US Navy Contract Announcements January 15, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $68,933,454 for cost-plus-incentive fee delivery order 0104 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020). This order provides for the design, development, documentation, integration, and test of upgrades to the U.S. Reprogramming Laboratory to execute the Mission Data (MD) programming and reprogramming mission for the F-35 Digital Channelized Receiver/Technique Generator and Tuner Insertion Program (DTIP) and non-DTIP configurations. These efforts are in support of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps operational aircraft, as well as all training aircraft…

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HMS Monmouth Sails Into Baltimore for Fleet Week

October 3, 2018 – After several weeks largely in the shadow of Britain’s biggest warship, HMS Monmouth will be seen by upwards of 300,000 people over the next five days. The Plymouth-based frigate joins more than a dozen warships, classic sailing vessels and even a World War 2 Liberty ship at one of the biggest naval ‘festivals’ in the USA: Maryland Fleet Week/Baltimore Air Show. Since leaving Devonport in August, Monmouth has spent her time shadowing HMS Queen Elizabeth, the carrier’s guardian against the prying eyes of hostile submarines and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 9, 2018

Sodexo Management Inc. (Sodexo), Gaithersburg, Maryland, is awarded a one-year $118,587,653 firm-fixed-price contract with incentive and award fee provisions for the management and operation of 20 mess halls in the U.S. Marine Corps Garrison Food Service program. This contract includes seven one-year option periods which, if exercised, could bring the cumulative value of this contract to $959,784,989. Work will be performed in California, and Arizona. Work is expected to be completed Sept. 30, 2019. If all options are exercised, performance will continue through Sept. 30, 2026. This award is subject…

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USS Gonzalez Conducts Training With Italian Navy Frigate

USS Gonzalez conducted combined operations with the multipurpose Italian frigate ITS Alpino, May 16-17. The training is designed to promote camaraderie and collaboration among NATO partners. The Alpino is making several stops along the U.S. East Coast with Norfolk, Virginia, being the first. Crew Exchange “The crew exchange was highly beneficial to both Gonzalez’s crew and Alpino’s, giving rare insight into each other’s daily routine, said Navy Cmdr. Les Sobol, the Gonzalez’s commanding officer. “The [passing exercise] was an invaluable opportunity to flex multiple skillsets with our NATO partners at…

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US Coast Guard Sets Ice Condition Two in Hampton Roads

Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads Captain of the Port set ice condition two and plans to close the Capes to inbound and outbound vessel traffic at 6 p.m. January 3rd. Ice condition two is set when there is significant formation of ice in navigable waters. Ice has been reported on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and in the Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Coast Guard Cutter Chock, homeported in Baltimore, is currently underway to conduct ice-breaking and other relief efforts in the vicinity of Tangier Island. Mariners are requested to use extreme caution when…

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