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YOUR Navy Today – Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean

On any given day, in your Navy, our team of more than 600,000 professional Sailors and civilians are working together around the globe to perform our mission: deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, win our Nation’s wars. It is not possible to share every aspect of this global team but, …

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CNO: Navy Needs Joint Strike Fighter, Committed to its Future

The carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter flies for the first time with external weapons, June 27, 2012. The F-35C is distinct from the F-35A and F-35B variants with larger wing surfaces and reinforced landing gear for greater control when operating in the demanding carrier take-off and landing environment. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy Lockheed Martin/Released)

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense about the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35C) on Wednesday. Other senior military leaders testified with Greenert. Based on the current F-35 Joint Program Office schedule, the F-35C, attached to Navy carrier air wings, will reach initial operational …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Gulf of Oman, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. …

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Unmanned MQ-4C Triton Completes First Flight

The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its first flight from the company's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., May 22. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Bob Brown/Released)

By Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Today, the U.S. Navy’s initial system development and demonstration MQ-4C Triton air vehicle successfully completed its first flight from Northrop Grumman’s facility in Palmdale, Calif.   The arrival of Triton, accompanied by two other unmanned systems, the MQ-8B/C Firescout …

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YOUR Navy Operating Forward – Mediterranean Sea, Pacific Ocean, San Diego

Right now your Navy is 100 percent on watch around the globe helping to preserve the American way of life. Whether it be operating and training in the waters off the coast of California or forward deployed to the North Arabian Sea, the flexibility and presence provided by our U.S. …

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Unmanned X-47B Completes First Carrier-Based Launch

An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator launches from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), May 14. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman by Alan Radecki/Released)

U.S. Navy aviation achieved a historic milestone today. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia, May 14.   The unmanned aircraft launched from the deck of George H.W. Bush at …

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