US Navy Contract Announcements October 11, 2019

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $434,370,635 contract for lead yard support and development studies and design efforts related to Virginia class submarines. Work will be performed in Groton, Connecticut (94.1%); Newport News, Virginia (4.8%); and Newport and Quonset, Rhode Island (combined 1.1%), and is expected to be complete by September 2020. The contract provides lead yard support for Virginia class submarines that will maintain, update and support the Virginia class design and related drawings and data for each Virginia class submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction…

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Project 22800 Sovetsk Commissioned

October 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – On October 12, Baltiysk will host a ceremonial ritual of the first hoisting of the Russian Federation Navy flag on the latest Sovetsk small missile ship of project 22800 Karakurt, built for the Baltic Fleet at the Pella shipyard. This is the second missile ship of this project, which will be pleasant to the fleet. The first RTO Mytishchi has been serving in the connection of missile ships and boats of the Baltic Naval Base since December 2018. The ceremony will be attended by…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 10, 2019

Brandes Associates Inc.,* Lone Tree, Colorado, is awarded a $78,227,293 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides developmental and engineering support to include development, integration and test of mission planning products such as Naval Mission Planning Systems, Navy Tactical Aircraft, Joint Mission Planning Systems – Marine, Expeditionary, and legacy variants, emerging technology mission management capabilities, defensive electronic warfare libraries and all associated mission planning and control systems and subsystems. Work will be performed in Point Mugu, California (95%); and China Lake, California (5%), and is expected to be completed in November…

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DHS, Coast Guard extend limited contract relief for Offshore Patrol Cutter

October 11, 2019 – The Department of Homeland Security, in close coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard, granted extraordinary relief to the Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) under the authority of Public Law (P.L.) ESG submitted a request June 30, 2019, for extraordinary relief after their shipbuilding facilities sustained significant damages from Hurricane Michael, a Category 5 storm, in October 2018. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan made the decision to grant extraordinary contract relief limited to the first four hulls on the…

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FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet Completes 148th Coryombe Mission

October 10, 2019 (Google Translation) – The High Seas Patrolman (PHM) FS Enseigne de Vaisseau Jacobet has just completed the 148th term of the “Corymbe” mission, which took place from August 12 to October 8, 2019. From Senegal to Angola, he patrolled with the navies of the countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea and in cooperation with their Command Operational Center, in the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of seventeen countries. The structures set up as part of the Yaoundé process are gaining momentum; in fact, joint patrols are carried out…

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Somme Visits Dakar

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, the Command and Supply Building (BCR) Somme engaged in Operation Corymbe arrived in Dakar. It is the sailors of the French naval station of the French elements in Senegal (EFS) who are in charge of advising the ” Pacha ” (or unit commander) to understand it, to help him to maneuver during the berthing and landing phases. provide logistical support for crew members after several days at sea. “I am the military advisor to the Pasha, ” said Lieutenant-Commander Charles-Emmanuel, head of the naval station. ”…

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New Radar Technology Improves Sea Rescue

October 11, 2019 – As part of the three-year long research project SEERAD, Raytheon Anschütz has developed a novel Harmonic-radar-system together with the Institute for Microwave and Plasma Technology of the University of Applied Sciences Aachen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Radio Frequency Physics and Radar Technology FHR. End of August the results were presented at the Eckernförder Bay. Conventional radar systems cannot detect a person in the water without interference, as they hardly stand out from the watersurface, also the waves strongly reflect the radar signal. “People disappear in…

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Ninth National Security Cutter Launched

October 9, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries launched the Coast Guard’s ninth national security cutter (NSC), Stone, on Oct. 4, 2019. The cutter is scheduled for delivery in fiscal year 2021. Its namesake, Elmer Fowler Stone, was a Coast Guard innovator and aviator who in May 1919 became the first person to pilot an aircraft across the Atlantic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Randy Shaw.

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NASA’s X-59 QueSST Airplane Takes Shape at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

October 10, 2019 – In the high desert of California, some of the most important aircraft in aviation history have been built and flown. NASA’s X-59 QueSST (short for Quiet SuperSonic Technology) is an experimental piloted aircraft designed to fly faster than sound without producing the annoying – if not alarming – sonic booms of previous supersonic aircraft. It is the latest craft to take shape at Skunk Works, a renowned Lockheed Martin division that for the past 76 years has used a unique approach to design and manufacturing that…

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Navy Osprey Wing Established in San Diego Ceremony

October 10, 2019 – Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Wing (COMVRMWING) 1 was officially established in a ceremony aboard Naval Air Station North Island, Oct. 10. Capt. Dewon Chaney assumed command of the new wing and will be the first commodore to take on the integration and implementation of the CMV-22B Osprey into fleet operations. The mission for the wing will be to conduct high priority cargo and passenger transport services in support of carrier strike groups and task forces. “Sailors and Marines have worked hard to ensure the mission capability of…

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Yokosuka Fleet Prepares for Super Typhoon Hagibis

October 10, 2019 – Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) has begun preparations for Super Typhoon Hagibis expected to hit Japan Oct. 12-13. Living up to its name, Hagibis is Tagalog for “velocity” or “swiftness,” and it took less than a day to reach super typhoon status with the Joint Typhoon Warning Center stating that the sustained winds have been up to approximately 270 mph since it began developing in the Pacific. One month ago, Sept. 9, Typhoon Faxai hit the Kanto Plain area and was to blame for three deaths,…

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Romania-U.S. Partnership Deters Russian Aggression

October 8, 2019 – The relationship between the United States and Romania has never been more important. The United States, Romania and 17 other countries recently conducted the 19th annual Sea Breeze, multinational maritime naval exercises held in Ukraine. More than 3,000 personnel, 32 warships, and 24 aircraft participated in the exercises, which were co-hosted by the U.S. and Romania. Our Sea Breeze exercises strengthen the military cooperation between Romania and the U.S. as we protect maritime security in the critical Black Sea region. During the Sea Breeze exercise, the…

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Book Review: Aboard the Farragut Class Destroyers in World War II

Aboard the Farragut Class Destroyers in World War II: A History with First-Person Accounts of Enlisted Men By Leo Block 240 Pages Illustrated 0786453435, 9780786453436 McFarland Very little has been written over the years on the destroyers designed and built for the US Navy between the First and Second World Wars. The Farragut Class was the first built and had a number of faults in the design, compensated for by the firepower these ships contained. Entering service 1934-35, the eight ships took part in peacetime operations, the bombing of Pearl…

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Croix du Sud Trains With Swedish Navy

October 9, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 30 September 2019, the Croix du Sud tripartite mine hunter deployed in the Baltic Sea for a month, conducted a series of exercises off Sweden in cooperation with the Swedish Navy’s H(SW)MS Trossö . The purpose of these common exercises was to enhance interoperability between the two Allied navies while providing quality crew training. The H(SW)MS Trossö , a 72m long multi-purpose vessel with a crew of 64 sailors, had just joined the NORTHERN COASTS 2019 international exercise , like the Southern Cross…

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Cammell Laird Throws Weight Behind Plans for two £150m Disaster Relief Ships

October 9, 2019 – Cammell Laird is supporting plans by former international development secretary Penny Mordant for the building of two £150m disaster relief ships, paid for from the foreign aid budget. Daily Telegraph has reported this week that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in talks with Ms Mordaunt over plans dubbed “Britannia 2.0” for two new ships to be deployed around the world to help with relief efforts and also promoting British business. Under the plans one of the new ships would be called “Britannia” and the…

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