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Navy to name Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of black Pearl Harbor hero

Navy to name Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of black Pearl Harbor hero

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Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Navy has confirmed that it will name the fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier in honor of Doris Miller, the first black man to receive a Navy Cross for his actions during the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser broke the news Friday that the branch was expected to announce the vessel's name at a Monday ceremony in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and U.S. Naval Institute News confirmed the announcement Saturday morning. On the morning of the Pearl Harbor attack Miller, a third-class mess attendant, was collecting laundry when an alarm sounded, so he manned a machine gun on the USS West Virginia to fire at attacking Japanese planes. "It wasn't hard. I just pulled the trigger and she worked fine," Miller recalled after the battle. After that he a...
Navy issues $23.4M contract for Block 5 Virginia-class sub hardware

Navy issues $23.4M contract for Block 5 Virginia-class sub hardware

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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems received a $ 23.4 million deal to procure hardware for Virginia-class submarines, the Department of Defense announced Friday. The contract funds the purchase of long-lead-time material for two Virginia Block 5 hulls, one Virginia installation and checkout kit, one pre-production unit and associated hardware assets for testing, according to a press release. On Tuesday, General Dynamics Electric Boat received a $ 22.2 billion contract to build nine Block 5 subs for the Navy. Virginia-class submarines are built to conduct anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface-ship warfare, strike warfare and special operations support as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Block 5 submarines have an additional payload module and mo...
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly visits Ford crew in first fleet visit

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly visits Ford crew in first fleet visit

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Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Thomas B. Modly made his first visit to the crew of the USS Gerald Ford this week, his first to the fleet since becoming Acting Secretary of the Navy, the branch announced. "When I get out and meet with Sailors and Marines I'm convinced that people still believe that it's an honorable thing to do because the country is good -- and it's worth defending," Modly said at an all-hands call to address the crew on Tuesday. "So, I want to thank you for your service. It's something you will never forget and something you will never regret." Modly also read the names of recently advanced petty officers and visited work centers across the ship to meet with sailors and be briefed on the Ford's recent post-shakedown availability and independent streaming exercise, according to a Navy...
GE awarded $1.3B for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

GE awarded $1.3B for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- General Electric was awarded a $ 1.3 billion contract modification to deliver T700 helicopter engines for the Army, Navy, Air Force and other agencies. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, funds delivery of engines for the Army's H-60 utility helicopter, used for air assault, aeromedical evacuation and special operations support, as well as the AH-64 attack helicopter used by the Army for destroying armor, personnel and materiel targets in obscured battlefield conditions. The GE T700 is a turboshaft engine that powers several families of aircraft, including the Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. Under the contract, GE will also deliver engines for the H-60 helicopter used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and drug shipm...
GE awarded $1.3M for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

GE awarded $1.3M for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- General Electric was awarded a $ 1.3 million contract modification to deliver T700 helicopter engines for the Army, Navy, Air Force and other agencies. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, funds delivery of engines for the Army's H-60 utility helicopter, used for air assault, aeromedical evacuation and special operations support, as well as the AH-64 attack helicopter used by the Army for destroying armor, personnel and materiel targets in obscured battlefield conditions. The GE T700 is a turboshaft engine that powers several families of aircraft, including the Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. Under the contract, GE will also deliver engines for the H-60 helicopter used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and drug shipm...