Nightmare delivers the goods in the Southern Arabian Gulf

April 19, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba’s embarked MH-60R helicopter, call sign ‘Nightmare’, was critical in conducting ship-to-shore movement recently in the Southern Arabian Gulf. Toowoomba normally relies on many of the international ports within the region to conduct logistic and respite visits. In the wake of COVID-19 quarantine measures, this resupply was slightly different. To ensure Toowoomba continued to conduct…

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VAW-120 Conducts 1,000th Aerial Refueling Contact

April 18, 2020 – The “Greyhawks” of Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 120 achieved a significant milestone by achieving its 1,000th Aerial Refueling (AR) contact for the squadron, April 16. The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft and crew were conducting an initial AR qualification flight off the East Coast of the United States training Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructors in…

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Gerald R Ford Receives Inclining Test in Elizabeth River

April 21, 2020 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pulled away from the pier for three hours into the Elizabeth River to conduct a rare weighted inclining experiment, April 16. The purpose of the inclining experiment is to calculate the ship’s weight and center of gravity. Information from the test is also used to determine the ship’s stability in…

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Top Navy Security Forces Named

April 21, 2020 – In recognition of their superior performance and dedication to mission, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) recently selected Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples and Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field as winners of the 2019 Navy Security Force of the Year awards. NSA Naples won in the large installation category and NAS Whiting Field won in the…

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Call-out to industry on sea boat capabilities

April 14, 2020 – Defence has issued a request for information (RFI) on AusTender to gain an appreciation of Australian industry capabilities to design, manufacture and sustain military sea boats. Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s (CASG) First Assistant Secretary Ships, Sheryl Lutz, said the four-week RFI would help inform procurement options for Australian-manufactured sea boats. “The RFI will help CASG…

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Navy Awards Ship to Shore Connector Contract As Program Continues to Progress

April 16, 2020 – Today, the Navy awarded a contract for the Fiscal Year 2017-2020 procurement of Ship to Shore Connector craft. Ship to Shore Connectors are the evolutionary replacement for the existing fleet of Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) vehicles, and will primarily transport weapon systems, equipment, cargo, and personnel of the assault elements through varied environmental conditions from…

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USS Ronald Reagain Receives CANES Upgrade

April 16, 2020 – Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) Enterprise efficiently and effectively completed a major upgrade and installed a new baseline of the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) in record time, April 1, on USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) while forward deployed in Japan. The CANES program is the Navy’s next generation tactical afloat network. CANES represents…

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Multipurpose Ship “Sargento Aldea” is suitable to be used as a hospital ship

April 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – In relation to the statements made yesterday by the Honorable Deputy Félix González to a radio media outlet, where he pointed out that “a field hospital is not consistent on a ship that has a toxic product such as asbestos”, and that ” he was officiating the Minister of Health, to explain the situation…

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