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Over 20 tugs and auxiliaries to support Main Naval Parade in Kronstadt and St Petersburg

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Over 20 tugboats and tankers of various classes from the supply vessels of the Northern and Baltic fleets will be engaged to solve the problems of towing and mooring operations during the preparation and conduct of the Main Naval Parade in St. Petersburg and Kronstadt, as well as to replenish fuel and fresh water ships fleets participating in the event. We are talking about sea and raid tugs, as well as tankers. The crews of support vessels have sufficient practical experience in dealing with…

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SECNAV Names Newest Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship Cherokee Nation

June 21, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship will be named Cherokee Nation in honor of the service and contributions the Cherokee people have made to the Navy and Marine Corps team. “It is my privilege to announce that the many Cherokee Nation citizens who’ve served throughout the years will be remembered with the highest honor a Secretary of the Navy can bestow, the naming of a ship,” said Spencer. “The future USNS Cherokee Nation will expand our…

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Japan Reacts to TU-95 Incursions

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – Date and time June 20 (Thu) 1 8:53:32 AM-8:56:18 2 AM 10:21:55-10:23:51 place 1 Okinawa Prefecture South Daito Island territorial sea air invasion: East longitude 131 degrees 00 minutes, north latitude 25 degrees 46 minutes Retirement: east longitude 131 degrees 05 minutes, north latitude 26 degrees 03 minutes 2 Hachijojima territorial sea air invasion of Tokyo : 139 degrees 28 minutes east longitude 33 degrees 13 minutes north Retirement: 139 degrees 44 minutes east longitude 33 degrees 22 minutes north Nationality, model etc. 1…

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US Navy Contract Announements June 20, 2019

BAE Systems Land and Armaments L.P., Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded a not-to-exceed $67,000,000 modification for firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract line item numbers 8000, 8001, 8002, and 8100 to a previously awarded contract (M67854-16-C-0006), for the development of engineering drawings, manufacture, and test support for three Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) command and control Mission Role Variants (MRVs), and the development of engineering drawings for the ACV medium caliber cannon MRV. The ACV program is managed within the portfolio of Program Executive Officer Land Systems, Quantico, Virginia. Work will be performed in…

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USS Green Bay, USS Ashland visit Brisbane

June 17, 2019 – The forward-deployed San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Green Bay (LPD 20), Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Brisbane for a scheduled port visit, June 18. “It’s great to be back in Brisbane. The crew is ecstatic to have this opportunity to come back to Australia again after having visited Cairns this past November and Brisbane in June of 2017,” said Capt. Thomas E. Shultz, commanding officer of Green Bay. “We really…

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BALTOPS 2019 Marks Milestone for ESG-2’s Re-designed MOC

June 19, 2019 – Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) TWO Rear Adm. Brad Skillman and staff finished strong at the conclusion of exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2019. Unique for this exercise is Skillman’s command of a 21-ship multinational Amphibious Task Force Forward Deployed, assisted by staff operating in the newly modernized Maritime Operations Center (MOC) at ESG-2 headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia. “We recently did the first renovation of ESG-2 headquarters in 29 years for the purpose of being able to operate Forward Deployed and stay fully operationally connected to the…

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Watch live: NOAA expedition to unexplored waters off U.S. Southeast coast

June 20, 2019 – Curious about what lies and lives deep beneath the surface of the ocean? Now’s your chance to see it with your own eyes. From June 21-July 11, tune into NOAA’s live video broadcasts of dives to depths as deep as two miles (3,200 meters) as part of an expedition off the southeastern coast of the United States. After collecting high-resolution mapping data of the seafloor and water column, we’ll use remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) deployed from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to explore deep-sea coral and sponge habitats, potential shipwrecks, submarine canyons and…

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Saab Completes Modernization of Submarine Uppland

June 19, 2019 – The relaunch of H(SW)MS Uppland took place today. Two of the Gotland-class submarines have now concluded comprehensive mid-life upgrades (MLU) and are equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow. The relaunch of a second Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) submarine within 12 months illustrate the skills and capacity of a world-class shipyard. Saab is one of few companies in the world capable of running mid-life upgrades while in parallel developing the next generation of AIP submarines. Saab’s modular philosophy provides the customer with a fleet of submarines…

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US Navy to Christen Destroyer Daniel Inouye

June 19, 2019 – The Navy will christen its newest Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, June 22, in Bath, Maine. The future USS Daniel Inouye is named in honor of Daniel Inouye, who served as a United States Senator for Hawaii from 1963 until his death in 2012. He received the Medal of Honor June 21, 2000 for his extraordinary heroism in action while serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment Combat Team in Italy during World War II.…

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US Navy Contracts Announcements June 19, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Moorestown, New Jersey, is awarded a $76,670,049 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-5103 to exercise options for AEGIS development and test sites operation and maintenance at the Combat Systems Engineering Development Site, SPY-1A Test Facility and Naval Systems Computing Center. This option exercise is for continued technical engineering, configuration management, associated equipment/supplies, quality assurance, information assurance and other operation and maintenance efforts required for the AEGIS development and test sites. This option exercise also provides for the continuing site maintenance and…

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Admiral Gorshkov Task Group in Caribbean

June 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – The medium sea tanker Kama and the logistics ship Elbrus from the detachment of the Northern Fleet ships performing missions in the far ocean zone successfully completed the passage of the Panama Canal and met with the frigate Admiral of the Soviet Union Gorshkov. The rescue tug “Nikolay Chiker” completes the passage of the channel and in a few hours will join the squad. In the Caribbean, the detachment of the Northern Fleet is divided. Some ships will go east to the islands of…

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AITC Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Provide Upgrades to Infrastructure and Solutions to Training Capability and Classrooms Worldwide

June 18, 2019 – Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Florida to support the Global Peace Operations Initiatives (GPOI)/Building Partnership Capability (BPC) efforts. The GPOI/BPC program supports building the framework to furnish international customers with a wide range of support to fulfill United Nations (UN) peacekeeping requirements. With the rapid rise in the number and complexity of peace operations since the 1990s, this has increased the demand for well-trained and equipped…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Dedicates Submarine Maintenance Facility

June 18, 2019 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) dedicated its new Submarine Maintenance Facility June 14. The dedication marked the next crucial step in the NNSY’s realization of the Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Plan that will enhance the ability of the four public shipyards to meet the mission of delivering ships back to the fleet on time and within budget. The new facility consolidates submarine maintenance, production and support shops into a single facility adjacent to NNSY’s submarine drydocks and piers. This two-story structure features shops, storage and support spaces on…

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USNS Amelia Earhart Donates Supplies, Builds Friendships in Philippines

June 19, 2019 – Members of Military Sealift Command’s (MSC) dry cargo ship USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) and Military Sealift Command Far East visited three locations in Olongapo City, Philippines, to participate in community outreach events during a routine port visit at Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority, June 14. The team visited the Subic Bay Children’s Home, Social Development Center, and the Foundation for Differently-Abled Persons to deliver donations from the crew of Amelia Earhart that included clothes, snacks, school supplies and more than 660 lbs. of rice. “It’s encouraging…

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U.S. Central Command Statement: Iranians shoot down U.S. drone

June 20, 2019 – “U.S. Central Command can confirm that a U.S. Navy Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (or BAMS-D) ISR aircraft was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile system while operating in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz at approximately 11:35 p.m. GMT on June 19, 2019. Iranian reports that the aircraft was over Iran are false. This was an unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace. The BAMS-D is a RQ-4A Global Hawk High-Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and provides real-time…

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