thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Embraer equip the Brazilian Navy for the future

March 29, 2019 – The consortium Águas Azuis was selected as the preferred bidder for the construction of four new corvettes of the Tamandaré class. The consortium Águas Azuis, consisting of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security and Atech has been selected by the Brazilian Navy as the preferred bidder for the construction of four defense ships of the corvette class Tamandaré (CCT). The result, announced March 28, represents a new milestone for the country’s maritime defense and marine industry. Under the leadership of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the member…

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£75m to Revolutionize Royal Navy Operations

April 1, 2019 – Robots and autonomous mine-hunters are set to revolutionise Royal Navy operations after the Defence Secretary announced a £75million injection into pioneering new technology. The funding boost will be spent on two new autonomous mine-hunter vessels with cutting-edge sonars to enable remote mine-hunting at higher range, speed and accuracy in the Gulf, as well as a new joint military and industry hi-tech accelerator, NavyX. The Royal Navy’s new autonomy and lethality accelerator will look to overhaul and turbocharge the way the Royal Navy buys the latest technology,…

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Maritime Defense Strategy LLC Creates Subsidiary Focused on Improved Security

March 29, 2019 – This week Maritime Defense Strategy, LLC (MDS) announced the launch of a new security-focused subsidiary; Ephesian Security. The new business unit will feature solutions for both physical and cybersecurity solutions, improving what is often a fragmented approach for MDS customers and other maritime-oriented organizations facing increased threats. The catalyst for Ephesian Security was existing Maritime Defense Strategy LLC customers, and the maritime industry explains Mark Perry, Director of Sales & Marketing, “Maritime Defense Strategy LLC customers were challenged to mount effective physical and cybersecurity programs. They invited us to…

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US Navy Contracts for March 29, 2019

AECOM Technical Services Inc., Morrisville, North Carolina (N62470-19-D-8022); Aptim Federal Services LLC, Alexandria, Virginia (N62470-19-D-8023); CH2M Hill Constructors Inc., Englewood, Colorado (N62470-19-D-8024); Environmental Chemical Corp., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N62470-19-D-8025); Fluor Intercontinental Inc., Greenville, South Carolina (N62470-19-D-8026); and Perini Management Services Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts (N62470-19-D-8027), are each awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award global contingency construction contract with provisions to issue cost-plus-award-fee or firm-fixed-price task orders for global contingency construction projects worldwide. The maximum dollar value including the base period and four option years for all six contracts combined is $975,000,000. The…

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FS Capricorne Visits Constanta

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The sea lover “Lt. Lupu Dinescu ” participated on Thursday, March 28th, in training with the French captain” Capricorne “(M-653), in the territorial waters of Romania in the Black Sea. The main purpose of the exercise is to maintain a high level of training of Romanian military seamen. The work is part of the NATO package of measures to increase confidence among the Allies and to strengthen security in the Black Sea area and contributes to achieving tactical interoperability between the two seas. After…

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Regele Ferdinand Joins SNMG2

March 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Regele Ferdinand frigate left the Constanţa military port Thursday, March 28, to join the NATO Navy Maritime Group NATO Permanent Navy Group, which includes military ships from Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey. NATO Naval Group will carry out maritime surveillance missions in the Black Sea by 18 April to strengthen measures to discourage security challenges in the region, but there are also stopovers in the ports of Trabzon (Turkey), Constanta and Poti ( Georgia) to restore combat capability. This month is 15 years since…

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Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Rescues Sea Turtles in Gulf of Guinea

March 27, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC 910) rescued two loggerhead sea turtles in the Gulf of Guinea while conducting routine training in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations, March 23, 2019. A Coast Guarsdman standing watch spotted the sea turtles tangled in a commercial fishing net. The officer of the deck instructed crew members to deploy a small boat crew to safely cut the distressed turtles free of the net. “I was able to work with my fellow crew members to help save not one but…

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US Navy Contracts for March 28, 2019

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $71,345,504 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering and integrated logistics support to maintain the T/AV-8B Harrier during the aircraft’s Post-Production Support Phase. Work will be performed at St. Louis, Missouri (75 percent); Warton, Lancashire, United Kingdom (11 percent); Cherry Point, North Carolina (10 percent); Yuma, Arizona (3 percent); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in December 2023. No funds will be obligated at time of award; funds will be obligated on individual delivery orders as they…

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Ike Returns to Sea Following Planned Incremental Availability

March 28, 2019 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) returned to sea March 28 following a scheduled planned incremental availability (PIA) during which the ship received innovative upgrades. One of the upgrades of note was the installation of the NULKA decoy system. “A disciplined and thoughtful approach to the basics brought us here,” said Capt. Kyle Higgins, Ike’s commanding officer of seeing the ship get underway. “We’ve been training for this for quite some time and invested a tremendous amount of sweat along the way. The hard work every…

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Former Government Contractor Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge of Willful Retention of National Defense Information

March 28, 2019 – Harold Thomas Martin III, age 54, of Glen Burnie, Maryland, pleaded guilty today to the federal charge of willful retention of national defense information. The guilty plea was announced by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur for the District of Maryland, Assistant Director John Brown of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division and Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer L. Moore of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office. “The American people entrusted Harold Martin with some of the nation’s most sensitive…

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Ships Announced for 2019 New York City Fleet Review

March 27, 2019 – Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 22-28. It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. Ship and pier locations include: Manhattan, Pier 88: (Tours will be closed Sunday, May 26) • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), from Mayport, Florida will embark…

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JMSDF Catches North Korean-Flagged Tanker SAEBYOL Engaged in Illegal Oil Transfers

March 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – March 2nd (Saturday) dawn, the North Korean flagged tanker “SAEBYOL (Sebyul)” (IMO number: 8916293) and small vessels of unidentified flag on the high seas of the East China Sea (approximately 390 km south of Shanghai) The supply ship “Umi” (Sasebo) of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Maritime Supply Corps affirmed that they were in close contact with him. The two ships were connected at night (lightly attached) and then the lights were turned on and the hoses were connected, so there was a…

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HMAS Melbourne sets sails for final year of service

March 28, 2019 – On a clear autumn afternoon, before a backdrop of Sydney Harbour, HMAS Melbourne departed Fleet Base East this week for a voyage through the Pacific and South East Asian waters. The Commanding Officer of HMAS Melbourne, Commander Marcus Buttler said he was looking forward to the next few months. “It’s sad to think about those at home when we sail from Sydney on deployment, but I’m excited about what the ship and crew will achieve on this trip,” he said. Melbourne will visit locations across the…

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Leaders in Ocean Drones and Sensors Merge to Form Sofar Ocean Technologies

March 28, 2019 – Ocean data startup Spoondrift and OpenROV, maker of underwater drones, today announced they have merged to form Sofar Ocean Technologies. In tandem with the merger, Sofar announced a $7 million Series A financing round led by Peter Rive (SolarCity founder and CTO), with participation from True Ventures and David Sacks’ Craft Ventures. Peter Rive will be joining as chairman and taking an active role in the company. Sofar’s market leading products are already used by thousands of customers around the world, including researchers studying the health…

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USNS Fall River Arrives in Kuching for Pacific Partnership

March 28, 2019 – USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4), a Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport ship, arrived in Kuching, Malaysia as part of Pacific Partnership 2019, March 27. Malaysia has participated each year since Pacific Partnership began in response to the December 2004 tsunami that devastated parts of South and Southeast Asia. The mission has evolved over the years from emphasis on direct care to an operation focused on enhancing partnerships through host nation subject matter expert and civil-military exchanges. “A lot of hard work has gone into the…

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