RFA Wave Knight Helps ‘turbo charge’ Haiti Relief Effort

August 19, 2021 – Royal Navy supply ship RFA Wave Knight is helping to ‘turbo charge’ relief efforts in Haiti after the country was hit by a devastating earthquake. The ship is acting as a ‘floating petrol station’ for US Army helicopters spearheading the relief effort – ensuring the Black Hawks do not have to return to base to refuel,…

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Project 11356 Admiral Essen at IDEF 2021 in Istanbul

The crew of the frigate of the Black Sea Fleet “Admiral Essen”, performing tasks as part of the permanent group of the Navy in the Mediterranean Sea, made the transition to Istanbul to participate in the exhibition of weapons and military equipment IDEF 2021. The exhibition is attended by a number of Russian companies representing aviation and specialized automobile and…

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MQ-25 Conducts Air-to-Air Refueling with E-2D

The Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation program completed its first aerial refueling flight with an E-2D aircraft Aug.18 at Mid-America Airport in Mascoutah, Illinois. The Boeing-owned MQ-25 test asset, known as T1, transferred fuel to an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye, the newest variant of the E-2 platform which was upgraded with an aerial refueling capability in 2019. “Once operational, the MQ-25 will…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Sends MTS San Francisco to Charleston

Following completion of conversion work at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY), the future moored training ship USS San Francisco (SSN 711) was towed down to Charleston, South Carolina Aug. 16. San Francisco will serve as a modern training platform for Sailors at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, joining MTS La Jolla (MTS 701) which completed its conversion at…

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USS Tripoli Completes First CSSQT

August 18, 2021 – Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) completed the ship’s first-ever Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) earlier this month. CSSQT is a major milestone where teams demonstrate the ship’s weapons systems’ ability to effectively communicate and destroy incoming threats in an operational environment. “This test is designed to go through all of the…

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USS Toledo’s Overhaul use NNSY’s NSS-SY Improvements

August 18, 2021 – Effectively managing the volume of work. Ensuring accountability with the project plan. Fixing or elevating any issues to support nonstop execution of work. These are among the advantages of the Naval Sustainment Systems—Shipyard (NSS-SY) program, a partnership of on-site contractors specializing in business processes, and dedicated shipyard personnel, collaborating to bring innovation to the deckplates and…

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Amentum Awarded $90 Million Research Contract

August 18, 2021 – Amentum, a leading contractor to U.S. federal and allied governments, has been awarded a $90 million contract to support the Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems Above Water Sensors (PEO IWS 2.0) and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) with systems engineering services. Amentum was awarded the contract under the Department of Defense…

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