U.S. Adjusts Support to ARA San Juan Search Operations

The United States will begin to draw down operations assisting the search for the Argentine submarine A.R.A. San Juan in the South Atlantic Dec. 27, after completing its support to requests by the government of Argentina. The U.S. actively joined the Argentina-led international search efforts within 24 hours of learning of the missing submarine on Nov. 17. At its height,…

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NRP Bérrio and Zaire Deploying to Africa January 3rd

On 3 January, the ceremony for the start of the patrol vessel “Zaire” and the refueling vessel “Bérrio” will be held at the Lisbon Naval Base, in Alfeite, for a maritime training mission of the Sao Tome and Principe Coast Guard. The ceremony will be chaired by the Minister of National Defense, Professor Doctor Azeredo Lopes. The two ships will…

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Saab Offers Fixed Face Configuration of Sea Giraffe 4A

Defence and security company Saab has introduced the Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face (FF), a fixed-panel configuration of Saab’s existing and delivered active electrically scanned array, AESA, radar family. The radar is a derivative of Saab’s well-proven family of rotating, full AESA S-band radar systems. In addition to radar performance, the sensor’s low top-weight adds flexibility which means the radar…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 28, 2017

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded $255,309,325 for fixed-price-incentive modification P00003 to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0018) for the Lot 3 low-rate initial production of three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, trade studies and tooling in support of the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office.  Work will be performed in San Diego, California (30.4…

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Frank Cable Returns to Readiness

USS Frank Cable (AS 40) completed its planned, dry-dock repair availability and departed Vigor Industrial, in Portland, Oregon, Dec. 21. Fifty-six million dollars of improvements, maintenance, steel renewal and equipment repairs were completed by Vigor Industrial employees, which returned the near 40 year-old ship to its designed, mission capabilities. “The Navy and Military Sealift Command crew worked very hard during…

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Black Sea Fleet Warships in Sevastopol Prepare for ASW Training

The warships of the Black Sea Fleet based in Sevastopol are practicing routine issues to prepare for long-distance mission with the use of armaments and technical equipment. Some 40 surface warships of the Black Sea Fleet are involved in the combat training events. Therefore, some exercises including damage control, air defense and ASW are underway

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Draken International Supports Marine Corps Exercise Winter Fury

Draken International spent two weeks providing Adversary Air (ADAIR) support during exercise WINTER FURY at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar for the 3rd Marine Air Wing from November 27th to December 7th. The exercise was a high-end combat training event for 3d Marine Air Wing units, exercising full-scale Offensive Anti-Air Warfare, Air Interdiction, and Active Air Defense mission sets against…

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USS Bremerton Spends Christmas in Yokosuka

USS Bremerton (SSN 698) arrived at Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Dec. 22 for a visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The visit strengthens the already positive alliance between the U.S. and Japan through the crews’ interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It also demonstrates the U.S. Navy’s commitment to regional stability and maritime security in the…

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Future USS Manchester completes acceptance trials

The future USS Manchester (LCS 14) successfully completed acceptance trials Dec. 15 after a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. During trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), intended to demonstrate…

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USS America Returns to Singapore

USS America (LHA 6) along with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to Singapore for a scheduled port visit Dec. 22. While this is not America’s first time visiting the country, the Sailors and Marines look forward to visiting Singapore for the holiday. “The America team is honored to visit Singapore,” said Commanding Officer Joseph Olson. “Our visit is…

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USS James E Williams Returns Home for the Holidays

USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport Dec. 23, completing a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. The ship departed May 23, to support anti-submarine exercises and operations in the North and Norwegian seas, as well as maritime security operations in the Arabian Gulf. The ship and crew…

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Ready to support the disaster season

While many personnel are enjoying well-earned family time over the Christmas/New Year period, some members of 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross will be on alert as the Operational Readiness Squadron for this period. Two MRH90 helicopter crews will be on standby, should the need arise, to provide Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief in response to bushfires, floods, cyclones or other…

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Hamina-class fast attack missile crafts to be upgraded and equipped with a torpedo weapon system

The Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command received a mandate, on 19.12.2017, from Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö to sign contracts on the upgrade of the Hamina-class fast attack missile crafts (FAC). The Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command received a mandate to sign a contract with Patria Aviation Ltd. which will bear the principle responsibility for the upgrade. As a part of…

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US Navy Contract Annoucements December 26, 2017

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey is being awarded a $102,506,796 cost-plus-incentive-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-13-C-5116) to exercise an option for AEGIS Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA) efforts for the design, development, integration, test, and delivery of computer program baselines and associated technology insertion hardware design support for the next/future advanced capability build. …

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