CBP & USCG Celebrate 230th Anniversary of First Arriving International Vessel at the Port of New York/Newark

August 5, 2019 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) at the Port of New York/Newark held an event highlighting the 230th Anniversary of the legacy agency U.S. Customs Service, which preceded CBP, by greeting and processing an arriving international vessel marking the anniversary of the first foreign vessel to be processed in the United States at the Port of New York/Newark. The first ship to usher in this era under the new Customs regulations entered the port of New York on August 5,…

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Carderock celebrates 100th anniversary of historical flight of founding father’s ‘flying boat’

May 6, 2019 – This week marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the first transatlantic flight by air. On May 8, 1919, three Navy-developed aircraft, or flying boats, took off from Rockaway Naval Air Station in New York en route to Plymouth, England. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Eric Silberg, an aeronautical engineer with the Sea-Based Aviation and Aeronautical Branch (Code 882), is well-versed in the history of the plane that made this flight, and the people behind it. Silberg presented “Developing the Navy’s NC Flying Boats:…

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Ships Announced for 2019 New York City Fleet Review

March 27, 2019 – Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 22-28. It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. Ship and pier locations include: Manhattan, Pier 88: (Tours will be closed Sunday, May 26) • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), from Mayport, Florida will embark…

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Carderock engineers help discover what sank WWI cruiser USS San Diego

March 12, 2019 – The Navy announced its findings into what sank the World War I cruiser USS San Diego (ACR 6) after a two-year study at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting on Dec. 11. Dr. Alexis Catsambis, an underwater archeologist at the Naval History and Heritage Command, based at the Washington Navy Yard, led the project and chaired a panel discussion about the findings at the event. Although the original court of inquiry believed the explosion that sank the 500-foot armored cruiser was caused by a mine, later…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 14, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $22,712,874,822 not-to-exceed undefinitized contract modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0001) for 255 aircraft. This modification provides for the production and delivery of 106 F-35 aircraft for the U.S. services (64 F-35As Air Force; 26 F-35Bs Marine Corps; 16 F-35Cs Navy); 89 F-35s for non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants (71 F-35As, 18 F-35 Bs); and 60 F-35s for Foreign Military Sales customers (60 F-35As). The U.S. aircraft quantities are for the Lot…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 25, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded not-to-exceed $131,555,000 for order N0001919F2410 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-16-G-0001). This undefinitized contract action is for the procurement and upgrade of weapon replaceable assemblies to optimize the Block I low-rate initial production F/A-18E/F Infrared Search and Track systems, including technical risk reduction in support of engineering change proposal development and F/A-18 integration and tactics development. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (73 percent); and St. Louis, Missouri (27 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2022.…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Visits New York

October 19, 2018 – Britain’s biggest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, today made waves in the Big Apple beginning a historic week-long visit to New York. The ultimate symbol of British naval power dropped anchor within sight of the Statue of Liberty and the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan for seven days in New York’s Upper Bay – in full view of Ellis and Liberty Island tourists and thousands of commuters on the Staten Island ferry. The visit – on the back of three weeks of intensive maiden trials with the new…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 16, 2018

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is awarded $136,999,356 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, time and material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-18-D-0113). This modification provides CFM56-7B27A/3 and CFM56-7B27AE engine depot maintenance and repair, field assessment, maintenance repair and overhaul engine repair, and technical assistance for removal and replacement of engines for the P-8A Poseidon aircraft in support of the Navy and the government of Australia. Work will be performed in Atlanta, Georgia (94 percent); and Seattle, Washington (6 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2019. No funds…

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F-35 Lightning jets land on HMS Queen Elizabeth for the first time

September 28, 2018 – Fast fighter jets are once again flying from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier as the first F-35s have landed on the flight deck of HMS Queen Elizabeth. Commander Nathan Gray RN and S/L Andy Edgell RAF were the first pilots to make history by landing their F-35 Lightning stealth jets on the flight deck of Britain’s newest carrier. [smartslider3 slider=95] Shortly afterwards, Commander Gray became the first pilot to take off using the ship’s ski ramp. The flying operations mark the start of more than 500…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 25, 2018

Orbis Sibro Inc., Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (N3904018D0003); Q.E.D. Systems Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (N3904018D0004), Delphinus Engineering, Eddystone, Pennsylvania (N3904018D0005); and Oceaneering Intl., Chesapeake, Virginia (N3904018D0006), are awarded a combined cumulative $166,961,483 cost-plus fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contracts to provide non-nuclear production support for U.S. naval submarine projects/repairs. This requirement includes touch labor efforts for 14 trades onboard Virginia and Los Angeles class submarines. The services under these contracts cover marine electrician, industrial fire watch/laborer, marine pipefitter, outside marine machinist, marine painter, weight handler, marine ship fitter, shipwright, welder,…

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Coast Guard Awards Contract For Cutter Boats

September 6, 2018 – The Coast Guard awarded a firm-fixed price indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract Aug. 30, to MetalCraft Marine U.S. Incorporated of Cape Vincent, New York, for a fleet of cutter boats-large (CB-L). The contract has a maximum value of $20 million and allows for the acquisition of more boats over an ordering period of five years. The initial delivery order for two CB-Ls, trailers, delivery, training and associated logistics documentation was placed for approximately $590,000. The CB-L will replace the current fleet of 24-foot cutter boats in…

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Team Freedom Lays Keel on Nation’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship

August 14, 2018 – The Lockheed Martin-led industry team officially laid the keel for the U.S. Navy’s 23rd Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Cooperstown, in a ceremony held at Fincantieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ellen R. Tillapaugh, Mayor of the Village of Cooperstown, New York, completed the time-honored tradition and authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto a steel plate that will be placed in the ship. “It is a tremendous honor to authenticate the keel for the future USS Cooperstown,” Tillapaugh said. “Ships and their…

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US Navy Contract Announcements August 9, 2018

Science Applications International Corp., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $596,600,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N6523618D8014) with provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee, fixed-price-incentive, firm-target, and firm-fixed-price delivery/task orders. The contract is for the production and delivery of integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems, networks and support equipment. The work includes procuring, fabricating, assembling, integrating, testing, inspecting and delivering a highly diverse range of systems that include various complex designs provided by Navy program offices in the form of technical data packages. Systems vary in complexity, but generally include the integration of…

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U.S. Navy Identifies Casualty

The U.S. Navy announced June 23 the death of a Navy pilot who was involved in a mishap at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York, died June 22 when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, part of White Sands Missile Range, north of Holloman. The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

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