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Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

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March 20 (UPI) -- The Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar sensor, the U.S. Navy's newest radar, has completed subtesting, its builder, Raytheon Co., announced. The rotating array of radar components was mounted on a 100-foot tower at the Navy's Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Va., and will undergo systems-level tracking of aircraft through the end of the year. The EASR system, a collection of radar devices on a 36-square foot platform and an element in the SPY-6 air and missile defense radar system, is the Navy's next generation radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships. The system provides simultaneous anti-air and anti-surface warfare, electronic protection and air traffic control capabilities, Raytheon said. It can be used on a variety of ships, planes, ...
Harris contracted for jammers for Navy F/A-18 aircraft

Harris contracted for jammers for Navy F/A-18 aircraft

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Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Harris Corp. was awarded a $ 168.8 million modification to a contract to build onboard jammer systems for the Navy's F/A-18 fighter planes. The contract was announced by the Department of Defense on Thursday. It calls for the procurement of 78 AN/ALQ-214 A(V)4/5 Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Onboard Jammers for use on the F/A-18C/D/E/F models. The system is a next-generation radio frequency integrated countermeasure system, replacing the V3 variation. It combines receivers, as well as active countermeasures, to form an electronic shield around combat aircraft, Harris said. The countermeasure system responds to threats with series of measures designed to protect the aircraft from detection, and responds to threats fired at the aircraft. The ALQ-214 system...
U.S. Navy: Venezuela military, 'save your people'

U.S. Navy: Venezuela military, 'save your people'

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Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Southern Command warned Venezuela's military that it will be held accountable for any harm it causes civilians during the ongoing humanitarian crisis its country is experiencing. Out front of SOUTHCOM headquarters in Doral, Fla., U.S. Navy Adm. Craig Faller, commander of U.S. military operations in South America and the Caribbean, spoke to journalists before hosting Colombian Army Maj. Gen. Luis Navarro Jiménez, Commanding General of the Colombian Military Forces. The decorated Navy admiral said that they are prepared for confrontation with the Venezuelan military, WPLG reported. "The president has been quite clear and our job as military professionals is to be ready," he said. "The world is united and we are working closely with our friends, t...
U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

U.S. Navy inaugurates new cyber warfare reserve unit

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Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy announced it has inaugurated a new Navy Cyber Warfare Development Group Reserve unit. Deputy Commander Rear Adm. James Butler presided over the ceremony on Jan. 4 at Club Meade. "We at U.S. Fleet Cyber Command are determine to increase our competitive advantages over our nation's adversaries by focusing on our capabilities, processes, and mostly importantly, our people," Butler said in a statement. "This new Reserve unit will leverage reservists' skill sets to support the active duty NCWDG component and its overall mission to test and deliver advanced cyber, cryptologic and electronic warfare capabilities to the Navy." The new reserve unit was ordered on Jan. 1. Sailors and Marines previously operated as a directorate within the reserve structure and will no...
U.S. Navy tests two-ship littoral combat group with South America deployment

U.S. Navy tests two-ship littoral combat group with South America deployment

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Jan. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Navy personnel returned home after practicing a two-ship pairing exercise for future use by amphibious squadrons and ground troops. The Navy last month deployed a new ship pairing of a destroyer and an amphibious transport dock to test a new concept that could serve as a formation in future operations. "We safely and successfully conducted our mission," Capt. Ken Coleman, LCG-1 commodore, said in a press release. "I give full credit to our tremendous sailors and Marines. They demonstrated outstanding readiness, tactical expertise and represented our nation and Navy with great pride and professionalism." The transporter USS Somerset, the destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer and Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Peru deployed together as Littoral Combat Group 1 in No...