Project 677 Star Attraction at Main Naval Parade in St Petersburg

July 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest non-nuclear submarine “Kronstadt” (project 677, type “Lada”), which was installed on the Neva roads in the front line of ships, caused great interest among the guests and residents of the northern capital who arrived at the Main Naval Parade. The Kronstadt diesel-electric submarine was built at the Admiralty shipyards as part of…

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CGI to Develop electronic Procurement System (ePS) for USN/USMC

July 30, 2019 – CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced it has been awarded a 10-year, $222.9 million contract by the Space and Naval War Systems Command (SPAWAR) Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems to develop the electronic Procurement System (ePS), an end-to-end contract writing system that will provide U.S. Navy and Marine Corps personnel with standardized, comprehensive contract…

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Sevastopol Shipyard to Refit Project 636.3 Veliky Novgorod

July 26, 2019 (TASS) – The Russian Black Sea Fleet’s Project 636.3 Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarine Veliky Novgorod has arrived at the Sevastopol Shipyard for repairs, a source in Crimea’s defense circles told TASS on Friday. “The Sevastopol shipbuilders will carry out planned dockside repairs of the Veliky Novgorod,” the source said. On July 18, the Sevastopol Shipyard (part of the…

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USS Michigan Begins 17-Month Refit Period

July 26, 2019 – USS Michigan (SSGN 727) docked on July 10 to begin a 17-month Extended Refit Period which will end in 2020. Work during this availability includes battery replacement, structural repair and preservation, shaft replacement, other propulsion plant inspections and improvements, and installation of several new alterations. Critical path work for the ERP will be the structural repairs…

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Compact Swaging Machine Makes Fleet Debut

July 24, 2019 – The fleet’s oldest aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz (CVN 68), became the first to deploy in June with the highly anticipated Compact Swaging Machine (CSM), which eliminates the time and manpower-intensive socket pouring process for producing purchase cable terminals. On the carrier’s flight deck, these critical components connect to arresting gear wires, which transmit the intense force…

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Carlyle Group and Stellex Capital Management Acquire Vigor

July 25, 2019 – The combined company will create a bicoastal leader in critical ship repair services and commercial and defense-related fabrication services. Key customers include the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, Boeing, cruise lines, fishing fleets, barges and ferry services for local and state governments, and other key commercial and defense customers. The transaction is subject…

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US Navy Contracts for July 30, 2019

Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems Inc. Austin, Texas, is awarded a $39,920,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the sustainment and upgrade of the Common Aviation Command and Control System Virtual Air Defense System Integrator. The program is managed within the portfolio of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in Austin, Texas, and is expected to…

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Patrol Boat Preview for Timor-Leste Delegation

July 22, 2019 – Senior officers and officials of Timor-Leste’s military – Falantil Forcas Defesa de Timor Lorosae (F-FDTL) – and Defence Department previewed their future patrol boat during a recent visit to the Republic of Tuvalu’s new Guardian Class Patrol Boat Te Mataili II in Cairns. Te Mataili II is the second Guardian Class Patrol Boat built by Western…

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Navy Ends Search for Missing Abraham Lincoln Man Overboard

July 19, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has ended its search and rescue efforts for Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, who is believed to have gone overboard from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), the morning of Jul. 17. Following a man overboard report on Jul. 17 the USS Abraham…

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NATO Statement on Iran’s Seizure of Two Ships in the Strait of Hormuz

July 20, 2019 – We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts…

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NATO Frigate Groups Change Flagships in Rota

July 29, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) both transitioned flagship duties during a port visit to Rota, on July 26. SNMG1 flagship duties were transferred from the US guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) to the guided-missile destroyer USS Gridley (DDG 101) and for SNMG2, flagship duties were transferred from…

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