Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $1.50 Billion Contract for Construction of LPD 31

April 3, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $1.50 billion fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded contract for the procurement of the detail design and construction of amphibious transport dock LPD 31. The ship will be the 15th in the San Antonio class and the second Flight II LPD. “In building…

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USS Delaware Commissioned

April 4, 2020 – The Navy commissioned USS Delaware (SSN 791), the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine, April 4. Although the traditional public commissioning ceremony was canceled for public health safety and due to restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned USS Delaware administratively and transitioned the ship to normal operations. Meanwhile, the Navy is looking at a future opportunity…

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JS Teruzuki Exercises With USS Gabrielle Giffords

April 4, 2020 – USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) and JS Teruzuki (DD 116) conducted operations together, while sailing through the Andaman Sea, April 2. While transiting, Gabrielle Giffords and Teruzuki conducted bilateral communications exercises, division tactics, and photo exercise, all designed to enhance interoperability between the two navies and emphasize the importance of communications and coordination while operating underway…

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Vietnamese Fishing Vessel Sunk By Chinese Coast Guard

April 4, 2020 (VNA) – Vietnam has lodged an official complaint with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel near the former’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said on April 3. The Vietnamese vessel, number QNg 90617 TS, with eight fishermen on board, was fishing near Phu Lam…

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