Navy to Conduct Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019

June 20, 2019 – Navy installations in the Pacific will participate in an annual anti-terrorism force protection exercise June 24-28. Exercise Citadel Pacific 2019 is designed to enhance the training, readiness and capability of Navy security forces in order to effectively respond to threats to installations, commands and units. Joint Region Marianas, Navy Region Japan and Navy Region Hawaii along with their installations will participate in the exercise. This annual exercise, which is conducted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and Commander, Navy Installations Command, uses realistic scenarios to ensure U.S.…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy Conduct Joint Submarine Training During CARAT Thailand 2019

June 17, 2019 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) conducted joint submarine knowledge exchanges and simulations at Sattahip Naval Base during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2019 from May 28 to June 8. Training events included subject matter expert exchanges focusing on submarine operation procedures and tactics, along with simulated, integrated watch team scenarios conducted inside the RTN submarine simulator. “I am very pleased to see submariners from both sides learn from each other throughout several activities, from classroom training and seminars to integrating a submarine…

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U.S., Royal Thai Navy conclude CARAT Thailand 2019

June 10, 2019 – The 25th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Thailand concluded during a ceremony aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Antietam (CG 54) at Sattahip Naval Base, June 8. The exercise, designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthen partnerships, included practical training covering the entire spectrum of naval operations, subject matter expert knowledge exchanges, and community outreach events. “This year marks a significant milestone in the U.S.-Thailand CARAT series because it represents a quarter century of a partnership that grows in strength and value every…

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USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) Arrives in Bremerton for Decommissioning

May 30, 2019 – The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) arrived at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to commence the inactivation and decommissioning process, May 28. Under the command of Cmdr. Jason Deichler, a Pittsburgh native, the submarine departed Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, and made its first arctic transit for its final homeport change. “We are the first second flight 688 to complete an arctic an arctic transit from Groton to Bremerton for an inactivation,” said Deichler. “It was an amazing transit, one that it…

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US Navy & Raytheon Test Excalibur N5 Munitions

May 6, 2019 – Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy completed a new round of successful Excalibur® N5 munition test firings. The precision-guided projectiles demonstrated various short-, mid- and long-range capabilities. Raytheon’s sea-based Excalibur N5 projectile will more than double the maximum range of conventional 5-inch munitions and provide the same accuracy as the land-based version. (Photo: U.S. Department of Defense) Designed to be fired from the Navy’s five-inch guns, Excalibur N5 is the sea-based variant of the revolutionary, extended-range, precision munition used by ground forces around the globe. The…

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US & South Korean Navies Work Together During SALVEX Korea 2019

March 15, 2019 – U.S. Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 and Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy diving and salvage experts began Salvage Exercise (SALVEX) Korea 2019, March 13. The bilateral exchange is focused on combined diving and salvage operations and subject matter expert exchanges. In addition, divers from both navies participated in full-mission profile salvage operations, including the use of side-scan sonar and remote operated vehicles. “Exchanges like this one are extremely valuable to both navies in terms of our ability to operate together,”…

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Technical Director’s Innovation Challenge Stern flap integration hull form selection

January 23, 2019 – What if the Navy could have more volume for their ships and maintain its power at the same time? A team of engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division contend that if designers change the way they approach their initial design, both feats can be achieved. Michael Lacny and Dominic Cusanelli from Carderock’s Full Scale Trials Branch and Wesley Wilson in the Computational Analysis and Design Branch collaborated on a Technical Director’s Innovation Challenge (TDIC) project to prove why ship designers should start including stern…

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National Museum of the Surface Navy to Deploy on Los Angeles’ Battleship IOWA in 2023

January 18, 2019 – Battleship IOWA Museum announces expansion of its services and exhibition space to include the National Museum of the Surface Navy (NMSN). The NMSN will be located on the second deck of the legendary warship, also known as the “Battleship of the Presidents” signaling the four commanders-in-chief who have graced her teak decks. The $19 million expansion is envisioned as a community-based and future-oriented facility to be harbored at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest. The mission of the museum is to raise awareness of…

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If US Warship “Illegally” Violates Chinese Territorial Waters Again, Bump Against It States “Expert”

December 10, 2018 – In a discussion on the topic of What Lies ahead for the South China Sea Issue and the Taiwan Question on December 8, Dai Xu, president of China’s Institute of Marine Safety and Cooperation, suggested that if a US warship illegally enters into Chinese territorial waters again, two Chinese warships should be sent, one to stop it and the other to bump against and sink it, adding, “In China’s territorial waters, we won’t allow US warships to run amok.” Dai said he believes that both the…

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Blue Angels Release 2019 Air Show Schedule Changes, 2020 Air Show Schedule

December 6, 2018 – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced updates to the 2019 air show schedule and released the 2020 air show schedule at the International Council of Air Shows convention, Dec. 4, 2018. The Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 61 demonstrations at 32 locations in 2019 and 56 demonstrations at 29 locations in 2020. The 2019 air show schedule changes announced include: – A show at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, has been added (May 11-12). – A show in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada,…

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Spanish Navy celebrates the 30th anniversary of Cooperation Agreement with the United States

November 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – On the morning of today, the ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cooperation agreement for the defense between the Kingdom of Spain and the United States of America took place at the facilities of the Rota Naval Base. The act was co-chaired by the Chief Admiral of the Arsenal of Cádiz, Vice Admiral Enrique Torres Piñeyro and the Commander of the Naval Activities of the United States in Spain, the Captain USN Michael McNicholl, also had the presence of various civil and…

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Four new US Navy tugs propelled by SCHOTTEL

November 1, 2018 – The US Navy has ordered four newly designed yard tugs from Washington-based Dakota Creek Industries. Each of the ASD tugs will be equipped with two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers. The azimuth thrusters are provided with the DNV-GL-certified LEACON sealing system as well as SCHOTTEL ProAnode integrated into a high-efficiency nozzle. On the heels of several projects for different navies around the world, once again one of the largest navies places its trust in the long-standing know-how of the German propulsion expert. Just like the first six Navy tugs…

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Congressional Research Service Reports on US Navy

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs Navy Frigate (FFG[X]) Program Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program Navy LPD-17 Flight II (LX[R]) Amphibious Ship Program Navy Ship Names Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans

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KMS Solutions Awarded Navy Cybersecurity Services Contract

October 29, 2018 – KMS Solutions. LLC was awarded a cybersecurity services contract by the U.S. Navy to support the Naval Undersea Warfare Command Code 25 projects including: assessment and authorization; Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E); Environment Maintenance; Systems Security Engineering; Posture Transition Support; In-Service Engineer Agent (ISEA) Support; and meeting support. These services are for the development, evaluation, modernization, and sustainment of the U.S. Navy tactical and tactical support systems. KMS Solutions, a subsidiary of Subsystem Technologies, wins U.S. Navy cybersecurity services contract to support Naval Undersea Warfare Command.…

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