HII’s Proteus Successfully Completes Unmanned Missions Testing at 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Proteus, its dual-mode undersea vehicle, successfully completed autonomous contested battlespace missions during the 2017 Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (Panama City Division). During ANTX, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, in cooperation with HII, Battelle, Northrop Grumman and Riptide Autonomous Solutions, conducted aerial, surface and underwater vehicle advance mission capability demonstrations through relevant operational scenarios while communicating real-time mission performance to remote operations headquarters. The underwater mission segment focused on Proteus’ unmanned missions capabilities. Proteus, developed by HII’s Technical…

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Halsey Reaches Midpoint of COMPTUEX

USS Halsey (DDG 97) reached the midpoint of its composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) ahead of an upcoming scheduled deployment. Halsey’s crew has participated in exercises including small boat operations, flight operations, electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare for the past two weeks. “In terms of training and learning, the crew has exceeded my expectations,” said Cmdr. David L. Reyes, Halsey’s commanding officer. “It really opens Sailors’ eyes on what to expect during deployment.” Halsey is now set to begin the second phase…

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L&T Delivers High Speed Interceptor ships to Coast Guard

Larsen & Toubro has delivered two more High Speed Interceptor Ships (C-433 and C-434) to Indian Coast Guard at the Company’s Kattupalli Shipyard, near Chennai, seven months ahead of contractual schedule. This is part of the two contracts being executed by L&T for design and construction of 54 Interceptors to Indian Coast Guard, valued at Rs 1424 Cr. L&T had won the order against Global competition. With these two, 34 Interceptors have been delivered by the Company, so far. Made of aluminum alloy hull with waterjet propulsion, these Ships have…

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Circumnavigating The Globe on an Indian-Built Sail Boat INSV Tarini by Women Naval Officers

 Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is scheduled to commence in early Sep 17. INSV Tarini is the sister vessel of INSV Mhadei. The project is considered essential towards promoting Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Government of India’s thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’. The first Indian Solo circumnavigation was undertaken by…

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Tofiño finalizes hydrographic campaign in waters of Barbate

Google Translation On August 11, the hydrographic vessel “Tofiño” (A-32) returned to the Naval Base of Rota, after finalizing the hydrographic campaign that had been carried out in waters of the cove of Barbate since last 26 July. In the port and inlet of Barbarte there is a considerable maritime traffic, as much of the fleets fishing and sport as of cabotage, mainly with the port of Ceuta. In addition, in this port there is an important commercial activity, oriented to the support of the trappings that are stilled in…

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Infanta Cristina deploys on the west coast of Africa

Google Translation The senior patrolman “Infanta Cristina” sailed on 16 August from its base in Cartagena to take part until December 16, 2017, in various cooperation activities with countries on the west coast of the African continent, which the Ministry of Defense And the Navy are developing in the framework of the Defense Diplomacy Plan. During these four months of deployment, the Infanta Cristina Navy will carry out cooperation activities with the countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea for the development of its naval capabilities, with the aim of promoting…

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Revolution Lighting Technologies to Supply MILSPEC LED Tubes to U.S. Navy

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of LED technologies to federal and military agencies, today announced the award of a Department of Defense (“DoD”) contract through the Defense Logistics Agency to supply 2,300 of its two (2) foot T8 LED tubes to the U.S. Navy. Revolution Lighting was selected because its LED lighting products incorporate Buy American Act (“BAA”) and Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”) compliant components, ensuring they meet the strict requirements needed for implementation into U.S. Navy vessels. The tubes are manufactured in the Company’s new state-of-the-art Simi…

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Rear Admiral Mark Buzby, USN, Ret. Sworn In as Maritime Administrator

Secretary Elaine L. Chao swore in Rear Admiral Mark H Buzby USN  (Ret’d) as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration August 8th. Prior to his appointment, Admiral Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), a global association of transportation and logistics professionals. “Our maritime industry is facing unprecedented challenges in our increasingly globalized world,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “Administrator Buzby’s extensive naval and maritime background will serve as a tremendous asset to the Maritime Administration.” As Maritime Administrator, Buzby will lead an agency tasked with…

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RFA Argus provides platform for Merlin Mark 4 deck landing sea trials

The Royal Marines upgraded battlewagon made its debut at sea, spending four weeks aboard aviation training ship RFA Argus to help write the operating manual for the crews who will fly it for the next couple of decades. Two Fleet Air Arm squadrons – 845 and 846 – have recently switched from Sea Kings to the green Merlin Mk3, transferred from the RAF. But to truly support the green berets on amphibious operations around the globe, the Merlins have to be converted into Mk4s which feature folding tail sections and…

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Navy to Commission USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3)

The Navy will commission the Expeditionary Sea Base USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) during a 5 p.m. AST ceremony Thursday, August 17, at Khalifa bin Salman Port in Al Hidd, Bahrain. The future Lewis B. Puller – currently USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3 )- is the second ship to bear the name of Lt. Gen. Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller, a distinguished combat veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Puller is the only Marine to have been awarded the Navy Cross on five separate occasions and…

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Coast Guard Cutters Move to New Home in Sandy Hook

Two Coast Guard cutters moved homeports to Sandy Hook, New Jersey August 16, 2017. The cutters have spent the past several years homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey after the piers in Sandy Hook became unusable following Hurricane Sandy. Coast Guard Cutter Sitkinak, a 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boat, and Coast Guard Cutter Shrike, an 87-foot Patrol Boat have officially completed their shift in homeports after construction on the new piers was completed earlier this summer. Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the Northeast coast in October 2012, and left behind unprecedented…

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Coast Guard, Army responding to report of downed Army helicopter off Oahu

Coast Guard and Army personnel are responding to a report of a downed Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with five crew aboard approximately two miles west of Kaena Point, Oahu, Wednesday. Responding are: • HC-130 Hercules airplane aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point • MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point • Coast Guard Cutter Ahi (WPB 87364) and crew, an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Honolulu • 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Honolulu • UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter aircrew from…

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Gerald R Ford goes to sea with pioneering broadcast, IP video & satellite communications systems

Globecomm announced that the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) — the first in the new Ford class of nuclear-powered supercarriers commissioned July 22 — is going to sea with a Globecomm-designed, multi-functional communications and entertainment system along with the first IP video system in the U.S. Navy fleet. As a turnkey solutions provider / systems integration (SI) subcontractor to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding, Globecomm provided the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) with an advanced satellite and fiber-optic based communications distribution infrastructure in addition to a newly…

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SAIC Awarded $39 Million Task Order by SSC Atlantic

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic awarded Science Applications International Corp. a task order to provide engineering services in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Operations Center (COC). The single-award task order has a one-year period of performance, four one-year options, and a total award value of approximately $39 million. “The COC is the cornerstone command and control suite for deployed Marines. We are proud to have been selected to continue to provide the USMC with modern hardware and secure, reliable software,” said Tom Watson, senior…

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