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15 janvier 2015 4 15 /01 /janvier /2015 17:20
USS Bonhomme Richard Sailors Return to Sea

 

13 janv. 2015 US Navy

 

All Hands Update January 13, 2015 #3
Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard return to sea.

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14 janvier 2015 3 14 /01 /janvier /2015 08:20
UCLASS credits USNI

UCLASS credits USNI

 

7 Jan 2015 By: Stephen Trimble - FG

 

Washington DC - The US Navy has decided to embed its future unmanned surveillance and strike aircraft in the same air wing that operates the Northrop Grumman E-2C/D, an airborne command and control platform.

The decision settles a philosophical debate within the navy over who should have command over the unmanned carrier launched airborne surveillance and strike (UCLASS) aircraft during operations.

Options under review as late as August included operating UCLASS aircraft as a standalone unit, as a detachment to a wing of Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters or as a detachment to a wing that includes the E-2C/D.

Naval officials quietly announced their decision in a little-noticed directive released last month. That notice, dated 18 December, says a new UCLASS unit called the “fleet introduction team” will be established on 1 October.

 

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12 janvier 2015 1 12 /01 /janvier /2015 08:20
US Navy Christening Fifth Joint High Speed Vessel

 

January 12th, 2015 By US Navy - defencetalk.com

 

The Navy will christen the future USNS Trenton (JHSV 5) Jan. 10 during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony in Mobile, Alabama.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Virginia Kamsky, chair and chief executive of Kamsky Associates, Inc., will serve as the ship’s sponsor.

“This ship represents the hard-working men and women of New Jersey and the importance of the American cities along the Delaware River. It represents American shipyard, factory, and assembly line workers who have been the backbone of the Arsenal of Democracy since President Franklin Roosevelt coined the phrase more than seven decades ago. It represents the American spirit of hard work, patriotism and perseverance,” said Mabus. “The USNS Trenton will carry these values and this spirit around the world. It is tailor-made for our 21st century operations and maritime security missions, from the wide expanses of the Pacific to the littorals of Africa.”

JHSV 5 will be the fourth naval vessel to bear the name Trenton. The first ship was built following the Civil War and was named to honor George Washington’s Revolutionary War victory on the banks of the Delaware River. Since then, a ship bearing the name Trenton has served during every vital Navy mission until 2007 when the last ship was decommissioned.

The 338 foot-long aluminum catamaran is under construction at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. JHSVs are ideal for fast, intra-theater transportation of troops, military vehicles, supplies and equipment. These ships are capable of transporting 600 short tons 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of 35 knots with berthing space for up to 104 personnel and airline-style seating for up to 312.

JHSVs have a 20,000 square foot open mission deck and a flight deck to support day and night launch and recovery operations, providing U.S. forces added mobility and flexibility. They can operate in a variety of roles to include supporting overseas contingency operations, conducting humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, supporting special operations forces and supporting emerging joint sea-basing concepts.

Upon delivery to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Trenton will be designated as a United States Naval ship, and will have a core crew of 22 civilian mariners with military mission personnel embarking as necessary.

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8 janvier 2015 4 08 /01 /janvier /2015 17:30
Méditerranée orientale : l'aviso CDT Ducuing poursuit sa mission

 

08/01/2015 Sources : Etat-major des armées

 

Engagé depuis le 11 décembre 2014 en Méditerranée orientale, l’équipage de l’aviso Commandant Ducuing poursuit sa mission dans cette zone qui concentre une importante part du volume mondial de transport maritime commercial.

 

Dans cette partie de la Méditerranée où plusieurs pays riverains connaissent de graves tensions, le Commandant Ducuingparticipe par sa présence au recueil de renseignement, à la sécurisation et au contrôle des flux maritimes et à l’entretien de la connaissance générale de la zone.

 

Au cours de leurs missions en méditerranée orientale, les bâtiments français conduisent régulièrement des entraînements avec les pays riverains, mais également avec des navires alliés présents dans la zone afin d’améliorer notre interopérabilité et d’être en mesure d’effectuer des missions opérationnelles conjointes ou en coalition. C’est ainsi que le Commandant Ducuing a effectué une série d’exercice avec le destroyer américain USS Cole.

 

Méditerranée orientale : l'aviso CDT Ducuing poursuit sa mission

A cette occasion, les équipages ont mené des transferts croisés de personnels, un exercice d’évolution tactique et une séance de tirs sur cible flottante. Ces exercices ont permis d’entretenir le très haut niveau d’interopérabilité qui existe entre les bâtiments de la Marine nationale et ceux de l’US Navy.

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7 janvier 2015 3 07 /01 /janvier /2015 17:20
New Thermal Undergarment Designed to Keep Divers Warm

 

6 janv. 2015 US navy

 

All Hands Update January 6, 2015 #3
The Office of Naval Research has developed a safe and highly efficient thermal undergarment to keep divers warm.

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21 décembre 2014 7 21 /12 /décembre /2014 12:20
USS George H.W. Bush is underway to Naval Station Norfolk (oct 2014)



GULF OF ADEN (Oct. 23, 2014)U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt/Released

 

The aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) transits the Gulf of Aden. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is returning to Naval Station Norfolk after supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

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USS Mitscher (DDG 57) lights up its mast during night delayed landing qualifications.


ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 15, 2014) U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anthony R. Martinez

 

The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) lights up its mast during night delayed landing qualifications with the Desert Hawks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26. Mitscher is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

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19 décembre 2014 5 19 /12 /décembre /2014 08:20
M1110 40mmx46 DayNight Trainer cartridge

M1110 40mmx46 DayNight Trainer cartridge

 

18 December 2014 naval-technology.com

 

Rheinmetall Munitions has won three framework contracts from the US Navy and the US Marine Corps (USMC) for the delivery of advanced infantry and screening smoke munitions.

 

The three IDIQ framework contracts, worth $127.8m and running through 2019, comprise one for the delivery of M1110 40 x 46mm day/night training cartridge and two for 66mm vehicle-launched screening smoke grenades.

 

To be built at the company's Camden facility in Arkansas, initial deliveries of 40mm ammunition are scheduled to commence in mid-2015.

 

However, the 66mm grenades ordered by both the USMC and the US Navy will be built at the Rheinmetall's Neuenburg plant in Germany.

 

Already eligible for deployment by the Marine Corps, the M1110 40 x 46mm low-velocity (LV) cartridge is mainly aimed at allowing infantry forces to conduct live fire training at night, as well as in all weather and range conditions.

 

Currently deployed by global militaries, including the US, the UK and several other Nato countries, Rheinmetall's family of 66mm smoke grenades are claimed to be the world's most advanced screening and obscuration munitions for vehicle protection.

 

Rheinmetall's 66mm smoke grenades use a composition of red phosphorus (RP) that offers effective and durable screening effects in both the visual and infrared bands and secures combat vehicles from observation and laser illuminators, targeting devices and rangefinders.

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19 décembre 2014 5 19 /12 /décembre /2014 07:50
Final flight of the A-7

 

Dec 17, 2014 ASDNews Source : Naval Air Systems Command

 

The last U.S. Navy A-7 Corsair aircraft retired from service in Greece on Oct. 17, after 39 years of flying with the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) – the final operator of the aircraft. The Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and Proven Aircraft Program Office (PMA-226) supported the Foreign Military Sale and maintenance of the A-7s for the HAF beginning in 1975. The A-7 retired from U.S. Navy service in 1991, the U.S. Air National Guard in 1993 and Portugal in 1999.

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18 décembre 2014 4 18 /12 /décembre /2014 13:20
US Navy’s interactive software to keep submarines on safe track

 

18 December 2014 naval-technology.com

 

The US Navy's new interactive software is set for installation onboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) this month, aimed at dramatically trimming down the time consumed in planning safe submarine missions.

 

Developed as part of the Capable Manpower Future Naval Capability programme, the US Office of Naval Research (ONR)-sponsored technology aims to strengthen the process of identifying the finest routes around risks in waterways globally.

 

ONR Warfighter Performance Department programme officer William Krebs said: "Our goal is for sailors to be able to carry out a mission effectively and safely.

 

"This system merges a variety of crucial data so planners can integrate information ahead of time and the command team can focus on the critical operations at hand."

 

ONR's Mission Planning Application technology, through partial automation and use of apps and widgets, will be able to rapidly check thousands of chart markings, while indicating potential hazards and creating optimal routes around rocks, reefs and other shallow spots.

 

The tool also synchronises navigation route maps and generates a visual combination of 'what, when, where, why and how' for every operation.

 

Integration of new technology on the Mobile Bay vessel will enable researchers to filter mission planning technology for the surface ship community.

 

Other members involved in the development of the new technology include Naval Research Laboratory, Naval Oceanographic Office, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems, US submarine force and Royal Australian Navy.

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17 décembre 2014 3 17 /12 /décembre /2014 17:30
A desert war on ISIS, fought from a floating city

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 11, 2014) Lt. Cmdr. Wes Smith serves as a shooter as he launches an F/A-18C Hornet from the Mighty Shrikes of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Fenaroli/Released)

 

Dec 16, 2014 Eric Schmitt - timesofindia.indiatimes.com



ABOARD THE U.S.S. CARL VINSON, in the Persian Gulf: More than a dozen Navy F/A-18 warplanes roar off this aircraft carrier every day to attack Islamic State targets in support of Iraqi troops battling to regain ground lost to the militants in June.

These Navy pilots face an array of lethal risks during their six-hour round-trip missions. Surface-to-air missiles and other enemy fire lurk below, as the downing of an Iraqi military helicopter late Friday underscored. About 60 percent of the aircrews are still learning the ropes on their first combat tours.

The United States-led coalition improvises how the Iraqis call in airstrikes: Iraqi troops talk by radio to American controllers at Iraqi command centers, who in turn talk to the Navy pilots to help pinpoint what to hit. Senior commanders have said that placing American spotters with the Iraqi troops would be more effective, but they have yet to recommend that step knowing that President Obama opposes it.

But in recent days, the Iraqis have been advancing, forcing ISIS to fight more in the open. The airstrikes are severing the militants' supply lines, killing some top leaders and crimping their ability to pump and ship the oil that they control.

"It wasn't going so well there for a while, but the momentum seems to have reversed," said Cmdr. Eric Doyle, a 41-year-old F/A-18 Hornet pilot from Houston who also flew combat missions in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


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(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III/Released)

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III/Released)



17 déc. 2014 US Navy

 

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Dec. 11, 2014) The GhostSwimmer vehicle developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO undergoes testing during a demonstration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. Project Silent NEMO is an experiment that explores the possible uses for a biomimetic device developed by the Office of Naval Research. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jesse Hyatt/Released)

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17 décembre 2014 3 17 /12 /décembre /2014 08:30
New Submarine Squadron at Naval Support Activity Bahrain


16 déc. 2014 US Navy

 

All Hands Update December 16, 2014 #2
Submarine Squadron 21 replaced the Commander, Task Forces 54 Detachment December 14th at Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

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17 décembre 2014 3 17 /12 /décembre /2014 08:20
FAA : coopération franco-américaine en mer des Caraïbes

 

16/12/2014 Sources : État-major des armées

 

Déployée du 5 au 12 décembre 2014 dans la zone « centre Caraïbes », la frégate de surveillance Germinal a participé au renforcement du dispositif de lutte contre le narcotrafic sous contrôle tactique américain – le commanding task group 4.1 (CTG 4.1) basé à Key West en Floride. Le Germinal avait pour mission de patrouiller au large de l’île d’Hispaniola afin de détecter et d’intercepter le flux maritime primaire de trafic de stupéfiants en provenance de Colombie et du Venezuela.

 

Optimisant leur déploiement, la FS Germinal et l’USCG Dependable, un des deux bâtiments des garde-côtes américains opérant dans la zone, ont combiné surveillance maritime et interactions franco-américaine à la mer. Si la marine française coopère régulièrement avec la marine américaine, l’interaction entre une frégate de surveillance et un bâtiment des garde-côtes américains était quant à elle inédite.

 

Au cours de cette rencontre en mer, la frégate de surveillance a accueilli à son bord le commandant de l’USCG Dependable ainsi que son officier opérations, ses deux pilotes de Dauphin et cinq de ses officiers-mariniers. Réciproquement, cinq marins français ont été reçus sur le bâtiment américain. Ces entrevues ont permis aux deux équipages d’échanger sur leur connaissance de la zone, leurs modes d’actions, leurs capacités respectives, les contraintes et limitations de chacun. Un entraînement aéromobile a également été conduit avec le Dauphin des US Coast Guards qui a réalisé une série d’appontages sur la frégate française.

 

Le déploiement sous contrôle tactique américain du Germinal ainsi que son entraînement avec l’USCG Dependable ont permis de renforcer la coopération des forces armées aux Antilles avec leurs partenaires de l’US Navy et des US Coast Guards. Dans une zone maillée par des réseaux illicites toujours plus innovants, il est essentiel de pouvoir coopérer efficacement, ce qui nécessite une bonne connaissance mutuelle. Dans ce contexte, ce type de manœuvre permet, outre de renforcer notre interopérabilité avec les forces américaines pour plus d’efficacité, d’affirmer notre présence et notre détermination à agir conjointement contre les trafiquants.

 

Au bilan de cette opération en mer des Caraïbes, la présence des bâtiments américains et français, appuyés par leur propre aéronef embarqué et ceux pré-positionnés dans la région, aura permis de couvrir de vastes espaces et de perturber l’alimentation du trafic de drogue véhiculé par voie maritime (Go-fastet slow-mover).

 

Les forces armées aux Antilles (FAA) garantissent la protection du territoire national et animent la coopération régionale depuis les départements de la Martinique et de la Guadeloupe. Elles constituent un dispositif interarmées à dominante aéromaritime de premier plan sur le Théâtre Antilles-Guyane.

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Lockheed Martin Selected To Continue Building MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems For U.S. Navy
 

Baltimore, Md., Dec. 15, 2014 – Lockheed Martin

 

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $235 million contract to continue building MK 41 Vertical Launching Systems (VLS) with options that, if exercised, would increase the value to $356 million.

The VLS fires a wide range of missiles, primarily off of U.S. Navy cruisers and destroyers. Since the first launcher rolled off of the Lockheed Martin production line in 1984, the systems have been combat proven with more than 3,800 successful firings worldwide, deployment by the U.S. and 12 allied navies on nearly 200 ships representing 21 ship classes.

“We are proud to continue building these launchers and bring this significant capability to the U.S. Navy for its critical missions as we have for 32 years,” said Joe North, vice president of Littoral Ships and Systems at Lockheed Martin. “The fact that the VLS can launch any type of missile from any cell brings unparalleled flexibility in addressing threats from land, air and sea.”

Under this contract which extends through 2022, Lockheed Martin will produce the launch control units, various electrical boxes and the mechanical structure, and perform final assembly and test. The company is also under contract to conduct repairs, distribute, store and manage spare parts for the MK 41 system for the U.S. Navy.

Work will be performed primarily in Baltimore, Md.

MK 41 VLS is the only launching system that can simultaneously accommodate the weapon control system and the missiles of every warfighting mission area—anti-aircraft, anti-surface, antisubmarine and land attack. The system is designed to accept any missile into any cell.

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.

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Laser Weapon System Successfully Deployed Aboard USS Ponce

11 déc. 2014 US Navy

All Hands Update December 11, 2014 #3
The Office of Naval Research announced the laser weapon sytem, or LAWS, successfully deployed and operated aboard a Naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf.

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USS Sterett (DDG 104) and Chinese frigate steaming in Gulf of Aden


14 déc. 2014 US Navy

 

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 12, 2014) - The guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), left, transits alongside the Jiangkai II CNS Yun Chang (FFG571), right, during U.S. - China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15. Sterett is deployed as part of the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve conducting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy video/Released)

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Chinese Harbin Z-9E helicopter practices landing aboard the U.S. Navy's  USS Sterett

 

14 déc. 2014 US Navy

 

GULF OF ADEN (Dec. 12, 2014) - A Chinese Harbin Z-9E helicopter practices landing aboard the U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104). Sterett and ships from the Chinese People's Liberation Army (Navy) PLA(N) commenced a bilateral counter-piracy exercise, U.S.-China Counter-Piracy Exercise 15, in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa. Aiming to promote partnership, strength and presence, the exercise includes combined visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) operations, communication exchanges, and various other aspects of naval operations. This exercise represents a long-standing united front toward counter-piracy operations shared by these two world powers. (U.S. Navy video/Released)

 

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14 décembre 2014 7 14 /12 /décembre /2014 12:55
Flottes du débarquement. Juin- juillet 1944 : la bataille pour la Manche


9 Décembre 2014 Marine Nationale

 

6 639 bâtiments de guerre de toutes tailles ont participé aux opérations de Débarquement en Normandie le 6 juin 1944. Cet ouvrage présente cette imposante flotte en évoquant les unités les plus représentatives, les engagements les plus significatifs et la dimension navale de la bataille dite « de Normandie ». Spécialiste du genre, l’auteur rappelle aussi que, pendant tout l'été, d'importants combats et engagements navals ont permis aux alliés de conserver la maîtrise de la Manche. « Ces actions, souvent négligées ou simplifiées par les historiens, ont joué un rôle crucial dans la réussite de la reconquête du territoire français. En effet, et c'est peu connu, les sous-marins allemands, les engins spéciaux, les vedettes et les avions de la Luftwaffe ont longtemps maintenu leur pression sur la flotte alliée », précise d’ailleurs Jean Moulin. Un livre illustré pour voir autrement le Débarquement

 

› Flottes du débarquement. Juin- juillet 1944 : la bataille pour la Manche de Jean Moulin. 128 pages - 25 € (Marines éditions)

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Documenting History through the Eyes of Navy Photographers

 

11 déc. 2014 US Navy

 

100 years, one moment. Take a look at the rich history of Naval photography, from Walter Richardson, the father of Naval photography, to today's Mass Communication Specialists.

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LaWS Photo John F. Williams U.S. Navy

LaWS Photo John F. Williams U.S. Navy

 

MOSCOU, 11 décembre - RIA Novosti

 

Les tests d'une nouvelle arme laser montée sur un navire de guerre américain ont "dépassé toutes les attentes", a déclaré le contre-amiral Matthew Klunder, responsable de la recherche navale de la Marine US.

 

Auparavant, les médias ont rapporté que les forces navales des Etats-Unis avaient mis au point un système de laser en mer capable de neutraliser les petits vaisseaux ennemis et d'abattre les drones de surveillance. Selon les concepteurs, le laser est destiné notamment à protéger les navires de guerre contre les menaces asymétriques dans le golfe Persique.

 

Le système a été implanté sur le bâtiment de débarquement USS Ponce.

 

"Les tests sont terminés, le système fonctionne. Il se trouve sur un navire déployé dans le golfe Persique. Il ne s'agit pas de quelque chose que nous gardons pour un moment spécial. Il est utilisé de façon quotidienne", a déclaré M.Klunder.

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Chammal : visite du commandant de la TF 50 à bord du Jean Bart

 

10/12/2014 Sources : État-major des armées

 

Le 5 décembre, le contre-amiral Christopher Grady, commandant le Carrier strike group 1 et la TF 50, s’est rendu à bord du Jean Bart pour une visite en tant que commandant tactique de la frégate française.

 

Déployée dans le golfe arabo-persique depuis le 22 octobre 2014, dans le cadre de l’opération Chammal, la frégate anti-aérienne (FAA) Jean Bart est intégrée à la Task Force 50 (TF50) constituée autour du porte-avions USS Carl Vinson.

 

Après une visite générale du bâtiment, dont un passage à la passerelle ainsi qu’au central opérations, l’amiral Grady a bénéficié d’un point de situation sur les capacités opérationnelles du Jean Bart et sur la manière dont la frégate est organisée pour assumer les missions confiées au sein de la TF 50, allant du commandement d’une zone de contrôle aérien du golfe arabo-persique, à la protection du porte-avions US.

 

Lancée le 19 septembre 2014, l'opération interarmées Chammal vise, à la demande du gouvernement irakien et en coordination avec les alliés de la France présents dans la région, à assurer un soutien aérien aux forces armées irakiennes dans leur lutte contre le groupe terroriste autoproclamé Daech.

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11 décembre 2014 4 11 /12 /décembre /2014 08:20
Raytheon awarded $26 million US Navy contract for Tomahawk launching system

 

TUCSON, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2014 Raytheon

 

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) received a $25.9 million U.S. Navy contract for Tomahawk missile Composite Capsule Launching Systems (C/CLS). Production and delivery of the systems will support submarine-launched Tomahawk Cruise missiles.

"Submarine and surface-launched Tomahawk missiles have been employed in more than 2,000 combat missions worldwide," said Roy Donelson, Raytheon Tomahawk senior program director. "Raytheon and the U.S. Navy are working together to give this proven missile even greater capability."

The new launching systems will be integrated into nuclear powered fast attack submarines and nuclear powered guided missile subs. The C/CLS provides for all mechanical and environmental interfaces between the missile and the submarine missile tube. Deliveries will begin in September 2015.

 

About Tomahawk Block IV
With a range of more than 1,000 miles the Tomahawk Block IV missile is a surface and submarine-launched precision strike stand-off weapon. Tomahawk is designed for long-range precision strike missions against high-value and heavily defended targets. Raytheon and the U.S. Navy are working to provide Tomahawk with even greater capability.

 

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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X-47B May Begin Automated Aerial Refueling Demonstrations Next Year

 

08.12.2014 By Valerie Insinna - nationaldefensemagazine.org

 

The Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aircraft demonstrator is undergoing preparations for automated aerial refueling testing next year, including a possible flight demonstration using the aircraft itself, said officials from the service and X-47B manufacturer Northrop Grumman.

Thusfar, the Navy had used a surrogate aircraft for AAR testing.

The service in June 2014 awarded a contract modification to Northrop Grumman for aerial refueling research, development, test and evaluation efforts at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, Capt. Beau Duarte, the Navy’s X-47B program manager, wrote in an emailed statement.

 

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USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) launches aircraft in support of strikes on ISIL

 

10 déc. 2014 US Navy

 

ARABIAN GULF (Dec. 10, 2014) Flight deck personnel launch F/A-18F Super Hornets from the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Later aircraft are recovered and maintenance is conducted. Carl Vinson is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the region.

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