US Navy Contract Announcements May 29, 2019

Timken Gears and Services Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $147,427,099 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-4202 to exercise options for Main Reduction Gear shipsets for Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyers. The Main Reduction Gear shipsets are the set of gears that transmit the power from two main propulsion gas turbines to the propulsion shaft. Each Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer has two gear assemblies; one for each propulsion shaft. Work will be performed in Santa Fe Springs, California (76 percent); Riverside, Missouri (9 percent);…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 28, 2019

Kihomac Inc.,* Reston, Virginia (N68335-19-D-0063); CACI Inc.-Federal, Chantilly, Virginia (N68335-19-D-0064); KDY Automation Solutions Inc.,* Morrisville, North Carolina (N68335-19-D-0065); Willerding Acquisition Corp., doing business as WB Industries,* O’Fallon, Missouri (N68335-19-D-0066); Orbis Sibro Inc.,* Mount Pleasant, North Carolina (N68335-19-D-0067); Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia (N68335-19-D-0068); Engineering and Software Systems Solutions Inc.,* Midwest City, Oklahoma (N68335-19-D-0069); Atec Inc.,* Stafford, Texas (N68335-19-D-0070); Bauer Inc.,* Bristol, Connecticut (N68335-19-D-0071); Power Test Inc.,* Sussex, Wisconsin (N68335-19-D-0072); Artemis Electronics LLC,* Prospect, Kentucky (N68335-19-D-0073); Lockheed Martin Corp. Rotary & Mission Systems Div., Orlando, Florida (N68335-19-D-0075); Atlantic Diving and…

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Belgium Naval & Robotics Awarded MCM Construction Contract

May 22, 2019 – Today, the Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, composed of Naval Group and ECA Group, was awarded the contract to supply twelve mine-hunting vessels to the Belgian and Dutch navies. Equipped with around 100 drones, constituting approximately ten drone systems (toolboxes), six ships are destined for the Belgian Navy, while the other six will be delivered to the Dutch Navy. The contract, worth nearly two billion euros, will last ten years. After a three-year design phase, Belgium Naval & Robotics will launch the production phase of the ships…

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Admiral Moran Confirmed as the 32nd Chief of Naval Operations

May 24, 2019 – Statement from the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Bill Moran following his Senate confirmation as the next Chief of Naval Operations. “I am deeply humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to continue to serve as our Navy’s next Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Richardson and his wife, Dana, are an amazing team that has consistently advocated on behalf of our Sailors and their families. My wife, Patricia, and I are grateful for their service to our Navy and our nation. I look forward…

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Baglietto Navy secures contract for two FFC combat boats for the Italian Navy

May 21, 2019 – Baglietto Navy, the military division of historical boat builder Baglietto, based in La Spezia (Italy), has secured a contract for the construction of two Combat Boats (fast assault crafts) in the framework of the tender launched by Fincantieri on behalf of the Italian Navy. These two vessels will be used by the LHD currently being built by Fincantieri. “Being awarded these two contracts is a huge source of pride for us” – comments Diego Michele Deprati, who heads Baglietto’s Navy Division – “Baglietto can boast a…

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VADM Paul Maddison Appointed First Director of the University of New South Wales’ Defense Research Institute

May 29, 2019 – Vice Admiral Paul Maddison RCN (Ret’d), CMM MSM has been appointed inaugural Director of the University of New South Wales’ Defence Research Institute. Vice Admiral Maddison said the chance to contribute to the national security of Australia was what first and foremost attracted him to the role. “It is an essential challenge to take an innovative idea with the potential to either close a capability gap or to enhance an existing advantage, to develop the necessary support, research, and funding to bring it to life, and…

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Future USCGC William Hart Delivered

May 30, 2019 – Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the future USCGC WILLIAM HART, the 34th Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard took delivery on the 23rd of May, 2019 in Key West, Florida. Bollinger President & C.E.O. Ben Bordelon said, “We are very pleased to announce the latest FRC delivery, the USCGC WILLIAM HART. Previous cutters have been stationed around the nation including Alaska and Hawaii. WILLIAM HART, the third of three fast response cutters to be home-ported in Honolulu, Hawaii will join the…

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Rose Festival Fleet Week

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S.…

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Simón Bolívar 2019 Training Cruise Limited to Caribbean

May 25, 2019 – Under the bright sun of Vargas State, our AB Simón Bolívar School Ship (BE-11), known as the Ambassador without Borders, sailed this Saturday from the Port of La Guaira, to its XXXI Outdoor Training Cruise “Caribe 2019”. The event was attended by the General in Chief Vladimir Padrino López, Sectoral Vice President of Political Sovereignty, Security and Peace and Minister of the Popular Power for Defense, together with the Admiral in Chief Remigio Ceballos Ichaso, Operational Strategic Commander of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces ; Admiral…

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Coast Guard conducts international oil spill drill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

May 23, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian coast guard conducted an oil spill response drill in partnership with the Washington Department of Ecology and the B.C. Ministry of the Environment in the contiguous waters off British Columbia, Canada, and the United States in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Wednesday. Oil spill response equipment was deployed in the vicinity of Port Angeles and Freshwater Bay. The drill used a harmless, non-toxic dye in the water to engage responders as they simulated on water recovery operations with vessels,…

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ARM Jalisco Commissioned

May 24, 2019 – The Secretary of the Navy – Armada de Mexico through the Fourth Naval Region, informs that today was held the Welcome Ceremony to the Ship Oceanic Surveillance Patrol ARM JALISCO PO-167. Cited Surface Unit was built by Mexican labor, in the Shipyard of Marina Número Veinte with headquarters in the Port of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca. The process of construction began on August 9, 2016 with the keel setting, its launch date was May 14, 2018, and was held on November 23, 2018. The ARM JALISCO PO-167…

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Fincantieri Launches LHD Trieste

May 25, 2019 – The launching ceremony of the multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD or Landing Helicopter Dock) “Trieste” took place today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Castellammare di Stabia, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, welcomed by Fincantieri’s Chairman Giampiero Massolo and CEO Giuseppe Bono. This multirole and multipurpose amphibious vessel has been designed since the beginning as a flexible, multi-purpose by design, modular unit with a low environmental impact. It is a Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) capable of deploying aircraft and amphibious vehicles…

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Navy gets early Christmas gift with launch of BRP Jose Rizal

May 23, 2019 (PNA) – Christmas Day came seven months early for the Philippine Navy as its latest ship, the missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), will be formally launched in this city on Thursday morning, marking the fulfillment of the dream of generations of seagoing officers – who have pushed and fought for the acquisition of modern combat units for the naval service. Capt. Jonathan Zata, Navy spokesperson, said the entire Philippine Navy (PN) from ranking and senior officers to the most junior enlisted personnel, is happy with this milestone.…

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Rizal-class frigates acquisition a ‘strategic move’: Navy chief

May 23, 2019 (PNA) – The top official of the Philippine Navy (PN) on Thursday described as a strategic move the commissioning of the missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), which was formally launched at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in this city on Thursday. PN flag-officer-in-command, Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad, said the ship will be the most powerful unit in the PN inventory as it is armed with sensors and weapons capable of detecting and neutralizing any incoming surface, sub-surface and air threats aside from having the capability…

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Philippine Navy to Receive Three Additional MPACs This Year

May 24, 2019 (PNA) – The Philippine Navy (PN) is expected to acquire another three multi-purpose attack craft (MPAC) armed with the Rafael Advanced Defense Ltd. Spike-ER (extended range) surface-to-surface missile system this year. “We have another three (in the process of) building, and they are expected to be delivered this year. They will also be armed with the Spike-ER missiles,” PN flag officer-in-command Vice Admiral Robert Empedrad said in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) shortly after the launch of the missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150),…

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