Quantum Technology Expert to Discuss Quantum Sensors for Defense Applications at ONR

December 17, 2019 – Michael J. Biercuk, founder and CEO of Q-CTRL, will describe how quantum sensors may provide exceptional new capabilities to the warfighter at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on Jan. 13, 2020, as part of the ONR’s 2020 Distinguished Lecture Series. “I am honored to be taking part in this renowned lecture series” Quantum sensing is considered one…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 19, 2019

Manu Kai LLC,* Honolulu, Hawaii, is awarded $90,000,000 for a bridge contract (N00604-20-D-4009) as a bridge action for previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00604-09-D-0001) with both cost-plus-award-fee and fixed-price-award fee line items for range operations support and base operations support services. This contract includes a 12-month performance period with no option periods. Work will be performed at the Pacific Missile Range…

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JMSDF Monitors Four PLA Navy Ships in East China Sea

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – On 12/16, four Chinese naval vessels sailed north between Okinawa and Miyakojima and sailed toward the East China Sea. The Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces will continue to pay close attention to trends in China’s naval vessels in the waters around Japan, and will make every effort to conduct surveillance and surveillance…

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Merlin Carrier Shield Stronger After WESTLANT Deployment

December 18, 2019 – The Navy’s premier submarine hunters are much better prepared to defend Britain’s future flagships after a three-month workout in the USA. Merlin helicopters of 814 and 820 Naval Air Squadrons – based at RNAS Culdrose – joined new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and frigate HMS Northumberland to form an invisible, impenetrable ring of steel around the…

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Project 23040G Vladimir Kozitsky and Boris Slobodnik Arrived in Novorossiysk for Testing

December 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest large hydrographic boats of the 23040G project, Vladimir Kozitsky and Boris Slobodnik, built for the hydrographic service of the Russian Navy at the Nizhny Novgorod Motor Ship enterprise, arrived in Novorossiysk, where they will pass all stages of testing. Currently, boat crews and representatives of the Nizhny Novgorod Motor Ship plant are…

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Atalaya Returns to Ferrol From African Deployment

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The high-profile patrol “Atalaya” arrived at its base in Ferrol on December 15, after taking part in various cooperation activities in the African continent, within the Defense Diplomacy Plan. During this time, the “Watchtower” remained integrated into the operational structure of the Armed Forces, depending on the Maritime Security and Surveillance Command (MVSM), within…

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Hesperides Joins Search for Chilean C-130

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The oceanographic research vessel (BIO) “Hespérides” will contribute to the search for the remains of the Hercules C-130 aircraft of the Chilean Air Force (FACH) that occurred on December 9. During its transit down to the waters of the Antarctic Treaty, the ship will remain in direct communication with the 3rd Naval Zone of…

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US Navy Selects Fairbanks Morse to Power T-AO 209

December 16, 2019 – Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company and leading provider of solutions that are powering the world forward, has been selected by the US Navy to provide the main propulsion diesel engines for the T-AO 209 Lucy Stone. The Lucy Stone is the 5th fleet replenishment ship of the new John Lewis Class designed to service ships and aircraft at sea. “This…

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Project 12700 Vladimir Emelyanov Begins Acceptance Trials

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The latest project 12700 mine defense ship Vladimir Emelyanov, built at the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), began to carry out a state test program in the Baltic Sea landfills. The crew of the ship and the factory commissioning team will check the operability of all systems and mechanisms, conduct…

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Courbet Seizes More Than 3.5 Tonnes of Cannabis Resin

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – On December 13, the Courbet’s mission to combat illicit trafficking materialized with the taking of more than 3.5 tonnes of cannabis resin, the largest seizure for a French ship in the area this year. Leaving on November 7 from Toulon, the La Fayette Courbet- type frigate relieved the Jean Bart anti-aircraft frigate on November…

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Seal Beach Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Ammunition Pier Project

December 16, 2019 – The groundbreaking ceremony for a major enhancement to Pacific Fleet ammunition support capabilities was held onboard Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach December 13. The project will construct a 1,100-foot-long replacement ammunition pier and will include a larger ship turning basin and a new public navigation channel that will separate Navy vessels from civilian boats traveling through…

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CNS Cabrales Surveys Fitzroy Canal

December 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – Between December 10 and 20, the Hydrographic Patrol (PSH) 77 “Cabrales”, together in the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA), are carrying out the hydrographic survey of the Fitzroy canal with the purpose of preparing a new edition of the cartography and, in this way, updating the existing one that dates…

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ARM Reformador Completes Acceptance Trials

December 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico uses the naval power of the Federation for foreign defense, also contributing to the internal defense of the country, with the purpose of strengthening operational response capabilities, the consolidation of intelligence naval and modernization of processes, systems and infrastructure, for which it promotes research, technological development and…

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