Transas and Japan Radio Company announce a global strategic partnership

February 23, 2017 – Transas, the innovative, digital solutions company, and Japan Radio Company (JRC), a leading global marine electronics company, today announced their new strategic partnership. The two industry-leading companies will work together in research and development, product distribution and project collaboration. The technical cooperation will be strongly reinforced including development of innovative solutions and will bring together the best hardware and best software to produce next-generation of e-Navigation products and solutions. The multi-faceted relationship will offer customers the best of both companies: ship navigation solutions for SOLAS and non-SOLAS…

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Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology respond to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River

February 28, 2017 – Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are responding to a diesel spill caused by an allision between a tug and barge on the Duwamish River, Tuesday. The tug involved in the allision is safely moored and the spill has been contained with layers of containment boom, absorbent boom and absorbent pads. The tank’s capacity is 9,000 gallons, however the reporting source stated it contained approximately 1,200 gallons at the time of the incident. “Global Diving and Salvage is currently working to complete on-water recovery…

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Sikorsky – PZL Mielec Prepares Multirole M28® Airplane for Transatlantic Leg of Latin American and Caribbean Tour

February 23, 2017 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and its affiliate PZL Mielec are finalizing an M28 short takeoff and landing airplane for its transatlantic flight from southeast Poland to Latin America and the Caribbean. Once in the region, the 7,500 kg (16,500 lb.) twin turboprop airplane will demonstrate to interested militaries and commercial transport its ability to move people and cargo into short, unpaved or underdeveloped airstrips. The tour begins in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on March 17, 2017 before visiting 12 other cities through mid-May…

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Lockheed Martin Announces Multi-Year Plan to Relocate Fleet Ballistic Missile Program to Other U.S. Facilities

February 23, 2017 – Lockheed Martin today announced plans to relocate the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program within its Space Systems business area to co-locate employees in facilities with common skills and resource requirements. These moves, which are enabled by government approval, are expected to deliver substantial cost savings while centralizing mission expertise in key locations. Over the next eight years, the company plans to move approximately 650 positions from its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, California, to other Lockheed Martin locations in the U.S. Sites in Florida and Colorado, which have complementary facilities and…

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A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It’s 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and do their work. It has 1250 rooms, including 86 science labs. It was built to be able to communicate via satellites with all top important things in Russia.  It had served variety of tasks. Most mind blowing is to come to Pacific and track Soviet missiles that were fired from…

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Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns home from 44-day northern Caribbean Sea patrol

February 24, 2017 – USCGC Confidence returned Friday to their homeport in Port Canaveral following a 44-day northern Caribbean Sea patrol. During their patrol of the Florida Straits and the Windward Passage, the crew conducted alien migrant interdiction operations, conducted search and rescue operations, helped coordinate assets offshore and ensured the boating public complied with Coast Guard safety standards. While in the Windward Passage, the crew interacted with Haitian mariners and warned them of the hazards associated with making ill-prepared sea journeys. Confidence crewmembers also interviewed them to better understand…

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Research in 3-D: Lockheed Martin Teams Up with Brigham Young University on Virtual Reality Engineering Grant

February 28, 2017 – Lockheed Martin and Brigham Young University (BYU) are collaborating to apply gaming technology for engineering purposes, allowing users to interact with, record and share engineering designs in virtual reality. Last year, the company awarded a research grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects of a virtual reality (VR) training and design review system that will advance Lockheed Martin’s digital engineering capabilities. BYU engineering student and Lockheed Martin intern Jeffery Smith helped facilitate a virtual reality research partnership between the company’s Collaborative Human Immersive Lab…

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Beijing seeks ‘positive energy’ in South China Sea

China urges countries outside of the South China Sea region to stop stirring threats of war and tension in the region, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Ren Guoqiang, 47, who debuted as the ministry’s spokesman at its first news conference of the year, said China was monitoring the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group, which entered the South China Sea on Saturday. It was the first patrol by a U.S. carrier in the region since US President Donald Trump took office. “We hope the U.S. can sincerely respect the…

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Flag ceremony Submarines Submarines 186 and 187 Da Nang Ba Ria – Vung Tau

In the morning of February 28th at the Submarine Force Brigade 189 port, the Navy held a solemn flag ceremony national level for Submarine Submarine 186 187 Da Nang and Ba Ria – Vung Tau. This is the last submarine in the range of 6 modern submarines of the Russian Federation building according to the contract signed between the two countries from 2009 to the present. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gifts to officials, officers, 186 sailors submarine Danang. Member of the Political Bureau, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and…

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PLA Navy commissions new oceangoing training ship

February 22, 2017 – A new training ship joined the PLA Navy on Feb 21 with the commissioning and naming ceremony held at a naval port Dalian in northeast China’s Liaoning province on Tuesday morning. Vice Admiral Tian Zhong, deputy commander of the PLA Navy, attended the ceremony. He presented the ensigns of the PLA and the PLA Navy and the naming certificate to the new training ship. The new oceangoing training ship has been named Qi Jiguang after an ancient Chinese national hero Qi Jiguang (1528–1588) in the Ming Dynasty…

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Thornberry on DoD Investigation into Social Media Site

March 5, 2017 – Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following comments in response to a report that DoD is investigating allegations that social media was used to distribute nude photos of female service personnel: “Revelations of this sort of treatment against fellow Marines are troubling. Degrading behavior of this kind is entirely unacceptable. They and the nation deserve better. I expect the Marine Corps to investigate this matter fully with appropriate consequences for those who willingly participated.” Tweet

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Training to Fight – Navies Exercise off West Coast

February 27, 2017 – More than 17 ships and aircraft are descending on the Western Australian coast for one of the largest maritime warfare exercises held by the Royal Australian Navy. The inaugural Exercise Ocean Explorer will include international participants, adding the opportunity to practice war fighting with language, customs and technology differences. SPS Cristobal Colon, New Zealand’s HMNZS Te Kaha and Endeavour and, for a brief period, Italian frigate ITS Caribiniere will all integrate into the Australian scenarios. Exercise Director, Captain Jim Hutton said the activity aimed to train…

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Armscor Announces Preferred Bidders for Inshore and Offshore Patrol Vessels

February 16, 2017 – During 2014, Armscor solicited offers on a multi-source tender basis from prospective shipyards for the supply of 3 x Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV’s), 3 x Inshore Patrol Vessels (IPV’s) as well as the Hydrographic Survey Capability for the SA Navy. The Requests for Offer contained a critical criteria, which included amongst others meeting the imperatives of Operation Phakisa with respect to local content. On 15 February 2017, Armscor appointed the following preferred bidders, subject to the successful negotiation of detailed technical and commercial conditions with the…

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Stennis Commanding Officer Speaks with Puget Sound Ship Repair Association

February 23, 2017 –  Capt. Greg Huffman, commanding officer of aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), spoke to members of the Puget Sound Ship Repair Association (PSSRA) Feb. 21. PSSRA members include all aspects of shipyard and ship-repair organizations, and is dedicated to enhancing their collective capability to provide services to Navy ships in the region through partnership. Huffman spoke about John C. Stennis’ 2016 deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, where it conducted operations in the South China Sea as well as exercises with regional partners and allies….

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