Posts

KD Kasturi Fires EXOCET MM40 Block II

July 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The successful execution of missile EXOCET MM40 Block II from KD KASTURI and Sea Skua from SUPER LYNX Aircraft in Taming Sari Exercise 19/2019 in South China Sea proved the highest level of alertness of the RMN since its last shooting in conjunction with the Taming Sari Exercise 2014. The success of the shootings was witnessed by Defense Minister YB Tuan Haji Mohamad bin Sabu, Deputy Defense Minister YB Senator Liew Chin Tong and Commander-in-Chief, Admiral Datuk Mohd Reza bin Mohd Sany who was…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements July 18, 2019

ERAPSCO, Joint Venture of Sparton and USSI, Columbia City, Indiana, is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,041,042,690 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacture and delivery of a maximum quantity of 37,500 AN/SSQ-36B, 685,000 AN/SSQ-53G, 120,000 AN/SSQ-62F, and 90,000 AN/SSQ-101B production sonobuoys for fiscal years 2019-2023. Sonobuoys are air launched expendable, electro-mechanical anti-submarine warfare acoustic sensors designed to relay underwater sounds associated with ships and submarines. Work will be performed in De Leon Spring, Florida (51%); and Columbia City, Indiana (49%), and is expected to be completed in September 2025. No funds will…

Read More

Japan’s Latest AEGIS Destroyer Launched

July 17, 2019 – Japan Marine United Co., Ltd. (President: Kotaro Chiba, Head Office: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) launched the 2016 warship for the Ministry of Defense in Japan today at the Yokohama Works Shishi Plant. Prior to the launch ceremony, the ship was named “Haguru,” after “Hakuoyama” in Yamagata Prefecture. The ship will be completed and delivered in March 2020. The ship is the second “Maya”-class destroyer that has improved the performance of the previous “Atago”-class, and has a ballistic missile defense (BMD) function. In addition, it is powered…

Read More

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newest Submarine Nearing Operational Status as Delaware Crew Eats First Meal

July 18, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries took another step toward delivery of the submarine Delaware (SSN 791) to the U.S. Navy when the first meal recently was served aboard the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. On the menu: Salad, sausage and spaghetti with a choice of meat sauce or Alfredo. “The first meal is a significant event in construction for both shipbuilders and the Navy crew,” said Bob Bolden, director of Virginia-class submarine construction at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. “This is a result of shipbuilders and sailors working side…

Read More

US Navy Contract Announcements July 17, 2019

HII Fleet Support Group LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0020); General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0021); M.C. Dean Inc., Tysons, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0022); Prism Maritime LLC,* Chesapeake, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0023); Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0024); and VT Milcom Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0025), are awarded a combined $2,450,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive fee, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price multiple award contract to provide worldwide installation services for all afloat command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and supporting systems, current and future, under the cognizance of the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR).…

Read More

New CNO Announced

July 18, 2019 – Acting Secretary of Defense Richard V. Spencer announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Navy Vice Adm. Michael M. Gilday for appointment to the grade of admiral, and assignment as chief of naval operations, Washington, District of Columbia. Gilday is currently serving as director of the Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. Mike Gilday is the son of a Navy Sailor and a surface warfare officer. He is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He holds…

Read More

L’Adroit Renamed ARA Hipólito Bouchard

July 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the framework of a protocolary visit he supervised the enlistment tasks that are carried out in the OPV that will soon be incorporated into the Argentine Navy and participated in a ceremony in homage to the naval hero Hipólito Bouchard, on the 200th anniversary of the end of his circumnavigation as an Argentine corsair. Toulon, France – The Chief of the General Staff of the Navy, Admiral José Luis Villán, and the Head of the Naval Mission in Europe, Captain Marcelo Ángel Valverde,…

Read More

Admiralty Vector Chart Service Available Online

ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) Online is a shore-based version of the world’s leading maritime chart service that is used on-board most ships trading internationally. Key features of AVCS Online include: ​Supporting shore-based maritime decision-making, such as vessel tracking, planning and Accident and Emergency incidents: Providing world-leading coverage, including all available scales just like AVCS used on ships Similar functionality as ECDIS, including pick reports where you can select a feature for more information ​Extra Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners information, known as the ADMIRALTY Information Overlay ​Can be…

Read More

Navy Announces Commissioning Date for the Future USS Indianapolis

July 16, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has approved the commissioning date for the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17). The Navy will commission the littoral combat ship Oct. 26, 2019 in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The commissioning ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and the entrance of a ship into the active fleet of the U. S. Navy. Burns Harbor is on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and is 160 miles north of Indianapolis. Mrs. Jill Donnelly, the wife of former Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, is the ship’s…

Read More

Vice Admiral Richard Hunt Named President of Fincantieri Marinette Marine

July 16, 2019 – The Board of Directors of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corporation named retired Navy 3-star admiral Richard W. Hunt as the president of the shipyard at its annual board meeting last week. “This move is indicative of Fincantieri’s commitment to growth in the U.S. government business sector, as we solidify our position as a major shipbuilder in the defense industrial base,” said Dario Deste, CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. Deste said that Hunt will focus on expanding the capabilities and capacity of the shipyard, as well as building…

Read More

Repatriation of 32 Indian Fishing Boats from Bangladesh

July 17, 2019 – The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in a coordinated operation with Bangladesh Coast Guard successfully repatriated 516 fishermen along with 32 Indian Fishing boats from Bangladesh on July 16, 2019. These boats were stranded and had taken shelter at Payra in Bangladesh approximately 135 kilometers from IMBL(International Maritime Boundary Line) due to inclement weather and rough sea conditions in the Bay of Bengal. The fishing boats were escorted by two Bangladesh Coast Guard Ships Mansoor Ali and Sadhini Bangla up to the IMBL where they were formally…

Read More

Naval Group Launches First Barracuda Class SSN

July 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – On July 12 2019, during a ceremony presided over by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, Naval Group launched the Suffren, the first of six nuclear submarines of the latest generation in Cherbourg. This event is a key step for the Barracuda program for the benefit of the French Navy. Hervé Guillou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Naval Group, said: “We are proud to have presented to the President of the French Republic the first submarine of the Barracuda-class, a symbol of our…

Read More

Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy at International Naval Salon 2019

July 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – The commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, during a working meeting at the Navy High Command highly appreciated the participation of the fleet in the International Navy Salon-2019 and noted that it contributes to the development of optimal points of interaction with industry in solving the main task of the Navy command to create and the development of a qualitatively new and balanced in composition and combat capabilities of the naval forces. Directly during IMDS-2019, the commander-in-chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai…

Read More

40 Warships and Support Craft for Pacific Fleet Navy Day in Vladivostok

July 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Forty warships, boats, submarines, support ships, 15 pieces of military equipment of coastal troops, 12 aircraft of naval aviation and more than 2 thousand Pacific Fleet servicemen are scheduled to participate in the naval parade and military sports festival. Commander of the naval parade, which will be held in the waters of the Amur Bay, appointed commander of the Primorsk flotilla of diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Vladimir Yakushev. This will be his first parade in the new post. The organizers…

Read More