HMS Enterprise Visits London

June 21, 2019 – Royal Navy hydrographic ship HMS Enterprise is making a rare visit to London. Whilst berthed in the Capital the Echo-Class Multi Survey Vessel, usually based in Plymouth, will carry out ceremonial roles as well as providing the public with an opportunity to get onboard. Amongst those roles is the Ceremony of the Constables Dues at the Tower of London on Monday 24th June. This ancient custom originated in the 14th Century in the reign of King Richard II who decreed that any large navy vessel passing…

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USS Patriot Visits Jakarta

June 25, 2019 – USS Patriot (MCM 7) arrived in Jakarta for a port visit, June 25. Patriot is visiting Jakarta while operating in U.S. 7th Fleet to work with their Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) counterparts to strengthen regional security and stability, and enhance interoperability. “The crew of the USS Patriot is looking forward to interacting with the Sailors and Marines of the Indonesian Second Fleet and Second Marine Division,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jon Volkle, commanding officer of Patriot. “We’re also very grateful for the warm welcome as it highlights the…

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Royal Welcome for HNLMS Evertsen

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Evertsen returned to Den Helder today and received a royal reception. Queen Máxima came aboard the NH90 maritime combat helicopter shortly before entering the port. The air defense and command frigate participated in the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) in the Mediterranean during the past six months. It also had the task of being the flagship of the NATO fleet. Máxima christened Evertsen in 2003. Now she was received by commander captain-lieutenant Sjoerd Feenstra. She spoke with crew members about working and…

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Intense activity in the Indian Ocean for Beautemps-Beaupré

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – In April, the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) conducted a campaign in the heart of the Indian Ocean to benefit the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). This campaign was part of the ship-sharing agreement between the French Navy, Ifremer (French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea) and the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Navy (Shom). The aim was to explore the Carlsberg Ridge, which runs along the North / North-West Indian Ocean, to better understand the evolution over time of…

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HMAS Newcastle makes final entry into Sydney

June 21, 2019 – It was a happy occasion tinged with a hint of sadness as HMAS Newcastle arrived alongside Fleet Base East after entering Sydney for the final time with her ‘paying off’ pennant flying. Family and friends waited patiently alongside, welcoming the ship’s company home from their four month deployment. Signs on the wharf ranged from ‘welcome home’ banners to birthday wishes. For many of the crew it felt good to be home, but for some it was also a sad moment -knowing this was the last time…

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US Navy Exercises Option Two of $10M IDIQ to NTS

June 21, 2019 – National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce the US Navy has awarded NTS the next option year of a $10M indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. “We are excited to continue our work with the Department of Defense and the United States Navy,” said Rich Adams, CEO at NTS. The contract option allows NTS to continue to serve the US Navy with advanced equipment qualification, weapons testing, and component level environmental…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 26, 2019

BAE System Technology Solutions and Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland (N00039-19-D-0031); Serco Inc., Herndon, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0032); and Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia (N00039-19-D-0033), are each awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for logistics, integration, engineering, procurement, fabrication, assembly, test, inspection, zone integration and installation of integrated command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) system of systems capabilities aboard new construction aircraft carrier and large deck amphibious ships, to include refueling and complex overhaul ships. Throughout the duration of the awarded contracts, the total obligated amount on orders for all…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 25, 2019

Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, is awarded a $62,975,474 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering and technical services to meet fleet requirements for Synthetic Signature Generation based training systems. This contract will provide scientific, engineering, and technical services required for the design, development, fabrication, integration, test, fleet implementation and maintenance. Work will be performed in Bethesda, Maryland, and is expected to be complete by December 2022. Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy), fiscal 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy), and fiscal 2019 research, development, test and evaluation (Navy) funding in the amount of $10,762,779…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 24, 2019

L3 Technologies Inc., Northampton, Massachusetts, is awarded a $73,743,347 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract containing cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursement and firm-fixed-price provisions. This contract provides for depot-level repair, upgrade and overhaul services for submarine photonics mast programs. Work will be performed in Northampton, Massachusetts (98%), and at various places in the U.S. below one percent (2%) and is expected to be completed by June 2025. Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funding in the amount of $2,146,169 will be obligated on the first delivery order at time of award and will not expire at the end…

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Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies Set Closing Date for Merger

June 21, 2019 – Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies announced that they have received the necessary regulatory approvals for their all-stock merger and have set a closing date of June 29, 2019. Upon closing, Harris will be renamed L3Harris Technologies, Inc., and shares of L3Harris common stock will trade on the NYSE under ticker symbol “LHX”. L3 shares will cease trading upon market close on June 28 and convert into 1.3 L3Harris shares for each L3 share. “Receiving these approvals marks the successful completion of a thorough regulatory review process…

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ARC Golfo de Morrosquillo Delivers the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival

June 21, 2019 – In order to strengthen the cultural environment, the use of free time and the generation of learning spaces, the Colombian Navy arrives with the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival – FICCI, Isla Fuerte and Santa Cruz del Islote, in the department of Bolívar. This initiative, which the Colombian Navy develops in partnership with the International Film Festival of Cartagena de Indias, seeks to bring free performances of the “seventh art”, to these places that do not have movie theaters and that due to their geographical…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20)

June 21, 2019 – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) during a June 21 ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. The future USS Cincinnati is the 18th littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the Navy and the 10th of the Independence variant to join the fleet. Delivery marks the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder, Austal USA, to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for this fall in Gulfport, Mississippi. “This is a great day…

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Tests demonstrate improved guidance and targeting for Rolling Airframe Missile

June 19, 2019 – The U.S. Navy successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for Raytheon Company’s RAM Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missile. Testing occurred at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, California, and from the Navy’s self-defense test ship off the coast of Southern California.  RAM is the world’s most modern ship self-defense weapon and protects ships of all sizes. It’s deployed on more than 165 ships in 11 countries, ranging from 500-ton fast attack craft to 95,000-ton aircraft carriers. The latest software upgrade enhances guidance and…

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Japan Joins Talisman Saber 19

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The escort ship Ise and the transport ship “Kunisaki” are carrying out on-the-job training (Talisman Saber 19) with the US military in Australia. They are together with the Ground Self-Defense Force Aquatic Mobile Task Force and the First Helicopter Group. This training is intended not only to improve the Maritime Self Defense Force’s tactical skills but also to deepen the ability to conduct integrated operations with the Ground Self Defense Force and the joint coping ability with the United States Navy and the United…

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