US Navy Contract Announcements April 30, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,421,735,530 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for recurring logistics services for delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter air systems in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities; action request resolution; depot activation activities; Automatic Logistics Information System operations and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 27, 2018

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded $143,270,000 for modification P00018 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0034) to exercise an option to procure 100 full-rate production Lot 15 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (24.5 percent); Walled Lake, Michigan (14.2 percent); Camden, Arkansas (11 percent); Gainesville, Virginia (8 percent); El Segundo, California (5.5 percent); Glenrothes, Scotland (4.5 percent); Clearwater, Florida (4.3 percent); Fort Wayne, Indiana (3.3 percent); Dublin, Georgia (3 percent); Midland, Ontario, Canada (2.8 percent); Spanish Fork, Utah (2.5 percent);…

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Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean

The US Coast Guard and Navy completed a 24-day joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment from Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific embarked USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and conducted 12 fisheries enforcement boardings with the assistance of the ship’s visit, board, search and seizure team and law enforcement shipriders from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. All boardings…

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New Royal Malaysian Navy Training Ships Commissioned

Google Translation Royal Malaysian Navy commissioned (KD) GAGAH SAMUDERA and KD TEGUH SAMUDERA, April 26th at Lumut, officiated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy; Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman bin Hj Ahmad Badaruddin, located at Lumut Base Lumut (TPL). KD GAGAH SAMUDERA and KD TEGUH SAMUDERA is the latest training platform in the navy fleet inventory built to meet the requirements of marine training for RMN citizens. Training boats equipped with combat system, radar, navigation equipment and communication as well as the latest and most up-to-date short-range weapons are not just training platforms…

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2018 Navy Contracting Summit Convenes Military and Business to Discuss Defense Contracting Priorities

More than 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense agencies will gather at the 5th annual Navy Contracting Summit, hosted by the Defense Leadership Forum, on May 7-8, 2018 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Navy, address contracting procedures for small businesses, identify federal contracting resources, and connect prime contractors with new subcontractors. Multiple Navy commands and other services are participating. The Summit program begins at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, May…

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Harris Delivers Millionth F-35 Lightning II Avionics Component

Harris Corporation has delivered more than one million avionics components to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II, while significantly cutting costs and maintaining a near perfect on-time delivery record supporting the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft. Harris today hosted VIPs and a traveling F-35 cockpit simulator as part of an event to recognize excellence in manufacturing quality and supply chain management. The F-35 program represents nearly 400 jobs and hundreds of millions in revenue for Harris each year in addition to hundreds of other suppliers throughout Florida and…

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Innovative Australian technologies to be tested on US Helicopter

Defence scientists will use a retired US Navy Seahawk helicopter to develop fatigue testing technologies, which could transform how military helicopters are managed with the potential to reduce maintenance costs and improve aircraft availability. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the new technologies could have significant benefits for both military and civilian helicopter operators. “In a world first, Defence scientists and engineers are developing a full-scale, structural fatigue test rig that can accurately replicate the loads and forces experienced by a helicopter in flight,” Minster Pyne…

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USS Wasp completes historic patrol in Indo-Pacific Patrol

USS Wasp (LHD 1) returned to Sasebo, April 26, after nearly two months of operations in the Indo-Pacific with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Wasp successfully embarked, maintained, and supported near-daily flight operations of the F-35B Lightning II in that span, part of a first-ever operational deployment of the U.S. Marine Corp’s fifth-generation stealth jet. The operations were part of a routine and regularly scheduled patrol but brought together two San Diego-based destroyers to flex the composite of amphibious ships as an “Up-Gunned Expeditionary Strike Group.” “The crew worked…

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Chinese naval fleet sets sail for Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2018

A Chinese naval fleet consisting of guided-missile destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) and guided-missile frigate Liuzhou (Hull 573) set sail for Indonesia from a military port in Sanya on the morning of Apr. 25 to participate in the Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2018, with a ship-borne helicopter and hundreds of officers and soldiers. The Komodo 2018 multilateral naval exercise will be hosted by the Indonesian Navy from May 3 to 9 in Pulau Lombok Island of Indonesia and nearby waters. Fifty ships, 14 helicopters and 15 fixed-wing aircraft from navies of…

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Japan Coast Guard bolsters fleet with additional HC225 order

Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the customer’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, becoming the largest Super Puma operator in Japan. The new H225 will join the rest of the fleet in security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan. “We are honoured…

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Navy Week Wraps up in New Orleans

After a week of tours, leadership engagements and community relations events, Navy Week New Orleans has finally come to an end with the departure of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), April 25. Navy Week New Orleans provided an opportunity for the citizens of New Orleans to meet and interact with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen. More than 20,000 people toured the five ships that participated in the celebration. “It was an honor and privilege having our service members participate in Navy Week New Orleans,” said Rear…

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National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation to Host Naval Aviation Symposium

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3f5B0es9hc[/embedyt] Glimpse into the history and the future of naval aviation at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Annual Symposium, May 9-11. This three-day event, on board Pensacola Naval Air Station, will feature a golf tournament on Wednesday, followed by distinguished panelists and speakers on Thursday and Friday inside the National Naval Aviation Museum. The theme for the Symposium 2018 is “Leadership in the 21st Century.” Starting at 9:15 a.m. Thursday, the first panel will feature awardees of the prestigious VADM James Stockdale Leadership Award who will share their thoughts…

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USS Farragut Departs Portsmouth

USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Portsmouth, United Kingdom, April 24, following a three-day port visit. Farragut Sailors had the opportunity to visit HMS Victory and other historical sites as they traveled around Portsmouth to become familiar with the history and culture of the region. “Getting off the ship onto a country you’ve never been before is always something new, as you don’t know necessarily know what to expect,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Kevin O’Brien. “The brief time spent in Portsmouth will be cherished and I hope to come back…

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Foreign Ministers Setting Stage for NATO Summit, Secretary General Says

By Jim Garamone NATO foreign ministers are dealing with issues of Russia, Afghanistan and the Middle East during their meeting in Brussels this week, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said April 26th. The meeting is also helping to set up the NATO summit, scheduled to take place in Brussels in July, the secretary general said. The foreign ministers will begin the week with discussions on Russia, Stoltenberg said. Russia’s actions in Georgia, its annexation of Crimea and continuing interference in Ukraine, cyberattacks, and disinformation campaigns concern NATO and has caused…

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