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US Navy Contract Announcements November 14, 2019

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is awarded a $1,207,968,973 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides sustainment support of the V-22 AE1107C engine at various V-22 aircraft production, test and operating sites. Sustainment support includes program management, integrated logistics support, sustaining engineering, maintenance, repair, reliability improvements, configuration management and site support. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Indiana, and various locations within and outside the continental U.S., and is expected to be completed in February 2025. No funds will be obligated at the time of award. Funds will be obligated on individual…

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NTSB Again Issues Safety Recommendations for Sufficient Reserve Buoyancy, Improved Emergency Egress on DUKW Amphibious Passenger Vessels

November 13, 2019 – As part of its ongoing investigation of the fatal July 19, 2018, accident involving a modified WWII DUKW amphibious passenger vessel, the National Transportation Safety Board issued Marine Safety Recommendation Report 19/01 Wednesday, calling upon the U.S. Coast Guard to require sufficient reserve buoyancy for DUKW amphibious passenger vessels, and to require the removal of canopies, side curtains and their associated framing, while underway, for those without sufficient reserve buoyancy. Seventeen of the 31 people aboard the modified WWII DUKW amphibious passenger vessel Stretch Duck 7…

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Navy Ship to be Named in Honor of Richard G. Lugar

November 13, 2019 – U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) today announced that the U.S. Navy has agreed to name a warship in honor of Senator Richard G. Lugar. Senator Young will host a naming ceremony for the USS RICHARD G. LUGAR (DDG 136) in Indianapolis next Monday, November 18, where he will be joined by U.S. Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and members of the Lugar family. In June, Senator Young and Senator Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that called for the Navy’s…

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Israel Shipyards to Design SA’AR 4.5 Replacement

November 14, 2019 – We proudly announce Israel Shipyards was assigned by Israel MOD and Navy to design the Israel Navy future advanced combat ship – the RESHEF class vessel. Reshef will replace the reliable above-20-years-in-service SA’AR 4.5. It will be based on the ISL S-72 proven design and will significantly empower the Israeli Navy capabilities facing future combat demands. RESHEF will assist in protecting Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and the off-shore oil & gas facilities within Israel’s territorial waters. All combat systems onboard the new ship will be…

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USCGC Harriet Lane Seizes 5,000 Pounds of Cocaine

November 14, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Harriet Lane intercepts a suspected semi-submersible smuggling vessel in international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean and seized approximately 5,000 pounds of cocaine October 23. The crew was alerted to the presence of a suspected narcotic-trafficking semi-submersible vessel by the crew of a maritime patrol aircraft on patrol in the region. Boarding teams from the cutter deployed in interceptor boats and stopped the suspected smuggling vessel just before midnight. The boarding teams took control of the vessel before the four suspected smugglers…

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RFS Admiral Vladimirsky Predeployment Trials

November 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the oceanographic research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky has begun to test the operation of onboard life support systems and radio equipment as part of sea trials in the Baltic Sea, which are carried out after the ship is repaired at the Kronstadt Marine Plant. The day before, the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, heard a report by specialized specialists on the beginning of sea trials of the Admiral Vladimirsky oceanographic research vessel, after the repair was carried out at…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 13, 2019

BAE Systems, Jacksonville Ship Repair, Jacksonville, Fla. (N40027-17-D-1001); Colonna Shipyards Inc., Norfolk, Virginia (N40027-17-D-1002); East Coast Repair & Fabrication LLC, Norfolk, Virginia (N40027-17-D-1003); Metro Machine Corp., Jacksonville, Fla. (N40027-17-D-1004); North Florida Shipyards, Jacksonville, Fla, (N40027-17-D-1005); and Tecnico Corp., Chesapeake, Va. (N40027-17-D-1006), are each awarded a maximum-value $270,601,012, firm-fixed-price modification to their respective previously-awarded contracts to exercise Option Year Three for the accomplishment of fixed-priced delivery orders for emergent and continuous ship maintenance availabilities for ships homeported in Mayport, Fla. These six companies will have the opportunity to provide offers for…

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Sargento Aldea Deploys for Antarctic Resupply

November 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – During November, as every year, the Third Naval Zone is preparing for the start of a new Antarctic Campaign. This year will bring important news to reinforce the presence of the Chilean Navy in the White Continent, as one of the fundamental axes of the Mission Areas of International Cooperation and Environmental Care, established by the Ministry of National Defense. On this occasion, the 2019-2020 Campaign will be led by the Multipurpose Ship “Sergeant Village”, one of the most versatile of the Chilean Navy…

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Project 19910 Nikolay Skosyrev Begins Cold Weather Trials

November 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest small hydrographic vessel of project 19910 Nikolay Skosyrev, built at the Vympel enterprise (the city of Rybinsk) for the Russian Navy, arrived in the Northern Fleet to conduct factory navigation and then state tests. This was reported to the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, at a workshop on equipping the Navy’s hydrographic service with new vessels. After carrying out all stages of testing, the ship will become part of the Northern Fleet. At the meeting, the Navy Commander instructed…

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Students prepare for future careers in naval shipbuilding

November 8, 2019 – Secondary school students across Australia are now learning more about career opportunities in the defence industry, as the Morrison Government steps up its campaign to attract the next generation of shipbuilders. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, today launched the Naval Shipbuilding College’s national partnership with Work-Ready at a Perth school. Work-Ready is rolling out defence industry content on their online careers education platform, used by teachers to educate students about career opportunities. “The Morrison Government established the Naval Shipbuilding College to focus…

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TCG Kinaliada Commissioned

TCG Kinaliada, the fourth ship of the MILGEM project — a Turkish national warship program — was handed over to the Turkish Navy at a commissioning ceremony in Istanbul September 29th. The Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command started construction of Kinaliada (F-514), the fourth Ada-class corvette, in October, 2015. Turkey, which for the first time accomplished indigenous design of a corvette type military ship, has been able to reduce dependence on foreign technology and has also gained significant knowledge and experience in building war ships. The MILGEM project’s indigenous Ada-class corvettes…

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Final Air Warfare Destroyer completes sea trials

November 9, 2019 – The Australian Defence Force’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), NUSHIP Sydney, is on track to be delivered to the Navy in February 2020 after completing sea trials. Sydney is the third and final ship being delivered by the Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance which includes the Department of Defence, Raytheon Australia, and ASC Shipbuilding supported by Navantia Australia. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the success of Sydney’s sea trials represents a significant step towards its delivery. “Today’s milestone is another example of…

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