Top Daily Stories for July 2011

Jul 22 2011

Fire Scout Reliability Improves on Deployment

Defense News – Naval - Fri, 2011-07-22 05:01
More than 1,000 hours of flight carried out this year by deployed Fire Scout unmanned helicopters is evidence the system is working through its developmental problems, the program's U.S. Navy managers said.
Jul 21 2011

Navy Tests LCS Minesweeping System

Navy News from - Thu, 2011-07-21 20:15
The Navy announced the successful completion of shore-based and at-sea integrated system tests on the prototype Unmanned Influence Sweep System at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Panama City, Fla.
Jul 21 2011

Greenert Formally Nominated as Navy's CNO

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-21 18:01
Adm. Jon Greenert, the current vice chief of naval operations, was formally nominated July 21 to be the 30th CNO by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Jul 21 2011

India Tests New Tactical Missile

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-21 10:01
India has tested a little-known tactical missile, the Prahaar, which it says is comparable to the U.S. Army Tactical Missile.
Jul 20 2011

Iran claims American UAV downed over N-site

Reuters (World) - Wed, 2011-07-20 04:40
Iran says it has shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane over its Fordu nuclear site, a day after it confirmed it was installing a new generation of advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges.
Jul 19 2011

Va.’s senators try to undercut carrier move to Mayport

Virginian-Pilot - Tue, 2011-07-19 21:22
Virginia’s U.S. senators introduced amendments Tuesday to a 2012 defense spending bill that would remove funding needed to help move a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier to Mayport, Fla.
Jul 19 2011

Iranian Navy Planning Atlantic Deployments

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-07-19 19:01
The Iranian navy plans on deploying warships to the Atlantic Ocean as part of a program to ply international waters, Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayari said in statements published July 19.
Jul 19 2011

After 100 Years, Walter Reed Closing in August

Navy News from - Tue, 2011-07-19 13:39
Walter Reed Army Medical Center will close at the end of August and move patients, staff and health care operations to new and expanded facilities in Bethesda, Md., and Fort Belvoir, Va.
Jul 19 2011

Pakistan navy surveillance drone crashes in Karachi

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2011-07-19 03:50
An unmanned Pakistan naval aircraft crashed in the southern city of Karachi Tuesday, but there was no damage on ground, police and naval officials said.
Jul 18 2011

Britain, U.S. Propose F-35 Fighter Swap

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2011-07-18 22:01
The United Kingdom has proposed trading F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft with the United States, according to a Pentagon letter to the U.S. Congress.


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