Newport News Prepares for Launch of Virginia-Class Submarine Montana (SSN 794)

October 15, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries has transferred the recently christened Virginia-class submarine Montana (SSN 794) to the floating dry dock at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division in preparation for the ship’s launch. During a three-day process that began Saturday, Oct. 3, the 7,800-ton submarine was successfully raised off its keel blocks and transported out of a construction…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Returns to South China Sea

October 15, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group has returned to the South China Sea for the third time of its 2020 deployment. The carrier strike group includes the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS Antietam (CG 54), andtUSS Halsey (DDG 97) and USS John…

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Vympel Delivers Project 1496M1E Sarych

October 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 14, at the Vympel shipyard, after completion of the factory running and state tests, an acceptance certificate was signed for the patrol boat of project 1496M1E “Manatee”, serial number 01413. The boat with tail number 391 was named “Sarych”. The boat completes a series of five units that Vympel built in the…

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SAIC Wins $49.5M Contract for Royal Saudi Naval Forces C4ISR Upgrades and Refurbishment

October 08, 2020 – The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. a $49.5 million single-award task order to continue to provide the Royal Saudi Naval Forces support services for command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) upgrade and refurbishment. Work will take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under the cost-plus fixed-fee task order, awarded…

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No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) Program for long-endurance Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV)

October 13, 2020 – DARPA has awarded seven contracts for work on Phase 1 of the NOMARS program, which seeks to simultaneously explore two competing objectives related to unmanned surface vessels (USV) ship design: (1) the maximization of seaframe performance when human constraints are removed; and (2) achieving sufficient vessel maintenance and logistics functionality for long endurance operations with no…

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October 9 Proclaimed USS Beloit Day in Wisconsin

October 8, 2020 – Fairbanks Morse, a leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward, is pleased to announce that Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed Oct. 9 as USS Beloit Day in Wisconsin. “All of us at Fairbanks Morse are incredibly proud to be recognized, alongside the citizens of Beloit, for the more than 80 years we have…

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Sevmash introduces a new method of nuclear submarine construction

October 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – At Sevmash (part of the USC) preparations are underway for the introduction of modular technology for creating nuclear submarines. It is a method of assembling ships from large blocks loaded with equipment. It is assumed that the use of modular technology will make it possible to reduce the labor intensity and terms of building…

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Nuclear submarine Kazan passed the next stage of tests in the White Sea

October 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crew of the nuclear submarine “Kazan” completed the next stage of tests in the White Sea and arrived in Severodvinsk. In addition to ensuring sea trials in the surface and underwater positions, the submariners worked out the elements of the second special task of the combat training course. The submarine Kazan went to…

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Arnomendi on Fishery Patrol in the Northwestern Cantabrian Sea

October 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The offshore patrol vessel (OPV) ‘Arnomendi’ set sail on October 7th from her base at La Graña Naval Station, to conduct a new surveillance and monitoring campaign in the northwestern Cantabrian sea included in the General Fisheries Surveillance Plan (PGVP in its Spanish initials) covering the Cantabrian coast and the Bay of Biscay. The…

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