Coast Guard Commissions Cutter Daniel Tarr in Galveston

January 10, 2020 – The Coast Guard held a commissioning ceremony for the Coast Guard Cutter Daniel Tarr, the service’s 36th fast response cutter, at Sector Field Office Galveston, Texas, Friday. Vice Adm. Scott Buschman, Coast Guard Atlantic Area commander, presided over the ceremony, along with Rear Adm. John Nadeau, Eighth Coast Guard District commander, and Lt. Nicholas Martin, Coast…

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HII Announces Matt Needy as Newport News Shipbuilding’s New VP of Navy Programs with Ken Mahler Set to Retire

January 14, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Matt Needy has been named vice president of Navy Programs for the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Ken Mahler, who will retire on April 1 after more than 35 years of service. Mahler began his career as a co-op student in 1985 and has held a variety…

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German Kustenwache Seefalke Reborn as R/V Falkor

Schmidt Ocean Institute has come together with The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project for the joint signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to share all of its collected mapping data with the project. According to the Seabed 2030 Project, about 32 million square kilometers or 15% of the ocean has been mapped. The million square kilometer milestone is a big…

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Leonardo Awarded Contract for 32 TH-73A Helicopters for US Navy

January 14, 2020 – Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various…

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Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to Replace Hamburg SNMG2 Auxiliary Division

January 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate “Mecklenburg-Vorpommern” will sail towards the Aegean for around three months on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 12 noon to replace the frigate “Hamburg” in the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2). This started towards the Mediterranean in early September last year. After the handover, she will go home and expect back…

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Damen signs MoU for development of Bangladesh shipbuilding initiative

January 14, 2020 – On 14th January, Gentium and Damen Shipyards Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh in Dhaka. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives of the Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh, who are supporting Gentium-Damen in their undertaking. The goal of the MoU is to establish and develop a shipbuilding…

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German Navy Selects Damen and Blohm & Voss for MKS180 Frigates

January 14, 2020 – The German government has announced its intention to select Damen as the main contractor, together with partners Blohm + Voss and Thales, for supplying at least four Multi-Purpose Combat Ship MKS 180 frigates to the German Navy. The Dutch naval shipbuilder is extremely proud of, and satisfied with, the result of the evaluation process announced today…

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Revolutionary Artificial Intelligence warship contracts announced

January 14, 2020 – The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced the first wave of £4 million funding. The funding aims to revolutionise the way warships make decisions and process thousands of strands of intelligence and data by using Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). Nine projects will share an initial £1 million to develop technology and innovative solutions to overcome increasing…

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