Navantia Opens Washington DC Sales Office

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Navantia expands its international presence with the opening of a new commercial delegation in Washington, USA, which has taken place today, with the assistance of the President of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá, accompanied by the Ambassador of Spain, Santiago Cabanas and representatives of the Ministry of Defense Spain , Spanish Navy and American and Spanish industry in the country. According to Susana de Sarriá, “the opening of this new delegation responds to the objective of strengthening good relations with the Navy and American industry,…

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Stopover in Togo and common patrol

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed as part of the Corymbe mission, Task Group 451.04, composed of the Mistral amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the Commander Birot’s high-sea patrol vessel (PHM) , spent four days in Lome, Togo, from 8 to February 11th. During this stopover, the Mistral and Commander Birot were able to prepare the “Sagne” operational patrol. Conducted with Togolese Oti patrol boat , after the departure on 11 February, this patrol is part of the cooperation with Togo and the other partners of the Gulf of…

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CGAS Corpus Christi receives upgraded HC-144 in Texas

An HC-144B Ocean Sentry, Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi’s newest addition, rests on an airstrip in Corpus Christi, Texas on Feb. 20, 2019. This upgraded aircraft contains improvements that will allow aircrews to gather and process surveillance information that can be transmitted to other platforms and units during flight. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Jessica Wright.

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GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A Frigates

February 20, 2019 – GE Marine will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. This contract is with India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), GE reported today at the Aero India trade exhibition. Under the contract, GE will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for seven ships to support the 14 LM2500 engines previously supplied under a separate contract. Auxiliary equipment and services will include: gas turbine controller, intakes and uptakes, firefighting…

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Essex Amphibious Ready Group Visited Pearl Harbor

February 20, 2019 – USS Essex (LHD 2), other ships of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) visited Pearl Harbor, Feb. 18-20. “Pearl Harbor is rich in military history and its strategic location places it center stage in the Pacific,” said Capt. Gerald Olin, commander, Amphibious Squadron 1. ” The harbors and bases the Navy uses here are among the very best in the world and help ensure that naval forces in the Pacific are trained and ready to respond to any contingency.…

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Wind tunnel testing moves AMRAAM-ER missile closer to production

February 18, 2019 – Raytheon Company successfully completed more than 1,700 rigorous wind tunnel tests on the newest, extended-range variant of the combat-proven AMRAAM® air-to-air missile. Testing is a major step in the missile’s qualification for integration with the NASAMS™ surface-based system. Raytheon engineers recently completed wind tunnel testing on a new, extended-range variant of the AMRAAM® air-to-air missile. Testing is a key step in qualifying the missile for the NASAMS™ launch system. The AMRAAM-ER missile is a ground-launched weapon that will intercept targets at longer distances and higher altitudes.…

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USS James E Williams to Attend Mobile Navy Week

February 21, 2019 – Mobile, Alabama, will serve as the first stop for the Navy Week program in 2019, bringing Sailors and assets to the city in conjunction with the country’s oldest carnival festival, Feb. 27-March 5. Navy Weeks, coordinated by the Navy Office of Community Outreach, are designed to give Americans the opportunity to learn about the Navy, its people, and its importance to national security and prosperity. Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s flagship outreach effort into areas of the country without a…

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NNSY Welcomes USS George H.W. Bush for Dry-docking Planned Incremental Availability

February 21, 2019 – USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Feb. 21, for a 28-month dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA). Dry-docking and maintaining a 103,000 ton, 1,092-foot aircraft carrier is complex work. This DPIA marks the first time George H.W. Bush has not been waterborne since 2006. Requiring an estimated 1.3 million man-days, it will be the most extensive maintenance period for the ship yet and one of the most complex CVN chief of naval operations availabilities in recent NNSY history. The shipyard workforce…

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American Legion Accepting Spirit of Service Award Packages

February 21, 2019 – For the 19th consecutive year, the American Legion will present the Spirit of Service award to an enlisted member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard during a presentation in August. Packages for nominations are now being accepted and must be submitted by May 1. Each service will select one winner based primarily on the level of volunteerism the service member performs off-duty in a local community. The award will be presented by American Legion National Commander Brett Reistad during the annual…

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Netherlands ratifies ship recycling convention

February 20, 2019 – IMO’s treaty for safe and environmentally-sound ship recycling has received another boost. The Netherlands has become the eighth country to become a Party to the Hong Kong Convention. The Convention covers the design, construction, operation and maintenance of ships, and preparation for ship recycling in order to facilitate safe and environmentally sound recycling, without compromising the safety and operational efficiency of ships. Under the treaty, ships to be sent for recycling are required to carry an inventory of hazardous materials, specific to each ship. Ship recycling…

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Russian Baltic Fleet Open Doors Day

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – At the junction of the surface ships of the Baltic Fleet, Open Day was held. During the event, more than 100 high-school students from schools in the Kaliningrad region visited the warships of the Baltic Fleet with excursions. On this day, the guests visited the newest corvettes of the Baltic fleet of Project 20380 “Resistant”, “Savvy” and “Steregushchy”, visited the flagship of the fleet – the destroyer “Nastoychiviy” and other surface ships of the largest naval unit of the Baltic Fleet. Within the framework…

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Snap Inspection for Black Sea Fleet Anti-Sabotage Forces

February 21, 2019 (Google Translation) – The headquarters of the Crimean Naval Base (Navy) carried out a sudden check of the detachment’s readiness to counter sabotage forces and means (PDSS) for action as intended. In the introductory service, detachments using the multi-purpose anti-sabotage boat (PRDK) “Rooks” conducted a survey of a designated section of the Sevastopol Bay water area in order to identify possible explosives, and also examined the underwater part of the ships. In the course of the inspection, the PDRC crew worked out actions to detect underwater swimmers…

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Large Surface Combatant RFI – Shipbuilders Issued

Solicitation Number: N00024-FY19-LSC-005 Agency: Department of the Navy Office: Naval Sea Systems Command Location: NAVSEA HQ Solicitation Number: N00024-FY19-LSC-005 Notice Type: Sources Sought Synopsis: Added: Feb 19, 2019 1:14 pm Modified: Feb 19, 2019 1:43 pmTrack Changes NOTE: This Sources Sought/Request for Information is also posted under multiple NAICS Codes (336611, 334511, 541715 and 611310) in order to reach all interested parties. Only one response is necessary for this announcement. Synopsis: THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A…

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847 NAS Joined by Apaches in Norway

February 21, 2019 – Aircrew and engineers from 847 Naval Air Squadron have found a new friend in the deep freeze of the Arctic Circle after training with Apache attack helicopters. The Wildcat helicopter squadron based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton have been in Norway since January as part of the annual Exercise Clockwork. It is the first time the Apaches, of 4 Regiment Army Air Corps’ 656 Squadron, have worked in the region and their six weeks at Bardufoss air station gave 847 NAS the chance to test…

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HMS Montrose Prepares for Japan Visit

February 21, 2019 – A cross of remembrance floats in the South China Sea over the last resting place of 840 British sailors as HMS Montrose paid her respects to the men of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse. The new battleship and veteran battle-cruiser were sunk just three days after the raid on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 as they tried to stop Japanese forces overrunning Malaysia. Instead, the two ships – the kernel of task group Force Z which Churchill sent to the Far East in a bid…

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