HII Awarded $936 Million to Build USS Thad Cochran

June 30, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $936 million contract for the construction of an additional Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Flight III destroyer for the U.S. Navy. In 2018, Ingalls was awarded a $5.1 billion fixed-price incentive, multiyear contract for construction of six Arleigh Burke-class Flight III destroyers for the U.S. Navy. “We…

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RH Marine and VSTEP cooperate in maritime training simulators

June 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – System integrator RH Marine and developer of maritime training solutions VSTEP Simulation have signed a cooperation agreement. As a result, VSTEP can now supply RH Marine’s ECDIS chart and navigation system with its bridge simulators for schools, training institutes and fleet owners. VSTEP supplies software and hardware for their NAUTIS simulators around the world…

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Saipem and Drass Submarine Rescue System Selected by Italian Navy

June 16, 2020 – The subsea rescue system developed by Saipem in collaboration with Drass, a leading company in submarine and hyperbaric crewed technology, was selected by Marina Militare Italiana (the Italian Navy) for the equipment of the SDO-SuRS (Special & Diving Operations – Submarine Rescue Ship) ship, the new vessel for the rescue of submarines. The system integrates a…

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Mission Sagar: INS Kesari Arrives Kochi

June 28, 2020 – Indian Naval Ship (INS) Kesari arrived at Kochi today after 55 days of deployment to the Southern Indian Ocean region as part of ‘Mission Sagar’. The ship was deployed on a special ‘COVID Relief Mission’ and made port calls at Male (Maldives), Port Louis (Mauritius), Antsiranana (Madagascar), Moroni (Comoros Islands) and Port Victoria (Seychelles) for delivery…

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Construction Begins on Fourth Expeditionary Sea Base

June 29, 2020 – Construction of the fourth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship officially began on June 25 at the General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) shipyard in San Diego, Calif. Due to the COVID pandemic, the milestone was marked with an informal shipyard ceremony. Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ships are highly flexible platforms that are used across…

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ECS to Develop Data Consolidation Solution for US Navy and Defense Health Agency

June 29, 2020 – ECS, a leader in advanced technology, science, and engineering solutions, has been selected by the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic to develop a legacy data consolidation solution prototype for the Defense Health Agency (DHA). This project was awarded as a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee, Other Transactional Authority (OTA) contract. Under this contract, ECS will consolidate legacy data from…

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Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Train Together in Philippine Sea

June 28, 2020 – The Nimitz and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Groups are conducting dual carrier operations in the Philippine Sea. The ships and aircraft assigned to both strike groups began coordinated operations in international waters on June 28. While deployed, the Carrier Strike Force is conducting integrated exercises and operations that maintain responsive, flexible, and enduring commitments to mutual…

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Prairial Supports Mururoa Atoll

June 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – During a patrol mission within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of French Polynesia, the surveillance frigate (FS) Prairial supported the detachment of Moruroa. Since the dismantling of the nuclear test sites on the Moruroa and Fangataufa atolls in the Tuamotu archipelago in 2000, a detachment of the Pacific Polynesian Marine Infantry Regiment (RIMaP-P) has…

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