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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USS Michael Murphy Conducts Engineering Drills

March 10, 2017 – Forward-deployed, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted engineering casualty drills, March 8. Sailors obtained and refined skills through drills such as combating high inlet temperature on a gas turbine generator and cooling a hot bearing — a situation in which the generator must be shut down. “We train how we fight,” said Engineman 3rd Class Adam Powell. “These are real casualties that we have seen before. These drills are very important for the experience of new engineering watchstanders, who will now be…

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USS Donald Cook Arrives in Cobh

March 21,, 2017 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Cobh, Ireland, March 21, for a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Irish relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous European region. The ship’s presence in the north Atlantic Ocean is a demonstration of continued commitment to the collective security of the European region. “Donald Cook has been looking forward to this port visit for a long time. Many of our crew can trace their family roots back to Ireland….

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U.S., South Korean Navies to Hold Partnership Exercises

March 20, 2017 – U.S. Navy ships assigned to Commander, Task Force 30 and CTF-70 are scheduled to begin a series of exercises with the South Korean navy tomorrow to strengthen maritime interoperability and tactics, techniques and procedures. The U.S. routinely conducts carrier strike group operations in the waters around South Korea to exercise maritime maneuvers, strengthen the U.S.-South Korean alliance and improve regional security. “This exercise is yet another example of the strength and resolve of the combined U.S. and the [South Korean] naval force,” said Navy Rear Adm….

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DCS Wins $53 Million Prime Contract to Support the U.S. Navy

March 14, 2017 – DCS Corporation (DCS), a premier professional services firm that provides engineering, programmatic and technical support services to the Department of Defense and other customers focused on national security, was awarded a one year $10.5 million prime contact to support the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The contract includes four option years with a total potential value of $53 million. Under this prime contract, DCS will provide NAVAIR’s Air Vehicle Test & Evaluation Division (AIR- 5.1.6) within the Integrated System Evaluation Experimentation & Test (ISEET) Department with…

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SIBC News

Supplier Days 2017: A big thank you to all who came to Washington D.C. for Supplier Days 2017. It was a record breaking year for Supplier Days and General Dynamics Electric Boat management was impressed by this year’s turnout and Capitol Hill engagement efforts. As a snapshot, this year’s Supplier Days by the numbers: •Over 370 participants – submarine suppliers, the shipbuilders, consultants, and members of the government filled the briefing room to maximum capacity and once again, we were left with standing room only. •19 Members of Congress spoke…

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Need to Document Rationale for the Use of Fixed-Price Incentive Contracts and Study Effectiveness of Added Incentives

March 1, 2017 – The Navy buys ships using a certain contract type that outlines how it will share the burden of unexpected costs with shipbuilders, while also giving them additional money for constructing ships efficiently. However, in the 6 contracts we reviewed, we found the Navy bore the majority of additional costs. Plus, the contracts included $700 million in extra incentives for things that shipbuilders should have been doing anyway. Shipbuilders could get these incentives even if they delivered ships late and above cost. We made recommendations to help the Navy…

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Department of the Navy Awards DLT Solutions a $133.4 Million BPA for Red Hat Software and Services

February 16, 2017 – DLT Solutions, an award-winning, public sector technology leader, announced today it has been awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with the Department of Navy (DON) to provide Red Hat software and services. The $133,404,000 agreement includes a one-year base ordering period with four one-year optional ordering periods through December 2021. “With DLT’s market leading expertise and long-standing relationship with Red Hat, the DON will be able to achieve mission-critical objectives and demonstrate the ease of bringing IT to federal agencies.” “This is a great win for DLT…

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BWXT Announces $795 Million in Contract Options and Awards for Naval Nuclear Reactor Components

February 13, 2017 – BWX Technologies, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program has exercised contract options with BWXT’s subsidiary, BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc., totaling approximately $784 million for the manufacture of naval nuclear reactor components. New contracts valued at approximately $11 million were also awarded. .@BWXTech Announces $795 Million in Contract Options and Awards for Naval Nuclear Reactor Components Activity under these contracts is already underway. A variety of manufacturing and material procurement activities will be performed under these contracts that will primarily support Ford-class carrier…

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