JMSDF, RCN, RAN & US Navy Conduct Bilateral Annual Exercise ‘19

November 11, 2019 – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy began their bilateral maritime field exercise, Annual Exercise ‘19, in the waters surrounding Japan, Nov. 10. The annual bilateral exercise provides the two allies the ability to practice and evaluate coordination procedures and interoperability elements while further building on bilateral relationships. “The bonds between JMSDF and U.S. Navy become stronger than they have ever been. Our sturdy relationship will contribute to promoting the Free and Open Indo – Pacific.” said Vice Adm. Hiroyuki Kasui, commander in…

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US & Bangladesh Navies Begin CARAT 2019

November 4, 2019 – The U.S. and Bangladesh navies kicked off Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2019 with an opening ceremony held at the School of Maritime Warfare and Tactics (SMWT) in Chattogram, Nov. 4. The CARAT exercise series, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthen partnerships. Bangladesh has been a participant since 2011. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, who oversees security cooperation events for the U.S. Navy regionally, said the U.S. and Bangladesh navies…

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Marines Embark Merchant Vessel to Provide Security in Strait of Hormuz Transit

October 31, 2019 – Marines and Sailors deployed with Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) Company, assigned to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5th MEB), embarked on a Military Sealift Command time chartered vessel in the Arabian Gulf to provide security during a Strait of Hormuz transit Oct. 21. Task Force 51/5th MEB has a myriad of inherently maneuverable assets that offer commanders the ability to flexibly respond to a wide variety of missions and contingencies, and that are capable of being rapidly deployed.…

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Then and Now: Midway and the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

By Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller III, Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet October 22, 2019 – Midway. The mere mention of it warms the heart of a U.S. aircraft carrier Sailor. At Midway Island, American aircraft carriers secured the greatest victory in our Navy’s history and changed the course of World War II. The aviators who served and flew off carriers Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown struck a decisive blow against the powerful Japanese fleet. During the Battle of Midway, the aircraft carrier proved to be the…

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Triumph Expands Partnership With Triman To Enhance Aftermarket Offerings To Naval Defense Market

October 21, 2019 – Triumph Group, Inc. announced today that its Integrated Systems Mechanical Solutions business will expand its distribution agreement with Triman Industries to include the remote mechanical valve actuation (RMVA) product line for all North American naval platforms. The expanded offering will enable the U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy to access Triumph original parts for their aftermarket needs, as well as manage product supply to shipbuilders contracted by the respective Navy entities with RMVAs for new ship builds. According to the new agreement, Triman will provide RMVA…

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U.S., Philippines, Japan kick off Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

October 13, 2019 – The U.S. Navy, Philippine Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) began Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama with an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa, Oct. 14. This is the third iteration of MTA Sama Sama, a maritime exercise designed to promote regional security cooperation, maintain and strengthen maritime partnerships, and enhance maritime interoperability. This is the first year the JMSDF will participate, alongside U.S. and Philippine naval counterparts. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, who oversees security cooperation for…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 18, 2019

General Electric, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is awarded $61,151,029 for a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, performance-based logistics requirements contract for repair, upgrade, or replacement, required availability, required reliability, configuration management, inventory management and obsolescence management in support of the Stores Management System (SMS) AYQ-9, AN/AYQ-13C, and AN/AYQ-13B; the Stores Management Upgrade System (SMUG) AYK-22; and the Communication Set Controller (CSC) C-10382/A and C-12658/A. This contract includes a five-year base period with no options. Work will be performed in Clearwater, Florida, and is expected to be completed by October 2024. Annual working capital funds…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 10, 2019

Brandes Associates Inc.,* Lone Tree, Colorado, is awarded a $78,227,293 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides developmental and engineering support to include development, integration and test of mission planning products such as Naval Mission Planning Systems, Navy Tactical Aircraft, Joint Mission Planning Systems – Marine, Expeditionary, and legacy variants, emerging technology mission management capabilities, defensive electronic warfare libraries and all associated mission planning and control systems and subsystems. Work will be performed in Point Mugu, California (95%); and China Lake, California (5%), and is expected to be completed in November…

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Maintaining Maritime Military Advantage

October 4, 2019 – In this emerging era of great-power competition, the goal of outpacing potential adversaries in developing military technology takes on a new urgency. As emphasized by the late Shawn Brimley in his strategic analysis “While We Can,” recent history teaches that each lead in technological capability is fleeting at best. The U.S. experienced roughly a decade of advantage in the early nuclear era and several decades during the evolution of precision-guided weapons—what defense analysts refer to as the first and second offset strategies. Today’s trends are not…

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Final Official Report to the Secretary of the Navy Covering the period of March 1 to October 1, 1945

UNITED STATES NAVY AT WAR Final Official Report to the Secretary of the navy Covering the period March 1, 1945, to October 1, 1945     by FLEET ADMIRAL ERNEST J. KING Commander in Chief, United States Fleet, and Chief of Naval Operations     [2] Dear Mr. Secretary: On 1 March of this year I presented to you my second annual report of the progress of our naval operations and the expansion of our naval establishment during the preceding year. Since the terminal date of my second report major…

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Indian, Japanese and US Navies Taking Part in Exercise Malabar 2019

September 24, 2019 – Ships, aircraft and personnel from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), the Indian Navy (INN) and the U.S. Navy (USN) will participate in exercise Malabar 2019 off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Sept. 26. This iteration marks the first time that the JMSDF have led Malabar, and is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security. “Thanks to the hard work of staffs and leaders…

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DOD Selects CompanionMx™ for Suicide Prevention Study in Active Duty Naval Personnel

September 26, 2019 – CompanionMx™, Inc., a digital health technology company providing a platform to sense, understand and prevent mental health episodes, today announced the launch of a forthcoming study with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, with funding support from the Department of Defense, entitled, “Facilitating Assessment of At-Risk Sailors with Technology (FAAST).” FAAST will evaluate the efficacy of the Companion™ System, based on a smartphone-enabled, upstream suicide prevention intervention in active duty naval personnel. “Since the beginning, we have worked to serve the behavioral health community through objective…

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