Dark Matter May Be Older Than The Big Bang, Study Suggests

August 8, 2019 – Dark matter, which researchers believe make up about 80% of the universe’s mass, is one of the most elusive mysteries in modern physics. What exactly it is and how it came to be is a mystery, but a new Johns Hopkins University study now suggests that dark matter may have existed before the Big Bang. The study, published August 7 in Physical Review Letters, presents a new idea of how dark matter was born and how to identify it with astronomical observations. “The study revealed a…

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ESPS Atalaya Ceploys to West Coast of Africa & Gulf of Guinea

August 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – The tall patrolman “Atalaya” has sailed today from its base in Ferrol, thus beginning a deployment that will last four months, in which the ship will remain integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces. The first of the three phases into which this deployment is divided will run until the beginning of September, and will include the transit to the Gulf of Guinea and will include Cooperative Security activities with the Mauritanian and Cape Verde marinas. In the second phase, the ship…

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UNCLOS 1982 remains a framework for legal order for the seas and oceans

August 9, 2019 – The year 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS 1982) and also the 25th year since Việt Nam ratified the convention. On June 23, 1994, the National Assembly of Việt Nam adopted the Resolution ratifying the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This year marks the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of UNCLOS and the ratification and deposit of the instrument of ratification by Việt Nam with the…

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ARA Granville Drydocked

August 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – At the end of July, the ARA “Granville” corvette entered the dry dock of the Integrated Port Services (SPI) company located near the port of Mar del Plata. The unit, belonging to the Maritime Patrol Division, will be subject to general maintenance. The joint work of the company’s operators, tugboats and the endowment of the unit allowed the ship to be transported to the dike safely and effectively. The unit will remain for about a month, during which basic fairing tasks will be carried…

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BAE Systems to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard large deck U.S. Navy ships and new construction aircraft carriers

August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration, engineering, assembly, testing, and installation focused task orders awarded throughout an eight-year ordering period. The work will be performed to enhance a variety of distributed systems that provide network capabilities,…

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Contracts For August 9, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $176,339,634 firm-fixed-priced, performance-based logistics contract for the repair of 1,672 different head-of-family part numbers in support of the AEGIS SPY-1 Weapon System. The contract is a five-year contract with no option periods. Work will be performed in Moorestown, New Jersey, and is expected to be completed by August 2024. No funds are obligated at the time of award. Working capital funds (Navy) will be obligated as individual task orders are issued and funds will not expire at the end of the…

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Navarra Returns to Rota From Operation Atalanta

August 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Navarra” has docked this morning at the Rota Naval Base after five and a half months deployed as a command ship of the European Union Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) in Somalia, which focuses on the fight against piracy in the Horn of Africa and the western Indian Ocean, as well as in the protection of ships of the World Food Program. During the last 176 days, the ship has traveled more than 30,000 nautical miles through the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of…

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USS Porter Enroute to Black Sea

August 8, 2019 – USS Porter (DDG 78) began its north-bound transit to the Black Sea August 8, to enhance regional maritime stability and a show of support for our NATO allies and partners in the region. This is the sixth time a U.S. ship has visited the Black Sea since the beginning of 2019. The last ship to visit the Black Sea was USS Carney in July. During its time in the Black Sea, USS Carney participated in exercise Sea Breeze 2019, a U.S.-Ukraine co-hosted exercise that brought 19…

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NOAA increases chance for above-normal hurricane season

August 8, 2019 – NOAA forecasters monitoring oceanic and atmospheric patterns say conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway. “NOAA will continue to deliver the information that the public depends on before, during and after any storms throughout the hurricane season,” said Neil Jacobs, Ph.D., acting NOAA administrator. “Armed with our next-generation satellites, sophisticated weather models, hurricane hunter aircraft,…

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50 Year Anniversary of ARA 25 de Mayo

August 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 28, 1969, the ARA aircraft carrier “25 de Mayo” was incorporated into the Sea Fleet. Today, August 8, his flag affirmation is commemorated. The Argentine Navy had initiated the negotiations for the acquisition of a ship at the end of the decade of the 60 since a ship with greater operational benefits was needed than its predecessor, the ARA “Independence”. After negotiations with the Dutch Government, the purchase of an aircraft carrier was resolved and authorized by a decree of September 27,…

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HMS Talent Arrives at New Homeport at Faslane

August 9, 2019 – Trafalgar-Class submarine welcomed to new home at HM Naval Base Clyde. The home of the UK Submarine Service welcomed the latest addition to the Clyde family when HMS Talent arrived recently from her former home at HM Naval Base Devonport. The Trafalgar-class attack submarine has operated from the Plymouth base for nearly three decades but has now arrived at HM Naval Base Clyde in the latest step in the site’s transformation into the Submarine Centre of Specialization. The fleet submarine was given a warm welcome by…

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Republic of Korea – MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with Support

August 7, 2019 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 7, 2019. The Republic of Korea has requested to buy twelve (12) MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters, equipped with the following: thirteen (13) APS-153(V) Multi-Mode Radars (12 installed, 1 spare); twenty-five (25) T-700-GE-401C Engines (24 installed, 1 spare); twelve (12)…

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RFS Gorizont Undertaking Arctic Survey Operations

August 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the next research expedition to the Arctic seas of the Northern Fleet’s hydrographic vessel “Horizon” under the command of Captain Vitaliy Khopryachkov began. In the morning, the ship left the permanent base Mishukovo in the Barents Sea. Within two months he will have to carry out a complex of oceanographic studies in the waters of the Barents, Kara, East Siberian seas and the Laptev Sea. The hydrographic group of the Arctic Oceanographic Expedition, under the command of Captain 3rd Rank Oleg Matyukhin, will…

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US Navy Contracts for August 8, 2019

J.F. Taylor Inc.,* Lexington Park, Maryland, is awarded a $108,987,777 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering and technical services in support of the Integrated Battlespace Simulation and Test Department, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division 5.4.3 Simulation Division laboratories. These laboratories support activities that include research and development of requirements for aviation systems, supporting system development, providing developmental and operational flight test support, and providing life-cycle operational support to include system enhancement, procedure refinement and accident investigations. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland, (78%); and Lexington Park,…

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