President Mauricio Macri Attends Closing of Sanitary Fluvial Campaign 2019

June 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Naval Apostadero Buenos Aires congratulated the endowments of the Navy units for their work and toured the patrol car ARA “King”. Buenos Aires – Today in the morning, President Mauricio Macri went to the Naval Apostadero Buenos Aires to formally conclude the Sanitary Fluvial Campaign 2019. He was accompanied by the Minister of Defense, Oscar Aguad; the Minister of Health and Social Development, Carolina Stanley; the Chief of the General Staff of the Navy, Admiral José Luis Villán; and the Chief of…

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US Navy Contracts for June 21, 2019

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is awarded an estimated $72,817,062 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the Transformational Reliable Acoustic Path System (TRAPS) on behalf of the Maritime Surveillance Systems Program Office, Navy Program Executive Office Submarines. The TRAPS capability complements fixed surveillance systems and the surveillance towed array sensor system. TRAPS provides flexible and responsive wide area surveillance for theater antisubmarine warfare commanders worldwide. This contract has a three-year ordering period up to the contract award amount. There are no options. Work will be performed in Long Beach, Mississippi, and…

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Indian Navy Executes OP Sankalp

June 20, 2019 – Indian Navy has deployed, in the Gulf of Oman, to re-assure Indian Flagged Vessels operating/ transiting through Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman following the maritime security incidents in the region. IN Ships Chennai and Sunayna have been deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf to undertake Maritime Security operations. In addition, aerial surveillance by IN aircraft is also being undertaken in the area. The Information Fusion Centre – Indian Ocean Region which was launched by the IN in December 2018 at Gurugram, is…

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Expression of Interest For six P 75(i) Submarines for Indian Navy

June 20, 2019 – As a major initiative towards ‘Make in India’, the Government immediately on taking over has issued the Expression of Interest(s) for shortlisting of potential Indian Strategic Partners (SPs) for “Construction of six Conventional Submarines” for P-75(I) Project of the Indian Navy on 20 Jun 19. The project cost is about Rs 45,000 Crores. This is the second project being undertaken under the latest Strategic Partnership (SP) Model, with the first being the procurement of 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH). This would provide a major boost to…

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CARAT 2019: Building Security Through Maritime Domain Awareness

June 20, 2019 – The U.S. and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted a series of training events focused on maritime domain awareness (MDA), culminating with scenarios conducted by ships and aircraft in the Gulf of Thailand during this year’s Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand. The training included knowledge exchanges focused on techniques and tools used in sharing information against maritime threats, as well as legal discussions and tabletop exercises, to prepare for the hands-on portion of the exercise. According to Lt. David Copeland, MDA expert for Destroyer Squadron…

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HMS Duncan patrols Mediterranean to prevent illegal activity

June 20, 2019 – HMS Duncan is conducting NATO security patrols with Spanish and French ships in the Mediterranean. The Type 45 destroyer left Cartagena this week to take part in Operation Sea Guardian – aimed at combating illegal activities and identifying and mitigating security threats, including terrorism-related, in the region. Portsmouth-based HMS Duncan is working alongside NATO maritime patrol aircraft to monitor shipping, using her state-of-the-art sensors to scan a wide area. During the operation, her boarding team has conducted friendly visits to private and commercial vessels sailing a…

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US Navy releases RFP for guided-missile frigate contract

June 20, 2019 – The U.S. Navy on June 20 released a request for proposals (RFP) for the FFG(X) detail design and construction (DD&C) contract for first 10 guided-missile frigates (one base ship and nine option ships). The RFP provides for a full and open competition and will result in a contract awarded to one company. As described in the Chief of Naval Operations’ “Design for Maintaining Maritime Superiority 2.0,” and in keeping with the National Defense Strategy’s stated goal of achieving a more lethal, resilient and agile force by…

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Don Hamadyk Named Chairman of the National Shipbuilding Research Program Board

June 20, 2019 – Don Hamadyk, director of research and development at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been named chairman of the National Shipbuilding Research Program’s executive control board. NSRP is a national collaboration of private shipbuilders that provides framework to improve shipbuilding processes. NSRP focuses on national shipbuilding and naval practices to improve the efficiency of the U.S. shipbuilding and ship repair industry. Hamadyk, who has worked for Newport News for 38 years, was instrumental in collaborating with the U.S. Navy and industry partners on the…

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Tonga receives Guardian-class Patrol Boat

June 21, 2019 – Australia is stepping up in the Pacific as we continue to take engagement with our regional partners to a new level with the handover of a new Guardian-class Patrol Boat to the Kingdom of Tonga. The Tongan Royal Navy’s Ngahau Koula was received by His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Captain Sione Ulakai, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff to His Majesty’s Armed Forces, at a ceremony in Western Australia. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said the replacement of the Pacific…

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US 4th Fleet and Partner Nations Will Unite for Exercise UNITAS

June 20, 2019 – Chile will host maritime forces from 12 countries to participate in exercise UNITAS LX (60) Pacific from June 24 – July 3. Joining the U.S. and Chile this year are 11 countries including Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. This year’s exercise will include 10 warships that will conduct maritime maneuvering operations in the Pacific Ocean through July 2. U.S. forces participating in UNITAS this year are USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), Mobile Diving and Salvage…

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Fitzgerald Unveils Commemorative Flag

June 20, 2019 – On June 17, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) unveiled a commemorative flag honoring the Sailors who died in a collision in the Sea of Japan two years ago. Designed by current crewmembers, the flag memorializes their seven fallen shipmates. The flag is blue with “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP” emblazoned above the names of the seven sailors. The motto is a common Navy phrase, but all Fitzgerald Sailors embodied that spirit on June 17, 2017 when they fought significant flooding and structural damage following the collision. The…

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Navy to Conduct Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019

June 20, 2019 – Navy installations in the Pacific will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise June 24-28. Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019 is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy security forces in order to effectively respond to threats to installations, commands and units. Joint Region Marianas, Navy Region Japan and Navy Region Hawaii along with their installations will participate in the exercise. This annual exercise, which is conducted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander, Navy Installations Command, uses realistic scenarios to ensure U.S.…

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Over 20 tugs and auxiliaries to support Main Naval Parade in Kronstadt and St Petersburg

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Over 20 tugboats and tankers of various classes from the supply vessels of the Northern and Baltic fleets will be engaged to solve the problems of towing and mooring operations during the preparation and conduct of the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt, as well as to replenish fuel and fresh water ships fleets participating in the event. We are talking about sea and raid tugs, as well as tankers. The crews of support vessels have sufficient practical experience in dealing with…

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SECNAV Names Newest Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship Cherokee Nation

June 21, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship will be named Cherokee Nation in honor of the service and contributions the Cherokee people have made to the Navy and Marine Corps team. “It is my privilege to announce that the many Cherokee Nation citizens who’ve served throughout the years will be remembered with the highest honor a Secretary of the Navy can bestow, the naming of a ship,” said Spencer. “The future USNS Cherokee Nation will expand our…

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Japan Reacts to TU-95 Incursions

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Date and time June 20 (Thu) 1 8:53:32 AM-8:56:18 2 AM 10:21:55-10:23:51 place 1 Okinawa Prefecture South Daito Island territorial sea air invasion: East longitude 131 degrees 00 minutes, north latitude 25 degrees 46 minutes Retirement: east longitude 131 degrees 05 minutes, north latitude 26 degrees 03 minutes 2 Hachijojima territorial sea air invasion of Tokyo : 139 degrees 28 minutes east longitude 33 degrees 13 minutes north Retirement: 139 degrees 44 minutes east longitude 33 degrees 22 minutes north Nationality, model etc. 1…

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