Tag Archives: US Navy

All Systems Go: Navy’s Laser Weapon Ready for Summer Deployment

Navy engineers are making final adjustments to a laser weapon prototype that will be the first of its kind to deploy aboard a ship late this summer. The prototype, an improved version of the Laser Weapon System (LaWS), will be installed on USS Ponce for at-sea testing in the Persian Gulf, fulfilling plans announced by […]

US 7th Fleet MH370 Update

The U.S. Navy team operating the towed pinger locator (TPL) onboard Australian defense vessel Ocean Shield detected pinging signals, April 6. The detected signals are consistent with sounds that would come from a black box. The TPL heard consecutive pings at one second intervals. At the time of detection the TPL was at a depth […]

U.S. Black Sea naval drills start after one-day

A joint naval exercise of U.S., Bulgarian and Romanian naval forces in the Black Sea has started, the Bulgarian navy said on Wednesday. The USS Truxtun, a U.S. guided-missile destroyer with about 300 crew and part of the U.S. Sixth Fleet headquartered in Italy, joined the manoeuvres with Bulgarian naval frigate Drazki and three Romanian […]

HMCS Protecteur, Crew Arrive Safely to Pearl Harbor

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, guided-missile cruiser USS Chosin (CG 65) and fleet ocean tug USNS Sioux (T-ATF-175) arrived here safely March 6, following recovery efforts led by the U.S. Navy after a fire aboard the Canadian ship last week. Chosin, guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and Sioux provided assistance to Protecteur […]

USS Somerset, in honor of 9/11, is commissioned – Philly.com

The sun was spring-bright and the air winter-cold when Mary Jo Myers, wife of retired Gen. Richard B. Myers, finally said the words Saturday that a crowd of thousands had waited hours to hear: “Man this ship and bring her to life.” Sailors began marching from the amphitheater at Penn’s Landing onto the brow – […]

Hagel Expands on Reservations’ About Littoral Combat Ship – Bloomberg

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said his “considerable reservations” about the Littoral Combat Ship led him to bar planning for any more than 32 of the vessels, 20 fewer than the Navy’s $34 billion program. “Given the emerging threat environment of the future, I have considerable reservations as to whether this is what our Navy […]

[US] Navy to Take Larger Role In Arctic Region – Blog

As ice melts in the Arctic, the Navy anticipates that it will have to increase its presence in the harsh northern region, but not until after 2020, according to a new roadmap released by the service Feb. 24. There will be low demand for additional naval involvement in the Arctic through the end of this […]