JS Kirisame Goodwill Exercise with FSM BCMS

From July 29 to 31, JS Kirisame conducted a good will exercise with the Federated States of Micronesia Border Control and Maritime Surveillance Operation Center in vicinity of Federated State of Micronesia to improve our tactical skills and promote mutual understanding with the FSM BCMS. This exercise is the first bilateral one with the Federated States of Micronesia. The Self-Defense…

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L3Harris & Air Tractor Selected for USSOCOM Armed Overwatch

U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has selected L3Harris Technologies and Air Tractor, Inc.’s AT-802U Sky Warden™ system for its Armed Overwatch program. Award of the Indefinite Quantity, Indefinite Delivery contract includes a cost ceiling of $3 billion. The program includes delivery of up to 75 manned, fixed wing aircraft, with an initial program contract award of $170 million. The fleet…

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15th Anniversary of E-2D Advanced Hawkeye First Flight

Northrop Grumman Corporation is celebrating the 15-year anniversary of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye’s first flight August 3rd that occurred on this day in 2007. The Navy’s “digital quarterback” gives the warfighter expanded battlespace awareness, especially in the area of information operations delivering battle management, theater air and missile defense, and multiple sensor fusion capabilities in an airborne system. The Northrop…

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General Dynamics Electric Boat to Overhaul USS Hartford

General Dynamics Electric Boat, a business unit of General Dynamics, announced today it was awarded a modification of the previously awarded U.S. Navy contract for the repair, maintenance and modernization of the submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768). The contract modification has a value of $697.9 million. Work will be performed at the company’s shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, and is expected…

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Gorch Fock Departs on First Training Mission After Refit

On Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10 a.m., sail training ship Gorch Fock will leave her homeport of Kiel to embark on the first foreign training voyage under the command of Captain Andreas-Peter Graf von Kielmansegg (55). For the first time in a long time, more than 100 cadets from the 2021 crew will be sailing on the white three-master.…

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Navy Releases Name of Deceased USS Arleigh Burke Sailor

The U.S. Navy identified the sailor assigned to USS Arleigh Burke, lost overboard while operating in the Baltic Sea August 1, as North Carolina native Seaman Recruit David L. Spearman. Spearman reported to Arleigh Burke in April following training at Surface Warfare Engineering School Command, Great Lakes, Ill. “This bright, young man made an oversized, positive impact on Arleigh Burke.…

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Hangar Upgrades Enable P-8A Poseidon Maintenance

The first of Australia’s twelve P-8A Poseidon advanced maritime patrol aircraft will enter deep maintenance work locally, rather than offshore, following upgrades at RAAF Base Edinburgh near Adelaide. “The P-8A Poseidon is one of the most advanced maritime patrol and response platforms in the world and is in high demand to support Australia and our partners,” said Minister for Defence…

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