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August 2014 Maritime Defense Industry and World Naval Forces News
 
 

Future USS North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered to US Navy

Future USS North Dakota (SSN 784), First Block III Virginia Class Submarine Delivered to US Navy
 
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date. North Dakota is the first of eight Virginia Class Block III ships. Approximately 20 percent of North Dakota was redesigned as part of the Virginia Cost Reduction work done to lower acquisition cost and increase operational flexibility. The changes include a ship's bow redesign, replacing 12 individual launch tubes with two large-diameter Virginia Payload Tubes, each capable of launching six Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.
The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of PCU North Dakota (SSN 784), the 11th ship of the Virginia Class, on Aug. 29, two days prior to its contract delivery date. North Dakota is the first of eight Virginia Class Block III ships. Approximately 20 percent of North Dakota was redesigned as part of the Virginia Cost Reduction work done to lower acquisition cost and increase operational flexibility. The changes include a ship's bow redesign, replacing 12 individual launch tubes with two large-diameter Virginia Payload Tubes, each capable of launching six Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.
 

US Navy awards mod contract to Textron to build new LCAC 101 ship to shore connector (SSC)

US Navy awards mod contract to Textron to build new LCAC 101 ship to shore connector (SSC)
 
The U.S. Navy awarded on August 28 2014 a $21,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program.
The U.S. Navy awarded on August 28 2014 a $21,9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for the construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101 of the ship-to-shore connector (SSC) program.
 

U.S. Navy Development Squadron 5 Receives First LTV 38 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle

U.S. Navy Development Squadron 5 Receives First LTV 38 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle
 
Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22. The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join the vehicle inventory used by detachment UUV at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport.
Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5 (CSDS 5), Detachment UUV, took delivery of Large Training Vehicle 38 (LTV 38), an unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) Aug. 22. The delivery makes LTV 38 the first UUV to join the vehicle inventory used by detachment UUV at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport.
 

X-47B UCAS-D achieves new set of firsts aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)

X-47B UCAS-D achieves new set of firsts aboard aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
 
The U.S. Navy's unmanned X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea. While underway, the X-47B flew in the carrier pattern with manned aircraft for the first time and conducted a total of five catapult launches, four arrestments and nine touch-and-go landings, including a night time shipboard flight deck handling evaluation.
The U.S. Navy's unmanned X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea. While underway, the X-47B flew in the carrier pattern with manned aircraft for the first time and conducted a total of five catapult launches, four arrestments and nine touch-and-go landings, including a night time shipboard flight deck handling evaluation.
 

Russian Navy: Black Sea Fleet to Receive 11 New Vessels by End of Year

Russian Navy: Black Sea Fleet to Receive 11 New Vessels by End of Year
 
The Russian Black Sea Fleet is to receive 11 new ships and service vessels, including two anti-sabotage boats, six service vessels, two diesel-electric submarines and two frigates, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Thursday.
The Russian Black Sea Fleet is to receive 11 new ships and service vessels, including two anti-sabotage boats, six service vessels, two diesel-electric submarines and two frigates, Navy Commander Adm. Viktor Chirkov said Thursday.
 

Raytheon delivers first Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

Raytheon delivers first Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy
 
Raytheon Company delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company's 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system.
Raytheon Company delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company's 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system.
 

India: Defence Minister Reviews Progress of Scorpene Submarine (P75) Construction at MDL

India: Defence Minister Reviews Progress of Scorpene Submarine (P75) Construction at MDL
 
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitley accompanied by Admiral RK Dhowan Chief of the Naval Staff visited Mazagon Docks Limited, Mumbai on 27 Aug 14 and reviewed the progress of the Project 75 (Indigenous submarine construction) as well as the other ongoing warship building projects including P-15 B class stealth destroyers .
Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitley accompanied by Admiral RK Dhowan Chief of the Naval Staff visited Mazagon Docks Limited, Mumbai on 27 Aug 14 and reviewed the progress of the Project 75 (Indigenous submarine construction) as well as the other ongoing warship building projects including P-15 B class stealth destroyers .
 

DCNS Completes Training Sessions for Indian Navy Future Scorpene Submarine (P75) Crews

DCNS Completes Training Sessions for Indian Navy Future Scorpene Submarine (P75) Crews
 
DCNS has successfully completed the operational and indermediate level crew training sessions of Platform Management System and Steering Console for the Indian Navy on 08th August 2014. The trainings were conducted during five weeks at HBL, Hyderabad, for the crew of 1st & 2nd Scorpene® India submarines and MDL employees, for a total of 45 people.These trainings were initially scheduled in France but after successful local production, it was decided by DCNS and MDL with the Indian Navy to move a step ahead and conduct these trainings in India.
DCNS has successfully completed the operational and indermediate level crew training sessions of Platform Management System and Steering Console for the Indian Navy on 08th August 2014. The trainings were conducted during five weeks at HBL, Hyderabad, for the crew of 1st & 2nd Scorpene India submarines and MDL employees, for a total of 45 people.These trainings were initially scheduled in France but after successful local production, it was decided by DCNS and MDL with the Indian Navy to move a step ahead and conduct these trainings in India.
 

United States Department of Defense Announces Upcoming NATO, Maritime Exercises

United States Department of Defense Announces Upcoming NATO, Maritime Exercises
 
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 – Pentagon officials announced the start of two training exercises this month. Exercise Combined Endeavor 2014 starts tomorrow and concludes Sept. 12. Exercise Northern Coasts 2014 starts Aug. 29 and ends Sept. 12.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 – Pentagon officials announced the start of two training exercises this month. Exercise Combined Endeavor 2014 starts tomorrow and concludes Sept. 12. Exercise Northern Coasts 2014 starts Aug. 29 and ends Sept. 12.
 

Royal Malaysian Navy Releases First Official Image of its LCS-SGPV Frigate

Royal Malaysian Navy Releases First Official Image of its LCS-SGPV Frigate
 
The Royal Malaysian Navy unveiled for the first time an official rendering of its future Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) - Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV). The vessel is based on DCNS' Gowind Combat corvette design. DCNS is the warship design authority while local shipyard Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn will be in charge of buidling the vessels locally.
The Royal Malaysian Navy unveiled for the first time an official rendering of its future Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) - Second Generation Patrol Vessel (SGPV). The vessel is based on DCNS' Gowind Combat corvette design. DCNS is the warship design authority while local shipyard Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn will be in charge of buidling the vessels locally.
 

Royal Australian Navy LHD Canberra Completes Sea Trials as Crew Tests Landing Craft

Royal Australian Navy LHD Canberra Completes Sea Trials as Crew Tests Landing Craft
 
NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government. The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off the southern coast of New South Wales before returning to Williamstown around the end of August.
NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, returned from her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government. The ship returned to BAE Systems Williamstown today after being away on sea trials for two weeks.
 

Australian P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft Contract Executed By The United States Navy

Australian P-8A Maritime Patrol Aircraft Contract Executed By The United States Navy
 
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced Aug. 26 the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australia’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Senator Johnston said this key Defence procurement would allow the withdrawal of the ageing AP-3C Orion fleet, and enable Boeing US to place lead time orders in support of Australia’s first four P-8A aircraft.
Minister for Defence Senator David Johnston announced Aug. 26 the United States Navy has executed an Advanced Acquisition Contract for Australia’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Senator Johnston said this key Defence procurement would allow the withdrawal of the ageing AP-3C Orion fleet, and enable Boeing US to place lead time orders in support of Australia’s first four P-8A aircraft.
 

Royal Saudi Navy would be interested to procure 6 FREMM Frigates from France

Royal Saudi Navy would be interested to procure 6 FREMM Frigates from France
 
According to French financial newspaper La Tribune Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, could sign a letter of intent (LOI) with the French Government for 6 FREMMs during his visit in Paris in early September. French Navy's FREMM multi-mission frigates are designed and built by DCNS. Five hulls have already been launched, with three Frigates delivered to the French Navy and one to the Royal Moroccan Navy.
According to French financial newspaper La Tribune Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, could sign a letter of intent (LOI) with the French Government for 6 FREMMs during his visit in Paris in early September. French Navy's FREMM multi-mission frigates are designed and built by DCNS. Five hulls have already been launched, with three Frigates delivered to the French Navy and one to the Royal Moroccan Navy.
 

USCG R&D Center conducts analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicles during Arctic mission

USCG R&D Center conducts analysis of Remotely Operated Vehicles during Arctic mission
 
Being a multi-mission agency with a diverse range of responsibilities, the Coast Guard relies on a wide variety of technologies to do its job. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center evaluated the capabilities of many new technologies for Coast Guard use during its trip to the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy this summer, but there was at least one device with which the Coast Guard was intimately familiar.
Being a multi-mission agency with a diverse range of responsibilities, the Coast Guard relies on a wide variety of technologies to do its job. The Coast Guard Research and Development Center evaluated the capabilities of many new technologies for Coast Guard use during its trip to the Arctic aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy this summer, but there was at least one device with which the Coast Guard was intimately familiar.
 

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Contract for LCS Planning Yard Services

U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics Bath Iron Works Contract for LCS Planning Yard Services
 
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $100 million contract to provide planning yard services for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics.

 

STX launched the 4th Incheon class frigate (FFX) ROKS Gangwon Ham for ROK Navy

STX launched the 4th Incheon class frigate (FFX) ROKS Gangwon Ham for ROK Navy
 
The fourth Incheon class FFG (Guided Missile Frigate), ‘Gangwon Ham’, to protect South Korea territorial waters, was launched at a shipyard of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do on August 12. The launch ceremony was attended by Gangwon Province Governor Choi Mun-sun as the guest of honor, Vice Admiral Eom Hyun-sung, the vice chief of naval operations, navy sailors, the CEO of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Jung Sung-leep and other shipyard-related officials.
The fourth Incheon class FFG (Guided Missile Frigate), ‘Gangwon Ham’, to protect South Korea territorial waters, was launched at a shipyard of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do on August 12. The launch ceremony was attended by Gangwon Province Governor Choi Mun-sun as the guest of honor, Vice Admiral Eom Hyun-sung, the vice chief of naval operations, navy sailors, the CEO of STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Jung Sung-leep and other shipyard-related officials.
 

Royal Australian Navy Hobart Class Destroyers to receive state-of-the-art EW capability

Royal Australian Navy Hobart Class Destroyers to receive state-of-the-art EW capability
 
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive a state-of-the-art electronic warfare (EW) system as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) capability, which will improve the ability to passively detect, identify and track threats including enemy ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles.
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) will receive a state-of-the-art electronic warfare (EW) system as part of the Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD) capability, which will improve the ability to passively detect, identify and track threats including enemy ships, aircraft and anti-ship missiles.
 

First Indigenously Built Stealth ASW Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’ Commissioned in Indian Navy

First Indigenously Built Stealth ASW Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’ Commissioned in Indian Navy
 
The first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’ built by M/s Garden Reach Shipyard (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned today by Honourable Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitely at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam.
The first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’ built by M/s Garden Reach Shipyard (GRSE), Kolkata was commissioned today by Honourable Raksha Mantri Shri Arun Jaitely at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam.
 

Chinese PLANAF J-11BH conducted dangerous intercept on U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon MPA

Chinese PLANAF J-11BH conducted dangerous intercept on U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon MPA
 
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program successfully completed the first Structural Test Firing (STF) of the 30mm gun mission module aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Southern California April 30. The purpose of the STF is to challenge the ship in the most severe blast conditions of the weapon's fire. STF is a total ship test involving live weapons fire and is required for each ship class or variant.
The Pentagon confirmed Friday that a Chinese fighter intercepted a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). According to images released by the Pentagon, the Chinese Jet appears to be a Shenyang J-11BH likely belong to the "People's Liberation Army Naval Air Force" (PLANAF) 8th fighter division based in Jialaishi airbase on the Island of Hainan.
 

U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship USS Independence (LCS 2) Successfully Completes Special Trials

U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship USS Independence (LCS 2) Successfully Completes Special Trials
 
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Modules (MM) program successfully completed the first Structural Test Firing (STF) of the 30mm gun mission module aboard USS Coronado (LCS 4) off the coast of Southern California April 30. The purpose of the STF is to challenge the ship in the most severe blast conditions of the weapon's fire. STF is a total ship test involving live weapons fire and is required for each ship class or variant.
USS Independence (LCS 2) successfully completed Special Trials (ST), a series of at-sea tests on Aug. 2, following the ship's participation in the multinational Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises that took place throughout the month of July. Independence, funded as a research development test and evaluation ship, conducted an ST instead of the usual Final Contract Trial (FCT).
 

U.S. Navy's LCS MCM Mission Package Takes another Step Toward Fleet Implementation


U.S. Navy's LCS MCM Mission Package Takes another Step Toward Fleet Implementation
 
The remote minehunting system (RMS) successfully completed developmental testing, Dec. 9. The objective of the developmental testing (DT) was to demonstrate that the RMS met reliability, suitability and effectiveness requirements. Preliminary analyses of the results indicate that the RMS operated as expected and the test objectives were achieved.
The U.S. Navy Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City hosted a two-week demonstration in July that verified Sailors' ability to conduct maintenance on the Littoral Combat Ship's Mine Countermeasure Mission Package without the assistance of civilian scientists or engineers.
 

Ecuador’s coastguard boosts fleet with two Damen Stan Patrols (SPa) 5009

Ecuador’s coastguard boosts fleet with two Damen Stan Patrols (SPa) 5009
 
Damen has recently signed a contract with AstillerosNavalesEcuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen SPa’s 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard. The Ecuadorian shipyard will build both vessels locally with Damen Technical Cooperation, which is Damen’s method of ‘building on site’.
Damen has recently signed a contract with AstillerosNavalesEcuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen SPa’s 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard. The Ecuadorian shipyard will build both vessels locally with Damen Technical Cooperation, which is Damen’s method of ‘building on site’.
 

Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) Conducts Integration Exercise with U.S. Marines

Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) Conducts Integration Exercise with U.S. Marines
 
Last week Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) demonstrated the ability to rapidly stage and deploy a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ground unit. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons 469 and 303 conducted day and night deck-landing qualifications in preparation for an airborne raid of Marines from the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion onboard USS Coronado.
Last week Littoral Combat Ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) demonstrated the ability to rapidly stage and deploy a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) ground unit. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons 469 and 303 conducted day and night deck-landing qualifications in preparation for an airborne raid of Marines from the 1st Reconnaissance Battalion onboard USS Coronado.
 

Northrop Grumman Wins Full Deployment Contract for Next-Gen Tactical Afloat Network

Northrop Grumman Wins Full Deployment Contract for Next-Gen Tactical Afloat Network
 
The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment production contract to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence (C4I) systems across the fleet. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple award contract has a potential value of $2.5 billion over eight years.
The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as one of five contractors for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) full deployment production contract to upgrade cybersecurity, command and control, communications and intelligence (C4I) systems across the fleet. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity multiple award contract has a potential value of $2.5 billion over eight years.
 

Ingalls Shipbuilding Completes Acceptance Sea Trials on Fourth National Security Cutter

Ingalls Shipbuilding Completes Acceptance Sea Trials on Fourth National Security Cutter
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the completion of acceptance sea trials for the company's fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753). The ship was underway for a two-day period in the Gulf of Mexico, performing numerous tests and demonstrations of shipboard systems for the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced today the completion of acceptance sea trials for the company's fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753). The ship was underway for a two-day period in the Gulf of Mexico, performing numerous tests and demonstrations of shipboard systems for the Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
 

Lockheed Martin Introduces Maritime Test Bed to Demonstrate Advanced Analytical Capabilities

Lockheed Martin Introduces Maritime Test Bed to Demonstrate Advanced Analytical Capabilities
 
Using a newly developed advanced maritime test bed, Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how continually evolving technologies such as data fusion and predictive analytics can be used to share intelligence quickly and securely – even in limited bandwidth naval settings.
Using a newly developed advanced maritime test bed, Lockheed Martin recently demonstrated how continually evolving technologies such as data fusion and predictive analytics can be used to share intelligence quickly and securely – even in limited bandwidth naval settings.
 

Future Royal Australian Navy LHD HMAS Canberra One Started Her Final Sea Trials

Future Royal Australian Navy LHD HMAS Canberra One Started Her Final Sea Trials
 
NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government. The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off the southern coast of New South Wales before returning to Williamstown around the end of August.
NUSHIP Canberra, the first of two Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ships being built for the Australian Defence Force, has sailed on her final contractor sea trials before delivery to the Australian Government. The ship departed Williamstown shipyard on 12 August as planned with the trials taking place in both Port Phillip Bay and off the southern coast of New South Wales before returning to Williamstown around the end of August.
 

U.S. Navy To Test And Evaluate Lockheed Martin FORTIS Exoskeletons

U.S. Navy To Test And Evaluate Lockheed Martin FORTIS Exoskeletons
 
Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Lockheed Martin has received a contract through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) for the U.S. Navy to evaluate and test two FORTIS exoskeletons. This marks the first procurement of Lockheed Martin’s exoskeletons for industrial use. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
 

Airborne Systems to Supply Anti-Missile Decoys for Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC class Frigates

Airborne Systems to Supply Anti-Missile Decoys for Royal New Zealand Navy ANZAC class Frigates
 
Airborne Systems Europe is pleased to announce that the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will join their counterparts in the UK Royal Navy and United States Navy in fitting the Airborne Systems FDS3 decoy systems to their ships. The FDS3 corner reflector decoy offers a unique countermeasure protection against the most advanced and latest RF-seeking missiles.
Airborne Systems Europe is pleased to announce that the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) will join their counterparts in the UK Royal Navy and United States Navy in fitting the Airborne Systems FDS3 decoy systems to their ships. The FDS3 corner reflector decoy offers a unique countermeasure protection against the most advanced and latest RF-seeking missiles.
 

Allies: British Royal Navy pilot trains with VMAT-203 at MCAS Yuma

Allies: British Royal Navy pilot trains with Marine Attack Training Squadron 203 at MCAS Yuma
 
The United States and Great Britain have long been bound together by shared history, culture, language and a similar legal system, creating one of the strongest military alliances in the world.
The United States and Great Britain have long been bound together by shared history, culture, language and a similar legal system, creating one of the strongest military alliances in the world.
 

U.S. Navy awards full rate production contract for U.S Navy and Australian P-8A MPA

U.S. Navy awards full rate production contract for U.S Navy and Australian P-8A MPA
 
The U.S. Navy announced Aug. 14 the award, to Boeing Defense and Security Systems, of a $295.6 million firm fixed-price-contract for the procurement of 12 Full Rate Production (FRP) Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft for use in the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force fleets. The U.S. Navy will receive eight aircraft and the RAAF will receive four.
The U.S. Navy announced Aug. 14 the award, to Boeing Defense and Security Systems, of a $295.6 million firm fixed-price-contract for the procurement of 12 Full Rate Production (FRP) Lot 2 P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission Maritime aircraft for use in the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Air Force fleets. The U.S. Navy will receive eight aircraft and the RAAF will receive four.
 

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