Hospital Ship to Depart Norfolk for Medical Mission

June 10, 2019 – USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) deploys from Naval Station Norfolk on Friday, June 14 at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. During its five-month deployment, Comfort will provide medical assistance in support of regional partners and in response to the regional impacts of the Venezuela political and economic crisis. While deployed, Comfort will conduct mission stops in Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago. U.S. military medical personnel aboard the Comfort will work alongside a…

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Update Regarding Calypso’s Refit

(Google Translation) – Calypso is safe in her shipyard in Turkey. Once the insurances have settled the damage we will resume the reconstruction. In the meantime she is safely guarded. Our goal for Calypso remains the same, we will take the necessary time to achieve it. None of the funding for the work comes from France and no public subsidy is accepted by Equipe Cousteau which is an independent Association. What happened before? On Tuesday 12th September 2017 at 2:30 am, a fire damaged the legendary Calypso, within the shipyard…

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USS John P. Murtha arrives in Visakhapatnam

June 11, 2019 – USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) with embarked elements from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Visakhapatnam for a port call, June 11. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will work to enhance U.S. and Indian military cooperation by conducting professional exchanges with their Indian counterparts and will have the opportunity to experience India. “This is the continuation of a relationship critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans,” said Capt. Kevin Lane, commanding officer, USS John P.…

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Navy’s Presidential Helicopter Program Approved for Production of Six Aircraft

June 10, 2019 – The Navy’s Presidential helicopter program awarded a $542 million contract to Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, June 10, 2019 to build six VH-92A aircraft, spares and support equipment. “The team has efficiently leveraged a proven platform with cutting edge government mission systems for rapid agile development of the next helicopters to fly Presidential missions,” said the Honorable James F. Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. “Optimizing commercial practices, the VH-92A will provide safe, reliable and timely transportation with mission-critical communications that…

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Project 22160 Dmitry Rogachev Commissioned

June 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the newest patrol ship of Project 22160 “Dmitry Rogachev”, built at the Gorky Zelenodolsk plant, will be solemnly accepted into the Russian Navy. The patrol ship “Dmitry Rogachev” is named in honor of the Soviet commander, rear admiral, member of the Civil and Great Patriotic Wars – Dmitry Dmitrievich Rogachev. During the Great Patriotic War, the Volga Flotilla under the command of Rear Admiral Rogachev played an important role in the defense of Stalingrad. After the war, Dmitri Dmitriyevich served as commander of…

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JS Kumataka Shadows Russian Ships Through Soya Channel

June 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – On June 8 (Saturday) around 5 am, the Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st missile boat unit “Kumaka” City), but the Russian navy is a state-of-the-art. We confirmed a total of two frigates and one Lopcher Class 1 tank landing vessel. Ships identified are Sovershenniy (333), Admiral Nevelskoy (055), third ship unknown. After that, these ships moved east along the Soya Channel and sailed towards the Sea of Okhotsk.

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US Navy Contract Announcement June 11, 2019

General Electric Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, is awarded $9,211,724 for firm-fixed priced delivery order N0002419F4127 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00024-18-G-4113 for LM2500 Single Shank Hot Section Kits. The material procured under this delivery order will be used to replace worn out nozzles and blades during the repair process, thus extending the life of the engine. Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is expected to be completed by August 2020. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $9,211,724 will be obligated at time…

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