Nimitz CSG Deploys

June 8, 2020 – USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and elements of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG), deployed from San Diego, June 8, in support of global maritime security operations. Prior to deploying, the strike group completed a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX), designed to fully integrate units of a carrier strike group, while testing a strike group’s ability as…

Read More

Frigate upgrade program rolls on

June 9, 2020 – HMAS Anzac has joined HMAS Arunta as the second Anzac Class Frigate to undergo the Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program upgrade. Anzac recently sailed to her homeport of Fleet Base West, Garden Island, Western Australia, where she was joined by her sister ship Arunta who completed the program, known as AMCAP, in 2019. Frigate Group Capability…

Read More

Brazil Issues RFP for a New Antarctic Support Ship

June 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Directorate of Program Management of the Navy (DGePM) makes the disclosure of the document Request for Proposal (RFP) , until June 30, as transcribed in the Official Gazette (DOU) of May 20, 2020. The objective of the RFP is to communicate to the market and establish requirements and conditions to select the best…

Read More

McKean to Provide Submarine Engineering and Logistics Support Contract

June 8, 2020 – McKean Defense Group, LLC announced today that it was awarded a five-year contract to support Submarine Program Management, Engineering, Technical, and Logistics Support. This is a single award contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD). Specific tasking includes program management, engineering and technical support, logistics, financial management and associated efforts. This customer supports…

Read More

RFA Argus and HMS Medway Ready for Caribbean Hurricane Season

June 11, 2020 – The Royal Navy’s task group in the Caribbean has come together once more as hurricane season preparations continue in earnest. RFA Argus and HMS Medway are in the region to support British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean during hurricane season and to carry out counter-narcotics operations. The two ships met up in the seas near the…

Read More

BAE Systems to Produce More VLS Cannisters for US Navy

June 11, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract to produce multiple types of Vertical Launching System (VLS) canisters with a total lifetime maximum value of $955 million. The initial contract was awarded in February with $24 million funded, followed by contract modifications of $99 million and $43 million received in March and May respectively. Options…

Read More

ARC Embarks on 30 Day Training Cruise

June 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – The waters of the Bay of Cartagena were the natural setting that adorned the departure ceremony of the ARC School Ship “Gloria” to start the Grumetes Training Cruise of the ARC Naval School of Noncommissioned Officers “Barranquilla”. In compliance with the Biosafety protocols established for the containment of the pandemic, the military act of…

Read More