CENTCOM Statement on Death of USS Cole Bombing Operative

January 6, 2019 – U.S. Central Command spokesman Capt. Bill Urban released the following statement Jan. 6 on the death of Jamal al-Badawi: “U.S. Central Command has confirmed that Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a precision strike in Marib governate [Yemen] on Jan. 1. “Jamal al-Badawi was a legacy al Qaeda operative in Yemen involved in the USS Cole bombing. U.S. forces confirmed the results of the strike following a deliberate assessment process. “Jamal al-Badawi was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2003, charged with 50 counts of various…

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USS Cole Remembers – 18 Years Later

October 12, 2018 – In remembrance of the attack on the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), family, friends and service members – both past and present – gathered at Naval Station Norfolk, Oct. 12, to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the ship’s bombing, with a wreath-laying ceremony and tolling of the bell. The solemn ceremony honored and celebrated the 17 shipmates who perished in the attack, as well as the resolve and warfighting attitude the “Mighty Cole” continues to embrace. Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Christopher Grady who…

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U.S. Navy Awards BAE Systems $36 Million Maintenance Contract for USS Cole

BAE Systems has received a $36.6 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modernize the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67). The Cole will undergo one year of extensive work at the company’s shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, the ship’s homeport. The contract includes options that, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $96.7 million. “Our work on board the USS Cole is important to the service life of the ship and for expanding its capability to carry out future missions” Under the extended dry-docking selected restricted availability contract, BAE…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 1, 2018

DLT Solutions LLC, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $379,309,544 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, resulting from solicitation N00189-18-R-Q012 that will include terms and conditions for the placement of firm-fixed-price delivery orders allowing the department of the Navy to purchase licenses and technical support for Oracle software programs. The contract will include a 60-month ordering period, with no option periods. Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, and the ordering period of the contract is expected to be completed by May 2023. At time of award, the first delivery order will be issued in…

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