Navy Accepts Delivery of Second Next Generation Landing Craft

August 28, 2020 – The Navy accepted delivery of the next generation landing craft, Ship to Shore Connector (SSC), Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 101, Aug. 27. LCAC 101 is the second craft delivered by Textron Systems to the Navy this year. The LCAC is a high-speed, over-the-beach, fully amphibious landing craft capable of carrying a 60-70 ton payload. The…

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Navy Awards First USV Family of Systems Contract Delivery Orders

August 28, 2020 – The Navy has awarded the first delivery orders from the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity – Multiple Award Contract (IDIQ-MAC) to support the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Family of Systems, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) announced Aug 28. Advanced Acoustics Concepts LLC, Arete Associates Inc., Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., and Peraton Inc. were awarded fixed-price contracts on…

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General Atomics Awarded Developmental Contract for Naval Propulsor Hardware

August 25, 2020 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a developmental contract by Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide manufacturing design drawings, engineering, fabrication, inspection, and assembly of prototype propulsor, shafting and bearing components as well as the equipment needed to support propulsor research & development, testing and evaluation. “This…

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SAIC Wins $171.5 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Fleet Deployment Training Support

August 27, 2020 – The U.S. Navy awarded a $171.5 million single-award contract to Science Applications International Corp. to continue providing a range of training solutions, including virtual and synthetic training environments, as part of the Fleet Deployment Training Program supporting U.S. Navy Fleet Forces (USFF) and associated Fleet commands and activities. The renewed prime contract has a 10-month base…

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USS Mustin conducts freedom of navigation operation in South China Sea

August 27, 2020 – USS Mustin (DDG 89) conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea today. The U.S. Navy conducts freedom of navigation operations, or FONOPs, to contest excessive maritime claims and reinforce laws of the sea in international waters. USS Mustin, based in Yokosuka, Japan, conducted the FONOP in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands…

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HMAS Leeuwin Completes Workups off Queensland

August 28, 2020 – HMAS Leeuwin has spent two weeks conducting intensive training and evaluation in beautiful weather off Mission Beach, 140km south of Cairns, in preparation for operational taskings later this year. The training follows a major maintenance period in June, when the ship slipped at Tropical Reef Shipyard for over eight weeks. Maritime Geospatial Officer – Hydrographic Lieutenant Leigh…

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WWII submariners remembered in Albany ceremony

August 28, 2020 – Current and former members of the Royal Australian Navy and the United States Navy gathered in Albany, Western Australia today to remember submariners who lost their lives during World War II operations out of the port city. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Western Australia played a significant role in Allied submarine…

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NATO Secretary General Discusses Eastern Mediterranean Situation with Erdogan

August 28, 2020 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke by telephone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today to discuss recent developments in the eastern Mediterranean. They also discussed exploring deconfliction mechanisms to prevent incidents and accidents. The Secretary General reiterated the importance of dialogue and de-escalation, and stressed that the situation must be resolved in a spirit of…

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USCGC Hamilton offloads more than $228 million in cocaine

August 27, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) crew offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of cocaine and approximately 17,000 pounds of marijuana, Thursday, worth more than $228 million. The drugs were interdicted in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Mexico, Central and South America, and in the Caribbean Sea. Coast Guard cutters and U.S. Navy…

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