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  • NATO Movement Against to Russia
    NATO Movement Against to Russia August 11 2019
    NATO has completed a scheduled upgrade of a land-based Aegis Ashore ballistic missile system in Romania. The update is part of the United States European Phased Adaptive Approach to ballistic missile defence, which was announced on September 2009. The Aegis Ashore station will detect and track potential threats outside of the bloc. A US THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) system was deployed to the Deveselu base for the time of the upgrade.   In response to th...
  • BAE Systems for Navy
    BAE Systems for Navy July 26 2019
    BAE Systems has signed a follow-on contract with US Navy to produce 28 more payload tubes for Block-V Virginia-class submarines. BAE Systems will deliver seven sets of four tubes each for the Virginia Payload Modules (VPM). Builder of the Virginia class, BAE Systems will deliver seven sets of four tubes each for the VPM. These systems will increase the payload capacity and firepower by extending the length of mid-body section of the submarine. Each large-diameter payload tube can launch seven...
  • Harpoon Returns to U.S. Submarines
    Harpoon Returns to U.S. Submarines December 20 2018
    The US Navy continues to revive the Cold War precautions. In this respect, the navy decided to re-deploy the Harpoon missile to nuclear submarines.   The knowledge that tensions experienced in the China Sea necessitated this precaution is spoken in backstage. It has not yet been determined which model to use. It is announced that, negotiations have started with Boeing for integration to Los Angeles class submarines on the Navy's website.  
  • Tomahawk Block IV Contract to Raytheon
    Tomahawk Block IV Contract to Raytheon May 1 2018
    Raytheon has been awarded a $143 million contract to exercise an option to procure 100 full-rate production Lot 15 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles. The work under the contract is expected to be completed in August 2020.   
  • GD to Invest $2 Billion in Shipyards
    GD to Invest $2 Billion in Shipyards February 5 2018
    General Dynamics decided to invest about $2 billion into its shipyards in the coming years to meet the demands of a growing U.S. fleet.  The company is planning to spend about $1.7 billion at its Electric Boat yard in Connecticut as it ramps up for the next iteration of the Virginia-class attack submarines, the Block V, as well as the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine. The Block V includes the Virginia Payload Module, a new section inserted into the ship that...
  • Big Investment
    Big Investment January 27 2018
    General Dynamics has decided to invest nearly two billion US dollars for its shipbuilding departmenr. The company took this decision to respond to the growing needs of the US growing fleet. The biggest part of the investment will be made to the shipyard in Connecticut. This facility is focusing on submarine construction, the shipyard will invest 1,7 billion US dollars. The Block V versions of the Virginia Class submarines and the Columbia Class ballistic missile submarines will be c...
  • Tomahawks To Assume Anti-ship Capability
    Tomahawks To Assume Anti-ship Capability August 18 2017
    Raytheon expects to receive a new contract soon for external link to turn a number of US Navy Tomahawks into anti-ship cruise missiles. Under the Block IV Tomahawk mid-life recertification, the company is to upgrade the missiles for its new role.  The missiles will feature a new multi-mode seeker having a mix of passive and active sensors. The new variants are expected to enter service in 2020. 
  • Tomahawk Test Fire From US Submarine
    Tomahawk Test Fire From US Submarine July 20 2017
    The US Navy (USN) has tested the new Block III Virginia Payload Tube on the Virginia-class submarine USS North Dakota (SSN-784), firing two Tomahawk cruise missiles in the Gulf of Mexico. The test fire was the first demonstration of the submarine's potential to load, carry and vertically launch Tomahawk missiles from the submarine. The service is also working on enabling the submarines to carry three times the number of Tomahawk missiles that t...
  • Fourth Block III Delivered to the Navy
    Fourth Block III Delivered to the Navy May 30 2017
    The fourth of eight Virginia-class Block III submarines, USS Washington (SSN-787), has been delivered to the US Navy on 26 May. The contract to build her was awarded to Huntington Ingalls Industries in partnership with the Electric Boat division of General Dynamics in Newport News, Virginia on 22 December 2008 and the construction had begun in September 2011.  Designed to carry out various missions such as anti-submarine and anti-surface ship warfare, s...
  • The US' Nuclear-Powered Sub, Deployed Off Korean Peninsula
    The US' Nuclear-Powered Sub, Deployed Off Korean Peninsula April 25 2017
    The US Navy's Ohio-class nuclear-powered submarine USS Michigan (SSGN-727) is set to join USS Carl Vinson this week to participate military exercise off the Korean Peninsula. The submarine will also reportedly conduct surveillance missions once it joins the carrier strike group.  Ohio-class submarines are fitted with up to 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles and can carry 24 Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missiles. They are also come armed with fo...
  • HMS Agamemnon Received Start Signal
    HMS Agamemnon Received Start Signal April 20 2017
    BAE Systems has been awarded a $1,8 billion contract by the UK’s Ministry of Defence for the delivery of Royal Navy's sixth Astute class nuclear-powered attack submarine, HMS Agamemnon. The first three Astute class submarines HMS Astute, HMS Ambush and HMS Artful are currently in service with the Royal Navy. The service will take delivery of a total seven submarines of the same class. Having six 533mm torpedo tubes, the Astute-class submarines are ...
  • Back To Square One
    Back To Square One April 14 2017
    Washington said they were prepared to use conventional weapons against North Korea if officials become convinced that North Korea is to proceed with a sixth nuclear weapons test. The US has positioned two destroyers capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region along with heavy bombers stationed in Guam that could provide support should such a strike should take place.  After September 11, the US has developed a 'preempti...
  • Unexpected Issue of US Sub
    Unexpected Issue of US Sub March 14 2017
    An unexpected issue has came to light concerning the US submarine which has been commissioned in 2012 and plan to keep in service until 2070. The new generation nuclear-powered Virginia class submarines of the US, also known as SSN-774 class, can be located under water. It has been revealed that the underwater sound isolation material is peeling off of the platform. The US Navy's submarine USS Mississippi has been submerged at its homeport in Pearl Harbor. The images reveal...
  • New Expenses for New Administration
    New Expenses for New Administration February 6 2017
    The US Navy expanded its Unfunded Priorities List (UPL) from 35 items to a total of 59 items, increasing the needed fund by approximately $7 billion. The service emphasized that a revised fiscal year 2017 (FY17) UPL was not yet submitted officially, and they would proceed according to the new administration's defence strategy and priorities. Some of the additional items in FY17 UPL include six P-8A Poseidon aircraft, 14 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, Tomahawk missiles, ...
  • India may abandon Nirbhay cruise missile program
    India may abandon Nirbhay cruise missile program December 24 2016
    The New Indian Express disclosed that India’s own cruise missile project Nirbhay is on the verge of closure. According to Daily, a highly placed source told that the project is likely to be closed as the missile has failed to deliver desired results even 12 years after the project was launched. A review of the project will be conducted shortly.  The missile’s latest flight test took place on Dec. 21 and it had to self-destruct after veering off from its programmed flight path...
  • "Welcome to the Navy" Party
    "Welcome to the Navy" Party October 31 2016
    The third Block III Virginia-class submarine USS Illinois has been commissioned at New London Naval Submarine Base on 29 October. More than 2 thousand 500 people attended the welcoming ceremony. Illinois is the third of eight Block III Virginia-class submarines to be built under. The construction of the sub, capable of operating in approximately 250 m depth and over 25 knots submerged, began in March 2011. USS Illinois is 114.9 m long and is equipped with Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles (TLAMS)...
  • Presence Demonstration in Asia-Pacific
    Presence Demonstration in Asia-Pacific October 26 2016
    The US Navy deployed its Los Angeles class nuclear powered attack submarine USS Columbia in United States Fleet Activities Yokosuka on 25 October. The routine visit of the submarine demonstrates the US military presence in Asia-Pacific Region and aims to support Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force. The deployment also contributes to regional stability and maritime security. With its 110 m length and 10 m beam USS Columbia has a submerged displacement of 6 thousand 818 tonnes. The submarine is a...