Sentar Receives Contract From SPAWARSYSCENPAC

Sentar, Inc. (Sentar), a Women-Owned Small Business, announced today it has been selected by Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWARSYSCEN) Pacific (PAC) as the Small Business Prime Contractor for the third Task Order (TO) released under the Cyberspace Science, Research, Engineering and Technology Integration Small Business Multiple Award Contract (MAC). This recent award is designed to provide external and network interfaces integration engineering support to the Automated Digital Network System (ADNS). The Task Order performance period is for two years. Sentar has received two of the three total Task…

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Orbital ATK Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Northrop Grumman Corporation

Orbital ATK, Inc., a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, today announced that its stockholders overwhelmingly approved the merger agreement providing for the proposed acquisition of Orbital ATK by Northrop Grumman Corporation at a special meeting of stockholders held on November 29, 2017. Holders of more than 99% of Orbital ATK’s common stock present at the meeting or represented by proxy voted in favor of approving and adopting the merger agreement, which represented approximately 79% of the total number of outstanding shares of Orbital ATK’s common stock as of…

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Naval Ships deployed to Render Cyclone Assistance

Based on the request received from the District Collector, Thiruvananthapuram for assistance in the search and rescue of six fishing boats with fisherman and one Marine Engineering vessel reported to be missing at sea near Vizhinjam, under the influence of the cyclonic storm “Okhi” that has developed in the Indian Ocean off Kerala, the Southern Naval Command has deployed Indian Naval ships Shardul, Nireekshak,Kabra and Kalpeni and two aircraft based at Kochi. The ships and aircraft would carry out search and rescue (SAR) operations in the area and would continue…

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NATO Secretary General discusses Alliance priorities and adaptation with senior commanders

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended the Commander’s Conference at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe today (30 November 2017). Hosted by General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, the Secretary General and NATO’s military leaders spoke about the Alliance’s continuing adaptation to meet today’s security challenges.

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 29, 2017

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Sunnyvale, California, is being awarded $71,642,534 for cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00003 to a previously awarded contract (N00030-17-C-0100) for Trident II (D5) missile deployed system support.  The work will be performed in Cape Canaveral, Florida (44.49 percent); Sunnyvale, California (22.65 percent); Magna, Utah (11.47 percent); Miamisburg, Ohio (3.35 percent); Inglewood, California (1.84 percent); Denver, Colorado (1.63 percent); Bangor, Washington (1.51 percent); Titusville, Florida (1.45 percent); Tullahoma, Tennessee (1.4 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (1.11 percent); Modesto, California (1.09 percent); and other various locations (less than 1.00…

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Navy lays keel of USS Kansas City (LCS 22)

he U.S. Navy held a keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at Austal USA’s shipyard here Nov. 15. Ship’s sponsor Tracy Davidson, wife of Adm. Philip Davidson, Commander Fleet Forces Command, authenticated the keel for the eleventh Independence variant of the littoral combat ship class during the ceremony. While keel laying traditionally represents the formal start of a ship’s construction, advanced modular shipbuilding allows fabrication of the ship to begin months in advance. Today, keel laying continues to symbolically recognize the joining of…

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A Look at Dutch Defence News 20 – 27 November

Commodore Ludger Brummelaar has been appointed as the new Chief of the Military Household of His Majesty the King. He will first be promoted to the rank of rear admiral and succeed Major General Hans van der Louw on 1 January 2018. Doorman returns from the Caribbean HNLMS Karel Doorman has returned to its home port of Den Helder. Over the past few months, the Royal Netherlands Navy’s biggest support ship transported relief supplies to the Caribbean after the hurricanes Irma and Maria had caused devastation on several islands in…

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US Navy Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Navy Rear Adm. Richard A. Brown for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Surface Forces; and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California. Brown is currently serving as commander, Navy Personnel Command; and deputy chief of Naval Personnel, Millington, Tennessee. Navy Rear Adm. Nancy A. Norton for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as director, Defense Information Systems Agency; and…

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Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducts its first operation near Channel Islands

Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL-755) patrolled near Channel Islands in an interagency operation designed to enforce maritime laws that protect living marine resources and improve safety at sea. From Nov. 14 to 18, Coast Guardsmen from the Munro, Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach, Coast Guard Air Stations Sacramento and San Francisco, and Coast Guard Station Channel Islands worked alongside personnel from the National Parks Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Operation Island Sentinel to enhance safety and stewardship of natural resources in less frequently patrolled areas…

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EUNAVFOR Teams Up With CTF 150 in Gulf of Aden

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EUNAVFOR Task Forces have conducted recent exercises off the coast of Yemen, in the Gulf of Aden, as part of ongoing cooperation and partnership work in the region. CMF’s Task Force CTF150 has a mandate to deny the free use of the high seas to networks supporting terrorism in the wider Indian Ocean; EUNAVFOR’s CTF465 has a mandate (since 2008) to conduct counter piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. Although they have a different focus and aim, both missions complement each other as they…

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Lockheed Martin and Indra Partner to Provide State-of-the-Art AESA Radar to Worldwide Anti-Air Warfare Platforms

Indra and Lockheed Martin recently signed a Heads of Agreement that extends their exclusive relationship in the development of a state-of-the-art S-band active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar for the Spanish Navy’s F-110 program and establishes a framework for the commercialization of this solid state radar for other anti-air warfare opportunities worldwide. Navies from other countries will benefit from the on-going work performed for the F-110, a vessel with an Aegis Combat System adapted to respond to conventional and asymmetric threats in coastline operations. This AESA radar will be an…

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JMSDF Statement on launch of ballistic missiles by North Korea

1. North Korea seems to have launched one ballistic missile in the east direction from around Pyeongseong on the western coast of North Korea around 3:18 am today. Although the details are currently being analyzed, the ballistic missile launched flies approximately 53 minutes and reaches the Japan Sea (in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of our country) about 250 km west of Aomori prefecture around 4:11 It is estimated that it fell. It is estimated that the flight distance is about 1,000 km and the maximum altitude greatly exceeds 4,000 km. 2. In response…

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Union Members Ratify Contract Extension At Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that the five unions at its Ingalls Shipbuilding division have approved an extension of their collective bargaining agreements with the company. The contract affects employees represented by the Pascagoula Metal Trades Council (PMTC) and the local chapters of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), International Association of Machinists (IAM), United Federation of Special Police and Security Officers (UFSPSO), and Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU). “In today’s competitive business environment, it is extremely important to foster a collaborative and cooperative partnership between management and labor to provide the best working environment for our shipbuilders,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “This…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 28, 2017

L3 – Interstate Electronics Corp., Anaheim, California, is being awarded a $45,417,856 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for flight test instrumentation engineering services and support. Work will be performed in Anaheim, California (56 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (27 percent); Washington, District of Columbia (4 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (3 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (3 percent); Bremerton, Washington (2 percent); Laurel, Maryland (2 percent); Silverdale, Washington (2 percent); and Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom (1 percent), with an expected completion date of Aug. 1, 2020. If all options are exercised, work will continue through April 1,…

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