US Navy Contract Announcements December 15, 2017

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $571,348,690 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (67 percent); and Schenectady, New York (33 percent). Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $571,348,690 will be obligated at time of award and funds and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. No completion date or additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion program contracts. This contract was not competitively procured in accordance with the…

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USS Pinckney Returns to San Diego After Deployment

USS Pinckney (DDG 91) returned to Naval Base San Diego, Dec. 10, following a six-month deployment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf. Pinckney left her homeport of San Diego in June with an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75. As part of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, the ship and her crew sailed nearly 52,000 miles during the deployment – equivalent to roughly twice around the world. Sailors participated in high-value unit escort missions and supported a joint task force during President Donald Trump’s Southeast…

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Frigate Admiral Grigorovich to join Russian Navy formation in Mediterranean

Admiral Grigorovich of the Black Sea Fleet left Sevastopol December 1st to join the Russian Navy formation in Mediterranean. The ship left Sevastopol after a ceremony devoted to the start of the new training year. The ship is planned to arrive at the assigned area and join the Navy formation consisting of about 15 warships and auxiliary vessels of the Black Sea Fleet.

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 1, 2017

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $48,665,057 undefinitized contract action modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-16-C-5144) for one AEGIS weapon system AN/SPY-1D (V) transmitter group in support of DDG 127.  Work will be performed in Andover, Massachusetts (79 percent); Marlborough, Massachusetts (19 percent); Moorestown, New Jersey (one percent); and Chesapeake, Virginia (one percent), and is expected to be completed by January 2020.  Fiscal 2016 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $22,628,846 will be obligated at time of award and will not…

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EUNAVFOR Teams Up With CTF 150 in Gulf of Aden

Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and EUNAVFOR Task Forces have conducted recent exercises off the coast of Yemen, in the Gulf of Aden, as part of ongoing cooperation and partnership work in the region. CMF’s Task Force CTF150 has a mandate to deny the free use of the high seas to networks supporting terrorism in the wider Indian Ocean; EUNAVFOR’s CTF465 has a mandate (since 2008) to conduct counter piracy operations off the coast of Somalia. Although they have a different focus and aim, both missions complement each other as they…

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NASA astronaut candidate has ties to NAWCWD

Marine Corps Maj. Jasmin Moghbeli, who was a test pilot with Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 31 from March 2014 to August 2015, was recently selected for NASA’s 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class. NASA received a record-breaking 18,300 applicants for the 2017 class, and it was the largest class selected since the year 2000, with 12 slots. Moghbeli, who always dreamed of being an astronaut, credits her vast military test experience, including her time spent with VX-31, as one of the reasons she was…

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Search ends for Sailors in C-2A crash

The U.S. Navy ceased search and rescue operations at 10:00 a.m. Japan Standard Time on Nov. 24 for three Sailors not immediately recovered after a C-2A Greyhound crashed on the afternoon of Nov. 22. USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) led the combined search and rescue efforts with units from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). During the course of two days, seven U.S. Navy and JMSDF ships, three helicopter squadrons and maritime patrol aircraft covered nearly 1,000 square nautical miles in the search for the missing Sailors. Eight Sailors were…

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USS John S. McCain departs Subic Bay en route to Yokosuka

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) departed Subic Bay, Philippines aboard heavy lift transport vessel MV Treasure in route to Fleet Activities Yokosuka Nov. 28. John S. McCain was diverted to Subic Bay Oct. 22 due to poor weather conditions and to repair cracks in the ship’s hull discovered after the ship departed Singapore aboard MV Treasure.  While at anchor in Subic Bay, technicians  inspected the cracks and determined the ship needed additional blocks under it to support and distribute its weight on the heavy lift vessel.    Upon arrival in…

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US Coast Guard Announces More Upcoming Cutter Names

ALCOAST 349/17 – NOV 2017 NEW FAST RESPONSE CUTTERS NAMED FOR COAST GUARD HEROES U.S. Coast Guard sent this bulletin at 11/22/2017 11:32 AM EST   R 221121 NOV 17 FM COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC//CG-092// TO ALCOAST UNCLAS//N05700// ALCOAST 349/17 COMDTNOTE 5700 SUBJ:  NEW FAST RESPONSE CUTTERS NAMED FOR COAST GUARD HEROES  1. In 1830, the Revenue Cutter Service, predecessor to the modern Coast Guard launched its first standardized multi-ship class of cutters. The Morris- class, named for the first cutter in the class, Robert Morris, was designed with a…

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Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrives in Hawaii

The Nimitz Strike Group (CSG 11) arrived in Pearl Harbor Nov. 25 following a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG 11), along with the air wing and strike group staff, departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment June 5. The strike group consists of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9, Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59), and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Shoup…

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The DOGA Award rewarded to Ulstein’s Marine Automation Systems based on X-CONNECT

Together with EGGS Design, Ulstein Power & Control won the DOGA Award for Ulstein’s Marine Automation Systems, currently ULSTEIN IAS™ and ULSTEIN AMS™, based on the X-CONNECT® architecture. The jury stated: “It is impressive to have created such an easy and intuitive system for something as complex as a modern supply ship. There are extreme amounts of information to be presented correctly in the form of good interactions and visual means, and errors can have fatal consequences. Here, EGGS Design show their strategic and design strengths. To mention an example:…

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Wayne E Meyer Participates in Sustainment Exercise

USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) is underway off the coast of Southern California participating in a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX). SUSTEX is a re-certification evolution designed to test the capabilities of the carrier strike group. It evaluates how ships work together in a variety of tactical situations and ensures the strike group and its Sailors are ready to deploy. Wayne E. Meyer will join other assets of Carrier Strike Group 1 on a scheduled deployment early next year.  “Wayne E. Meyer has been working hard to prepare for deployment,” said…

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NAVAIR hosts first orientation flight in a CH-53K King Stallion

Naval Air Systems Command and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, hosted a ‘first of its kind’ orientation flight in the CH-53K King Stallion for Brig. Gen. Nir Nin-Nun, Israeli Air Force, Commander, Air Support and Helicopter Division, during a test flight Nov. 7. The 90-minute orientation flight included various operational maneuvers, landings and takeoffs, providing Nin-Nun a firsthand look at the unique and capabilities of the CH-53K available through full authority fly-by-wire flight controls. “This is the first time we have flown an international ally in the CH-53K,” said U.S. Marine Corps…

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PIRIOU sets up in Senegal

Following the establishment of a naval shipyard in Nigeria in 2004, then in Vietnam in 2006 and in Algeria in 2013, the PIRIOU group carries on its international development and sets up in Senegal. PIRIOU has partnered with NGOM & FRERES- represented by Mr Ababacar NGOM as Managing Director- a major Senegalese actor of the maritime sector for over 20 years. Together they have created “PIRIOU NGOM SENEGAL.” The new company offers services for naval repair and building, especially in the fields of fishing, service vessels and defence. This new…

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