Triumph Wins Huntington Ingalls Industries Contract for U.S. Navy Carrier Overhaul

October 31, 2018 – Triumph Group, Inc. announced today that its Integrated Systems business has been selected by Huntington Ingalls Industries to supply remote valve actuation (RMVA) systems as part of the scheduled overhaul of the USS George Washington (CVN 73) nuclear powered aircraft carrier. Under terms of the agreement, Triumph’s Mechanical Solutions facility in Shelbyville, Indiana will produce 165 RMVAs for the carrier. RMVA systems provide mechanical backup push/pull control, which allows for remote opening and closing of critical valves throughout the ship. Valued for their high level of…

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Italian Navy Begins SMEREX 2018 off Taranto

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – The exercise Submarine Escape Rescue Exercise 2018 (SMEREX 2018) for the search, rescue and escape from a damaged submarine is currently underway until 09 November 2018, in the waters facing Ginosa Marina in the Gulf of Taranto . The objective of the exercise is to test the alarm chain and the national search and rescue system based on the satellite system normally used for the search and location of troubled ships called COSPAS-SARSAT, verifying the correct performance of all the procedures to rescue the…

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Mistral and Commandant Ducuing Cooperate with Nigeria

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 15 to 17, 2018, the Mistral Projection and Command Building (BPC) and Aviso Commandant Ducuing made a stop in Lagos, Nigeria. These two days were dedicated to the influence and the support of the diplomatic action of France in this country. French crews gave operational instructions to Nigerian seafarers in the field of safety, propulsion and combat first aid. The two ships then went back to sea with the Nigerian frigate Unity to conduct a joint training. Tactical evolutions and interactions in…

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La Glorieuse and a Gardian take part in Operation Kuru Kuru 2018

October 30, 2018 (Google Translation) – From October 1st to 12th, 2018, La Glorieuse was deployed in the area of ​​permanent responsibility of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) to participate in the Kuru Kuru regional fisheries control operation 2018, coordinated from the regional fisheries surveillance center (RFSC) based in Honiara (Solomon Islands). The forces of twenty-one nations took part in this operation, which oversaw a large part of the exclusive economic zones (EEZs) of the South Pacific countries. La Glorieuse has thus patrolled international waters between Vanuatu and…

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ST Engineering’s VTHM Division to Build Personnel Barges for US Navy

October 30, 2018 – ST Engineering announced today that its Marine sector secured in the third quarter (3Q) of 2018 about S$431m worth of contracts including options for its shipbuilding business, as well as the ship and rig repair segments for progressive deliveries at its yards in Singapore and the US. These new contracts reinforced the positioning of the Group’s marine sector as a total solution provider for both naval and commercial ships. In the US, the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has awarded its US shipyard a contract, including…

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Leonardo Receives German Contract for Seven OTO 76/62 Super Rapid Systems

October 31, 2018 (Google Translation) – Leonardo has signed a contract with the German Federal Agency for Military Procurement (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Information Technology and Nutzung der Bundeswehr) for the supply of seven OTO 76/62 systems , in Super Rapid version , which will equip the K130 corvettes of the German Navy . Training and supply of spare parts are also planned. With this acquisition, Leonardo ‘s naval equipment becomes the reference defense system for the German Navy , which has already tested its capabilities in the compact version, installed…

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Congressional Research Service Reports on US Navy

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs Navy Frigate (FFG[X]) Program Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program Navy LPD-17 Flight II (LX[R]) Amphibious Ship Program Navy Ship Names Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans

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Fishery Patrol Vessel Shadows Russian Frigate

October 31, 2018 – Royal Navy patrol ship HMS Tyne has monitored a Russian frigate as it passed through the English Channel. The Portsmouth-based vessel kept a watchful eye on the Yaroslav Mudriy, a Russian Neustrashimy-class frigate, last week. Tyne is the latest patrol vessel to be activated this year to monitor the activity of Russian surface ships sailing in or close to the UK’s area of interest. Patrol ship HMS Mersey, destroyer HMS Diamond, and frigate HMS Montrose have all been dispatched to observe Russian vessels passing the UK…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 30, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $365,730,330 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed fee, firm-fixed-price contract for new-construction DDG Aegis Weapon System Baseline K2 development and integration in support of the Republic of Korea Navy. This contract involves foreign military sales to the government of South Korea. This contract will provide for combat system installation, staging and integrated logistics support required for the installation, test and delivery of the Aegis Combat System K2 baselines for three Republic of Korea Navy DDGs. These efforts include program management, system…

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USS John P. Murtha underway for NASA Orion mission testing

October 30, 2018 – USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) is underway to conduct Underway Recovery Test (URT) 7 in conjunction with NASA off the coast of Southern California. URT is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely practice and evaluate recovery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in an open ocean environment that will be used to recover the Orion spacecraft upon its return to Earth. This will be the first time John P. Murtha will conduct a URT mission with NASA. Throughout the history of the program,…

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NTS Adds EMI/EMC Testing at Naval Shock Testing Facility

October 30, 2018 – National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and interoperability testing to its Rustburg, Virginia naval research and test facility. “We’re proud to be known as the premier independent lab in the United States capable of providing all Navy equipment testing – shock and vibration to EMI and EMC.” – Steve Thompson, NTS Rustburg General Manager Located close to Newport News, VA and Washington, D.C., the NTS Rustburg laboratory…

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Raytheon’s Ship Self-Defense System First Link from Surface Ship to JSF

October 30, 2018 – For the first time ever, Raytheon Company’s Ship Self Defense System established a digital air connection between a sea-based U.S. Navy ship and an airborne U.S. Marine Corps Joint Strike Fighter F-35B aircraft. The demonstrations proved the combat system’s ability to share digital tactical data from a JSF across a deployed Expeditionary Strike Group. This capability, also referred to as Link 16 Digital Air Control, or DAC, provides tactical, wireless integration between surface ships and aircraft, enhancing mission effectiveness through expanded situational awareness and interoperability. Shared data…

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SENER and Babcock deliver the sixth upgraded AB-212 helicopter unit to the Spanish Navy

October 29, 2018 – SENER and Babcock have delivered the sixth helicopter to successfully complete its life extension program (PEVH in its Spanish acronym) to the Spanish Defence Ministry’s General Armaments and Materials Department (DGAM in its Spanish acronym). Thanks to this program, seven Spanish Navy AB-212 helicopters that became operational in 1974 will have their useful life extended by at least 15 years, thanks to the addition of advanced equipment and avionics. The seventh and last unit will be delivered by the end of 2018. The upgrade took place…

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WWI Armistice Centennial Commemoration

October 30, 2018 – A Concert of Remembrance including, among other works, Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jerusalem by Hubert Parry, and A Farewell to Arms and In Terra Pax by Gerald Finzi. Presentation and retiring of the Colors by U.S. Army Color Guard, and Singing of the National Anthem by TCCW 140 voice chorus. Post-concert remarks and Q&A with guest conductor Gretchen Kuhrmann, WWI historian Andrew Woods, and Director of British Counsel USA Leigh Gibson. Vocals will be from the internationally acclaimed, The City Choir of Washington…

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