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  • Well, just peachy! (Like never mind the fact that the purpose of the fleet is to defend America and destroy the navies of other nations:/)

    https://www.navytimes.com/articles/s...ailors-marines

    The top medical officer for the Navy and Marine Corps said his organization is poised to help service members navigate gender transition.

    Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, the Navy’s Surgeon General, said the service is prepared to provide transgender sailors and Marines the proper guidance and medical care, but that it might refer some of the care to the private sector for now.

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    • They found US$125 billion in waste in the Pentagon not that long ago. If they tidied that lot up they could afford to transition every single serving member of the USN to the opposite gender and back again and still have enough left over to pay for an extra carrier or two.

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      • Originally posted by haze99 View Post
        Well, just peachy! (Like never mind the fact that the purpose of the fleet is to defend America and destroy the navies of other nations:/)

        https://www.navytimes.com/articles/s...ailors-marines

        The top medical officer for the Navy and Marine Corps said his organization is poised to help service members navigate gender transition.

        Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, the Navy’s Surgeon General, said the service is prepared to provide transgender sailors and Marines the proper guidance and medical care, but that it might refer some of the care to the private sector for now.
        I hope Trump puts an end to that bullshit.

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        • Pictures: US Navy F/A-18C Hornet Fighters Crossing Decks with French Navy Aircraft Carrier CDG
          http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...rrier-cdg.html

          Pictures: French Navy Rafale M Fighters Crossing Decks with US Navy Aircraft Carrier "Ike" CVN 69
          http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...ke-cvn-69.html

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          • Navy Sucks!

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            • Really nice coverage of the cross-decking, Xav.

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              • https://www.navytimes.com/articles/n...areer-shake-up

                The Navy deep-sixed all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles Thursday, marking the beginning of an overhaul of the rigid career structure that has existed since the Continental Navy in a radical shift sure to reverberate through the fleet and the veterans community beyond.

                Sailors will no longer be identified by their job title, say, Fire Controlman 1st Class Joe Sailor, effective immediately. Instead, that would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor.

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                • All five crewmembers aboard an MV-22 Osprey with Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing were successfully rescued when their aircraft conducted a landing in shallow water off the Okinawa coastline of Camp Schwab at approximately 10:00 p.m., Dec. 13.
                  http://www.iiimef.marines.mil/News/N...st-of-okinawa/

                  Glad to hear everyone is safe.

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                  • Originally posted by Chomiq View Post
                    x2
                    Unfortunately, it seems to have escalated the shitstorm regarding the bases.

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                    • Well, I'll be damned:

                      U.S. Navy Announces Need for 355-ship with More CVN, DDG, SSN, Amphibs & Auxiliary Vessels
                      The U.S. Secretary of the Navy announced the results of the 2016 Force Structure Assessment (FSA), a year-long effort which began in January that was conducted to evaluate long-term defense security requirements for future naval forces today at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

                      The new fleet goal calls for 1 more aircraft carrier, 16 more large surface combatant, 18 more attack submarines, 4 more amphibious warfare ships, 3 more expeditionary support bases and 5 more support ships. The number of LCS (including the Frigate variant) and aircraft appears to remain unchanged (despite calls in the US Navy to reduce the number of LCS and procure more Super Hornet fighters).

                      The 2016 FSA recommends a 355-ship fleet including 12 carriers, 104 large surface combatants, 52 small surface combatants, 38 amphibious ships, and 66 submarines. The assessment will be one input to the Navy's FY-2018 30-year shipbuilding plan. The current proposed Navy budget is seen as a bridge to this larger Navy, with shipbuilding on an upward glide slope towards 308 ships.
                      http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...y-vessels.html

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                      • I'm guessing this is the right thread because the aircraft were Super Hornets:

                        ​"The US military has launched 103 miniature swarming drones from a fighter jet during a test in California.
                        Three F/A-18 Super Hornets were used to release the Perdix drones last October."

                        http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38569027


                        The shape of things to come....

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                        • Our coverage from Surface Navy Association national symposium (SNA 2017)


                          Day 1:
                          - HII DDG 51 Flight III
                          - Kongsberg NSM Naval Strike Missile
                          - Raytheon SM-6 missile
                          - BAE Systems Electromagnetic Railgun


                          Day 2:
                          - Lockheed Martin LRASM
                          - Saab CEROS 200 FCR
                          - 901D Computer Aided Dead Reckoning Tracing (CADRT)
                          - General Atomics EMALS, AAG and Railgun


                          Day 3:
                          - L3 Technologies MK20 Mod1 EOSS
                          - Lockheed Martin / Navantia F110 Frigate
                          - General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefin Sandshark AUV
                          - Raytheon Excalibur for DDG 1000

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                          • our last SNA 2017 video



                            In this video, coverage of:
                            - Boeing Harpoon ER anti-ship missile
                            - Raytheon SeaRAM and RAM Block 2 missile
                            - Lockheed Martin export LCS / MMSC Multi Mission Surface Combatant
                            - Curtiss-Wright TRAPS sonar system
                            - Atlas North America SeaCAT AUV

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                            • Thanks xav

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                              • Recap: Contenders for the LCS Frigate over the horizon (OTH) weapon RFP


                                Video: Kongsberg Ready to Operationalize Distributed Lethality with NSM for LCS, DDG & LPD
                                At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Norwegian company Kongsberg was showcasing the Freedom and Independence variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), an Arleigh Burke class Destroyer (DDG 51) and a San Antonio class Landing Platform Dock (LPD 17) each fitted with eight Naval Strike Missiles (NSM).
                                http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...s-ddg-lpd.html

                                Video: Lockheed Martin Building LRASM Top Side Launcher Prototype for LCS OTH Requirement

                                (my pic)
                                At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Lockheed Martin was showcasing its Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) in three configurations: Air launched (as part of OASUW Increment 1 for B-1B and F/A-18), VLS launched (from Mk41) as well as top side launchers fitted on a LCS Frigate based on the Freedom-class LCS.
                                http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...quirement.html

                                Video: Boeing Harpoon ER Could "Dominate the Battlespace" Thanks to its Net-Enabled Capability
                                At the Surface Navy Association's (SNA) National Symposium recently held near Washington DC, Boeing was showcasing its Harpoon ER. This latest variant of the iconic AGM-84 anti-ship missile comes with a more lethal (and lighter) warhead, more fuel and improved turbojet engine to double the missile range.
                                http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...apability.html

                                Regarding Harpoon ER:
                                The RGM-84N Harpoon ER (for extended range) comes with a more lethal (and lighter) warhead, more fuel and improved turbojet engine to double the missile range (from 67nm to 167.5 nm approx. compared to the Block 1C variant) while retaining the same firepower. The missile also comes with a datalink allowing for in-flight retargeting. A datalink antenna is fitted close to the nose cone of the missile (the only visual difference between a Harpoon Block 1C and the ER variant).

                                Other than that, I guess its main strength is that it is "a lot more affordable" compared to the other two solutions...

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