USS Boise Finally to be Overhauled

May 8, 2020 – After delays in the maintenance cycle, USS Boise (SSN 764) moved from Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division in Newport News, Virginia, May 8 to begin pre-maintenance “smart start” activities in preparation for the submarine’s engineered overhaul (EOH). An EOH is a major multi-year overhaul near the mid-point of…

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HMS Kent concludes cold-weather operations in the Arctic

May 8, 2020 – HMS Kent will today leave the Barents Sea after seven days of cold-weather operations in the icy waters of the Arctic Circle. While many in the Armed Forces rightly continue to focus on supporting the national response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ship’s company of HMS Kent have contributed to the Royal Navy’s commitment to global…

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Elbit Systems Introduces a UAS-Based Long-Range Maritime Rescue Capability

May 7, 2020 – Elbit Systems introduces a unique life saving capability to its Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). Integrating detection and identification capabilities, onboard inflated life-rafts, and precision dispatch capability, enables the UAS to perform long-range maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. Such a configured Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol UAS was recently delivered to an undisclosed…

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Montgomery, Cesar Chavez operate near West Capella

May 7, 2020 – USS Montgomery (LCS 8) and USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14) conducted presence operations in international waters and airspace near Panamanian flagged drill ship, West Capella, May 7. Through continued operational presence in the South China Sea, the U.S. Navy supports transparency, the rule of law, freedom of navigation and overflight, the principles that underpin security and…

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KBR Increases Presence in UK Nuclear Sector

May 7, 2020 – KBR has reinforced its growing presence in the UK Nuclear and Defence Infrastructure sectors after being selected to join a new multi-million dollar delivery framework. KBR, in a partnership with Assystem and Doosan Babcock, and operating under the name of KAD Nuclear, were one of three suppliers selected by the Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) to join…

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