IKE CSG Commands SEALs, Marine Missile Teams in First-of-a-Kind, Large-Scale Drill

February 19, 2021 – A Navy carrier strike group got a first glimpse at what future operations could look like, with SEALs providing forward targeting data and Marines on expeditionary bases providing another missile strike option to supplement the strike group’s aircraft- and surface ship-based weapons. The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group recently completed a sophisticated composite training unit…

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U.S. Navy Conducts First At-Sea Power Module Replenishment

February 26, 2021 – The “Titans” of Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 and members of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 successfully delivered an F-35C power module aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) in the U. S. Navy’s first, at-sea replenishment for this component. This success follows a November 2020 milestone, during which VRM-30, CVW-2 and Carl Vinson conducted the…

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Ingalls Awarded LPD 17 Program Life-Cycle Engineering Contract

February 26, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for life-cycle engineering and support services on the U.S. Navy’s San Antonio (LPD 17) class of amphibious transport docks. This follow-on contract consists of a base contract valued at $36.9 million with a cumulative value of $213.9 million if all…

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Shipbuilders “All-Russian Ushakov Conversation” Conference

March 1, 2021 (Google Translation) – Vladimir Nikitin, Advisor to the General Director of the United Shipbuilding Corporation, took part in the All-Russian Ushakov Talk conference, organized by the All-Russian Fleet Support Movement. The event was timed to coincide with the anniversary of the birth of the great naval commander. Meetings and discussions within the framework of the “Ushakov conversation”…

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2021 DESI Closing Ceremony

February 26, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Forces hosted a combined Diesel-Electric Submarine Initiative (DESI) closing ceremony for the conclusion of the 2021 deployment season with Colombian submarine ARC Pijao (SS 28) and Peruvian submarine BAP Pisagua (SS 33) on Naval Station Mayport, Florida, Feb. 26. Established by U.S. Fleet Forces Command in 2001, the DESI program is a U.S. Navy…

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Chilean Navy OPV Contramaestre Ortiz on Lighthouse Supply Mission

February 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – In order to fulfill the tasks assigned by the Fifth Naval Zone, during the second week of February, the General Services Patrol (PSG) “Contramaestre Ortiz” set sail for Guafo Island with the aim of carrying out the supply and relief work of the lighthouse of the area. As specified by the Unit Commander, Lieutenant…

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