Colombian Navy delivered 21 tons of humanitarian aid

May 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On board the Logistics Support Ship ARC “Bahía Málaga” of the Colombian Navy, attached to the Pacific Naval Force, Marines and Marines transported 21 tons of humanitarian aid, delivered to the residents of four coastal municipalities, in the Department of Narino. With the purpose of supporting the most vulnerable Colombians during the health emergency…

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US Withdraws from Treaty on Open Skies

May 21, 2020 – Tomorrow, the United States will submit notice of its decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies to the Treaty Depositaries and to all other States Parties to the Treaty. Effective six months from tomorrow, the United States will no longer be a party to the Treaty. We may, however, reconsider our withdrawal should Russia…

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USS Mississippi Drydocked for Extended Availability

May 20, 2020 – The shipyard workforce successfully docked the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) on May 19 in preparation for an extended maintenance availability. “Thanks in large part to our people’s extraordinary response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shipyard is open for business and supporting…

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USS Ronald Reagan Marks Fifth Year in Japan

May 21, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is underway serving as America’s strongest symbol of resolve, navigating the global pandemic as its mission endures, in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. This deployment marks USS Ronald Reagan’s (CVN 76) fifth year of service as part of U.S. forward-deployed naval forces. Reagan, along with Carrier Air Wing…

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Lifts 320-Ton Aft Deckhouse onto Jack H Lucas (DDG 125)

May 20, 2020 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division achieved a substantial milestone today with the successful lift of the aft deckhouse onto guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). The 320-ton aft deckhouse includes radar equipment rooms, main engine intake and exhaust compartments, electric shop, and staterooms. “Our team has kept this first Flight III ship ahead…

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ASW Exercise SAGRE 20 Held off Brittany

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May 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – From April 27 to 30, a high intensity exercise was held in the Atlantic. Under demanding conditions, the vessels of the naval action force continue to train, off the coast of Brittany. Around the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) Latouche-Tréville , embarking a WG-13 Lynx helicopter detachment , the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine and a nuclear…

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Former Senior U.S. Navy Employee Charged for Role in Bribery Conspiracy and Lying to Investigators

May 20, 2020 – The former Director of Operations of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command Office in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK) was charged in a complaint filed today in connection with his alleged participation in a bribery conspiracy and alleged lying to federal investigators. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent…

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HMS Medway Conducts Trials with Merlin Helicopter

May 20, 2020 – The Navy’s largest helicopter has debuted on its global patrol ships for the first time, during three days of intensive training in the Caribbean. Commando-carrying Merlin Mk4s touched down on HMS Medway during a concerted period of aviation training for the new patrol ship in preparation for the imminent hurricane season. Medway is currently working side-by-side…

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U.S. Navy Selects Data Link Solutions for MIDS On-Ship Modernization Cabinet Production

May 19, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded a $3.2 million production contract to Data Link Solutions (DLS), a joint venture between BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace, for new Multifunctional Information Distribution System (MIDS) cabinet terminals. The MIDS On-Ship Modernization System (MOS MOD) receives and transmits text and imagery to and from military air, ground, and maritime forces to…

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DSCA Approves MK48 Torpedoes for Taiwan

May 20, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to TECRO of eighteen (18) MK-48 Mod6 Advanced Technology (AT) Heavy Weight Torpedoes (HWT) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $180 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. TECRO has requested…

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