RFS Valentin Pikul Returns to Novorossiysk

December 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet, the minesweeper of the Black Sea Fleet, Valentin Pikul, completed the planned execution of tasks as part of the Navy’s permanent grouping in the Mediterranean. The crew of the ship completes the passage of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus straits, after which the city of Novorossiysk will head to the point…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 30, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,421,735,530 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for recurring logistics services for delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter air systems in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DoD) participants, and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Services to be provided include ground maintenance activities; action request…

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US Navy Contract Announcements April 27, 2018

Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded $143,270,000 for modification P00018 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0034) to exercise an option to procure 100 full-rate production Lot 15 Tomahawk Block IV all-up-round vertical launch system missiles. Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona (24.5 percent); Walled Lake, Michigan (14.2 percent); Camden, Arkansas (11 percent); Gainesville, Virginia (8 percent); El Segundo,…

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Coast Guard, Navy complete joint OMSI patrol in Pacific Ocean

The US Coast Guard and Navy completed a 24-day joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative to combat transnational crimes, enforce fisheries laws and enhance regional security, Wednesday. A Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment from Tactical Law Enforcement Team Pacific embarked USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and conducted 12 fisheries enforcement boardings with…

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New Royal Malaysian Navy Training Ships Commissioned

Google Translation Royal Malaysian Navy commissioned (KD) GAGAH SAMUDERA and KD TEGUH SAMUDERA, April 26th at Lumut, officiated by the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy; Admiral Tan Sri Ahmad Kamarulzaman bin Hj Ahmad Badaruddin, located at Lumut Base Lumut (TPL). KD GAGAH SAMUDERA and KD TEGUH SAMUDERA is the latest training platform in the navy fleet inventory built to meet the requirements of…

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2018 Navy Contracting Summit Convenes Military and Business to Discuss Defense Contracting Priorities

More than 400 prime contractors, subcontractors, military officials, contracting officers, and defense agencies will gather at the 5th annual Navy Contracting Summit, hosted by the Defense Leadership Forum, on May 7-8, 2018 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the mission and contracting priorities of the U.S. Navy, address contracting procedures for small…

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Harris Delivers Millionth F-35 Lightning II Avionics Component

Harris Corporation has delivered more than one million avionics components to Lockheed Martin for the F-35 Lightning II, while significantly cutting costs and maintaining a near perfect on-time delivery record supporting the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft. Harris today hosted VIPs and a traveling F-35 cockpit simulator as part of an event to recognize excellence in manufacturing quality and…

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Innovative Australian technologies to be tested on US Helicopter

Defence scientists will use a retired US Navy Seahawk helicopter to develop fatigue testing technologies, which could transform how military helicopters are managed with the potential to reduce maintenance costs and improve aircraft availability. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said the new technologies could have significant benefits for both military and civilian helicopter operators. “In a…

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USS Wasp completes historic patrol in Indo-Pacific Patrol

USS Wasp (LHD 1) returned to Sasebo, April 26, after nearly two months of operations in the Indo-Pacific with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU). Wasp successfully embarked, maintained, and supported near-daily flight operations of the F-35B Lightning II in that span, part of a first-ever operational deployment of the U.S. Marine Corp’s fifth-generation stealth jet. The operations were part…

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Chinese naval fleet sets sail for Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2018

A Chinese naval fleet consisting of guided-missile destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) and guided-missile frigate Liuzhou (Hull 573) set sail for Indonesia from a military port in Sanya on the morning of Apr. 25 to participate in the Multilateral Naval Exercise Komodo 2018, with a ship-borne helicopter and hundreds of officers and soldiers. The Komodo 2018 multilateral naval exercise will be…

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Japan Coast Guard bolsters fleet with additional HC225 order

Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the customer’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, becoming the largest Super Puma…

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National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation to Host Naval Aviation Symposium

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3f5B0es9hc[/embedyt] Glimpse into the history and the future of naval aviation at the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s Annual Symposium, May 9-11. This three-day event, on board Pensacola Naval Air Station, will feature a golf tournament on Wednesday, followed by distinguished panelists and speakers on Thursday and Friday inside the National Naval Aviation Museum. The theme for the Symposium 2018…

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USS Farragut Departs Portsmouth

USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed Portsmouth, United Kingdom, April 24, following a three-day port visit. Farragut Sailors had the opportunity to visit HMS Victory and other historical sites as they traveled around Portsmouth to become familiar with the history and culture of the region. “Getting off the ship onto a country you’ve never been before is always something new, as…

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