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USN’s CMF establishes fifth Gulf-based maritime security task force

The US Navy’s (USN’s) Gulf-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) multinational maritime security partnership has established its fifth Combined Task Force (CTF), CMF announced on...
A Tomahawk missile is fired from the US Navy (USN) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey.

Netherlands returns to Tomahawk procurement

The Netherlands plans to procure Raytheon’s Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM) from the US Navy (USN), the Dutch defence ministry (MoD) has announced. The plans...
A rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) deployed from the Italian Navy frigate

EUNAVFOR, USN conduct first combined naval exercise

The European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) and the US Navy (USN) conducted their first combined naval exercise, both forces reported in late March. In a...
Two USVs

USN deploys uncrewed vehicle on exercise with CMF task force

The US Navy (USN) has integrated an uncrewed system into a Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) task force to support at-sea training in the Gulf....
HMS Defender

Multi-Mission Platforms: Armada’s Top 10 Destroyers and Frigates

New generations of destroyers and frigates are continuing to bring an increase in capability, and an increase in contribution across the battlespace. As state-on-state strategic...
A Saildrone Explorer USV

USN’s CNO sets out timeframes and headmarks for delivering uncrewed capability

London - The US Navy (USN) is progressing along the paths of delivering uncrewed capability for air, surface, and sub-surface operations, the USN’s Chief...

Closing the Zap Gap – Microwave Weapons Research Moves Forward

US microwave weapon efforts are advancing via the HIJENKS programme which could yield a powerful weapon for use against hostile electronics. Reports in early July...
The US Navy’s USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier .

US Carrier Group Under NATO Command; Only Second Time Since Cold War

The US Navy’s (USN) USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier and its strike group have been placed under NATO command for the second time...

UAVs can enhance carrier airwing range and numbers to address A2/AD threats

Integrating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with manned aviation can increase an aircraft carrier’s operational range and strike aircraft numbers in an operating environment where...

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