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George Bernard Shaw Port Call in Liverpool

August 19, 2019 – New Irish patrol vessel George Bernard Shaw is in Liverpool this weekend for a three-day break from patrols. Sailors from HMS Eaglet, home to the Royal Navy in northwest England, welcomed LE (Long Éireannach) George Bernard Shaw to the city earlier today. The P60 Samuel Beckett-class offshore patrol vessel is berthed at Huskisson Dock in Bootle to give her 44 crew a few days ashore. The ship’s commanding officer Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Phillip Dicker said: “Members of the ship’s company are very much looking forward…

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Type 052D Xi’an Visits Alexandria Before Transiting Suez Canal

August 16, 2019 – Chinese missile destroyer “Xi’an” of the 32nd Chinese naval escort fleet arrived at the port of Alexandria Naval Base of Egypt on Friday for a four-day technical stop. Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang and other diplomats of the Chinese embassy in Egypt as well as more than 300 representatives attended the welcoming ceremony and boarded the ship for a tour. Representatives of the Egyptian Naval Forces and the Commander of the Alexandria Naval Base Hisham Safwat also attended the ceremony. This year marks the 70th…

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Teledyne Awarded $22 Million AUV Contract

August 19, 2019 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments, Inc., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and related monitoring and communications acoustic systems. The initial 2019 value of the contract is approximately $5.4 million. The award has a maximum value of $22.2 million through December 2024, if all contract options are exercised. “For more than a decade, Teledyne has been the leading provider of autonomous underwater gliding vehicles to the…

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US Navy Contracts For August 19, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $32,111,547 for modification P00005 to delivery order N00019-19-F-2512 under previously issued against basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This award procures modification kits and special tooling for modification and retrofit of delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters for the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in June 2025. Fiscal 2019 aircraft procurement (Air Force, Marine…

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Carrier Air Wing 5 Commander Makes 1,000th Arrested Llanding

August 19, 2019 – Capt. Michael Rovenolt, the commander of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW 5), joined an elite group of naval aviators when he executed his 1,000th arrested carrier landing aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Aug. 17. The milestone is a testament to Rovenolt’s service and time spent operating in the forward-deployed carrier environment. Naval aviation began with naval aviator 1 in 1911. Since then, more than 180,000 aviators have earned their wings. Among that long lineage, only a small percentage have reached the career…

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Admiral Gorshkov Group Home From Global Circumnavigation

August 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, a detachment of ships and support vessels of the Northern Fleet, led by the frigate Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Gorshkov, arrived in Severomorsk after completing the tasks in the far ocean zone. In addition to circumnavigation, the frigate, along with the Elbrus multi-purpose logistics support vessel and the Nikolay Chiker rescue tug, took part in the Main Naval Parade at the Kronstadt Raid and in the Ocean Shield-2019 inter-naval exercise. Severomorsky spent 175 days far from the permanent base.…

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New Guardian Arrives in the Pacific

August 17, 2019 – The third of 21 Guardian-class patrol boats donated by Australia to partners in the Pacific region has been escorted to Tonga by HMAS Armidale. The soon to be commissioned ship, Ngahau Koula was delivered to Tonga as part of the Australian Government’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. Lieutenant Commander Paul Hardman, Commanding Officer of HMAS Armidale said it was an honor to escort the ship to one of Australia’s key partners in the Pacific region. “Tonga is one of Australia’s key partners in the Pacific region. The…

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USS Oklahoma City Returns From Regional Patrol

August 19, 2019 – USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723) returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, Aug. 18. Oklahoma City conducted routine patrols throughout the Indo-Pacific region in support of maritime security operations that promote stability while maintaining key partnerships with allies across the region. “I am extremely proud of my crew and the hard work and dedication they put into accomplishing several extremely challenging missions,” said Cmdr. Steven Lawrence, commanding officer of Oklahoma City. “They performed superbly on multiple operations in the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility.” Oklahoma City…

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HMS Medway Shadows RFS Marshal Ustinov

August 16, 2019 – The Royal Navy has kept a permanent eye on the second Russian warship to sail through the Channel in a week. HMS Medway followed the progress of veteran cruiser Marshal Ustinov as she sailed from the North Sea, past Dover and into the Channel. The brand-new patrol ship – on her first mission – was dispatched from Portsmouth to spend 36-hours monitoring the Ustinov before handing over to the Marine Nationale as the Russian warship continued south past France. The Ustinov’s journey is the latest activity…

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US Navy Contracts For August 16, 2019

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $199,591,538 firm-fixed-price contract for MK 15 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) upgrades and conversions, system overhauls, and associated hardware. CIWS is a fast-reaction terminal defense against low- and high-flying, high-speed maneuvering anti-ship missile threats that have penetrated all other defenses. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $367,195,456. Work will be performed in Louisville, Kentucky (29%); Tucson, Arizona (20%); El Segundo, California (9%); Melbourne, Florida (5%); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3%); Andover, Massachusetts (2%); Ottobrunn, Germany…

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Austal Awarded USS Tulsa PSA Contract

august 15, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) has received an award from the United States Department of Defense totaling over US$23 million (~A$34million) for support activities, including dry docking, on the USS Tulsa. The award of the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) service contract for the USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is in addition to the US$21 million contract Austal was awarded in January 2019 for the USS Manchester (LCS 14). Both are Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships manufactured by Austal. The USS Tulsa PSA contract will the second contract where…

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Trinidad & Tobago Order Two Cape Class

August 16, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce it has signed a contract worth approximately A$126 million to construct two Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the award of the contract confirmed an important defense export opportunity for Austal and consequent workflow for the Company’s Henderson operations. “It is important to acknowledge that the Royal Australian Navy…

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USS Donald Cook Visits Theoule-Sur-Mer, France

August 16, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) visits Theoule-Sur-Mer, France, for scheduled port visit August 14-16. The port visit is in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the allied invasion of Southern France — known as Operation Dragoon. Every year, mayors and civic leaders from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southern France request U.S. military participation to commemorate the southern landings of Aug. 15, 1944, and subsequent liberation of surrounding French communities. Seventy-five years later, the bravery and heroism by all allies on World War II continue to…

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Ike Conducts Ammunition Onload at Sea

August 16, 2019 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) conducted an ammunition onload with both the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and the dry cargo ship USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE 5), August 12-15. Ike took on approximately 1,200 tons of munitions and ordnance during the multi-day evolution, using a combination of both connected and vertical lifts. “This is the critical moment when Ike becomes a warship,” said Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Kendrick Barrow, the Quality Assurance Officer for the weapons department. Barrow said that this event…

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JMSDF Monitors a Rare Project 956 Underway

August 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – On August 15th, JS Wakataka (PM 825) shadowed Project 1164 Varyag, Project 956 Bystriy and Project 1155 Admiral Tributs, traveling travel eastward approximately 30km north-northwest of Cape Soya. Later, it was confirmed that these vessels sailed east on the Soya Strait and sailed towards the Sea of Okhotsk.

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