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The U.S. Navy started its week-long celebration of its 237th anniversary in Washington, D.C. Defense officials and service members gathered at the Pentagon on October 9 for a ceremony highlighted by cake-cutting, the traditional bell ringing, and messages from Pentagon leaders including Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton Carter.
Here is a part of Dr. Carter’s message:
“Two hundred thirty seven years ago, John Adams and members of the Continental Congress recognized that a nation that aspired to greatness, even back then, required a great Navy. It’s not the strategy, it’s not the ships and the planes that really define our Navy… it’s you. It’s the men and women who choose to serve. It’s in you that the naval tradition lives… and for that, you have our nation’s gratitude.”
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus was also at the ceremony and offered some remarks:
“In 1776, we declared our independence in Philadelphia. In 1781, we won our independence in Yorktown. But in 1812, we guaranteed our independence and ensured our future by defeating, then, the greatest Navy in world, the British navy. We’ve come a long way since the original frigates, but the things that make us a great Navy have not changed. The Navy is ready to answer all bells. Happy birthday Navy.”
On October 11, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) held a worldwide all hands call. Upcoming events include a concert by the United States Navy Band on October 14 at 4pm. It will be held at Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) Constitution Hall in Washington. The concert will feature performances by the Navy Concert Band, Sea Chanters chorus, and the Country Current country/bluegrass ensemble.
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The Defense Department announced the christening of the amphibious transport dock ship will be made on Saturday. It will be named Somerset to honor the crew and passengers of United Airlines Flight 93. It was the third passenger airline that the terrorist hijacked on September 11, 2001. It crashed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, in a field near Shanksville after the passengers overwhelmed the terrorist.
The steel from the dragline where the U.S. flag was flown at the crash site were melted down and cast into the ships bow stem. It is the third amphibious transport dock ship to honor the 9/11 victims. The others are the USS New York and the USS Arlington. All three ships were built in Avondale shipyard. The shipyard is on track for closure for next year and the USS Somerset is one of the last ships to be built there.
The USS Somerset is a 684-foot-long amphibious transport dock ships, of the San Antonio class. It will be used to transport marines and their gear to war. It has the capacity to carry up to 800 personnel.
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As the U.S. Military tightens its budget, Ingalls Shipbuilding officially starts the construction of a billion dollar navy ship. It is an amphibious transport dock ship. It will be named John P. Murtha Ship LPD 26, after the U.S. Pennsylvania Representative John P. Murtha. The Navy warship is expected to be in service in about two and a half years.
A ceremony for keel authentication was held at the Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Pride and patriotism soars high as shipbuilder Wilfred Bolds, Jr. carved his initials in the keel plate.
“It is a bit overwhelming to sit back and think of what it means,” Bolds said. “It means my name is now attached to a warship, a ship that is going to go into battle and will provide housing to many of our soldiers.”
Ingalls President Irwin Edenzon keeps
a positive outlook, despite the military budget cuts.
“I think the nation is a bit concerned about what the future will bring. There are lots and lots of plans being talked about in Washington now and nobody is settled on a particular plan. We have a fairly good order book for the next couple of years, and we are up in Washington selling every day.”
Navy warship is an important part of military operations and the John P. Murtha Ship will the latest addition to its valiant fleet.
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Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed a series of flight tests to demonstrate technology that could help extend the operating range and flight duration of future carrier-based unmanned systems.
The flight tests, completed Jan. 21 in St. Augustine, Fla., proved the functionality of the hardware and software that will enable the X-47B unmanned aircraft to demonstrate autonomous aerial refueling (AAR) in 2014, Northrop Grumman said. The AAR activity is part of the Navy’s Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. Northrop Grumman is the Navy’s UCAS-D prime contractor.
“These tests are a critical step toward proving that the X-47B can perform autonomous aerial refueling using either the Navy’s probe-and-drogue refueling technique or the U.S. Air Force’s boom/receptacle approach,” said Carl Johnson, vice president and UCAS-D program manager for Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems sector. “Future unmanned systems will need to use both refueling techniques if they plan to conduct longer range surveillance or strike missions from the carrier.”
The AAR tests were conducted by a Northrop Grumman/Navy team using Calspan Corp.’s (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) Variable Stability Learjet as the X-47B surrogate aircraft, and a K707 tanker provided by Omega Air Refueling (Alexandria, Va.). The tests included simulated flight demonstrations of both boom/receptacle and probe-and-drogue aerial refueling techniques. No fuel was exchanged between the aircraft during the test events, however.
The Learjet surrogate was equipped with real or functional equivalents of the navigation systems, flight control processor and vision system that the X-47B will use to conduct refueling operations. The aircraft contained no refueling receptacle or refueling probe. The K707, which is nearly identical in size and shape to an Air Force KC-135, was equipped with a Navy style refueling drogue only.
For each simulated refueling event, the Learjet/X-47B surrogate was piloted to a rendezvous position approximately one nautical mile from the tanker. Then the pilot transferred control of the aircraft to the X-47B‘s autonomous flight control processor, which controlled the Learjet during the test event.
During a typical refueling event, the tanker operator or a mission operator on the ground commanded the Learjet to fly, in sequence, to each of the major positions associated with aerial refueling: (1) the pre-tanking observation point off one wing of the tanker; (2) the refueling contact position behind the tanker; and (3) the post-tanking “reform” position off the other wing of the tanker.
The UCAS-D program plans to demonstrate in 2013 the ability of the tailless, autonomous, low-observable relevant X-47B demonstrator to safely operate from a Navy aircraft carrier, including launch, recovery, bolter and wave-off performance, followed by the autonomous aerial refueling in 2014. The program also plans to mature technologies required for potential future Navy unmanned air system programs.
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The U.S. Navy will keep its aircraft carrier fleet at the now-magical number, 11, while other ships are being slipped or cut over the next five years — even those the Pentagon says it needs and wants to protect — according to a preview of the upcoming fiscal 2013 budget request detailed Jan. 26 by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
The plan scuttles months-long speculation that the Pentagon would delay or cancel some carrier programs and reduce the fleet size.
A secure and upgraded 11-carrier fleet — and accompanying big-deck amphibious ships — is needed to meet the Obama administration’s new strategic guidance for “confronting aggression” and projecting power, Panetta says.
With the 2013 request, the Pentagon also aims to increase cruise-missile capacity for future Virginia-class submarines, design a conventional and prompt-strike option for subs, and upgrade ship-borne radars.
Navy officials and defense analysts have been calling for some time to augment the firepower of the Virginia-class subs. At the same, though, the Pentagon plans to slip one of the Virginias beyond the five-year procurement time frame.
The Defense Department also wants to delay the new Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine class replacement, SSBN(X), by two years, a move the Pentagon says can be made “without undermining our partnership with the U.K.”
In addition, the Pentagon wants to slip one large-deck LHA amphibious ship by one year, reduce Joint High Speed Vessels by eight ships over the next five years and cut the planned Littoral Combat Ship buy by two ships over that same time.
Planned for early retirements are six cruisers that do not have ballistic missile defense (BMD) capability and a seventh cruiser that has BMD upgrades but would be too costly to repair.
Two smaller amphibious ships are slated for early retirement as well, and their replacements would be slipped outside the five-year procurement plan.
The Pentagon says it also plans to reduce spending and accept “some risk in deployable regional missile defense” and “increase reliance on allies and partners in the future.”
This suggests the Navy may consider throttling back on some of its Aegis-equipped vessel plans and start investing in more Aegis Ashore platforms.
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The Pentagon has approved the requirement for an “endurance upgrade” to the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system, with a larger air vehicle to provide increased payload and range to support special operations forces.
After also evaluating the Boeing A160T Hummingbird and Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max unmanned helicopters, the program office has recommended using the Bell 407 airframe, Capt. Patrick Smith, the Navy’s Fire Scout program manager, said Aug. 17 at the AUVSI International show in Washington.
The program office’s recommendation has yet to be endorsed by Navy leadership, but Northrop and Bell are already jointly developing an unmanned version of the civil Bell 407 light turbine helicopter, called the Fire-X, which first flew in December.
“The MQ-8C endurance upgrade package started as a joint urgent operational need statement from Special Operations Command. The requirement was validated [on Aug. 16] by the office of the secretary of defense,” Smith says.
“Our recommendation is to go with the 407 airframe, based on the time frame limitations,” he says. The requirement is to develop the larger MQ-8C within 24 months, for deployment in 2014, with plans to acquire 28 air vehicles over three years.
Plans to arm the basic MQ-8B Fire Scout, which is based on a Schweizer 333 helicopter, also have been approved. The rapid deployment capability program calls for fielding within 18 months, possibly on the Littoral Combat Ship, Smith says.
The Navy has selected a laser-guided 70 mm rocket, BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), as the initial weapon because it has existing safety approval for deployment on ships.
“Northrop Grumman will conduct a demonstration of Raytheon’s Griffin later this month, and we would like to become weapon-agnostic,” he says. Griffin is a 35-lb. tube-launched laser-guided mini-missile.
The Navy, meanwhile, has confirmed that an MQ-8B that went down over Libya on June 21 while operating from the USS Halyburton was “lost to enemy fire.” Communications and radar contact was lost while the aircraft was flying below cloud cover in an area where other allied aircraft had already come under heavy anti-aircraft fire.