Four new US Navy tugs propelled by SCHOTTEL

November 1, 2018 – The US Navy has ordered four newly designed yard tugs from Washington-based Dakota Creek Industries. Each of the ASD tugs will be equipped with two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers. The azimuth thrusters are provided with the DNV-GL-certified LEACON sealing system as well as SCHOTTEL ProAnode integrated into a high-efficiency nozzle. On the heels of several projects for different navies around the world, once again one of the largest navies places its trust in the long-standing know-how of the German propulsion expert. Just like the first six Navy tugs…

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Congressional Research Service Reports on US Navy

Navy Lasers, Railgun, and Gun-Launched Guided Projectile Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program Navy Columbia (SSBN-826) Class Ballistic Missile Submarine Program Navy Virginia (SSN-774) Class Attack Submarine Procurement Navy Ford (CVN-78) Class Aircraft Carrier Program Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs Navy Frigate (FFG[X]) Program Navy John Lewis (TAO-205) Class Oiler Shipbuilding Program Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Program Navy LPD-17 Flight II (LX[R]) Amphibious Ship Program Navy Ship Names Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans

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KMS Solutions Awarded Navy Cybersecurity Services Contract

October 29, 2018 – KMS Solutions. LLC was awarded a cybersecurity services contract by the U.S. Navy to support the Naval Undersea Warfare Command Code 25 projects including: assessment and authorization; Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E); Environment Maintenance; Systems Security Engineering; Posture Transition Support; In-Service Engineer Agent (ISEA) Support; and meeting support. These services are for the development, evaluation, modernization, and sustainment of the U.S. Navy tactical and tactical support systems. KMS Solutions, a subsidiary of Subsystem Technologies, wins U.S. Navy cybersecurity services contract to support Naval Undersea Warfare Command.…

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Four New Z-Tech® 4500’s for the US Navy

October 19, 2018 – Robert Allan Ltd. has been awarded a contract to design a new version of the successful Z-Tech® 4500 tugs for the United States Navy (USN). The USN already has six vessels of this design, known as the YT 802 Class, in service. This first group were delivered between 2010-2012 and are in use in the Pacific Northwest and Japanese waters. Four new tugs (with an option for two more) will be built in Anacortes, WA by Dakota Creek Industries Inc. The hull form for the new…

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Navy, Gerard Butler Collaborate to Tell 21st Century Submarine Yarn

October 15, 2018 – Hollywood came to the Pentagon today as actor Gerard Butler spoke to Pentagon reporters about his collaboration with the U.S. Navy in making “Hunter-Killer,” a submarine movie due out this week. The Pentagon press briefing studio was filled to capacity as Butler – who plays the commander of the fictional attack sub USS Arkansas in the movie – answered questions about the experience. The movie posits an operation aimed at averting war with Russia. Butler said it is a chance to bring the submarine genre into…

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The Bullet That Swims Through Water

October 11, 2018 – While traditional ammunition is either stopped or deflected when it hits water, Nammo’s 30 mm Swimmer (APFSDS-T MK 258 Mod 1) swims straight through water, thanks to a groundbreaking design on the supercavitating projectile developed in cooperation with the US Navy. In this article, first published in the 2018 Nammo BulletIN, design engineer Jan Hasslid discusses the implications of this new technology. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlAVXMaRl7w[/embedyt] 25 years ago, Norway became one of the first European countries to acquire an infantry fighting vehicle with a 30 mm x…

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China’s Protest on USS Decatur Passage in International Waters

October 3, 2018 – China voiced strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition on Tuesday to a US warship’s intrusion into the waters of China’s islands and reefs in the South China Sea. Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said on Tuesday the USS Decatur guided missile destroyer arbitrarily entered waters on Sunday off China’s islands and reefs in the South China Sea. He noted that a Chinese Navy vessel carried out identification and verification procedures in accordance with international law and warned the US vessel off. China has indisputable sovereignty over the…

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2019 Blue Angels Schedule

March March 16   NAF El Centro, CA   NAF El Centro Annual Air Show March 23 – 24   Salinas, CA   California International Air Show Salinas March 30 – 31   NAS Key West, FL   Southernmost Air Spectacular April April 6 – 7   Lakeland, FL   Sun ’n Fun Air Show April 13 – 14   NAS Corpus Christi, TX   Wings Over South Texas April 27 – 28   MCAS Beaufort, SC   MCAS Beaufort Air Show May May 4 – 5   Fort Lauderdale, FL   Fort Lauderdale Air Show May 18 – 19   Cape Girardeau, MO   Cape…

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Gulfstream Delivers Telemetry Range Support Aircraft Platform to U.S. Navy

September 12, 2018 – Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered a special mission G550 to the United States Navy. Designed and modified at Gulfstream, this aircraft will host a wide array of sensors to support the Navy’s telemetry range support mission. “The G550, with its exceptional reliability and proven performance, is an ideal aircraft for Telemetry Range Support Aircraft and will help the U.S. Navy address its diverse and challenging operations,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. The unmatched performance, speed, high altitude and range of Gulfstream aircraft make them ideally suited…

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More than 38,000 Guests Visit Fleet Activities Yokosuka for Friendship Day

More than 38,000 people braved Japan’s summer heat to visit U.S. Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka for the installation’s annual Friendship Day festival, Aug. 4. This year marked the 42nd time this base, just 36 miles south of Tokyo, opened its gates for the summer event. Visitors enjoyed sampling American food and watching a variety of entertainment at Yokosuka venues, but this year’s big draws rested at FLEACT Yokosuka’s waterfront where visitors got a chance to tour ships of both the 7th Fleet’s Forward Deployed Naval Forces and a ship from…

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U.S., Philippines strengthen alliance with Maritime Training Activity 2018

The U.S. and Philippines navies kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama at Naval Station Ernesto Ogbinar in San Fernando City, Philippines, July 9. The week-long engagement focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and is designed to strengthen the close partnership between both navies while cooperatively ensuring maritime security, stability and prosperity. Expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3), diving and salvage ship USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52) and a P-8 Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft will operate alongside Philippine Navy frigate BRP Ramon Alcaraz (FF 16) and…

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CACI Awarded $48 Million Task Order to Provide Engineering and Logistics Support to U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center

July 3, 2018 – CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a $48 million task order to provide engineering and technical related services (ETRS) to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division. The five-year, single-award contract, awarded under the U.S. Navy’s SeaPort II Omnibus Engineering and Technical Support Services contract vehicle, represents continuing engineering services work in CACI’s Surveillance and Reconnaissance market area. “CACI’s long-term partnership in providing the U.S. Navy with comprehensive and reliable engineering and logistics support highlights our customer’s confidence in…

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Naval Oceanography Teams Up with Poland, Norway during BALTOPS 2018

Naval Oceanography’s Fleet Survey Team (FST) and Naval Oceanography Mine Warfare Center (NOMWC) recently returned from Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), where they executed safety of navigation and mine countermeasure operations in an effort to enhance interoperability with European allies. FST and the Hydrographic Support Squadron of the Polish navy (HSSPN) conducted the two navies’ first cooperative hydrographic survey of the amphibious landing zone of Poland’s Ustka range in support of Exercise BALTOPS, May 15-26. “This hydrographic technical exchange and validation of data collection and processing builds trust and cooperation between…

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Saab Receives Order for Naval Radars

Saab has signed a contract for delivery of the multi-role naval radar Sea Giraffe AMB and associated equipment including spare parts. The work for the initial phase of the contract will be carried out during the period of 2018-2019. The contract also includes options for more than 10 additional Sea Giraffe AMB. “This order is further proof of the Sea Giraffe family’s strong market position. Our radar’s proven reliability in combination with state-of-the-art technology and compact design is unique on the market”, says Anders Carp, head of Saab’s business area…

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U.S. Navy Identifies Casualty

The U.S. Navy announced June 23 the death of a Navy pilot who was involved in a mishap at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Lt. Christopher Carey Short, from Canandaigua, New York, died June 22 when the A-29 aircraft he was piloting crashed while on a mission over the Red Rio Bombing Range, part of White Sands Missile Range, north of Holloman. The cause of the mishap is under investigation.

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