Bangladesh Navy to Procure Five Vessels from the UK

Bangladesh will buy five warships from the UK, in the meantime two will be built in Bangladesh and three in the UK. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen gave information at a virtual press conference on Friday (5 November). Foreign Secretary Masood Bin Momen and Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UK Saida Mona Tasnim were present at the press conference. The…

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NSWCDD Engineers Adapt Commercial Equipment

How do you simulate challenging, stormy seas when testing a new weapon system? Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) engineers found an effective solution in a less-than-obvious piece of technology – a motion base designed for flight simulators and theme park rides. “The idea is to try to simulate these low-frequency, large-displacement and large-rotation environments,” said Test and Evaluation…

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NASSCO Christens & Launches Future USNS Harvey Milk

General Dynamics NASSCO christened and launched the future USNS Harvey Milk (T-AO 206) November 6th, the second ship for the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program. Mr. Stuart Milk, nephew of the ship’s namesake and Co-Founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation, served as the principal speaker at the ceremony in addition to remarks from NASSCO and U.S.…

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FRCE Supports Fleet Through Sikorsky H-53 Partnership

A partnership between Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) and Sikorsky is helping meet the fleet’s needs for critical parts for CH-53E Super Stallion and MH-53E Sea Dragon heavy-lift helicopters. Under a performance-based logistics contract that is part of a public-private partnership (PPP) between FRCE and Sikorsky, the depot’s artisans provide the skilled labor required to repair and overhaul certain H-53…

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H-60 Program Achieves Readiness Goals

The H-60 Multi-Mission Helicopters Program Office (PMA-299) recently met its mission capable (MC) goal entirely within its own organic lifelines. The accomplishment was achieved through the PMA’s organic implementation of Naval Sustainment System-Aviation (NSS-A), its Readiness Control Board (RCB) process and a laser-focused commitment to its fleet counterparts. The program’s readiness efforts, reliance on data-driven decision making and collaboration with…

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NAVAIR Winners at Navy Acquisition Excellence Awards

Six NAVAIR teams and a program manager were recognized as winners at the Department of the Navy’s Acquisition Excellence Awards ceremony Nov. 4. “We’re recognizing today the best of the best, but the winners represent all the great efforts over the past year,” said Frederick J. Stefany, acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, listing the…

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Project 23370G Grigory Shadrin Completes Trials

The large hydrographic catamaran of modular design “Grigory Shadrin” has completed the sea phase of state tests in the designated area of the Barents Sea. The boat was built at the Moscow Region enterprise KAMPO JSC (Orekhovo-Zuevo) for the Navy, the final assembly of the boat was carried out at an external delivery base in Murmansk. In accordance with the…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Returns USS Pasadena to the Fleet

USS Pasadena (SSN 752) returned to the fleet Oct. 31 following successful completion of its Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). The Los Angeles-class submarine spent just over a year at NNSY to replace, repair and overhaul components throughout the boat, as the shipyard’s first DSRA in a decade. Pasadena served as NNSY’s pilot project leveraging…

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Việt Nam Demands China Withdraw Ships from Việt Nam’s Whitsun Reef

Việt Nam demands that China withdraw its ships out of the Bãi Ba Đầu (Whitsun Reef) in Việt Nam’s Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago, and respect Việt Nam’s sovereignty. Deputy spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Phạm Thu Hằng made the statement regarding the reports of the operation of many Chinese vessels at Bãi Ba Đầu, during the regular…

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