ONR Global Opens New Location in Melbourne, Australia

November 7, 2019 – Scientific collaboration was front and center as Capt. James Borghardt, commanding officer of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Global, officially inaugurated a new location in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 6. ONR Global—charged with providing international science and technology (S&T) solutions for current and future naval challenges—actively engages with the international S&T community. Officials note the new Melbourne office will be critical to the advancement of the U.S. Naval Research Enterprise’s S&T partnerships with research communities in Australia and other partner nations in the region. “The…

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HMAS Melbourne Pays Final Visit to Namesake

September 13, 2019 – HMAS Melbourne has arrived in the City of Melbourne for her final port visit before she is decommissioned next month. The 138-metre-long warship berthed alongside Station Pier today, ahead of a four-day port visit to say goodbye to the city where she was built. Melbourne’s crew of more than 180 officers and sailors will exercise their Freedom of Entry to the city tomorrow at 11am, by marching up Swanston Street towards Town Hall. Commanding Officer Commander Marcus Buttler said the visit would be bittersweet with the…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 5, 2018

Enterprise Services LLC, Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a modified indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum potential value of $787,318,898 for the existing Next Generation Enterprise Network contract (N00039-13-D-0013). This modification will add a new option period that will extend the potential ordering period by 12 months from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019. Current and future work will be performed throughout the U.S., Europe, Guam, Korea and Japan. No additional funding will be placed on contract or obligated at the time of modification award. This contract modification was not competitively…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 7, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded $29,914,475 for firm-fixed-price order N6833518F0333 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026). This order provides for the procurement and delivery of 45 end items of Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE) in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Additionally, this order acquires system specification documents for 13 items of new PSE as well as the delivery of updated software sets, to include requirements traceability, verification procedures, and software deliverables, for the controller test set. This procurement also provides for…

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Bonhomme Richard Departs Melbourne

USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) departed Melbourne, Australia, Sept. 3, concluding a scheduled six-day port visit.  Melbourne is Bonhomme Richard’s third Australian port visit during the current routine deployment as part of the U.S. – Australian biennial, bilateral exercise Talisman Saber 2017 (TS17), following visits to Sydney and Brisbane. “The people of Australia, military and civilian, have made us feel welcome throughout the entirety of this deployment in every port we entered”, said Capt. Larry McCullen, commanding officer of Bonhomme Richard. “We will always cherish the relationships that we have…

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