Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returns to Key West from drug interdiction patrol

December 5, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Thetis returned home Thursday to Key West, Florida, after completing a 79-day patrol throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. Southern Command Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Coast Guard 11th District. The Thetis crew interdicted four suspected drug smuggling vessels seizing an estimated 9,300 pounds of cocaine and preventing…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 9, 2019

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, California is awarded an $11,954,744 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00383-20-F-UX00) under a previously-awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-19-G-UX01) for the procurement of 101 spare part units across nine assemblies used in support of the F-18 APG-79 active electronically scanned array radar system. Work will be performed in Forest, Mississippi. This contract contains no options, and work is expected…

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Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests AQS-24 Deep Tow

October 7, 2019 – Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully operated the AQS-24 minehunting sonar at depths greater than 400 feet during system testing off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Embarked on the M/V Richard Becker, the Northrop Grumman test team demonstrated reliable AQS-24 system operations with excellent sonar performance at all tested depths, while using the system to classify bottom…

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NAVSEA Approves Diving System for Sustained Operations

October 7, 2019 – Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) approved the Navy’s only Saturation Fly Away Diving System (SATFADS) for sustained operations after completing a 30 foot wet certification of the launch and recovery system in Panama City, Fla, on Sept. 26. The Saturation Fly Away Diving System (SAT FADS) is designed to provide a mobile and worldwide capability for…

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Mayport Ships get Underway as Hurricane Dorian Approaches

August 29, 2019 – Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) ordered U.S. Navy ships homeported at Naval Station Mayport to set Sortie Condition Alpha as Hurricane Dorian heads toward Florida’s Atlantic coast. “Our top priority must always be the safety and security of our ships and aircraft, as well as our Sailors and families. We move our…

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Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Billings

July 31, 2019 – The Navy will commission its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Billings (LCS 15), during a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday, Aug. 3, in Key West, Florida. U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Tester’s wife, Sharla, is the ship’s sponsor.…

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Watch live: NOAA expedition to unexplored waters off U.S. Southeast coast

June 20, 2019 – Curious about what lies and lives deep beneath the surface of the ocean? Now’s your chance to see it with your own eyes. From June 21-July 11, tune into NOAA’s live video broadcasts of dives to depths as deep as two miles (3,200 meters) as part of an expedition off the southeastern coast of the United States. After collecting high-resolution…

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AITC Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Provide Upgrades to Infrastructure and Solutions to Training Capability and Classrooms Worldwide

June 18, 2019 – Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Florida to support the Global Peace Operations Initiatives (GPOI)/Building Partnership Capability (BPC) efforts. The GPOI/BPC program supports building the framework to furnish international customers with a wide range of support to…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 12, 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division, Newport News, Virginia, is awarded a maximum-value $687,090,000 cost and cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for early service life period work on USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The purpose of this contract is to support ship repair and modernization during continuous incremental availabilities, planned incremental availabilities, full-ship shock trials and continuous maintenance and emergent…

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Coast Guard Cutter Thetis Returns to Key West From Africa

May 23, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Thetis (WMEC-910) returned to their homeport in Key West, Florida, Thursday after a three-month U.S. Africa Command patrol. The Thetis crew concluded their patrol, in which they conducted multiple joint law enforcement exercises and operations with West African countries with U.S. Africa Command and U.S. 6th Fleet to maintain and strengthen international partnerships,…

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Navy Chooses Port Everglades for Commissioning of the Future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)

March 14, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer has approved Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as the site for the commissioning of the future guided missile destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). The event will take place July 27. The ship is named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World…

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USCGC Dauntless Returns From Caribbean Patrol

February 14, 2019 – The Coast Guard Cutter Dauntless returned home to Pensacola, Florida, after completing a 59-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During the patrol, Dauntless conducted joint operations with Department of Homeland Security air and surface assets to intercept over 80 migrants heading for U.S. soil, conducted four medical evacuations at sea saving nine lives, and assisted in…

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Leidos to develop next generation counter technologies for submarine defense

January 10, 2019 – Leidos, a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command to develop torpedo countermeasure technologies for submarine defense. The single award, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a two-year base period of performance, three one-year option years, and a potential value of approximately $36 million, if all options are…

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