US Navy Contract Announcements July 18, 2018

General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California, is awarded a $72,520,873 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Higgins (DDG 76) fiscal 2018 Extended Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability. This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Higgins. This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $89,137,388. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed by September 2019. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy); and fiscal 2018 other procurement…

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Austal Opens San Diego Office

Austal USA announced the official opening of its new San Diego operations office here July 17th. The move is another milestone in the company’s growing service and support business. “Today’s opening is a direct reflection of the company’s commitment to provide the U.S. Navy, not only exceptional ships, but outstanding service and support for the life of the ship,” said Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle. “With nine Expeditionary Fast Transport ships and eight Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships delivered to the Navy, and many more to follow, this expansion increases our…

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USS Montgomery (LCS 8) Completes Combat System Ship Qualification Trials

USS Montgomery (LCS 8) successfully completed Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT), July 1. During the qualification, the crew conducted several trials to validate the performance of their combat systems suite, involving firing exercises and using their 57mm gun against a fast attack craft. The exercise is designed to test the ship’s ability to track and disable high-speed maneuvering surface targets. “The entire Montgomery team has put a lot of hard work and dedication into completing all the required inspections and trials,” said Cmdr. Wayne Liebold, commanding officer and a…

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US Navy Contract Announcement July 11, 2018

Daylight Defense LLC, San Diego, California, is awarded $16,427,380 for modification (P00010) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0036) to procure 30 Distributed Aperture Infrared Countermeasure Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation and 28 fiber optic cable assemblies in support of the Advanced Tactical Aircraft Protection Systems program office. Work will be performed in San Diego, California, and is expected to be completed in December 2019. Fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement (Navy); and fiscal 2018 procurement (defense-wide) funds in the amount of $16,427,380 will be obligated at time…

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FS Prairial Takes Part in RIMPAC 2018

Google translation On 18 June, the Prairial leaving San Diego, the second largest naval base of the US Navy and home port of the 3 th Fleet, towards Pearl Harbor to participate in the exercise “Rim of the Pacific 2018″ , the largest naval gathering in the world. This exercise runs from June 27th to August 2nd, on and off the Hawaiian Islands, as well as in Southern California. The week-long crossing from California took place in a ” Sail Group “, made up of eight ships from the French,…

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USS Higgins Returns to San Diego After Deployment

USS Higgins (DDG 76) returned to her homeport of San Diego following a successful seven-month deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility June 21. While deployed, Higgins conducted security, stability, and freedom of navigation operations, observed foreign military exercises, and participated in coalition operations. “The unrelenting effort and focus my team of warriors displayed fills me with pride,” said Cmdr. Victor Garza, Higgins’ commanding officer. “We are excited to rejoin our San Diego community and especially our loved ones who have carried out the missions on the…

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Navy’s newest littoral combat ship arrives in San Diego

The newest littoral combat ship, the Independence variant USS Manchester (LCS 14), arrived at her San Diego homeport, June 19, after completing her maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to her arrival in San Diego, Manchester was commissioned in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; made port calls to Norfolk, Virginia, Mayport, Florida, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and completed a successful transit through the Panama Canal. “As Manchester plank owners, this crew spent 10 months away from homeport bringing our ship to life,” said Cmdr.…

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USS Carl Vinson Departs San Diego for RIMPAC 2018

USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed San Diego, June 18, to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Carl Vinson is joining more than 50 surface ships and submarines, and representatives from 26 nations in the world’s largest international maritime exercise. The aircraft carrier’s 5,000 Sailors are part of 25,000 personnel scheduled to participate in various training events ashore and at sea June 27 through Aug. 2. “This is a chance for us to showcase what we do…

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USS John C. Stennis Gets Underway

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton, June 14. John C. Stennis is underway to conduct routine training, after embarking air wing in San Diego, in preparation for its next scheduled deployment. John C. Stennis Sailors are scheduled to carry out flight operations, damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas.

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Almirante Lynch Port Call at San Diego Enroute to RIMPAC 2018

Google Translation U.S. After 17 days of navigation, the frigate “Almirante Lynch” arrived at the port of San Diego, United States, on Sunday, June 10 at 08:30 hours to complete the first phase of deployment for the International Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018. The frigate “Lynch” was received by the Deputy Chief of the Chilean Naval Mission in Washington, Captain Gonzalo Téllez, accompanied by the Liaison Officer of the Third Fleet Captain Corvette Nicolás Boisier. With the arrival of the Unit to the port of San Diego, the…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 8, 2018

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded $862,249,233 for modification P00021 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-17-C-0003) for the procurement of 15 F/A-18E and 3 F/A-18F Lot 42 full rate production aircraft for the Navy.  Work will be performed in El Segundo, California (41 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (22 percent); Fort Wayne, Texas (2 percent); Mesa, Arizona (1 percent); Torrance, California (1 percent); Ontario, Canada (1 percent); Greenlawn, New York (1 percent); Independence, Ohio (1 percent); Irvine, California (1 percent); Bloomington, Minnesota (1 percent); and various locations…

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Port Angeles-based Coast Guard cutter returns home following counterdrug patrol

USCGC Active (WMEC 618) returned home to Port Angeles Friday following a counterdrug patrol in international waters off the coast of Central America in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The 75-member crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Active deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean where they interdicted three “panga” style vessels and one pleasure craft, resulting in the seizure of more than three tons of illicit narcotics worth an estimated $95 million in wholesale value. The crew apprehended 11 suspected drug smugglers during the interdictions who will be prosecuted in the…

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Almirante Lynch Deploys for RIMPAC May 24th

Google Translation Valparaíso In the framework of the departure of the frigate “Almirante Lynch” held on Thursday, May 24, all the Naval personnel gathered on the flight deck, who between June 27 and August 2 will be representing the Chilean Navy and the country. in the twenty-sixth version of the exercise “Rim of the Pacific”, RIMPAC 2018, carried out on the coasts of Hawaii. In this new realization of the most important international naval and maritime exercise in the world, Chile will have a leading role as the first non-English…

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USS Milius joins Forward Deployed Naval Forces in Japan

USS Milius (DDG 69) arrived at U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka, to become part of the Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Japan, May 22. The arrival of Milius to the 7th Fleet adds another upgraded Aegis Baseline 9 destroyer to the waterfront in Yokosuka. “The crew has trained extremely hard to get the ship fully certified and ready for tasking,” said Milius commanding officer, Cmdr. Jennifer Pontius. “There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into getting a ship ready to forward deploy and to transition a crew…

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Milius brings enhanced missile defense to U.S 7th Fleet

USS Milius (DDG 69) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations on May 14, to join the forward deployed U.S. naval forces (FDNF) in Japan. Milus joins Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15 to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region by bringing enhanced missile defense capabilities as a ballistic missile defense (BMD) platform. “I am very excited that Milius is coming to DESRON 15,” said Capt. Jonathan Duffy, commander, DESRON 15. “The ship’s advanced capabilities will be vital in support of our missions in the Indo-Pacific region.” During the…

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