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New LCS completes U.S. Navy acceptance trials

New LCS completes U.S. Navy acceptance trials

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Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The future USS Little Rock, a fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship, has successfully completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials.The trials, conducted over a five-day period while in port and underway, demonstrated the performance of the ship's propulsion plant, auxiliary systems and the ship's handling.The Navy said the vessel completed a full-power run along with all associated steering and maneuvering events and also surface and air self-defense detect-to-engage exercises."Of particular note was completion of a full-power demonstration utilizing 100 percent of available propulsion power," LCS Program Manager Capt. Michael Taylorsaid in a press release. "This mode of operation was previously restricted due to a design issue which is now resolved."Little Rock's performanc...
USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group completes Saxon Warrior exercise

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group has completed the multinational Saxon Warrior 2017 exercise off the coast of the Britain.Participating units from the U.S., U.K., Sweden, Germany and Norway engaged in a 10-day series of carrier strike group training drills involving multiple possible scenarios for future conflicts.It included the commander and staff of the British carrier strike group built around the country's new flagship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, which is currently conducting sea trials."Saxon Warrior was a perfect platform to test how far we've come because we started from scratch," Royal Navy Lt. Cmdr. James Capps said in a press release."We're trying to get in a position that when the Queen Elizabeth comes online, we can operate her as an embryonic carrier s...
SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

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US rocket company SpaceX completed back-to-back launches at the weekend. Late on Friday, it used one of its refurbished Falcon 9 vehicles to put up a Bulgarian satellite from Florida.Then on Sunday, SpaceX lofted another 10 spacecraft for telecommunications company Iridium. This time, the rocket flew out of California.Both missions saw the Falcon first-stages come back to Earth under control to drone ships that had been positioned out on the ocean. It means SpaceX has now had 13 landing successes for those missions it has sought to recover the booster. That said, Friday's first-stage had a particularly hard landing, and looked bent over on the live video feed. "Rocket is extra toasty and hit the deck hard (used almost all of the emergency crush core), but otherwise good," quipped SpaceX ch...