Teledyne Awarded $22 Million AUV Contract

August 19, 2019 – Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Instruments, Inc., has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center to supply autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and related monitoring and communications acoustic systems. The initial 2019 value of the contract is approximately $5.4 million. The award has a maximum value of $22.2 million through December 2024, if all contract options are exercised. “For more than a decade, Teledyne has been the leading provider of autonomous underwater gliding vehicles to the…

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BAE Systems to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard large deck U.S. Navy ships and new construction aircraft carriers

August 8, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime contractor position on a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to enhance maritime operations and flight safety systems aboard new construction aircraft carriers and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. BAE Systems was one of three contractors awarded the opportunity to bid on future integration, engineering, assembly, testing, and installation focused task orders awarded throughout an eight-year ordering period. The work will be performed to enhance a variety of distributed systems that provide network capabilities,…

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Collaboration Between U.S. Navy, NOAA, and Global Space Agency Scientists Advances Monitoring and Forecasting of Tropical Cyclones

June 24, 2019 – On the morning of October 7, 2018, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, began issuing advisories on the newly formed tropical depression Michael. Armed with an impressive observation network comprised of aircraft, radars, buoys, and state-of-the-art sensing technologies to monitor the system’s position, intensity and size, the NHC’s forecast track had Tyndall Air Force Base directly in its crosshairs. Thanks to these advisories, base commanders had sufficient time to evacuate all personnel and many aircraft to safe locations. Unfortunately, they would soon…

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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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