Fleet Sails for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019

July 10, 2019 – Australian, United States, Japanese and New Zealand naval vessels have sailed for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 following an opening ceremony in Brisbane this week. The ceremony, held in the Port of Brisbane on the US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, formally launched Australia’s largest bilateral exercise with the United States of America. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, CSC, said the exercise was designed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the Australian and United States Armed Forces. “This premier military engagement…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 11, 2019

General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $173,805,431 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering, technical, design agent and planning yard support for operational strategic and attack submarines. The contract provides for drawings and related technical data; design change documentation; logistics technical data; configuration management; hull, mechanical and electrical engineering; submarine safety design review; non-propulsion plant electrical system engineering; propulsion plant engineering; maintenance engineering; refit/availability technical support; on-site support; configuration change program design and installation support; configuration change program material support; submarine technical trade support; training and facility support;…

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USCGC Escanaba Returns to Boston after Caribbean Patrol

July 11, 2019 – Escanaba returned to Boston Thursday following a three-month patrol conducting drug and migrant interdiction operations in the Caribbean Sea. Throughout the patrol, Escanaba’s crew focused their efforts on law enforcement, completed a three-week training assessment of mission capabilities in Portsmouth, Virginia, and held a change-of-command ceremony. Escanaba’s crew partnered with Customs and Border Patrol within the Mona Passage for migrant interdiction operations. Crews terminated three illegal migrant ventures and repatriated more than 100 migrants. The crew’s counter-narcotics efforts resulted in the disruption of more than 5,500…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 10, 2019

Wyle Laboratories Inc.,* Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $81,220,643 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for certified and qualified operational contractor support services aircrew to support mission essential testing and evaluation of all manned air vehicles under the operational responsibility of the Naval Test Wing Atlantic/Pacific squadrons. Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland (94%); NAS Pt. Mugu, California (5%); and NAS China Lake, California (1%), and is expected to be completed in September 2024. No funds are being obligated at time…

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USCGC Stratton Visits Sydney

July 9, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) moored in Sydney July 5, kicking off the cutter’s second international port call on its Western Pacific patrol. Operating under the tactical control of commander, 7th Fleet, the cutter is engaging in professional exchanges and capacity building with partner nations and will patrol and operate as directed. The crew of the Stratton, a 418-foot national security cutter, is preparing for Talisman Sabre, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command sponsored exercise that trains U.S. and Australian forces across high-end, mid-intensity warfighting scenarios involving…

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ESCO Announces Acquisition of Navy Submarine Supplier

July 9, 2019 – ESCO Technologies Inc. today announced that it has acquired Globe Composite Solutions, LLC (Globe), a well-established, vertically integrated supplier of mission-critical composite-based products and solutions for navy, defense, and industrial customers. Globe works directly with the U.S. Navy and also through prime contractors to cost-effectively and efficiently produce parts that meet rigid military-grade specifications through its internally developed expertise. Its products are utilized for acoustic, signature-reduction, communications, sealing, vibration-reducing, surface control, and hydrodynamic-related applications. Significant capital investments in recent years have enabled the company to secure…

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Netherlands and Malaysia Investigate Fate of War Grave Submarines

July 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The wrecks of the submarines KXVII and O16 have disappeared. That was the message from the expedition team that in recent weeks visited the location of the war wrecks off the coast of Malaysia. Yesterday the team returned. The commitment of the experts followed from earlier cooperation agreements between the Netherlands and Malaysia, which were confirmed today. The expedition that the Netherlands and Malaysia carried out together began on 28 June. The Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency led the expedition on behalf of the Netherlands,…

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Three Dutch Auxiliaries to Receive Midlife Upgrade

July 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – The support ship Pelikaan and the hydrographic survey vessels Snellius and Luymes get a major makeover. The ships thus enter the 2nd half of their life cycle with a fresh start. Defense and Damen Shiprepair Den Helder signed today for this so-called midlife upkeep (MLU). Safety and aging problems are solved with maintenance. In this way the ships get a new so-called ship’s skin and radars and communication equipment are renewed. Major maintenance for ship systems also follows. This is combined with regular major…

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Angelo Cabrini Delivered to Italian Navy

July 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – Yesterday morning, at the Porto Lotti marina in La Spezia, the delivery ceremony was held at the Navy of the ship Angelo Cabrini , before two High Speed ​​Multipurpose Units ( UNPAV ), commissioned to the company Intermarine spa. Angelo Cabrini, a courageous and tenacious officer, as stated in the motivation for the Gold Medal for Military Valor conferred on him. At a distance of 78 years, its value and its enterprises are remembered by welcoming the ship named after him among those of…

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Dmitry Rogachev Maiden Arrival at Sevastopol

July 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the newest patrol ship “Dmitry Rogachev” of the Novorossiysk military naval base of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) made the transfer of their Novorossiysk and arrived at the main fleet base – Sevastopol. Previously, the ship’s crew successfully passed the first coursework task, in which the issues of organizing the daily ship service and the arrangements for preparing the ship for battle and cruise were worked out. At present, the personnel began the planned conduct of shipboard exercises at sea with…

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