USNS Puerto Rico Supports Resolute Dragon 21 in Japan

The expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Puerto Rico (T-EPF 11) is supporting the U.S. Marine Corps during Resolute Dragon 21 in Japan, Dec. 4 – 16. “The crew of USNS Puerto Rico is proud to work with the Marines of III Marine Expeditionary Force on our maiden deployment and our first port calls to Japan,” said Capt. Curtis Shelton, master…

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GE Power Conversion for MSC Vessel Maintenance

The U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command (MSC) has awarded GE Power Conversion an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to maintain the electric and hybrid electric power and propulsion systems aboard its vessels. The five-year contract potentially could be worth $125 million. The contract covers maintenance, modernization and upgrades, training, repairs, parts, remote technical support, and program management on 35 vessels, with more…

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USS Frank Cable Begins Regional Indo-Pacific Patrol

The submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) departed Apra Harbor, Guam, as part of a scheduled patrol in the Indo-Pacific region, October 18th. Frank Cable will conduct expeditionary maintenance and logistics in support of national security in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Our crew has done an exceptional job to prepare for deployment,” said Capt. Albert Alarcon,…

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Austal USA Awarded its First Steel Shipbuilding Contract

Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal USA has been awarded its first steel vessel construction contract by the United States Navy, a US$145 million (~A$198.5 million) build of two Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ships (T-ATS 11 and 12). The contract modification establishes options for up to three additional T-ATS ships, which, if exercised, will bring the total cumulative value…

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JMSDF Destroyers Replenish from USNS Yukon

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to strengthen the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To improve interoperability between JMSDF and U.S. Navy 2. Date September 29 3. Exercise Area Eastern of the Indian Ocean…

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PteroDynamics Secures Contract with US Navy to Deliver Cargo VTOL Aircraft

August 23, 2021 – PteroDynamics, an aircraft design and manufacturing company that develops innovative vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, is today announcing it has secured a contract with Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to deliver 3 VTOL prototypes for the Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS (BWUAS) program. In 2018, Military Sealift Command and Fleet Forces Command identified…

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Military Sealift Command supports U.S. Navy’s Large Scale Exercise 2021

Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) and dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) will participate in the Pacific portion of the U.S. Navy’s Large Scale Exercise 2021. Yukon and Chambers will provide logistics services including aviation fuel, bunker fuel, dry food, as well as machine parts and equipment to the ships in the…

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Austal USA’s First Steel Project to be Salvage Tug

June 7, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal USA has been awarded a US$3.6 million functional design contract to prepare for construction of the new Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) for the United States Navy. Austal USA will prepare a functional design for the T-ATS, an 80 metre steel monohull vessel with multi-mission capability…

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