Coast Guard Releases Request For Information For Polar Star Service Life Extension Project

The Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) July 18 to gather market research for the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star service life extension project (SLEP) as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program (ISVS). The SLEP effort will recapitalize a number of major systems – including machinery control and propulsion power distribution systems – and extend the service…

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U.S. Government Awards Lockheed Martin Contract to Begin Production of Multi-Mission Surface Combatant for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The U.S. government awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) award for the production of the Multi-Mission Surface Combatant for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Lockheed Martin is being awarded a contract totaling $450 million to begin the detailed design and planning for construction of four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSC) that will be built at Fincantieri Marinette…

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Iwo Jima, 26th MEU Complete MDVR

USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and embarked Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Aqaba, Jordan, after completing a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR) maintenance availability, July 13. MDVRs are scheduled availabilities to complete repairs and maintenance, allowing a ship to continue to be fully mission capable throughout the remainder of its deployment. “The MDVR gave us the opportunity…

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RSS Daring and RSS Resilience Retire After Decades of Distinguished Service

The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) decommissioned two Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs) RSS Daring and RSS Resilience at a sunset ceremony at Tuas Naval Base July 19. Officiated by Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral (RADM) Lew Chuen Hong, the ceremony marked the progressive handing over of duties from the PVs to the new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs). The Fearless-class PVs, which…

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Caspian Flotilla Exercises With Southern Military District Aircraft

The ships of the Caspian Flotilla took part in the final phase of a large-scale tactical exercise with aviation units of the Southern Military District (YUVO). When performing training missions, a detachment of warships in the small missile ship “Uglich” and a small artillery ship “Astrakhan” entered into a sea battle with a predominantly large group of ships of the…

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Navy Federal Names New Chief Operating Officer

Navy Federal Credit Union announced Mary McDuffie has been promoted to serve as the organization’s chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2018. McDuffie takes over for John Peden, who retired after 43 years of service to the credit union. “Mary is a talented and trusted leader here at Navy Federal” “Mary is a talented and trusted leader here at Navy…

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Decommissioned Frigate USS McClusky Expended as Target During RIMPAC 2018

Live fire from a ship and an aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned frigate USS McClusky (FFG 41) in waters 15,000 feet deep, 55 nautical miles north of Kauai, Hawaii, July 19. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) provided participating units the opportunity to gain proficiency and confidence in their weapons and systems through realistic…

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SPAWAR Enterprise Launches Accelerated Acquisition War Room to Speed Delivery of Technology to the Fleet

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (DASN (RDT&E)), in collaboration with Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I), announced the launch of the first satellite version of the accelerated acquisition war room to the SPAWAR workforce June 27. The accelerated acquisition war…

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Russia launches trials of Poseidon underwater drone that can carry nuclear warheads

Google Translation Russia’s Defense Ministry has launched the trials of Poseidon underwater drones at its testing ranges, the ministry’s press office reported on Thursday. “Trials have been organized at the ranges of the Defense Ministry of Russia to confirm the dynamic characteristics of the apparatus [Poseidon] during launches in a real environment and to check the parameters of the apparatus’s…

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Tall Ship Juan Sebastián de Elcano Visits Charleston

Between July 11 and 17, the school ship ‘Juan Sebastián de Elcano’ made a stopover in Charleston (South Carolina, USA), which was the sixth visit to this port in its 90 years of service, being the previous one in 1985 33 years ago. Charleston has been the tenth visited port and the eighth in the Americas. The United States has…

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Castilla Departs Rota for Operation Atalanta

Google translation The Amphibious Assault Ship “Castilla” has sailed July 19th from the Naval Base of Rota to join the operation Atlanta of the European Union whose objective is the fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean, where it will remain until the month of December. The farewell ceremony was presided over by Admiral de la Flota, Juan Rodriguez Garat.…

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NSWC Philadelphia Turbine Refurbish Contract Expected to Save Navy Millions

The U.S. Navy projects saving of more than $100 million over the next five years following a contract award to refurbish propulsion gas turbine parts for surface combatants, the command announced July 19. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) field activity, awarded the contract to leverage and expand existing affordability and innovation initiatives…

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HMAS Adelaide docks Amphibious Assault Vehicles

Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD), HMAS Adelaide has achieved another significant milestone on Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 (RIMPAC 18) by embarking thirteen US Marine Corps Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAV). The 3d Marine Regiment combat vehicles were embarked during an amphibious docking operation which saw them ‘swim’ 1800 metres from the beach to where the ship remained at station off…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 18, 2018

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is awarded a $72,520,873 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Higgins (DDG 76) fiscal 2018 Extended Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Higgins. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 19, 2018

Rockwell Collins Government Systems, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded an $82,621,600 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to manufacture and deliver the AN/ARC-210 family of radio equipment. The base requirement is for a maximum of 550 GEN 6 (RT-2036(C)) radios and a maximum of 1,150 units of associated ancillary equipment in support of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other government agencies and…

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