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  • Justice is coming closer
    The US Navy says it will charge the former commanding officers of the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Fitzgerald and USS John S. McCain with negligent homicide, among other charges, in relation to a pair of deadly collisions in 2017. Other individuals involved in those incidents face courts-martials and non-judicial punishments after a damning report concluded that serious breakdowns in leadership, along with other serious issues, were directly responsible for the mishaps.
    USNI News was first to report on the charges against U.S. Navy Commanders Bryce Benson and Alfredo J. Sanchez, who were in charge of Fitzgerald and John McCain respectively, on Jan. 16, 2018. Both men face a number of charges that include negligent homicide and dereliction of duty, unnamed sources told USNI News. Navy leadership had already relieved the two officers of their commands after the mishaps.

    https://news.usni.org/2018/01/16/for...tal-collisions

    https://news.usni.org/2018/01/16/swo...ald-collisions


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    • Originally posted by xav View Post
      No less than 16x AShM missiles (LRASM presumably) for LM's FFG(X) proposal. LCS hull stretched by 10 meters (and bilge keels added at the stern)

      DSEI 2017: Lockheed Martin Unveils LCS 125M Concept Design for US Navy FFG(X)


      https://www.navyrecognition.com/inde...avy-ffg-x.html

      Video on the model here: https://youtu.be/8_IW7TkptJQ?t=12m37s


      seems like such a lazy design...how about make one from the ground up

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      • Originally posted by Ghost_warp1 View Post



        seems like such a lazy design...how about make one from the ground up

        A ground up design costs more to develop. This entry is all about easy profits, and the swinging door between military brass and the industry.

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        • Video: Orbital ATK gets U.S. Navy Contract to Develop AARGM-ER

          https://www.navyrecognition.com/inde...-aargm-er.html

          The AARGM-ER will be compatible with the F/A-18E/F, EA-18G and F-35 with internal weapon’s bay-carriage.
          Finally, for the F35.

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          • The Navy’s stealth destroyers to get new weapons and a new mission: killing ships

            https://www.defensenews.com/naval/20...-ship-killers/

            Converting DDG-1000 into a hunter-killer is a win for the surface warfare community’s years-long drive to beef up the force’s offensive capabilities. It also answers the bell for U.S. Pacific Command, which has been pushing for the Navy to add longer range weapons to offset the increasing threat from Chinese long-range missile technology.

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            • Spotted whilst transiting the Bosphorus.

              Yörük Işık‏Verified account @YorukIsik 9h9 hours ago




              New AN/SLQ-32(V)6 on USS Carney: @USNavy installed @LockheedMartin SEWIP Block 2 System on DDG64. This is a significant upgrade to USS Carney’s electronic warfare defenses against anti-ship missiles threats. USS Carney transited the Turkish Straits yesterday towards Mediterranean

              https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXblPS-W0AEHWfu.jpg

              https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXblPTAWAAIvifq.jpg

              https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXdQT35WAAEWesd.jpg

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              • https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...eport-10024870

                TSIB said the warship "made a sudden turn to the left into the path of AM because of a series of missteps that took place after propulsion controls were transferred."


                there are situation sketches

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                • From Navy Recognition:

                  Video: The Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III is Go


                  http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...iii-is-go.html

                  Boeing has been awarded a contract to modernize the U.S. Navy F/A-18 fleet, extending the life of existing Super Hornets from 6,000 to 9,000+ flight hours. In the early 2020s, Boeing will begin installing initial updates to the aircraft that will convert existing Block II Super Hornets to a new Block III configuration.
                  Necessary life extension, and considerable Block III upgrades.

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                  • The newest weapon in the US Navy’s arsenal is now under construction

                    https://www.defensenews.com/naval/20...-construction/

                    Huntington Ingalls announced Tuesday that it had begun fabrication of the first Flight III Destroyer, a ship that crucially adds Raytheon’s AN/SPY-6 air and missile defense radar.

                    ...The Flight III is a major overhaul of the guided-missile destroyer. It required a 45 percent redesign of the hull, most of which was done to accommodate the AN/SPY-6 and its formidable power needs.

                    ...Coupled with ongoing Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program upgrades, the Jack Lucas will also have increased passive capabilities. When used in conjunction with other off-board passive sensors, such as with the F-35 fighter jet, it will be able to triangulate and locate a target without going active and giving away the ship’s position.

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                    • NASA Finds Boeing Showed ‘No Initiative’ To Fix F/A-18 Hypoxia

                      http://aviationweek.com/defense/nasa...-fa-18-hypoxia

                      Despite more than 450 physiological episodes (PE) on Boeing’s F/A-18 strike fighter fleet, the aerospace giant has over the years depended “almost entirely” on the Navy to identify and correct the problem, according to the NASA report dated September 2017.

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                      • The Norwegian-designed Naval Strike Missile has been officially selected to serve as the Littoral Combat Ship’s over-the-horizon anti-ship weapon, according to a Thursday Pentagon contract announcement.
                        https://news.usni.org/2018/05/31/ray...eal-worth-848m

                        Great news for the LCS, and a breaktrough for NSM.

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                        • USS Harry S. Truman aircraft train with Italian F-35s

                          https://navaltoday.com/2018/06/06/us...italian-f-35s/

                          “This exercise is significant as it is the first time a Carrier Air Wing has operated consistently in the Adriatic Sea since the mid-1990s,” Lt. Derek Johnson, CVW-1 assistant operations officer. “CVW-1 and Carrier Strike Group Eight (CSG-8) are opening doors for future exercises and further integration with Italian forces on future deployments.”

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                          • BAE Systems to deliver increased firepower payload tubes for Block V Virginia-class submarines

                            https://navaltoday.com/2018/06/06/ba...ss-submarines/

                            The Virginia Payload Module (VPM) extends the length of the Block V submarines over previous versions of the Virginia-class by adding an additional mid-body section to create more payload space for greater firepower.
                            Each large-diameter payload tube can store and launch up to seven Tomahawk cruise missiles. The VPM offers exceptional flexibility as well for the integration of future payload types, such as unmanned systems or next-generation weapons.

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                            • https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-...-duty-sailors/

                              NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. — For anyone who has been in the Navy for a decade or more, the wear tests starting June 1 of the new at-sea uniforms could be a flash from their own past.

                              Hot on the heels of finalizing a four-year effort to put fire-retardant coveralls on every fleet sailor, Fleet Forces Command will oversee testing of a new fire-retardant uniform that would be more practical for the average sailor at sea or in operational units.

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                              • Chris Cavas‏Verified account @CavasShips Jul 2




                                The cost to repair #collision-damaged #destroyer #FITZGERALD DDG62 keeps going up, with #HII Huntington #Ingalls shipbuilding getting another $27.5 million to fix and modernize the ship, under repair in #Pascagoula. To date at least $380.3 million has been awarded by US #Navy.

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