USS Ronald Reagan Refit Completed

May 7, 2020 – Overcoming the challenges of meeting the mission during the COVID-19 global pandemic, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility successfully completed a maintenance availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in Yokosuka, Japan May 6. The selected restricted availability required over 98,000 man-hours and five months to complete. The project team included team members and…

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SAIC Among Awardees for $982 Million NAVSEA Contract

May 7, 2020 – Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with a ceiling value of $982 million to provide products and services within the Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Family of Systems (FOS). The contract carries a five-year period of performance and may extend to 10…

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Navy’s Only Directed Energy Lab on a Sea Test Range Breaks Ground at NBVC Point Mugu

May 6, 2020 – Demonstrating that Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) remains open for business despite the global pandemic, Navy leaders and private contractors broke ground Tuesday, May 5 at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC)’s Point Mugu for what will become the fleet’s only dedicated facility to test, fire and evaluate complete laser weapon systems in a maritime environment. The…

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FS Cassiopée Detonates Second World War German Bomb

May 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 28, 2020, the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Cassiopée discovered a German bottom mine dating from the Second World War at 8.5 nautical miles (about 16km) off Courseulles-sur-Mer (14). This LMB type munition, released by aircraft and with magneto-acoustic influence, was detected by sonar and then identified by the mine clearance divers of…

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France Deploys an Atlantique 2 for Operation AGENOR

May 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed for two months as part of Operation AGENOR [ Short Link ], military component of the European-led Maritime Awarness in the Straight of Hormuz (EMASoH) mission, the Atlantic2 maritime patrol aircraft has effectively contributed to strengthening the regional situation assessment. This first detachment in the sky of the Strait of Hormuz supplements that…

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