Maritime Security

U.S. Marine Corps simulates anti-ship long range fires in Japan – Defence Blog

Video and photos released Monday by 1st Marine Aircraft Wing show U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 and Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 participated in the Harpoon training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. According to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, during the exercise, Marine Aircraft Group 12 squadrons focused …

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U.S. largest military shipbuilding company begins fabrication of new amphibious transport dock – Defence Blog

America’s largest military shipbuilding company, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on Thursday that its Newport News Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the U.S. Navy’s newest San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock Harrisburg (LPD 30). The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “LPD 30 is the start of an exciting new era …

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U.S. Navy completes modification on its F-16As to increase readiness and service life – Defence Blog

The Naval Air Systems Command has reported on Monday that the Specialized and Proven Aircraft program office (PMA-226) recently completed a modification on several U.S. Navy F-16A Fighting Falcon aircraft to increase readiness and service life. The FalconUp modification improves F-16A readiness by extending their fatigue lives by over 500 hours and provides the configuration …

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U.S. Navy confirms “harassed” of its aircraft carrier by Iranian vessels – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was “harassed” by multiple Iranian vessels during transit of Strait of Hormuz earlier this month. The publication War Zone confirmed Friday that the group of Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) small craft followed the U.S. Navy Carrier Strike Group out of the …

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U.S. Navy christens newest aircraft carrier – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy has christened its newest Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier, USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79), during a ceremony on Saturday, December. 6, at the Newport News Shipbuilding. John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class, slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68), when that ship is …

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USS John P. Murtha amphibious transport dock ship returns from 7-month deployment – Defence Blog

The U.S. Navy said that the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), returned to San Diego. The Sailors and Marines of the John P. Murtha, part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), returned to their homeport of San Diego, Nov. 27, following a successful seven-month deployment to the 7th and …

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