US Navy Contract Announcements November 19, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Herndon, Virginia (N00189-19-D-Z006); Capstone Corp., Alexandria, Virginia (N00189-19-D-Z007); Science Applications Information Corp., Reston, Virginia (N00189-19-D-Z008); General Dynamic Information Technology, Fairfax, Virginia (N00189-19-D-Z009); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (N00189-19-D-Z010); and CALIBRE Systems Inc., Alexandria, Virginia (N00189-19-D-Z011), are awarded an estimated $577,471,075 in multiple award cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts that will include terms and conditions for the placement of both cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders to provide Joint Force development and training support services to enhance and improve the joint fighter’s ability to adapt and overcome an ever-evolving…

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Nearly 300 NUWC Division Newport employees tour ships visiting for International Seapower Symposium

September 24, 2018 – The jacket New York City firefighter Bill Butler wore on Sept. 11, 2001, never leaves the bridge of the USS New York (LPD 21). Dust from the rubble of the World Trade Center has settled on a patch on the right sleeve, a Chinese dragon wearing a firefighter’s hat with the No. 6 — a logo for FDNY Ladder 6, which serves the city’s Chinatown district. Butler never wore the jacket again after that day, and, ultimately, he donated it to the New York. It is…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of USNS City of Bismarck

The Navy accepted delivery of its ninth Expeditionary Fast Transport, USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9), Dec 19. EPFs are shallow draft, all aluminum, commercial-based catamarans that are capable of intra-theater personnel and cargo transport which provide combatant commanders high-speed sealift mobility. EPFs enable rapid projection, agile maneuver and transport of personnel, equipment and supplies over operational distances with access to austere and degraded offload points. “EPFs continue to be excellent additions to the U.S. Navy force,” said Capt. Scot Searles, Strategic and Theater Sealift program manager, Program Executive Office…

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Ninth Expeditionary Fast Transport Latest Arrival in Highly-Adaptable Ship Class

Later this month USNS City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) will join the fleet as part of a class of ships that is quickly becoming recognized as adaptable and innovative. As the world’s oceans become more heavily trafficked and more contested, this adaptability and innovation will be meeting our Navy’s future requirements and missions. USNS City of Bismarck will be the ninth of 12 Expeditionary Fast Transports (EPF). As one of the Navy’s newest ship classes, the non-combatant EPFs provide warfighters with a ship that can be configured and reconfigured to…

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City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9) Completes Builder’s Trials

Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel, City of Bismarck (T-EPF 9), successfully completed Builder’s Trials Sept. 14, after being underway for two days in the Gulf of Mexico. While underway various tests demonstrated the ship’s readiness, including calibration of communication and navigational systems, ship propulsion, ride control, and pollution control. Maneuverability trials tested the ship’s four steerable water jets while a series of high-speed turns demonstrated the stability and agility of the EPF catamaran hull form “This is a major step towards delivering City of Bismarck to the Navy,” said Capt. Scot…

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