US Navy Awards Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) Contract

April 30, 2020 – Navy awarded a contract to design and produce the next generation small surface combatant, the Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) today. The contract for detail design and construction (DD&C) of up to 10 Guided Missile Frigates (consisting of one base ship and nine option ships) was awarded to Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC) of Marinette, Wisconsin, officials announced.…

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Blue Angels & Thunderbirds America Strong Aerial Show for Atlanta, Baltimore & Washington DC

April 30, 2020 – The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, and the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, will honor frontline COVID-19 responders and essential workers with formation flights over Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Atlanta May 2. “America Strong is a way for both teams to show appreciation to the thousands of doctors, nurses, first…

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ARA Bouchard on First Sovereignty Patrol

April 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – In coordination with the Naval Prefecture, in order to support the task of the Coast Guard GC-27 “Prefect Fique” and verify the behavior of the fishing vessels in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Argentine Navy highlighted a Grumman S-plane 2 Turbo Tracker belonging to the Anti-submarine Naval Squadron (EA2S). Upon arrival in the…

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Eastern Shipbuilding Commenced Steel Cutting for USCGC Chase (WMSM-916)

April 29, 2020 – Eastern Shipbuilding Group reports that steel cutting for the second offshore patrol cutter (OPC), Coast Guard Cutter CHASE (WMSM-916), commenced on April 27, 2020 at Eastern’s facilities. The cutting of steel started the fabrication and assembly of the cutter’s hull, and ESG is to complete keel laying of CHASE in 2021. Additionally, ESG has commenced the…

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Teams Band together to Perform First Time Maintenance on USS Georgia

April 30, 2020 – The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forced people to alter the way they go about completing a task or a mission regardless of how complex it may or may not be. When USS Georgia (SSGN 729) arrived at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay for maintenance, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department Kings Bay (NRMD-KB), Trident Refit…

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RIMPAC 2020 Scheduled for Last Half of August

April 29, 2020 – The United States Navy will sponsor the 27th Rim of the Pacific exercise, Aug. 17-31. Hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, this biennial maritime exercise will be an at-sea-only event in light of COVID-19 concerns. The theme of RIMPAC 2020 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners.” The at-sea-only construct for RIMPAC 2020 was developed to ensure the safety…

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