USS Harry Truman leaves port after three months of maintenance, training

March 19 (UPI) — The aircraft carrier USS Harry Truman departed Norfolk, Va., after a three-month availability for ship maintenance and targeted training. The massive, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier and the accompanying ships in its Strike Group traveled to Canada, Iceland, Great Britain and north of the Arctic Circle on an eight-month deployment last year before returning to Naval Station Norfolk. ...

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British F-35s to gain Meteor, Spear missile systems

March 18 (UPI) — Work has started to integrate two advanced missile systems with Britain’s fleet of F-35 fighter planes, defense contractor BAE Systems announced. BAE has received its first funding from Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the program, to integrate into the F-35 Meteor air-to-air missiles and SPEAR precision surface attack missiles made by European missile systems developer ...

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Keel laid on assault warship USS Bougainville

March 15 (UPI) — The keel of the America-class amphibious warship USS Bougainville was authenticated during a ceremony at Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. Thursday’s keel laying is considered a major milestone in the ship’s construction, which began on Oct. 6, 2018. The ship’s sponsor Ellyn Dunford, the wife of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Francis Dunford Jr., ...

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Raytheon contracted for SPY-6 radars for DDG 51 Flight III destroyers

March 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $402.6 million contract for SPY-6 radars. The company received options for the Air and Missile Defense Radar Program low-rate initial production, the Department of Defense and the company announced Thursday. Under the modification, Raytheon will provide three AMDR LRIP units to be deployed on the latest version of the Arleigh ...

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Lockheed awarded $506.9M contract for PAC-3 missiles

March 15 (UPI) — The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a $506.9 million contract to build the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles. The contract is for incidental services, hardware, facilities, equipment, as well as all technical, planning, management, manufacturing and testing efforts to produce the Patriot, which is an acronym for the Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target, the ...

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