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QinetiQ North America Wins Electronic Grounding Unit Contract with Electric Boat

September 16, 2019 – QinetiQ North America (QNA) has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) to design, test and qualify a next generation Electronic Grounding Unit (EGU) for VIRGINIA Class submarines. The EGU is a submarine engineroom component of the VIRGINIA Class active shaft grounding (ASG) system. The submarine ASG system assists with reducing electromagnetic fields external to the hull and also contributes to reducing corrosion. This is QinetiQ North America’s second contract with Electric Boat. The first contract was awarded in December 2017 for the…

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Naval Special Warfare Acquisition Corps Established

September 16, 2019 – Navy announced the establishment of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Unrestricted Line (URL) Officer Acquisition Corps (AC) and Major Program Manager (MPM) career path in NAVADMIN 214/19, Sept.16. The NSW URL AC will professionalize an acquisitions career path for SEAL officers and build a cadre of leaders who can expertly develop, field, and sustain capabilities needed for NSW’s and the Navy’s future operating environment. Experience, education, and certification requirements for major acquisition command selection result in career patterns different from URL officers who serve exclusively in…

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Bolivian Delegration at SIMA Callao September 16-30

A delegation of the Bolivian Navy is carrying out an internship program in our Operation Center of Callao, from Monday 16 to September 30, with the purpose of observing and knowing the facilities and technical capabilities of the Shipyard. As part of the programmed activities, technical talks are held in the SIMA Callao auditorium, on integrated management systems, industrial safety, processes for the design and construction of ships and metalworking structures, quality control in shipyard production processes, among Other topics of interest. In addition, they will conduct guided visits to…

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Rolls-Royce achieves 50th MT30 production milestone

September 12, 2019 – The 50th MT30 gas turbine has come off the Rolls-Royce build line in preparation for dispatch to Japan. The MT30 is the world’s most powerful in-service marine gas turbine and gives operators efficiency and reliability in a compact package with a market-leading power-to-weight ratio. The MT30 is already the engine of choice for some of the world’s most advanced naval platforms including the Royal Navy’s Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers and Type 26 global combat ship, the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Freedom Class variant and DDG-1000…

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Wargaming software handed over to Indian Navy

September 16, 2019 – Institute for Systems Studies and Analysis (ISSA) Delhi, a premier DRDO laboratory, has designed and developed a new generation Wargaming Software in collaboration with Maritime Warfare Centre, Visakhapatnam to meet the contemporary operational and tactical level wargaming requirement for the Indian Navy. The Wargaming Software was handed over by Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO Dr. G Satheesh Reddy to Vice Chief of the Naval Staff Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar at ISSA, here today. The key focus has been to create a wargaming…

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Portugal hosts maritime exercise in support of NATO’s Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative

September 20, 2019 – Dozens of unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles from NATO countries are gathering in Portugal from 11 to 27 September 2019 to test new technological advances in unmanned maritime systems networks. The exercise is being held in the Sesimbra and Troia Peninsula area in the south of Lisbon. Exercise REP (MUS) 19 is an opportunity to test the interoperability of maritime unmanned systems technologies and to test procedures and tactics for Maritime Unmanned Systems used by NATO countries. Around 800 personnel from the Portuguese Navy, as…

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Navy Lays Keel of Future USS Savannah (LCS 28)

September 20, 2019 – The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Savannah (LCS 28) at Austal USA’s shipyard Mobile, Ala., on Sept. 20. The ship’s sponsor, Dianne Isakson, wife of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, authenticated the keel for the 14th Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) during the ceremony. “We are honored to lay the keel of what will one day be a magnificent combat ship that will defend our great country as our Sailors operate her around the globe,” said Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 20, 2019

Perspecta Enterprise Solutions LLC, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a $656,861,974 modification to previously awarded, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00039-13-D-0013) for the existing Next Generation Enterprise Network contract. The total cumulative face value of the contract is a maximum of $656,861,974. This contract modification will extend the contract’s Option Year Six (OY6) period of performance by four months, extending the potential ordering period from June 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2020. Additionally, subject to the government exercising the contract’s Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause 52-217-8 (option to extend services), the OY6 ordering…

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NATO Exercise Dynamic Move 2019 hosted by Mine Countermeasure Force Command

September 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Started September 2, Dynamic Move 2019 saw the participation of military and civilians from 16 countries. Throughout the period the training audience was continuously tested in conducting a mine countermeasure operation in a multiminaccia environment. Using an elaborate simulation software, highly realistic training solutions were proposed, dynamically modifying the planned sequence of scheduled events according to the reactions of the participants. The exercise thus allowed to experiment with different tactical procedures for finding mines, remote-controlled underwater vehicles (ROVs) and autonomous vehicles (AUVs), as well…

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Comfort Begins Medical Services in Grenada

September 16, 2019 – Senior leadership from the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) alongside partner and host nation representatives attended an opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the ship’s seventh medical mission stop in St. George’s, Grenada, Sept. 15. While in St. George’s, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nations to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity. “It is truly a pleasure and honor to be here to welcome…

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Saudis Join International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation

Saudi Arabia has decided to join the International Alliance for the Safety and Protection of Maritime Navigation and ensure the safety of sea lanes, an official source at the Ministry of Defense said. This international alliance aims to protect merchant ships by providing safe navigation to ensure free shipping and international trade and to protect the interests of participating countries, thereby enhancing the security and safety of merchant ships passing through the corridors. The IOSCO’s area of ​​operation covers the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandab, the Sea of ​​Oman and…

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Discover the role of a NATO maritime expert

September 19, 2019 – Paul Beckley grew up in Long Island in south-eastern New York State. When he was a young boy, he liked watching the fishing boats entering the marina. “I loved the smell of the salt air,” says Paul. “Few years after, I joined the US Naval Academy. I was 18 years old.” “Imagine 8,000 personnel of both ships doing at the same time complex maneuvers and sharing of resources between their naval vessels to host their respective aircraft. Everything went well. It was an amazing and humbling…

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Second new federal police service ship put into service

September 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – On September 18, 2019, the second new service vessel of the Federal Police, the BP 82, christened “Bamberg”, was blessed and put into service at the Cruise Center in Rostock-Warnemünde. The baptism of the ship’s name “Bamberg” expresses the solidarity of the Federal Police with the city of Bamberg. In the Bavarian city is the largest training center of the Federal Police. The BP 82 “Bamberg” replaces the obsolete BP 21 “Bredstedt”. One of her sister ships, the BP 81 “Potsdam”, was put into…

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Virginia-Based Sailors, Marines Return Bahamas HADR Mission

September 18, 2019 – Sailors and Marines returned to Norfolk, Virginia, this week after providing unique military capabilities supporting relief to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The service members came from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG); Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron (HM)-14 and HM-15; and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 and HSC-26. Under the direction of U.S. Northern Command, the Bataan ARG provided support to the U.S. Agency for International Development enabling the broader effort to address the acute humanitarian needs of the Bahamian people. The Bataan ARG, comprising…

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Navies of Argentina and Chile meet to analyze and evaluate procedures

September 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – This in order to increase and stimulate communication in the Naval Austral Area (ANAU), increasing knowledge and cooperation in the activities that both institutions carry out together. On the occasion of the XXXII Bilateral Meeting between the Naval Austral Area (ANAU) and the Third Naval Zone, on Monday, September 16, the minutes of agreements between the two institutions were signed, which allow the yearning for cooperation in the naval and maritime field, inspired by the Treaty of Peace and Friendship of 1984. The firm…

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