The Navy's first trimaran Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Independence (LCS 2), during Builder's Sea Trials in the Gulf of Mexico July 2009.
US Department of Defense informs of placement of contracts for Chesapeake Bay dredging, dry-docking of USS Pearl Harbor, and charter of surface escort vessels. Details as follows:
General Dynamics Electric Boat yestereday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) on time and more than $30 million below target cost.
China and the United States appear headed for a damaging confrontation over the extent of China's territorial claims in the South and East China Seas.