Chilean Officer Serving on USNS Comfort

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Attending mostly to Venezuelan refugees, this noble humanitarian mission is in Granada after successfully passing through Trinidad and Tobago. Pomegranate. Within the framework of the “Continuing Promise” mission, led by the Southern Command of the United States through the 4th Fleet, the “USNS Comfort” Hospital Ship continues to be used as a platform to perform surgeries, with medical personnel, nurses on board , pavilions and scanner. Chilean 1st Lieutenant Jorge Núñez is taking part in 2019. The mission has doctors and health professionals from…

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JMSDF Shadows Russian Navy

September 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – September 17 (Tuesday), around 10 am, JMSDF 45th Mines Corps “Izushima” (Hakodate) shadowed Russian cruiser Varyag (011) and destroyer Admiral Panteleyev (548) moving westward in the waters about 65km northeast of Cape Soya. After that, these ships sailed west on the Soya Strait and sailed towards the Sea of Japan. These ships also observed August 15 (Thursday) and August 24 (Saturday) to 25th. This is the same ship that went east on the Soya Strait on Sunday.

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Raytheon unveils Peregrine advanced air-to-air missile

September 16, 2019 – Raytheon Company is developing a new medium-range, air-launched weapon called the Peregrine™ missile that is half the size and cost of today’s air-to-air missiles, yet delivers greater range and effect. The Peregrine™ missile is a small, fast, lightweight air-to-air weapon for use against drones, manned aircraft and cruise missiles. Developed to strengthen the capabilities of current fighter aircraft, the new, smaller Peregrine missile is faster and more maneuverable than legacy medium-range, air-to-air missiles, and doubles the weapons loadout on a variety of fighter platforms. Its sophisticated,…

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Raytheon’s F-35 precision landing system can be set up anywhere in less than 1.5 hours

September 16, 2019 – “The entire system was fully operational in 70 minutes on Day One and 50 minutes on Day Two,” said Matt Gilligan, vice president at Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business. “Raytheon is offering the U.S. and its allies fast and accurate precision landing systems that support operations from bare-base locations.” During the demonstration, military officials from all four services, as well as representatives from Japan, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, and Italy, watched multiple F-35Cs land on the same designated runway landing point every time over the…

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Unmanned vehicles, anti-mine systems tested in Arctic waters

September 16, 2019 – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 successfully tested its ability to operate unmanned underwater vehicles and conduct expeditionary mine countermeasures in very shallow Arctic water. The unit, operating as Combined Task Group 35.1, ran the tests Sept. 2-12 in waters off of Adak, Alaska, in support of Arctic Expeditionary Capabilities Exercise (AECE) 2019. To support an amphibious landing for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Navy must ensure the path to the beach is free of danger to the landing force. Very shallow water, defined as…

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Arctic Fleet Arctic surveyed islands in the Kara Sea

September 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Arctic group of the Northern Fleet, led by the commander of the Kola Flotilla of diverse forces, Vice Admiral Oleg Golubev, conducted a survey of the Vise and Solitude islands in the Kara Sea. The crew of the search and rescue helicopter Ka-27PS, which took off from the deck of the large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov, examined the territories of the islands, their coastline and landed on them. The survey revealed changes in the coastline of the islands. During the expedition of…

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U.S. Transportation Command begins large-scale sealift readiness exercise

September 17, 2019 – U.S. Transportation Command began a large-scale sealift readiness exercise Sept. 16, as part of its Turbo Activation exercise series, ordering dozens of ships to sea. These exercises typically involve only a few ships but this event targets 28 vessels for activation to provide a better assessment of the readiness of U.S. sealift forces than can be accomplished with fewer activations. This scale will also stress the underlying support network involved in maintaining, manning and operating the nation’s ready sealift forces. Turbo Activation has, since 1994, served…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 19, 2019

HII Fleet Support Group LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0010); Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0011); KBRwyle Technology Solutions LLC, Columbia, Maryland (N00039-19-D-0012); M.C. Dean Inc., Tysons, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0013); Parsons Government Services Inc., Pasadena, California (N00039-19-D-0014); Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0015); SigNet Technologies Inc., Beltsville, Maryland, (N00039-19-D-0016); and VT Milcom Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0017), are being awarded a $968,150,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price multiple award contract (MAC) to provide worldwide installation services for all shore-based command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and supporting systems,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 17, 2019

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair (BAE), San Diego, California, was awarded an $86,117,104 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Decatur (DDG 73) fiscal 2019 extended dry-docking selected restricted availability (EDSRA). This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of USS Decatur. This is a Chief of Naval Operations scheduled EDSRA. The purpose is to maintain, modernize and repair USS Decatur. This is a “long-term” availability and was solicited on a coast-wide (West Coast) basis without limiting the place of performance to the vessel’s homeport. BAE…

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US Navy Contracts September 18, 2019

J. Walter Thompson U.S.A. LLC, doing business as Wunderman Thompson, of Atlanta, Georgia, is being awarded a $79,169,854 firm-fixed-price, one year contract for full service advertising agency support to furnish supplies and services to enhance the Marine Corps’ recruiting efforts. This contract includes four one-year option periods which, if exercised, could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $529,904,636. Work will be performed in Atlanta, Georgia, and is expected to be completed December 2020. If all options are exercised, work will continue through December 2024. This award is subject…

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Vigor Lays Keel for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Landing Craft

September 17, 2019 – Representatives from the U.S. Army and federal and local elected officials joined Vigor employees for a keel laying ceremony yesterday, celebrating the first milestone in the construction of the Army’s next generation landing craft, the Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) or MSV(L). The nearly billion dollar contract to build MSV(L) was awarded to Vigor in October, 2017. The new design, developed in partnership with BMT, dramatically improves the capabilities of the current LCM-8 and provides the optimal combination of performance, operational flexibility and life-cycle cost while maintaining…

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United States Files Civil Lawsuit against Edward Snowden for Publishing a Book in Violation of CIA and NSA Non-Disclosure Agreements

September 17, 2019 – The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), who published a book entitled Permanent Record in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA. The lawsuit alleges that Snowden published his book without submitting it to the agencies for pre-publication review, in violation of his express obligations under the agreements he signed. Additionally, the lawsuit alleges that Snowden has given public speeches on…

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NATO Secretary General unveils the logo for the London meeting of NATO Heads and State and Government

September 18, 2019 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (18 September 2019) unveiled the logo for the next meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government. It will take place on 3-4 December 2019 in London to mark NATO’s 70th anniversary. In 1949, the United Kingdom was one of NATO’s twelve founding members and London was the home of NATO’s first headquarters. The meeting in London will be an opportunity for leaders to address current and emerging security challenges and to ensure that the Alliance continues to adapt…

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NATO Allies Join US Navy in Cutlass Fury Photo Exercise

September 17, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) ships participated in a photo exercise alongside the Royal Canadian Navy and other Allied navies Sept. 11 during exercise Cutlass Fury 2019. SNMG1 participants included the flagship U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101), the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate HNoMS Thor Heyerdahl (F-314), the Belgian Navy frigate Leopold I (F930), the Portuguese Navy frigate NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F334) and the Royal Netherlands Navy frigate HNLMS Van Speijk (F 828). “Canada’s exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 is an excellent…

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