Cairns Company Secures $70M Navy Maintenance Contract

The Royal Australian Navy is growing its fleet and retaining its edge through a major maintenance contract in Cairns, delivering jobs and security in Far North Queensland. Minister for Defence, the Hon Peter Dutton MP announced NORSTA Maritime as the Regional Maintenance Provider to deliver the Cairns Regional Maintenance Centre – otherwise known as RMC North East. “RMC North East…

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JPALS “Lands” 2021 NAWCAD Team Award

Teamwork characterized the many accomplishments that earned the Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office (PMA-213) Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS) team the top choice for the 2021 NAWCAD Commander’s Award in the Team Category. Not least among their successes was bringing initial operational capability (IOC) for the new JPALS a year ahead of schedule. IOC certifies the…

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Carl Vinson and Essex Wrap Up Joint South China Sea Ops

Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) and Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESX ARG) completed joint expeditionary strike force training operations in the South China Sea, Jan. 16. The training operations included integrated maritime strike missions, maritime interdiction operations, anti-submarine warfare, replenishment-at-sea and formation maneuvering/navigation operations. These operations are the latest events in strengthening naval readiness and interoperability in the Indo-Pacific…

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VTG to Modernize Combat Systems at NSWC Port Hueneme

VTG, an industry-leading provider of force modernization and digital transformation solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a $20 million task order to modernize the Aegis Combat System through its Technical Insertion 16 Sustainment, Installation, Procurement, and Engineering Services contract with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command. The…

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CORYMBE 160 – Franco-Danish Anti-piracy Patrol

The High Seas Patroller (PHM) EV Jacoubet continues its surveillance mission in the Gulf of Guinea in order to help reduce maritime insecurity in the area. In this context, it cooperated with the Danish frigate Esbern Snare , itself deployed since November 2021 to fight against piracy. The EV Jacoubet has been sailing since the end of December in the…

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Auvergne Takes Operational Break in Beirut

On operational break in the Lebanese capital from January 5 to 8, 2022, the crew of the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne worked to strengthen the ties that unite the National Navy and the Lebanese Navy. Common dives and participation of several mechanics from Auvergne in a technical intervention on the Lebanese patrol boat Trablous, notably punctuated the exchanges. Captain Dannoui,…

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HMS Protector Completes First Antarctic Mission

The Navy’s sole Antarctic research ship has completed her first stint of the year around the frozen continent – which has revealed the impact of global warning. HMS Protector is on a five-year mission to support international research into wildlife, the changing climate and shifting waters of Antarctica and upholding the UK’s long-standing commitment to the region. The Plymouth-based icebreaker…

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