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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DoD Ready to Respond After Hurricane Nate

Defense Department personnel stand ready to respond in the Gulf Coast for any request for assistance following Hurricane Nate. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis pre-approved DoD lifesaving and life-sustaining support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in response to the hurricane. The storm, which has since weakened to a tropical depression, made its first landfall last night in southeastern Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center, and made its second landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, also as a Category 1 storm. Northcom Fully Engaged U.S. Northern Command…

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Revolution Lighting Technologies to Supply MILSPEC LED Tubes to U.S. Navy

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of LED technologies to federal and military agencies, today announced the award of a Department of Defense (“DoD”) contract through the Defense Logistics Agency to supply 2,300 of its two (2) foot T8 LED tubes to the U.S. Navy. Revolution Lighting was selected because its LED lighting products incorporate Buy American Act (“BAA”) and Trade Agreements Act (“TAA”) compliant components, ensuring they meet the strict requirements needed for implementation into U.S. Navy vessels. The tubes are manufactured in the Company’s new state-of-the-art Simi…

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US Navy’s Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar completes major design review, on track for development

April 26, 2017 – Raytheon Company and the U.S. Navy conducted the Preliminary Design Review for the new Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar, confirming system development is on track for delivery to the designated ship classes. The PDR followed several EASR milestones completed as planned on the development schedule, including the combined Systems Requirements and System Functional Reviews, and the Integrated Baseline Review. EASR is the U.S. Navy’s advanced radar for aircraft carriers and amphibious warfare ships, providing simultaneous anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, and air traffic control mission capabilities. It delivers…

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Tetra Tech Awarded $240 Million Multiple Award U.S. Navy Remediation Contract

April 10, 2017 – Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that Tetra Tech EC was one of six firms selected for a $240 million multiple-award contract for environmental remediation of radiological contaminants (RADMAC II) at various Navy and Marine Corps installations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and other locations throughout the United States. RADMAC II supports the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest and NAVFAC Atlantic areas of responsibility. “We are pleased to continue this longstanding partnership with the U.S. Navy to support its critical environmental restoration efforts.” RADMAC…

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Mission Ready Announces Winning Submission to Develop US Navy Electrician’s Impact Safety Vest

April 4, 2017 – Mission Ready Services Inc of Vancouver is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Protect The Force Inc. (“Protect The Force” or “PTF”), has been awarded a contract with Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (“Natick”) for the development of an Electrician’s Impact Safety Vest (“EISV”) to be used by sailors on surface and submarine vessels. PTF’s successful submission followed a solicitation by Natick for a 3-phase delivery of EISV’s with technology and functionality integrations including excellent mobility and flexibility, arc flash and impact protection…

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U.S., Republic of Korea team up for MCM portion of Foal Eagle

April 3, 2017 – U.S. mine countermeasures, surface and expeditionary assets and counterparts from the Republic of Korea navy wrapped up the mine countermeasures portion of the bilateral exercise Foal Eagle March 29. Foal Eagle is a series of joint and combined field training exercises conducted by Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea components (ground, air, naval, and special operations) in order to enhance the combat readiness, flexibility, and capabilities of the Alliance. The MCM portion of Foal Eagle was conducted off the coast of the Republic of Korea…

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USN, ROKN, and JMSDF conduct anti-submarine warfare

April 2, 2017 – Vessels and aircraft from the United States Navy, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy, and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force will conduct a trilateral anti-submarine exercise Apr. 4-6 (Korea/Japan standard time) in seas in the vicinity of Korea and Japan to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership in the 7th Fleet area of operations. The exercise will consist of: submarine search, fix, and tracking; high-value unit protection and anti-submarine defense maneuvers. The exercise is being executed on the heels of Exercise Foal Eagle 2017, an annual joint…

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Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Completes Bilateral Exercise

Carl Vinson Strike Group (CVNSG) and ships from the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy participated in a bilateral exercise March 16-24. CVNSG and ROK Navy conducted visit, board, search and seizure drills, tactical maneuvering, flag hoisting drills, a photo exercise and air, surface and anti-submarine warfare training.  “The purpose of the exercise was to further our partnership with the ROK Navy in the execution of defense of the Republic of Korea,” said Capt. Warren Cupps, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 deputy commander. “Carl Vinson played the role of the flagship and…

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$2.2 Billion Boeing Contract Funds P-8 Aircraft for U.S., Australia and U.K.

April 3, 2017 – Boeing, the U.S. Navy, the Royal Australian Air Force and the United Kingdom Royal Air Force will continue modernizing global maritime patrol capabilities through a $2.2 billion contract awarded March 30 for at least 17 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The agreement also includes options for 32 additional aircraft, as well as money for long-lead parts for future orders. After exercising all options, the total contract value will be $6.8 billion. This comprehensive award reflects a commitment by Boeing and the Navy to achieve pricing and production stability,…

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