPI) — F/A-18E Super Hornets and E-2D Advanced Hawkeyes from the U.S. Navy’s Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and the Air Force’s B-52H Stratofortress conducted joint exercises in the Arabian Sea amid rising tensions with Iran. The Stratofortress, a long-range bomber assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron and part of the U.S. Central Command Bomber Task Force, ...

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DIA Director Robert Ashley: China will double its nuclear warheads in next 10 years

May 31 (UPI) — China will double its stockpile of nuclear weapons in the next decade, the chief of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said. Speaking to the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley added that assessments indicate Russia violated a 1996 treaty banning nuclear detonation tests that could cause a self-sustaining chain reaction. “Over the next ...

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GenDyn tapped for AH-1Z helicopter gun turrets for Navy, Bahrain in $7.5M contract

May 31 (UPI) — General Dynamics was awarded a $7.5 million contract modification for helicopter-mounted gun turrets, the Defense Department announced. The company’s Ordnance and Tactical Systems division will build 37 modified A/A49E-7(V4) gun turrets used on AH-1Z “Viper” helicopters — 25 for the U.S. Navy and 12 for the government of Bahrain — the Pentagon announced on Thursday said. ...

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