US Navy Contracts for September 10, 2019

Collins Aerospace, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is awarded a $310,509,144 modification (P00009) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-18-D-0004). This modification exercises an option for the procurement of AN/ARC-210(v) radios for installation in over 400 strategic and tactical airborne, seaborne and land based (mobile and fixed) platforms for the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Coast Guard, other government agencies and foreign military sales customers. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with deliveries expected to be completed in September 2022. No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will…

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Secretary Names Navy’s Newest Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship Cody

September 5, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship will be named USNS Cody (T-EPF 14). The future USNS Cody is the first ship named in honor of the city of Cody, Wyoming. At least 28 other U.S. Navy ships have been named after the state of Wyoming’s cities, places and people. “The people of Cody are staunch supporters of a strong Navy and Marine Corps team and it is fitting to name a ship in honor of this…

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USNS Puerto Rico Successfully Completes Integrated Sea Trials

August 23, 2019 – USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship Aug. 22. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard following two days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. Integrated Trials combine Builder’s and Acceptance Trials, allowing for the shipyard to demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey the operational capability and mission readiness of all the ship’s systems during a single underway period. During trials, the shipbuilder conducted comprehensive tests to demonstrate the performance…

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Austal Awarded USS Tulsa PSA Contract

august 15, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) has received an award from the United States Department of Defense totaling over US$23 million (~A$34million) for support activities, including dry docking, on the USS Tulsa. The award of the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) service contract for the USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is in addition to the US$21 million contract Austal was awarded in January 2019 for the USS Manchester (LCS 14). Both are Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships manufactured by Austal. The USS Tulsa PSA contract will the second contract where…

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Trinidad & Tobago Order Two Cape Class

August 16, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce it has signed a contract worth approximately A$126 million to construct two Cape Class Patrol Boats (CCPB) for the Government of the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago (GORTT). The vessels will be delivered in the second half of 2020. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton said the award of the contract confirmed an important defense export opportunity for Austal and consequent workflow for the Company’s Henderson operations. “It is important to acknowledge that the Royal Australian Navy…

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Austal Delivers Fourth Guardian Class Patrol Boat

August 16, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) is pleased to announce the on-time delivery of the fourth Guardian Class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel was today gifted by the Government of Australia to the Government of Samoa during a handover ceremony at Austal’s Henderson shipyard, attended by the Samoan Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Flame Naomi Mata’afe and Commissioner of Police, Mr Fuiavailili Egon Lincoln Keil. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon. Melissa Price MP, represented the Government of Australia. “This is…

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Navy Announces Future USS Cincinnati Commissioning Date

July 25, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has approved the commissioning date for the future littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20). The Navy will commission Cincinnati, Oct. 5, 2019 in Gulfport, Mississippi. The commissioning ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and the entrance of a ship into the active fleet of the U. S. Navy. Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is the ship’s sponsor. As the sponsor, Pritzker leads the time-honored Navy tradition of giving the order during the ceremony to “man our ship and bring her…

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Austal Delivers Third Guardian Class Patrol Boat

June 24, 2019 – AUSTAL today reports the on-time delivery of the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. In a handover ceremony with the Crown Prince of Tonga, His Royal Highness, Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala, the Commonwealth, represented by Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon. Alex Hawke MP gifted the vessel to the Government of Tonga. “This is the third of 21 Guardian Class that Austal has designed and built for the Commonwealth’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. We are very proud to be delivering this…

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Program to refurbish Philippine Navy’s FAC Fleet

June 19, 2019 – The decision to acquire eight fast-attack interdictor craft missile (FAICM) is intended to replace the aging naval vessels tasked for maritime interdiction operations. Captain Jonathan Zata, Philippine Navy (PN) spokesperson, made this comment when asked for the reason why the naval service is acquiring eight FAICM, with four of the ships armed with non-line of sight of missiles (NLOS), aside from the two more modern corvettes and three more Spike-ER surface-to-surface missile armed multi-purpose attack craft. “The FAICM is intended for the refleeting program of our…

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Tonga receives Guardian-class Patrol Boat

June 21, 2019 – Australia is stepping up in the Pacific as we continue to take engagement with our regional partners to a new level with the handover of a new Guardian-class Patrol Boat to the Kingdom of Tonga. The Tongan Royal Navy’s Ngahau Koula was received by His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala and Captain Sione Ulakai, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff to His Majesty’s Armed Forces, at a ceremony in Western Australia. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said the replacement of the Pacific…

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Future USS Cincinnati Completes Acceptance Trials

February 13, 2019 – Future littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 8, following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the Navy, which is planned for this summer. During trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the Independence-variant LCS to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship-handling and auxiliary systems. “I can’t say enough about the positive…

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Future USS Tulsa set for San Francisco Commissioning

February 13, 2019 – The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. (PST) ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32. U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Taylor gives the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “This ship is named in honor…

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First Guardian Class Patrol Boat Commissioned

February 12, 2019 – The Papua New Guinea Defence Force celebrated the commissioning of the first Guardian class Patrol Boat, HMPNGS Ted Diro, on Friday 1 February, with the Chief of the Australian Defence Force and the Ship’s Company of HMAS Wollongong in attendance at the ceremony. It is the first of 21 Guardian class Patrol Boats to be gifted to 12 Pacific Island countries and Timor-Leste under the Pacific Maritime Security Program, the successor to the original Pacific Patrol Boat Program in which Australia gifted vessels to Pacific Island…

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US Navy Contract Announcements January 24, 2019

Thales Defense and Security Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is awarded a $30,931,029 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the continued procurement, manufacturing, testing and delivery of High Frequency Distribution Amplifier Group system components and engineering services. This contract has a five-year ordering period up to the contract award amount. Work will be performed in Clarksburg, Maryland (55 percent); and West Sussex, United Kingdom (45 percent). Work is expected to be completed by January 2024. Contract actions will be issued and funds obligated as individual delivery orders. Fiscal 2018 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funds will…

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New PNG Patrol Boat Ready to Serve

December 23, 2018 – One week after being handed over from Australia to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force, NUSHIP Ted Diro has passed its initial sea-readiness evaluation with support from Navy’s Sea Training Unit – Defence Cooperation Program. Commander Sea Training Defence Cooperation Program, Captain John Cowan, said Ted Diro’s ship’s company had been put through a comprehensive training program that culminated in a whole ship evaluation before sailing for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea via Darwin. “The training has specifically focused on mariner skills to ensure that the…

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