Velas Latinoamérica 2022 Concludes in Veracruz

On Tuesday night, in the Mexican city of Veracruz, the fourth edition of “Velas Latinoamérica 2022” was closed, the most important international nautical event in Latin America that every four years brings together large sailboats to carry out a journey that takes them to visit different ports in Latin America and the Caribbean together. The festivities had their epicenter in…

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PHALANX Firing a First for Supply

HMAS Supply successfully completed a first-of-class firing trial of the Phalanx close-in weapon system (CIWS) during a regional presence deployment. Electronic Technician Leading Seaman Sam Chiswell said the training performed on board before a firing ensured the ship’s procedures were safe and efficient. “In my role I maintain and operate the CIWS and prepare it for firings; this includes all…

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5th 60m Fast Missile Ship (KCR) Conducts Mooring Trial

After being officially launched by the Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto in December 2021 (5/12), the 5th 60m Fast Missile Ship (KCR) is currently conducting a Mooring Trial Test . The Head of the Feasibility Center of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense led by Marsma TNI Muhammad Yani Rudiansyah and the Indonesian Defense Seaworthiness Authority (IDSA) team arrived at…

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Collaboration Leads to CVN Rudder Bore Repair Savings

A team of innovation-minded professionals from Shop 26, Welders, and Code 138, Weld Engineers & Non-Destructive Test Examiners, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, developed a new process for aircraft carrier rudder bore repair that cut the overall repair time by more than half. According to Travis Yanda, Shafting & Rudder assistant project superintendent, Code 312, Aircraft…

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MQ-25 Team Completes First Lab integration Event

The Navy’s Unmanned Carrier Aviation program office (PMA-268) conducted its first lab integration event June 28-30 at Pax River to demonstrate how the MQ-25’s Ground Control Station (GCS) will command the unmanned aircraft in the carrier environment. The government team and its two prime industry partners led the effort at the program’s System Test and Integration Lab (STIL), where Lockheed…

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