Caspian Flotilla Monument to be Unveiled in Astrakhan

May 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – In the Astrakhan garrison on the territory of the Sports Center of the Marine and Physical Training of the Caspian Flotilla, the monument to military sailors will be unveiled. The artillery boat Bumblebee of project 1204 of the early 70s, which was in service with the Caspian flotilla, underwent restoration at the Astrakhan shipyard,…

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Plan Galileo transforming maritime sustainment

May 6, 2020 – Why ‘Plan Galileo’? Because Italian astronomer Galileo’s work fundamentally changed the way we view the universe by helping upend conventional wisdom and prove the Sun is the center of our Solar System, not the Earth. Launching the Plan Galileo website recently, Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, Head Maritime Systems reiterated her vision as a new way of…

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Future HMAS Arafura Hull Sections Come Together

May 6, 2020 – The Morrison Government’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) program has reached another milestone with the two halves of the first Arafura Class OPV coming together to form a complete hull. Built by Luerssen Australia and its South Australian partner ASC, it marks the largest industrial manoeuvre at Osborne Naval Shipyard in South Australia. Minister for Defence, Senator…

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HII Awarded $187 Million Advance Procurement Contract for LHA 9

May 5, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $187.46 million advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9. “This contract allows us to maintain the health of our critical nationwide shipbuilding supplier base while continuing our serial production…

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Hurricane Hunters Fly Over Ingalls Shipbuilding to Thank Essential Workforce

May 5, 2020 – Shipbuilders watched and cheered today as the Hurricane Hunters from Keesler Air Force Base’s 403rd Wing flew over Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division and Tripoli (LHA 7), to thank the essential workforce continuing to build our nation’s fleet during the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Hercs for Heroes” flyby featured a WC-130J Super Hercules from the wing’s…

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