FRCE completes verification of laser peening process

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) marked a milestone in its support of the F-35B Lightning II aircraft when it successfully completed verification of the laser shock peening process and returned the first aircraft to undergo the procedure to the fleet. Laser shock peening strengthens the aircraft’s frame without adding any additional material or weight, which would reduce its capability by…

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FS Auvergne Trains With Turkish Navy in the Black Sea

As part of its patrol in the Black Sea, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne conducted, on December 30, mutual training with the Turkish frigate Yildirim , of the MEKO 200 class. The activities carried out – communication exercise by flags, tactical evolutions and presentations for refueling at sea – have made it possible to maintain elementary know-how and interoperability between…

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Second Polar Icebreaker Construction Contract Awarded t0 Halter Marine

Halter Marine was been awarded the second Polar Security Cutter (PSC) by the U.S. Department of the Navy. The U.S. Department of the Navy has awarded Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Mississippi, as the prime contractor a fixed-price incentive-firm contract for a second U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) PSC (formerly the Heavy Polar Icebreaker). Initial efforts under this option will target the…

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