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Oct 23 2012

Mexico's navy has become its key crime-fighting force

McClatchy News Service - Tue, 2012-10-23 11:54
These days, Mexico’s navy is active deep inside the country’s interior, eclipsing the army as the go-to security force in the country’s war on organized crime
Oct 23 2012

New Navy robot will help fight ship fires

Navy Times - Tue, 2012-10-23 08:15
Damage controlmen on board Navy ships could be getting a new tool to fight fires — a humanlike robot named ASH.
Oct 22 2012

Webb optimistic that fix for sequestration is near

Virginian-Pilot - Mon, 2012-10-22 22:19
Sen. Jim Webb says he's not overly concerned about the threat of $1 trillion in automatic budget cuts set to begin in January: he expects Congress to come together after the election and figure out a way to stop them.
Oct 22 2012

Ore. lawmaker wants answers on Tricare changes

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-10-22 17:15
An Oregon lawmaker has asked the Pentagon’s top doctor to explain why military retirees and family members in his district will lose access to Tricare Prime starting next April.
Oct 22 2012

Navy's Top Geek Says Laser Arsenal Is Just Two Years Away - Mon, 2012-10-22 13:11
Never mind looming defense cuts or residual technical challenges. The Navy's chief futurist is pushing up the anticipated date for laser weapons and raising expectations for robotic submarines.
Oct 22 2012

BAE To Test Lighter 40-mm Gun on Swedish Patrol Boat

Defense News – Naval - Mon, 2012-10-22 11:53
Weapons engineers at BAE Systems Karlskoga are mounting a lighter, cheaper and smaller version of their 40-mm naval gun in patrol boat ahead of the first sea trials.
Oct 22 2012

Corps eyes expanded tropical training

Marine Corps Times - Mon, 2012-10-22 09:15
The Marine Corps wants to enhance its jungle warfare training program and make it more accessible to units based in the continental U.S.
Oct 22 2012

Somali pirate attacks: Sharp drop seen

BBC News - Mon, 2012-10-22 06:13
The number of ships attacked by Somali pirates has fallen dramatically this year, the International Maritime Bureau says.
Oct 20 2012

U.S. Navy Christens Future USS America Top Stories - Sat, 2012-10-20 20:15
The newest amphibious assault ship America (LHA-6) was christened Saturday at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss.
Oct 20 2012

French Navy Seeks Support for New Patrol Vessel

Defense News – Naval - Sat, 2012-10-20 12:43
The French navy is hoping a heightened awareness of the sea's importance in global economics and politics will win support for buying a new generation of offshore patrol vessels.


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