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18 Feb 2020

US Warship Seizes Suspected Iranian Weapons

The guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) boarded a stateless dhow in the Arabian Sea and interdicted an illicit shipment of advanced weapons and weapon components intended for the Houthis in Yemen, February 9, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Michael H. Lehman)

A U.S. Navy warship seized weapons believed to be of Iranian “design and manufacture,” including 150 anti-tank guided missiles and three Iranian surface-to-air missiles, the American military said on Thursday.In a statement, the military said the guided-missile cruiser Normandy boarded a dhow, a traditional sailing vessel, in the Arabian Sea on Sunday.“The weapons seized include 150 ‘Dehlavieh’ anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), which are Iranian-manufactured copies of Russian Kornet ATGMs…

30 Jul 2018

USS Doyle Sails to the Scrapyard

USS Doyle (FFG-39) has concluded her final voyage from Philadelphia to New Orleans, where she will now be disassembled and recycled. (Photo: EMR)

The decommissioned USS Doyle (FFG-39) has concluded her final voyage from Philadelphia to New Orleans, where she will now be disassembled and recycled after 28 years of service in the U.S. Navy.The retired 4,050-ton Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate will be dismantled by Southern Recycling, part of EMR. Work to recycle the 453-foot-long and 47-foot-wide vessel will take approximately six months to complete.The decommissioned USS Doyle, also nicknamed the Valiant Mariner, was the 30th vessel to be constructed in her class and received her namesake from Vice Admiral James Henry Doyle…

23 Jul 2018

Truman Strike Group Returns to Norfolk, Remains Ready

Photo: Official U.S. Navy file photo of the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60).

Nearly 6,500 Sailors of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) arrived in Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia, July 21.The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and strike group ships USS Normandy (CG 60), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrived after operating for more than three months in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleets areas of responsibility."I couldn't be more proud of this strike group team's performance over more than three months of operating in a highly-dynamic environment across two theaters," said HSTCSG Commander Rear Adm. Gene Black.

29 Apr 2018

Truman Enters Mediterranean Sea

Photo: United States Navy

USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75), the Carrier Strike Group EIGHT (CSG-8) flag ship, passed through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea, April 27. "I'm proud of the professional seamanship our Sailors showcased as we transited through one of the busiest sea lanes in the world," said Truman's Commanding Officer, Capt. Nicholas Dienna. Along with Truman, the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) made the journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea through the second busiest waterway in the world.

20 Apr 2018

Truman Strike Group Enters European Theater

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman  160615-N-NX-690-003 Photo US Navy

The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations April 18, 2018 as part of a routine deployment in support of NATO allies, European and African partner nations, coalition partners, and U.S. national security interests in Europe and Africa. The presence of the HSTCSG demonstrates the multi-mission capability of the U.S. Navy’s globally deployed force and is part of an ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces to support maritime security operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.

14 Jun 2017

US Navy: Bigger is Better, but at What Cost?

U.S. Navy forces and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force routinely train together to improve interoperability and readiness to provide stability and security for the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Z.A. Landers)

The U.S. Navy has a balanced fleet, but it wants to grow bigger and better. Will the budget allow both? Maritime Reporter's March 2017 cover story on the U.S. Navy was all about the numbers. There exists several plans to grow the fleet beyond the current number of 308 ships, the Mitre recommendation of 414 ships, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment 340-ship proposal, and the Navy’s decision to grow the fleet to 355 ships, and the Trump administration’s 350. With so many numbers being bandied about, there are even more suggestions on how to get there.

10 Jul 2015

Iran Ship Targets US Navy

Photo by U.S. Navy

The bridge area of the USS Forrest Sherman and one of its helicopters were repeatedly targeted by a laser device on board an Iranian-flagged merchant ship, CNN reports as U.S. defense official sayiing. According to the official, no U.S. personnel were hurt or equipment damaged in the incidents which ended on Wednesday. The Navy said it was not of industrial or military grade quality since there was no damage, but it was not certain exactly what the device was, or how powerful it was. The incidents are viewed at this point as harassment from the Iranians.

12 Mar 2015

Theodore Roosevelt Deploys for World Tour

The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departs Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled deployment. The deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces to support maritime security

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed its homeport in Norfolk for an around-the-world deployment, March 11. TR and its Sailors will conduct operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility during the deployment. "The crew has done an absolutely stellar job getting TR ready for deployment," said Capt. Daniel C. Grieco, TR's commanding officer. The deployment is part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the world.

27 Nov 2007

Enterprise Strike Group Exemplifies CNO's Maritime Strategy

The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead, along with the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. James Conway and Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen released the "Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower" on Oct 17. As the maritime strategy was released, Enterprise Strike Group (ENTSG) was executing it while forward deployed in the 5th Fleet area of operations. The new strategy stresses the importance of the Navy's core capabilities of forward presence, deterrence, sea control, and power projection as well as its expanded core capabilities of humanitarian assistance/disaster response and maritime security. ENTSG's assets are currently deployed throughout the Eastern Hemisphere in the performance of those missions.

28 Jun 2002

Vice Adm. Pete Nanos Retires

Vice Adm. Pete Nanos, Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy's senior engineering duty officer, retired June 26 in a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard after 35 years of service. Nanos, a native of Bedford, N.H., has commanded NAVSEA since May 1998. transformed NAVSEA into a unified corporation that provides world-class technical, acquisition, and life-cycle support leadership to the Navy. coordinating the Navy's technical response to the terrorist attack on USS Cole (DDG 67) in October 2000. "[Admiral Nanos'] visionary leadership and his exceptional technical ability have brought about a renaissance at NAVSEA, a true transformation," said Adm. Frank Bowman, Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion and the ceremony's guest speaker. "He has brought NAVSEA into the 21st century.

21 Jun 2002

NAVSEA Commander to Retire Next Week

By JOC David Nagle, Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs Vice Adm. Pete Nanos, who led Naval Sea Systems Command through a corporate renaissance over the past four years, will retire from the Navy on Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at the Washington Navy Yard after 35 years of service. Nanos, a native of Bedford, N.H., has commanded NAVSEA, the Navy's largest acquisition organization since May 1998. In addition, he is also the Navy's senior engineering duty officer. Nanos successfully led NAVSEA through a brilliant transformation of its business practices in executing complex acquisition and Fleet maintenance and modernization responsibilities. weapons systems. support leadership to the Navy. A 1967 graduate of the U.S. Squadron Ten, and USS America (CV 66) as Chief Engineer. Systems.

01 Aug 2002

Vice Admiral Nanos Retires

Vice Adm. Pete Nanos, Commander of Naval Sea Systems Command and the Navy's senior engineering duty officer, retired June 26 in a ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard after 35 years of service. Nanos, a native of Bedford, N.H., has commanded NAVSEA since May 1998. Under his leadership, instituted far-reaching quality initiatives that transformed NAVSEA into a unified corporation that provides world-class technical, acquisition, and life-cycle support leadership to the Navy. Some of the highlights of his command of NAVSEA include developing battle force interoperability improvements that fixed warfare system problems before arriving in the fleet…

30 Sep 2004

Navy to Christen New Guided-Missile Destroyer

Sherman will be christened on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, during a 10 a.m. at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss. Sen. address. father. across the bow to formally christen Forrest Sherman. The new destroyer honors Adm. Forrest Percival Sherman (1896-1951). July 22, 1951. and later served on the USS Lexington during the carrier's first year in service. USS Ranger prior to joining the staff of commander, U.S. Fleet. chief of naval operations. Solomon Islands. After a Japanese submarine sank the USS Wasp on Sept. capacity until November 1943, when he became deputy chief of staff to Adm. W. Nimitz. Okinawa. Following a brief tenure as Commander, U.S. operations on Nov. 2, 1949. Ocean (1980). currently authorized by Congress.

10 Jul 2007

"Big E" Deploys

The Enterprise Carrier Strike group (CSG) transit the Atlantic Ocean in formation. The Enterprise CSG and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James H. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 departed Naval Station Norfolk for a regularly scheduled deployment July 7 in support of the global war on terrorism. This is Enterprise’s second deployment within the past 14 months. Big E returned from its most recent deployment Nov. 18. Enterprise is the flagship for Carrier Strike Group 12, which include the guided-missile destroyers USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98), USS James E.

05 Mar 2007

Big E Underway to Conduct Carrier Qualifications

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) transit the Philippine Sea during a Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) combat stores ship USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7). Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) are currently underway on a scheduled six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism. U.S. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) left its homeport Feb. 28 for the first time since returning from its regularly scheduled six-month deployment in November. For the next few weeks, Enterprise, along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, will conduct carrier qualifications while underway in the Atlantic to maintain combat readiness.

25 Apr 2006

Northrop Grumman Reports 1Q Results

share, for the same period of 2005. share, from the sale of TRW Automotive common stock. to lower sales in the company's Ships business. from Information & Services, Aerospace and Electronics. At Ships, we continue to progress toward pre-Katrina production levels," said Ronald D. Sugar, Northrop Grumman chairman, chief executive officer and president. The company's first quarter 2006 segment operating margin increased to $644 million from $638 million in first quarter of 2005. First quarter 2006 segment operating margin reflects higher operating margin in Information & Services, Electronics and Aerospace, partially offset by lower operating margin in Ships.

31 Jan 2006

USS Forrest Sherman Commissioned

More than 3,000 guests attended a ceremony on January 28 at Naval Air Station Pensacola to commission the Aegis guided missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98). Built by Northrop Grumman, the ship received its commissioning orders to join the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet. on the ship. The new destroyer honors Adm. death in July 1951, the youngest man to occupy the office. (1961), and in the Indian Ocean (1980). while the company's Pascagoula, Miss. after suffering major damage from Hurricane Katrina. shipyard and resume shipbuilding. Cmdr. Michael G. has accommodations for 383 officers and enlisted personnel. waterline beam of 59 feet and a navigational draft of 32 feet. Four gas turbine engines will power the ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots. control and power projection.

11 Oct 2005

Crew Moves Aboard Forrest Sherman (DDG 98)

following Hurricane Katrina. Aegis destroyer program at Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector. life. I would like to congratulate (U.S. Navy) Cmdr. Katrina. damage and establish the plan to move forward to recovery. shipyard when the winds died down," said Navy Capt. David W. supervisor of shipbuilding, conversion and repair for the Gulf Coast. planning center to get this shipyard back on its feet. has already completed her first humanitarian mission. Scranton, Pa., native and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. contracted to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. draft of 31.9 feet. ship to speeds above 30 knots. 383 officers and enlisted personnel. the next two months and will depart the shipyard in mid-December. will be commissioned in early-2006, in Pensacola, Fla.

07 Sep 2005

NAVSEA Assists Gulf Coast Shipyards After Hurricane Katrina

Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) military and civilian personnel are assisting in the damage assessment and clean-up of the Gulf Coast shipyards after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. “NAVSEA personnel are helping in damage assessment and clean-up," said Capt. Mike Good, director of NAVSEA’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding and Repair (SUPSHIP) Management Office. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed. The estimated cost of the damage and a determination of the impact to ship schedules has yet to be determined. The Navy has offered facilities, communications, and accommodations aboard its ships at Pascagoula to assist in the restoration of shipyard operations.

06 Sep 2005

NAVSEA Assists Gulf Coast Shipyards After Hurricane Katrina

Coast shipyards after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Repair (SUPSHIP) Management Office. been patched. commented Good. berth and feed personnel at Northrop Grumman's shipyard. facilities appear to have survived the hurricane, but are not operational. Flooding and high winds damaged many shipyard buildings. The full extent of the damage is still being assessed. to be determined. operations. Forrest Sherman. shipyards. repairs to the Pascagoula and Avondale facilities. business of building ships for the Navy," said Good.

12 Sep 2005

Northrop Grumman Gulf Coast Shipyards Return to Work

Northrop Grumman Corporation said yesterday that its Ship Systems sector has put out the call to all its shipbuilders who can return to work at its Pascagoula and New Orleans shipyards on Monday, Sept. 12, to do so. work beginning Monday, Sept. continue at all sector facilities. Systems. communities. week. ships currently under construction at the Ship Systems yards Monday. Coast Guard cutter, and oil tanker currently under construction. shipbuilding work. respond to the call to work Monday. facility cleanup, repair and restoration. (LPD-17). instructed to contact their supervisors. may request additional leave time. as well as in a network of fleet support offices in the U.S. and Japan. support of major surface ships for the U.S. Navy, U.S. international navies.

06 Feb 2003

Northrop Grumman Begins Construction on DDG 100

DDG 100, the 50th ship in the DDG 51-class of Aegis destroyers. "This is an occasion of tremendous significance," said Dr. Philip A. company's Ingalls Operations here. Navy through the life of the DDG 51 program. to-date, with delivery of the 18th set for Feb. 28. said Capt. and repair, Pascagoula. Also on hand for the ceremony was Rear Adm. president of the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey. Forrest Sherman-class ship. the ships that I started on," Kemp said. ship. leap from that.

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