U.S., Philippines strengthen alliance with Maritime Training Activity 2018

The U.S. and Philippines navies kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama at Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar in San Fernando City, Philippines, July 9. The week-long engagement focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and is designed to strengthen the close partnership between both navies while cooperatively ensuring maritime security, stability and prosperity. Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), diving and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) and a P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft will operate alongside Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) and…

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CACI Awarded $48 Million Task Order to Provide Engineering and Logistics Support to U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center

July 3, 2018 – CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a $48 million task order to provide engineering and technical related services (ETRS) to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The five-year, single-award contract, awarded under the U.S. Navy’s SeaPort II Omnibus Engineering and Technical Support Services contract vehicle, represents continuing engineering services work in CACI’s Surveillance and Reconnaissance market area. “CACI’s long-term partnership in providing the U.S. Navy with comprehensive and reliable engineering and logistics support highlights our customer’s confidence in…

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Naval Oceanography Teams Up with Poland, Norway during BALTOPS 2018

Naval Oceanography’s Fleet Survey Team (FST) and Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NOMWC) recently returned from Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), where they executed safety of navigation and mine countermeasure operations in an effort to enhance interoperability with European allies. FST and the Hydrographic Support Squadron of the Polish navy (HSSPN) conducted the two navies’ first cooperative hydrographic survey of the amphibious landing zone of Poland’s Ustka range in support of Exercise BALTOPS, May 15-26. “This hydrographic technical exchange and validation of data collection and processing builds trust and cooperation between…

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Saab Receives Order for Naval Radars

Saab has signed a contract for delivery of the multi-role naval radar Sea Giraffe AMB and associated equipment including spare parts. The work for the initial phase of the contract will be carried out during the period of 2018-2019. The contract also includes options for more than 10 additional Sea Giraffe AMB. “This order is further proof of the Sea Giraffe family’s strong market position. Our radar’s proven reliability in combination with state-of-the-art technology and compact design is unique on the market”, says Anders Carp, head of Saab’s business area…

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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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United States Settles Lawsuit Alleging That Contractor Falsely Overcharged the U.S. Navy for Ship Husbanding Services

Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, Inchcape) have agreed to pay $20,000,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S. Navy under contracts for ship husbanding services, the Department of Justice announced May 29th. Inchcape is a marine services contractor headquartered in the United Kingdom. Inchcape provided goods and services to Navy ships at ports in several regions throughout the world, including southwest Asia, Africa, Panama, North America, South America and Mexico. Inchcape provided ships with food and…

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Lockheed Martin Receives $150 Million Contract to Deliver Integrated High Energy Laser Weapon Systems to U.S. Navy

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $150 million contract, with options worth up to $942.8 million, for the development, manufacture and delivery of two high power laser weapon systems, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and counter-Unmanned Aerial System (counter-UAS) capabilities, by fiscal year 2020. With the High Energy Laser and Integrated Optical-dazzler with Surveillance (HELIOS) system, Lockheed Martin will help the Navy take a major step forward in its goal to field laser weapon systems aboard surface ships. “The HELIOS program is the first of its kind, and brings together laser…

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U.S. Navy to Evaluate Anti-Submarine Warfare Training System

Defence and security company Saab will demonstrate its anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system, the AUV62-AT, for the U.S. Navy (USN). The AUV62-AT is an artificial acoustic system that mimics a submarine. The USN will evaluate Saab’s AUV62-AT against USN systems through the Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) Program. The demonstration is planned for summer 2018, with an option to continue testing into 2019. The USN is investigating a replacement to its current ASW training system for its Undersea Warfare Training Range. “With submarine usage on the rise, anti-submarine warfare training is…

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DPRK lashes out at Japan for joining military drill with US

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday lashed out at Japan for strengthening military cooperation with the United States, calling it an anti-DPRK move. The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had vowed that Japan would “keep itself on a high alert based on the firm Japan-U.S. alliance” after the DPRK test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile late last month. Accusing Tokyo of “building public opinion, reversing black and white,” the commentary said Japan “is motivated by the cunning calculation…

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US Navy Flag Officer Announcement

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Navy Rear Adm. Richard A. Brown for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as commander, Naval Surface Forces; and commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, San Diego, California. Brown is currently serving as commander, Navy Personnel Command; and deputy chief of Naval Personnel, Millington, Tennessee. Navy Rear Adm. Nancy A. Norton for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and for assignment as director, Defense Information Systems Agency; and…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 22, 2017

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc., Nashua, New Hampshire, is being awarded $75,905,989 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0010418FMM03 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00104-16-G-0726) for the new manufacture of T-1687/ALE-70(V) countermeasures in support of PMA272 Air Expendable Countermeasures Program. Work will be performed in Nashua, New Hampshire, and is expected to be completed by March 2020. Fiscal 2017 procurement of ammunition (Navy and Marine Corps) funds (52 percent); fiscal 2017 procurement of aircraft (Air Force) funds (30 percent); and 2016 procurement of aircraft (Air Force) funds…

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CVD Supplies U.S. Naval Research Laboratory with 2D Semiconductor Deposition Equipment

CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced the supply of next generation 2D semiconductor deposition equipment to the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Earlier this year, CVD Equipment Corporation (CVD) was awarded a contract to supply NRL with advanced deposition equipment to further their research in novel 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD, TMDC) materials. The equipment was received at the customer’s facility last month. Dr. Berend Jonker, Senior Scientist at the Materials Science & Technology Division of NRL, stated “the capabilities of…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 27, 2017

Raytheon Co., Keyport, Washington, is being awarded a $15,132,006 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N61331-17-D-0001) to exercise an option for maintenance and support for the AN/AQS-20 sonar mine detecting set to maintain and improve system sustainability. The AN/AQS-20 is a towed, mine hunting and identification system for Program Executive Office, Littoral Combat Ships. This option for continuing support includes, but not limited to repair; overhauls and other scheduled maintenance; hardware and software maintenance; tracking and resolution of obsolescence issues; technology improvements; reliability and maintainability improvements; development and incorporation…

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Alion Selected to Support Naval Readiness Through Training

As part of the Navy’s mission to support readiness through modernized, relevant learning, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) has awarded Alion Science and Technology a $24.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract to provide training services for tactical afloat shipboard, ashore and submarine command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. The 3-year contract includes two 1-year option periods, which, if exercised, could bring the value of this contract to $41.4 million. Work will be performed on ships and land sites worldwide and, if…

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