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Navy opens probe after three suicides last week on USS George H.W. Bush

Navy opens probe after three suicides last week on USS George H.W. Bush

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Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Federal and local authorities are investigating four suicides on the USS George H.W. Bush, including three this week and one back in July. Hampton Roads authorities have joined federal law enforcement agents to probe the deaths by suicide of sailors assigned to the Norfolk, Va., based warship and aircraft carrier, the Navy Times reported. Two sailors died by suicide on the same day and rumors have circulated describing the deaths as part of an "epidemic," but authorities have not linked the deaths. "The sailors did not serve in the same departments, and there does not appear to be a connection between their deaths," Naval Air Force Atlantic spokeswoman Commander Jennifer Cragg said in a statement to the Navy Times. Local police began investigating after Machinist's Mat...
Leaked classified ‘UFO footage’ is real, US Navy confirms

Leaked classified ‘UFO footage’ is real, US Navy confirms

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Three videos purporting to be leaked military footage of UFOs are genuine, the US Navy has revealed.The clips - published by the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science In December 2017 and March 2018 - showed several mystery objects travelling through the air at high speed. One of the videos was from 2004, while the other two were recorded in 2015 and featured audio from US fighter pilots expressing disbelief at what they they were seeing - unsure if the objects were drones or something else. Image: The footage was first published by the To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science While the US Navy remains none the wiser as to what the pilots saw, it has confirmed that the leaked footage is real and that the objects have been class...
Senate committee approves secretary nominees for Air Force, Navy

Senate committee approves secretary nominees for Air Force, Navy

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Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Senate Armed Services Committee approved President Donald Trump's Air Force and Army secretary nominations on Wednesday. By voice vote, the Senate advanced Barbara Barrett's nomination as Air Force secretary, and that of Ryan McCarthy to be Army secretary. The process, involving testimony from the nominees and the committee vote, took less than a week. In a statement, McCarthy, the current Acting Secretary of the Army, concentrated on pursuing the Army's 24-month plan of modernization, and on protections for Army members and their families. The Army Secretary position has been vacant since July, when Mark Esper was confirmed to lead the Department of Defense. McCarthy has served as Undersecretary of the Army since 2017. In her testimony, Barrett called the proposed ...
Navy taps Raytheon for Tomahawk missile support on $7.2M contract

Navy taps Raytheon for Tomahawk missile support on $7.2M contract

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Aug. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy's Tomahawk missiles will receive upgrades under a $ 7.2 million contract with Raytheon, the Defense Department announced. The deal, announced Thursday, is a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement, and will provide an updated technical data package of the guidance test set and upgrade of existing units, including hardware and software. Earlier this year, the Navy placed orders for 90 Tomahawks in 2020 and another 90 in 2021, confirming that the new Block V designation for the next variant of Raytheon's Tomahawk cruise missile will go into production. The issue of improvements to the missiles, first put in service in 1983, comes as Navy ships and submarines find themselves in more combat situations and less as ...
Boeing wins $23.6M contract to keep Navy F/A-18 planes flying

Boeing wins $23.6M contract to keep Navy F/A-18 planes flying

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Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Boeing Co. was awarded a $ 23.6 million contract by the U.S. Navy for support in solving maintenance issues of F/A-18 Hornet fighter planes. The contract, a modification of a prior contract and announced on Thursday by the Defense Department, calls for engineering, logistics, and program management of F/A-18A-D, E/F, and EA-18G aircraft in support of reducing fleet "out of reporting" rates and maintenance planning. The term refers to a plane grounded because of maintenance or repair issues. The planes, in service since the 1970s, are currently flown by the U.S. Marine Corps as its front-line fighter, by the U.S. Navy as a second-tier fighter, and also by seven international customers. The Marine and Navy planes are expected to have a service life of 20 years, but are wea...