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 and preservation of the superstructure and ballast tanks. Maintenance availabilities are a key element in maintaining an agile and modern fleet that is able to remain on station for long…

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US Navy Contract Announcements January 29, 2019

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is awarded $13,067,576 for contract modification P00006 to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00030-18-C-0005) for sustainment of the U.S. and United Kingdom SSBN Fire Control System; and the U.S. SSGN Attack Weapon Control System, including training and support equipment and research and development. The work will be performed in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (97.50 percent); and other various locations less than one percent each (2.50 percent), with an expected completion date of December 2020. Fiscal 2019 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,004,025;…

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USS Michigan Visits Busan, Strengthens Partnership with ROK Navy

April 25, 2017 – Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan (SSGN 727) (Blue) arrived in Busan, April 25, for a routine visit during a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific.  During the visit Sailors will experience the culture and history of the Republic of Korea (ROK), as well as foster outstanding relations between the U.S. Navy, ROK military and the local Busan community. “This visit is yet another example of the steadfast ROK and U.S. naval partnership,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea. “We [U.S.…

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Lockheed Martin Announces Multi-Year Plan to Relocate Fleet Ballistic Missile Program to Other U.S. Facilities

February 23, 2017 – Lockheed Martin today announced plans to relocate the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program within its Space Systems business area to co-locate employees in facilities with common skills and resource requirements. These moves, which are enabled by government approval, are expected to deliver substantial cost savings while centralizing mission expertise in key locations. Over the next eight years, the company plans to move approximately 650 positions from its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, California, to other Lockheed Martin locations in the U.S. Sites in Florida and Colorado, which have complementary facilities and…

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