Navy’s Fleet Replenishment Oiler Recapitalization Making Headway

January 13, 2021 – The future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s first-in-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler, launched from General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO) on Jan. 12, marking a significant shipbuilding milestone. “Recapitalizing our aging fleet replenishment capabilities is a key component of making our naval logistics more agile and resilient,” said Mr. Mike Kosar, Support Ships, Boats…

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National Shipbuilding Research Program Selects Research Projects

December 2, 2020 – The National Shipbuilding Research Program, in collaboration with Naval Sea Systems Command has selected seven shipbuilding and ship repair research announcement projects valued at over $8.2 million for award in fiscal year 2021. The expected cost reduction, if all projects are successful, could exceed $250 million. The selected projects range in duration from 12 to 24…

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Vestdavit to deliver advanced boat-handling systems to U.S. Navy

September 11, 2020 – Vestdavit Inc., the US operation set up by industry-leading davit supplier Vestdavit, has won a contract to deliver boat launch-and-recovery systems to two Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessels belonging to the United States Navy. Currently under construction by global shipbuilder Austal at its yard in Mobile, Alabama, the EPFs will assist the Navy’s military and humanitarian…

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USNS Yukon Aids Distressed Mariners in Arabian Sea

August 8, 2020 – The Military Sealift Command’s fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea Aug. 7. Upon notification of the situation, the Combined Maritime Forces watch center contacted Yukon to assist the motor vessel Wadi Karan due to its close proximity. Wadi Karan had experienced engine failure…

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Logistics team keeps 7th Fleet armed, fueled, fed in Indo-Pacific

July 22, 2020 – The 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, with hundreds of ships, submarines and aircraft in the theater on any given day. That steady presence would not be possible without the responsive, resilient sustainment provided by the replenishment team at Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) / Task Force 73 (CTF 73) and…

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Halter Marine Receives Navy Contract to Study T-AGOS Replacement

July 20, 2020 – Halter Marine Inc., a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded the contract for industrial studies for the auxiliary general ocean surveillance ship (T-AGOS(X)) program. The U.S. Navy awarded the $981,000 contract for the T-AGOS class series of vessels, which ultimately will replace the existing fleet of four T-AGOS 19 and one T-AGOS 23…

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USNS Yukon CONSOL Replenishment with MT Empire State in SOCAL OPAREA

April 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducted a consolidated cargo replenishment (CONSOL) at sea with the MSC long-term chartered motor tanker ship Empire State (T-AOT 5193) off the coast of Southern California April 25-26. The CONSOL was part of MSC’s response to operating under COVID19 precautions. During the CONSOL, Yukon received 335…

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