US Navy Contracts For August 23, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $2,426,326,544 for modification P00002 to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract N00019-19-D-0015 F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter initial spares for the Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, non-U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Spares to be procured include global spares packages, base spares packages, deployment spares packages, afloat spares packages and associated consumables. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.4%); El Segundo, California (9.1%); Owego, New York (8.6%); Samlesbury, United Kingdom…

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HMS Duncan Refueled by USNS Alan Shepard

August 22, 2019 – HMS Duncan, one of two operational Type 45s, met up with USNS Alan Shepard to refuel before heading back to duties protecting British-flagged shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. Alongside HMS Montrose, the Type 45 destroyer is committed to ensuring freedom of navigation and safeguarding global trade passing through the narrow channel between Oman and Iran. Protection of one of the busiest waterways in the world is thirsty work for an 8,500-tonne warship, meaning her pit stop with the Americans keeps her ticking along for further…

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SLNS Parakramabahu Commissioned in Colombo

August 22, 2019 – The vessel P 625, acquired by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) from the People’s Republic of China in a bid to increase the operational capability of the island’s sea arm, was commissioned as SLNS ‘Parakramabahu’ on a ceremonial note by the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena at Colombo today. Religious dignitaries of all faiths including the Venerable Maha Sangha, Secretaries to the Ministries including the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General (Rtd) Shantha Kottegoda, the Ambassador to the People’s…

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Russian Navy Hopes For Six Submarines in 2020 for First Time in 28 Years

August 23, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Navy will receive six submarines, including four nuclear-powered subs in 2020 for the first time over the past 28 years, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. Last time, the Russian Navy received the same number of submarines in 1992. After that, domestic shipbuilders delivered two-three subs to the Russian Navy a year while in 1997-2012, Russia’s subsurface force could get one submarine a year at best or no sub at all. Since 2013, new submarines have been regularly…

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NMRC Seeks to Improve Disabled Submarine Rescue Survival

August 23, 2019 – Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) scientists presented their research, “Determining DISSUB survival rates rescued subjects using Submarine Rescue Diving and Recompression System (SRDRS) standard operating procedures,” during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Kissimmee, Florida Aug. 22. “The Undersea Rescue Command in San Diego made the initial request to evaluate survivability,” said Lt W. Rainey Johnson, undersea medical officer. “Supporting disabled submarine (DISSUB) rescue is a pillar of the Undersea Medicine Department (UMD) research mission.” Survivability was evaluated following current Navy standard operating procedures…

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RIMPAC 2020 wants you to design their logo

August 23, 2019 – The world’s largest maritime military exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), is holding a competition to find a logo for its 2020 session. This is an exciting opportunity for any artist, designer or creative person who would like to see their work featured as the exercise’s official branding for stationary, press releases, websites, social media, coins, shirts, hats, and more. The winner will also be officially recognized by the Commander of the U.S. Third Fleet. Held every two years since 1971, RIMPAC brings an international collection of…

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RFA Tidesurge Being Kept Busy

August 22, 2019 – One minute you’re saluting your namesake in his ancestral home, the next you’re taking onboard 70 tonnes of fuel to keep you powering through the North Sea. Refueling in the North Sea is HMS Sutherland. Providing the black gold, new tanker RFA Tidesurge, supporting the work of the Royal Navy in home waters. The 39,000-tonne auxiliary is the third of four Tide-class tankers built to support the UK’s new aircraft carriers and their task groups, delivering fuel to power both the warships and the jets and…

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USNS Puerto Rico Successfully Completes Integrated Sea Trials

August 23, 2019 – USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship Aug. 22. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard following two days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. Integrated Trials combine Builder’s and Acceptance Trials, allowing for the shipyard to demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey the operational capability and mission readiness of all the ship’s systems during a single underway period. During trials, the shipbuilder conducted comprehensive tests to demonstrate the performance…

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Russian Navy Training Ship Perekop Enroute to Pacific Via Northern Route

August 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, in accordance with the task set by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, to improve the naval practice of cadets at the naval educational institutions of the Navy’s Military Training and Research Center, the Perekop training ship will leave Kronstadt and head for the Barents Sea. The passage of the ship, on board of which there are cadets of the navigational-hydrographic faculty of the Naval Institute (Naval Corps named after Peter the Great), cadets of the faculty of power plants…

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Contract for Upgrade of Del Pilar Class Figates Awarded

August 23, 2019 – A South Korean defense manufacturer has won the contract for the Philippine Navy’s Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Project to beef up the ship’s electronic capabilities and patrolling operations, the Department of National Defense said on Friday. Based on the Notice of Award posted on DND’s official website, the project will be awarded to Hanwha Systems Co., Ltd. “This is to inform you that the proposal of Hanwha Systems Co., Ltd. for the Del Pilar Class Frigate Upgrade Acquisition Project of the Philippine Navy, with a…

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US Navy Contracts For August 22, 2019

Diversified Maintenance Systems Inc.,* Sandy, Utah, is awarded a maximum amount $90,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for other specialty trade contractors construction alterations, renovations and repair projects at Naval Bases Coronado, Point Loma, and San Diego, and Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar. Projects will be primarily design-bid-build (fully designed) task orders or task order with minimal design effort (e.g. shop drawings). Projects may include, but are not limited to, alterations, repairs, and construction of electrical, mechanical, painting, engineering/design, paving (asphaltic and concrete), flooring (tile work/carpeting), roofing, structural repair, fencing, heating, ventilation, and…

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Rio de Janeiro Navy Fuel Depot Acquires Armored Vessel

August 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – This month, the newly incorporated Barracuda Armored Vessel went into operation at the Rio de Janeiro Navy Fuel Depot (DepCMRJ). The employment of the vessel at DepCMRJ will be exclusively geared towards organic security actions to prevent / respond to invasions, traffic, anchoring and irregular fishing within the maritime security area of ​​this military organization. With capacity for five crew, the boat has a 300HP engine, a total length of 6.50m, a mouth of 2.54m and a maximum speed of 34 knots. The main…

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LCAC 66 disassembled, removed from fleet service

August 22, 2019 – After nearly 25 years of mission tests, Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) 66 will be disassembled and demolished signifying its removal from fleet service. The primary role of the LCAC is to provide sustained, over the horizon, ship-to-shore movement of Marine Corps personnel and equipment during amphibious assaults. It is also used during humanitarian relief missions to transport personnel. “LCAC 66 became an in-service special asset assigned to Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) in December 1994,” said Mitch Martin, NSWC PCD, lead…

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Submarine Sheean home after busy deployment

August 22, 2019 – After departing from Fleet Base West in early April, HMAS Sheean recently returned to her homeport to the delight of waiting families and friends. Among those welcoming Sheean back was Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, and Commander Submarine Force, Captain Doug Theobald. Once alongside, Sheean’s crew eagerly came ashore to be reunited with their loved ones. Sheean’s Commanding Officer, Commander Darren White, said while submariners expected to spend a lot of time at sea, coming home was always a highly anticipated event. “Just knowing…

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Japan Details Assistance of Allies in Monitoring North Korean Shipping

August 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Canadian Navy frigate “Ottawa” has responded to illegal maritime activities including “Setori” of North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by the UN Security Council resolution. As a ship, we plan to conduct a third surveillance surveillance since last year. In early September, Australia is scheduled to conduct a fifth aircraft warning surveillance from last year based on the United States Armed Forces Kadena Air Base based on the UN Army Status Agreement. Japan has united the international community to realize the disposal of all…

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