‘BILT’ for the Fleet

Naval Sea Systems Command’s Industrial Operations Transformation Office, PSNS & IMF, Norfolk Naval Shipyard and Carrier Team One have partnered with BILT Incorporated, creator of the 3D interactive BILT app, to take ship maintenance and fleet readiness to the next level. “The app is intuitive, easy to use and can be accessed via mobile devices,” said Tonya Shuler, Innovation and…

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FRCE Declares Capabilities on Next Round of F-35 Components

Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) has expanded its support of next-generation naval aviation by declaring capabilities on a new round of F-35 components. These capabilities build upon the 17 F-35 components the depot previously declared capabilities on in 2020. “This expansion of our F-35 component workload is extremely important because the F-35 is a not just a unique platform, it’s…

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Last Voyage of SAS Isaac Dyobha

By Commander Leon Steyn, Historian, SA Naval Museum On 21 April 2022 the offshore patrol vessel SAS Isaac Dyobha entered Simon’s Town for the last time, to be decommissioned after nearly 43 years of service. INTRODUCTION P1565 was one of six Minister class strike craft that were built for the South African Navy under the Project Japonica designation. The first three boats were constructed…

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HMAS Parramatta Departs for a Regional Presence Deployment

HMAS Parramatta has sailed from her home port of Fleet Base East for a two-month Regional Presence Deployment to Southeast and North Asia. The ship will undertake a number of Navy-to-Navy activities with Australia’s regional partners, building on the work of HMAS Arunta which deployed to the Indo-Pacific region previously this year. Commanding Officer HMAS Parramatta, Commander David Murphy, said…

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First Ever Multi-Service Contract for Tomahawk Weapons System

The Navy awarded a $217.1 million contract May 24 to Raytheon Missile Systems to deliver 154 Tomahawk missiles to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Army by 2025. The Full Rate Production (FRP) contract, Lot 18, marks the first multi-service procurement for Tomahawk, which further expands integration into new firing platforms for the Marine Corps and Army. “This is a major…

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