US Navy Contract Announcements December 28, 2018

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a not-to-exceed $434,389,104 for undefinitized modification P00001 to a previously awarded, fixed-price-incentive-firm contract (N00019-18-C-1068). This modification provides for the procurement of AIM-9X Lot 18 production requirements to include 766 AIM-9X Block II all up round tactical missiles for the Navy (138); Air Force (197); and the governments of Israel (11); Norway (20); Qatar (40); South Korea (60); and the United Arab Emirates (300), as well as 160 AIM-9X Block II+ all up round missiles for the Navy (12); Air Force (75); and the…

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Military Sealift Gets Operation Deep Freeze Underway On Time

December 28, 2018 – Cargo operations are underway in Port Hueneme, Calif., where supplies and equipment are being loaded onto the Military Sealift Command charter ship MV Ocean Giant in preparation for delivery to the remote Antarctica outpost of McMurdo Station, in support of the annual resupply mission; Operation Deep Freeze 2019. Since Dec. 26, a team from MSC including Navy Reservists from MSC’s Expeditionary Port Unit (EPU) 114 have been coordinating all aspects of the loadout of nearly 7 million pounds of cargo. The cargo consists of 498 containers…

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Royal Australian Navy seizes illegal drug shipments in the Middle East

December 28, 2018 – Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized more than 900 kilos of heroin worth approximately $279 million* during two boarding operations that took place 21–23 Dec 18 as part of Operation MANITOU. Ballarat conducted flag verification checks by boarding vessels of interest, under the direction of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 in international waters in the Arabian Sea. The fishing vessels, known as dhows, were believed to be engaging in illegal activity. The boarding team discovered and seized illegal narcotics…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 27, 2018

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $712,482,210 for cost-plus-incentive fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001919F2474 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0020) for the development of advanced hardware in support of the F-35 Lightning II Technology Refresh 3 (TR3) System. Efforts include the design of the TR3 System through full flightworthy certification, production readiness review, and fleet release to support low-rate initial production Lot 15 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2023. Fiscal…

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About fire incident control radar irradiation incident by Korean naval vessel

December 28, 2018 (Google Translation) – About the matter irradiated from the Korean Navy “Kwangu-Dwan” class destroyer occurred on Thursday, December 20th, the fire control traffic radar to P-1 (Atsugi) belonging to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 4 Air Group, the P- 1 on the Ministry of Defense website. In the movie, the ocean itself P – 1 flew a scene where it seems that the fire control radar was irradiated several times continuously for a certain period of time or the ocean itself P – 1 flew a certain altitude…

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Japanese Navy Ship Visits Kochi

December 22, 2018 – Japan Navy Ship JMSDF (Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force) Samidare, commanded by Commander Gen Kawai is on a visit to Kochi from 20 – 22 Dec 18. On 21 Dec 18, Captain Takahiro Nishiyama, Commander Escort Division Four accompanied by the Commanding Officer JMSDF Samidare, Commanding Officer of the Japan Coast Guard Somalia Dispatch Investigation Team and Mr Yamashita, Japan Coast Guard Attaché/ Second Secretary, Embassy of Japan called on Vice Admiral AK Chawla, AVSM, NM, VSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command and interacted with him…

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New PNG Patrol Boat Ready to Serve

December 23, 2018 – One week after being handed over from Australia to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, NUSHIP Ted Diro has passed its initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from Navy’s Sea Training Unit – Defence Cooperation Program. Commander Sea Training Defence Cooperation Program, Captain John Cowan, said Ted Diro’s ship’s company had been put through a comprehensive training program that culminated in a whole ship evaluation before sailing for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea via Darwin. “The training has specifically focused on mariner skills to ensure that the…

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HMAS Gascoyne Home From Korea, Japan and the Philippines

December 22, 2018 – The Royal Australian Navy Minehunter, HMAS Gascoyne has returned to Australia after completing the longest voyage undertaken by a vessel of its class. HMAS Gascoyne, along with sister ship, HMAS Huon, had visited ports and exercised in the Republic of Korea, Japan and the Philippines. Gascoyne arrived alongside HMAS Waterhen from more than four months away to bet met by family and friends in time to celebrate Christmas at home. For the Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Richard Brickacek the return was the culmination…

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USS Anchorage Strengthens Partnerships in Visakhapatnam

December 21, 2018 – USS Anchorage (LPD 23), with the embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Visakhapatnam, India, for a port visit Dec. 22. During the visit, Sailors and Marines will hold professional exchanges with their Indian Navy counterparts and have opportunities to explore the local area while on liberty over the holiday season. U.S. Consul General Katherine Hadda greeted the ship’s arrival. “It is an honor to welcome to India the captain and crew of the USS Anchorage. I would like to express my gratitude and the…

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Kearsarge ARG, 22nd MEU Enter U.S. 6th Fleet

December 26, 2018 – The Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations Dec. 25 to conduct a scheduled deployment. During its time in theater, the ARG/MEU team and its more than 4,500 Sailors and Marines are prepared to conduct a variety of missions, including maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation. “The Kearsarge ARG is prepared to conduct a variety of missions, including maritime security operations, crisis response and theater security cooperation,” said Capt. Daniel…

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Littoral Combat Group One Returns from South America

December 26, 2018 – Sailors and Marines from Littoral Combat Group One (LCG-1) returned home to Naval Base San Diego and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the International Maritime and Naval Exhibition for South America, known as EXPONAVAL. Both USS Somerset (LPD 25) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) visited Valparaiso, Chile, to participate in the bicentennial anniversary of the Chilean Navy, and EXPONAVAL, the major naval exhibition for Latin America on the Pacific coast. “We safely and successfully conducted our mission,” said Capt. Ken Coleman, commodore,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 26, 2018

Oceaneering International Inc., Chesapeake, Virginia (N64498-19-D-0001); Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia (N64498-19-D-0002); and General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut (N64498-19-D-0003), are being awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award contracts with firm-fixed-priced ordering provisions for Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Level I engineering and technical services in the amounts of $827,674,072; $874,341,811; and $1,110,350,671, respectively. This requirement is for management and technical services for the support installation, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of main and auxiliary weapons, as well as hull, mechanical and electrical equipment for various Submarine, SUBSAFE and Level I…

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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 of permanent deployment. The crew of the “Valentin Pikul” has been performing tasks as part of the permanent navy grouping in the Mediterranean since August 2018.

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Baltic Fleet Su-27s Conduct Air Intercept Training

December 27, 2018 (Google Translation) – As part of the planned training, the Su-27 fighter pilots worked out the elements of air combat with a conditional enemy, as well as the conditional use of aviation weapons. According to the plan of the flight training event, the conditional enemy planes violated the State Border of the Russian Federation and attempted to launch a missile-bombing attack on strategic military facilities. With the receipt of a signal about the invasion of unidentified aircraft into the airspace of the country, Su-27 fighters took off…

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Building a “Mighty Military” to Protect Socialist Homeland

December 22, 2018 (VNA) – The military would continue to build its strength and might to defend and protect the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, wrote Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in an article on the 74th anniversary of the Viet Nam People’s Army founding day, December 22, 1944. “In 74 years of rich and proud history, under the leadership of the Communist Party and the guidance of President Hồ Chí Minh, Viet Nam’s military has been growing continuously. From the original 34 members of the Viet…

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