UK Joins New Task Force Protecting Red Sea Shipping

Royal Navy ships and personnel have joined a new international task force to safeguard ships passing through one of the world’s most dangerous choke points. Frigate HMS Montrose and support ship RFA Lyme Bay joined the US-led Combined Task Force 153 for a demonstration of naval might and unity in the Red Sea. The task force is the fourth international…

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Japan Approves Airfields for USS Ronald Reagan Training

We are pleased to inform you that the U.S. Forces Japan Headquarters has notified that we are planning to carry out landing training (FCLP: Field Carrier Landing Practice) for the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan on Iwo Jima as follows.  The schedule is current and subject to change in the future. Record  The USS Ronald Reagan’s Landing Practice (FCLP) is…

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Portsmouth NSY Opens New Dry Dock #1 Super Flood Basin

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard held a brief ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Dry Dock #1 Super Flood Basin on May 5. Honored guests at the ceremony included Chair of Cianbro Company, Peter Vigue and Senior Vice President of Stantec, David Bernier, representing the basin construction and design contract companies respectively. Participants in the ribbon cutting from the shipyard were…

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Austal Awarded T-EPF 16 Construction Contract

Austal USA announced today that it was awarded a $230.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of EPF 16, the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship. Austal USA has successfully delivered 12 EPFs, on schedule and on budget. Three additional EPF’s are currently under construction. EPFs have demonstrated their operational capability to conduct a variety of missions…

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HII Awarded Tactical Training Systems Contracts

HII has been awarded two tactical training systems contracts by the Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake. The first contract, for aircrew electronic warfare tactical training, is a multiple-award, indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract with a total ceiling value of $249 million. The second contract, for tactical integrated threat/target training systems, is also a multiple-award, IDIQ contract with a total…

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Inspirational Engineer Lost on HMS Sheffield 40 Years Ago

Sailors at HMS Sultan today remember engineer and former instructor David Briggs whose death on HMS Sheffield inspired colleagues to save lives. It is 40 years to the day that the petty officer – known to friends as Basher – bravely led efforts to help shipmates out of acrid smoke-filled compartments of the destroyer as fire raged when she was…

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French Navy Receives 7th Modernized Standard 6 ATL2

The General Directorate of Armaments received the 7th ATL2 modernized to standard 6 and delivered it to the French Navy on April 25, 2022 at the Lann-Bihoué naval aeronautical base. This is the second ATL2 modernized by Sabena Technics in Dinard, subcontracted by Dassault Aviation. As a reminder, this renovation concerns the ATL2 combat system. This involves integrating new technologies…

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NAVSUP Supports USS Arlington Iceland Port Visit

Husbanding services encompass the critical elements of logistics support required by U.S. Navy vessels when they visit commercial and military ports around the world. Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella’s (NAVSUP FLCSI’s) Global Multiple Award Husbanding Contract (GMAC) enables the command’s contracting specialists to partner with European husbanding service providers (HSPs) to support requirements for U.S. maritime forces…

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