Mississippi returns from Western Pacific deployment

Friends and families of the crew gathered pierside to welcome back the Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) as she returned from a six-month Western Pacific deployment to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 30. The successful completion of her Western Pacific deployment was attributed to the performance of her crew, said Cmdr. Eric Rozek, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Mississippi’s commanding officer. “The men and women of Mississippi worked exceptionally hard to prepare and deploy to the Western Pacific,” said Rozek. “Additionally, the crew was outstanding…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 29, 2018

Dyncorp International LLC., Fort Worth, Texas is being awarded $110,794,370 for modification P00018 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract (N00421-17-C-0033) to provide organizational level aircraft maintenance and logistic support on all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air, and unmanned aircraft and support equipment in support of the Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL). This option exercise also provides for project testing, supportability and safety studies on various NTWL aircraft and weapons systems, off-site aircraft safety and spill containment patrols and aircraft recovery services. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Maryland,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 28, 2018

Auxiliary Systems, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S001); Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N42158-18-D-S002); East Coast Repair, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S003); Epsilon Systems, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S004); G.I. Industrial Marine, Portsmouth, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S005); L-3 Unidyne, Norfolk, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S006); Oceaneering Intl., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S007); Orbis, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (N42158-18-D-S008); Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S009); and Te’cnico Corp., Chesapeake, Virginia (N42158-18-D-S010), are being awarded a combined cumulative $99,567,165 in cost-plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts to provide non-nuclear production support for U.S. naval ship and vessel projects/repairs. The services under these contracts cover welding;…

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Alghero in SNMCMG2

Google Translation On March 20 from Corfu, the Cacciamine Alghero , the unit of the Navy inserted in the second Group of Countermeasures Mine of NATO (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 – SNMCMG2), left yesterday. The stop was scheduled at the end of the Ariadne 2018 mine hunting exercise , held in the waters in front of the port of Patras (Greece) which involved both the naval units of the SNMCMG2 and the Greek navy, as host nation, in addition to the participation of ships coming from Bulgaria, Romania…

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USS Porter Hosts Friends and Family Cruise

USS Porter (DDG 78) hosted more than 100 guests for a friends and family day cruise that included tours of the ship, gun demonstrations, and a steel beach picnic, March 26. The friends and family day cruise is a naval tradition that typically precedes or follows a ship’s deployment. It offers the crew a chance to involve its family members and special guests in the day-to-day operations of life as a Sailor, while also allowing them to spend quality time together. The guest list was comprised of Sailors’ families, friends…

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Abraham Lincoln Tests ATARI

USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was the first kid on the block to get a new ATARI. No, not the iconic gaming system from the 80s, but a system designed to remotely land aircraft on a carrier. Abraham Lincoln’s friends, the other carriers, should be jealous. ATARI, or aircraft terminal approach remote inceptor, was, for the first time ever, successfully demonstrated during a touch-and-go on an aircraft carrier while conducting carrier qualifications and flight testing aboard Abraham Lincoln. ATARI gives Landing Signal Officers (LSOs) the ability to take over and…

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ARA Canal Beagle replicated the Antarctic base Deception

Google Translation The naval transport vessel carried out the tasks of withdrawal of the temporary Antarctic base that was open for 55 days. In navigation- After carrying out various logistical tasks in Antarctica, the ARA transport “Canal Beagle” anchored in Puerto Foster, in front of the Decepción base to carry out tasks of withdrawal of the Antarctic temporary base. With a warm climate for Antarctica (5 degrees) and with little wind, the ARA transport “Canal Beagle” carried out logistical tasks to close its last base of the 2017-18 Summer Campaign…

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USS Hue City Rescues Distressed Mariners

USS Hue City (CG 66) rescued three fishermen March 27 off the coast of Georgia. At approximately 4 a.m. Hue City was notified by the U.S. Coast Guard and guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) that a small craft in their vicinity had issued a distress signal and needed assistance. Hue City Commanding Officer, Capt. Jake Douglas, and the ship’s crew turned to the last known position of the distressed vessel, fishing vessel Barbara Lynn, and began the search. Approximately 20 minutes later, the cruiser’s lookout spotted the flashing strobe…

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US Navy Contract Announcements March 27, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $34,406,262 modification (07) to a previously issued firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (0006) issued against basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0001 for integrated product support and sustaining engineering for F/A-18A-F and EA-18G aircraft in support of the Navy and the governments of Australia, Finland, Kuwait, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, and Spain. Support to be provided includes product support management, design interface, sustaining engineering, supply support, maintenance planning and provisioning, technical data updates, support equipment engineering, and training and software integration. Work will be performed…

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CTF 150’s FS Jean de Vienne Siezes More than 1,160 Pounds of Heroin

French destroyer Jean de Vienne secured their second drug seizure this year in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, March 25. A total of 1,160 pounds of heroin was seized during an operation in the international waters of the Arabian Sea. Jean de Vienne’s seizure is the tenth for CTF150 since January this year; which together with HMAS Warramunga and PNS Aslat totals in excess of 22 tons of narcotics seized. The Jean de Vienne’s Lynx helicopter was conducting routine surveillance in the international waters of the Arabian Sea…

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Michael Murphy Begins Joint Patrols in Oceanic Region

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and the U.S. Coast Guard began joint maritime security patrols designed to reduce and eliminate illegal fishing in the Western Pacific, March 26. The guided-missile destroyer and embarked Coast Guard personnel began a mission called the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI), a U.S. Defense Department program aimed to suppress illicit activities on the high seas. The efforts are concentrated in the exclusive economic zones for the Pacific Island Nations of Oceania.  “This will be Michael Murphy’s third OMSI patrol following previous events in 2014 and…

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Meet Terma at Maritime Security East in Norfolk 2-4 April 2018

Terma will once again be a Gold Sponsor at the 6th Annual Maritime Security 2018 East event being held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, VA. Terma provides solid state technology solutions for Coastal Surveillance, Port Security & VTS, and Perimeter & Border Security as well as Naval Tactical Solutions. Our focus this year will be on the small and efficient X-band, SCANTER 2000 Series Surveillance Radar for security and naval applications.

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ST Marine Launches RSS Fortitude

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), has successfully launched the sixth Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Fortitude, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The ceremony, held at ST Marine’s Benoi Yard, was officiated by Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) and Second Minister for Transport. Ng’s spouse, Michelle Ng was the lady sponsor who named and launched the vessel in accordance with naval traditions. The event was witnessed by many senior officials from the Ministry of…

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National Medal of Honor Museum Names Former 9 11 Memorial Museum President as New CEO

On March 26th, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation announced that distinguished chief executive officer and museum president, Joe Daniels, will take the helm as CEO of the National Medal of Honor Museum, effective April 1, 2018. For 11 years, Daniels directed planning, construction, and the development and operations for the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City. Drawing on the strong connection between 9/11 and the U.S. military, Daniels created a spectrum of events and special programs for thousands of veterans and members of the military, including…

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ITS Carlo Margottini in the United Arab Emirates

Google Translation March 24, the European Frigate Multi Mission (FREMM)   of the Navy arrived in the port of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, where it will stop until Thursday, March 29th. Nave Margottini is the third FREMM unit delivered to the Navy on 27 February 2014 in the “anti-submarine” version and is fitted with state-of-the-art technological systems. Starting from La Spezia on 20 February and coming from Dammam (Saudi Arabia), the unit stops in Abu Dhabi before arriving in Djibouti in April to take command of…

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