USS McFaul Deploys

January 25, 2019 – USS McFaul (DDG 74) departed Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 25, on a regularly-scheduled deployment to conduct maritime security operations. The ship, and its roughly 300 Sailors, is trained and ready to conduct a wide range of tasks, to include ballistic missile defense. “The Silent Warriors of McFaul are strong, focused, resilient and self-sufficient; which is critical…

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US Navy Contract Announcements January 28, 2019

The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Missouri, is awarded a $56,755,269 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that provides program management support as well as engineering and integrated logistics support by the original equipment manufacturer for the post-production support phase of the T-45 aircraft lifecycle. This contract includes special tooling and test equipment, data accessibility and obsolescence identification, and resolution in addition to field…

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Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group Departs for COMPTUEX

January 28, 2019 – The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (ABECSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk for Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Jan. 25. COMPTUEX is a certification exercise that assesses a strike group’s ability to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios. During COMPTUEX, ABECSG will be…

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ITS Spartaco Schergat Launched by Fincantieri in Genoa

January 26, 2019 – The launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, the ninth of a series of 10 FREMM vessels – Multi Mission European Frigates, took place today at the integrated shipyard of Riva Trigoso (Genoa). The 10 FREMM vessels have been commissioned to Fincantieri by the Italian Navy within the framework of an Italo-French cooperation program under the…

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CACI Showcasing Solutions at WEST 2019

January 29, 2019 – CACI International Inc announced today it will showcase solutions to support the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Community at the WEST 2019 Conference hosted by AFCEA and U.S. Naval Institute on February 13-15, 2019 in San Diego, CA. In keeping with this year’s conference theme – “Sharpening the Competitive Edge: Are We Ready to Compete, Deter and Win…

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HII Newport News Shipbuilding Delivers First Transformational Aircraft Carrier 3-D Metal Part

January 29, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division has achieved a milestone in the integration of additive manufacturing into the design and fabrication of components for nuclear-powered warships. The company has delivered the first 3-D-printed metal part to the U.S. Navy for installation on an aircraft carrier. The milestone was recognized during a brief ceremony today at…

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US Navy Contract Announcements January 29, 2019

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is awarded $13,067,576 for contract modification P00006 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00030-18-C-0005) for sustainment of the U.S. and United Kingdom SSBN Fire Control System; and the U.S. SSGN Attack Weapon Control System, including training and support equipment and research and development. The work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (97.50 percent);…

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USS Chung-Hoon Conducts Second Drug Bust in a Month

January 29, 2019 – While conducting maritime security operations in the international waters of the Gulf of Aden, USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) interdicted a shipment of illicit narcotics aboard a stateless vessel, Jan. 24. Chung-Hoon’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team seized 4,700 kilograms of hashish while conducting a flag verification boarding. This is the second such interdiction within…

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Two Project 1241s Conduct Missile and Gun Firing Training in Barents Sea

January 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – Small anti-submarine ships of the Northern Fleet “Brest” and “Jung” carried out a complex of artillery and anti-aircraft missile firing in the Barents Sea in accordance with the combat training plan. The combat calculations of the missile-artillery combat units of the ships worked on firing from the AK-176 artillery, AK-630 rapid-fire guns and the…

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