RIMPAC 2022 Officially Starts

The U.S. Navy launched the 28th edition of the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise, today. Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 30 unmanned systems, approximately 170 aircraft and more than 25,000 personnel will train and operate in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, June…

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GA-EMS Awarded Task Order For Submarine Propulsor Machining

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced that it has been awarded a task order by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to demonstrate machining capability to produce prototype hardware for submarine propulsors. The delivery task order is under an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Propulsor Demonstration Hardware (PDH) contract previously awarded to GA-EMS. “We look forward to demonstrating our…

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U.S. Navy Announces 28th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 170 aircraft and approximately 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 29 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. As the…

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General Atomics Awarded Propulsor Demonstration Hardware Contract Delivery Order

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it has been awarded a sole- source delivery task order from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD) to provide structural hardware for the propulsor of the Navy’s new Columbia-class submarine. The delivery task order is part of a broad Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Propulsor Demonstration Hardware (PDH) contract to develop…

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Keel Authenticated for Future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207)

The keel for the future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207), the Navy’s 3rd John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO), April 30. A keel laying is the recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. It is the joining together of a ship’s modular components and the authentication or etching of…

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USNS John Lewis Conducts Acceptance Trials

USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s lead ship of its new class of fleet replenishment oilers, conducted Acceptance Trials, April 25. Acceptance Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the Navy and the shipbuilder, General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), to assess the ship’s systems and readiness prior to delivery to the…

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BAE Systems to Provide Post-Deployment Refit of USS Essex

BAE Systems has received a $125.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and provide maintenance service aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2). The ship recently completed a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific. BAE Systems’ San Diego shipyard will begin working aboard the 844-foot-long USS Essex in June. Under the docking selected restricted availability (DSRA)…

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BAE Systems San Diego to Modernize Destroyer USS Mustin

BAE Systems has received a $89.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to perform major modernization work aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89). The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $95.2 million if all options are exercised. Under the depot maintenance period (DMP) availability contract awarded, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair will drydock…

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USCGC Kimball Offloads $223 Million Worth of Drugs in San Diego

Coast Guard Cutter Kimball (WMSL 756) crew offloaded more than 11,300 pounds of cocaine and more than 4,000 pounds of marijuana worth more than $223 million Thursday in San Diego. The drugs were interdicted in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Central and South America, including contraband seized and recovered during eight interdictions of suspected drug smuggling…

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