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HMS Sheffield’s Memory Lives on With Gleaming New Memorial

With water brought all the way from the ocean where their ship now rests, veterans of HMS Sheffield watched her memorial dedicated – 40 years to the day she was fatally attacked. Penny Salt, whose late husband Captain ‘Sam’ Salt commanded the destroyer, anointed the new £15,000 monument at the National Memorial Arboretum with South Atlantic sea water. The monument…

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Granite Wins $36 Million Guam Navy Contract

Granite announced today that it has been awarded the approximately $36 million Navy-Commercial Tie-In Hardening (P661) project at the Joint Region Marianas naval base in Guam. This project is an integral part of a broader Navy initiative to increase the resilience of critical infrastructure serving Department of Defense installations on Guam. This award continues Granite’s strong history of winning work…

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BAE Systems to Develop Autonomous MINC

BAE Systems has received a $24 million contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop software that autonomously configures tactical networks for mission-critical communications as part of the Mission-Integrated Network Control (MINC) program. Reliable data and communications networks are critical in modern warfare. Currently, no capability exists to dynamically control interconnected networks and ensure that warfighters…

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All Hamina Class Complete Modernization

Hamina’s fourth lifecycle-upgradeable missile boat, Pori, began sea acceptance tests related to the commissioning of the vessel in mid-April. The vessel will continue acceptance tests next summer. The overhaul of the Hamina-class missile boats has been completed and will ensure the ability of the Navy’s combat fleet to combat naval attacks, protect maritime connections and control and safeguard territorial integrity.…

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Vigor Completes USS McCampbell Modernization

Vigor has completed a comprehensive modernization of USS McCampbell (DDG 85) at Swan Island, sending the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer on to its new homeport at Naval Station Everett, Wash. The 18-month, more than $155 million project was the largest ever completed by Vigor’s Ship Repair team, and the largest of its kind at Swan Island in nearly 30 years.…

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Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk Decommissioned

The Coast Guard decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Cuttyhunk (WPB 1322) Thursday during a ceremony held at Air Station Port Angeles that was presided over by Capt. Mark McDonnell, 13th Coast Guard District Chief of Response. Cuttyhunk was one of the Coast Guard’s 37 remaining 110-foot Island-class patrol boats. The fleet of Island-class cutters is being replaced by 154-foot Sentinel-class cutters.…

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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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