Ships converge for Talisman Sabre 2019

July 11, 2019 – Seventeen ships from the United States, Australia, Canada and Japan sailed together in formation for a massive photo exercise July 10, to signify the beginning of naval maneuvers as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019. This year’s Talisman Sabre is focused on defending the rights, freedoms, and uses of the sea, air, space and cyberspace guaranteed to all nations under international law and considered essential to prosperity, stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region. “Interoperability and working alongside allies and partners really is the future, particularly…

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NZDF Joining Multi-National Military Exercise in Australia

July 1, 2019 (released July 10, 2019) – More than 600 New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel, 27 New Zealand Army light armoured vehicles, three Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopters and Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury are on their way to Australia for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019. This is the third time New Zealand has been invited to take part in the exercise, which is a bilateral, Australian-hosted and United States-supported combined exercise that is held every two years to improve combat readiness, exercise war fighting…

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Fleet Sails for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019

July 10, 2019 – Australian, United States, Japanese and New Zealand naval vessels have sailed for Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019 following an opening ceremony in Brisbane this week. The ceremony, held in the Port of Brisbane on the US Navy’s Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, formally launched Australia’s largest bilateral exercise with the United States of America. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds, CSC, said the exercise was designed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the Australian and United States Armed Forces. “This premier military engagement…

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Talisman Sabre 2019 – Largest Ever Bilateral Defence Exercise Begins

July 7, 2019 – The opening ceremony for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 has been held in the Port of Brisbane today on the USS Ronald Reagan to formally launch Australia’s largest bilateral exercise with the United States. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the exercise was designed to enhance combat readiness and interoperability between the Australian and United States Armed Forces. “This premier military engagement reflects the strength of the Australia-US alliance and the closeness of our military to military relationship,” Minister Reynolds said. “Exercise Talisman…

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Further MacGregor deck machinery destined for heavy-duty naval operations

July 3, 2019 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has been selected to supply repeat packages of deck machinery equipment for two new US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) T-ATS class vessel under construction at Gulf Island Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana, US. These orders, with a combined value of circa €8 million, were booked into Cargotec’s second quarter order intake and the equipment is planned for delivery during 2020. The new orders are subsequent to the first contract secured in the fourth quarter of 2018 and announced in January 2019. “We…

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US Navy Yokosuka Assists in Drydocking of JS Ensyu

July 3, 2019 – Sailors and civilian members of U.S. Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) Port Operations and Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) assist Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) auxiliary, multi-purpose support ship Ensyu (AMS 4305) during a dry dock evolution for scheduled maintenance, July 2. The 1960 Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States and Japan states that when CFAY facilities and areas are temporarily not being used, the interim use of the facilities – such as Dry Docks 1, 2 and 3…

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US Navy Exercises Option Two of $10M IDIQ to NTS

June 21, 2019 – National Technical Systems, Inc. (“NTS”), the leader in qualification testing, inspection, and certification solutions in North America, is pleased to announce the US Navy has awarded NTS the next option year of a $10M indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. “We are excited to continue our work with the Department of Defense and the United States Navy,” said Rich Adams, CEO at NTS. The contract option allows NTS to continue to serve the US Navy with advanced equipment qualification, weapons testing, and component level environmental…

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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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Jensen Maritime’s Engineering Comes to Life with the Navy Workboat Large

June 10, 2019 – Crowley’s vessel design and engineering subsidiary, Jensen Maritime, supplied the design for Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) powerful, highly-functional 41-foot tugboat. Built by Snow & Company, this unique workboat will soon provide ship- and sub-assist services, as well as other port operational services, at U.S. Navy port locations around the world. The U.S. Navy will use the 22,000-pound bollard-pull workboat in locations around the world to primarily assist barges, submarines, and other naval vessels; open and close security barriers; and tow or push floating port operations…

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US Navy Contract Announcement June 5, 2019

General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS), Sterling Heights, Michigan, is awarded a $25,568,897 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of the MK 46 MOD 2 Gun Weapon System (GWS) for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Landing Platform Dock (LPD) programs, along with fiscal 2019 spares requirement. The 30mm MK 46 MOD 2 GWS is a remotely operated system that uses a high velocity cannon for shipboard self-defense against small, high-speed surface targets. This contract is for the procurement of two 30mm MK 46 MOD 2 GWSs for the LCS Surface Warfare…

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USNS Lawrence H Gianella Completes Her Final Underway Mission

May 23, 2019 – Military Sealift Command’s last champion class T-5 petroleum tanker, USNS Lawrence H. Gianella (T-AOT 1125), completed its final underway mission for the U.S. Navy by sailing down the Elisabeth River to downtown Norfolk, Virginia in support of National Maritime Day, May 23. Christened April 19, 1986, USNS Lawrence H. Gianella’s primary role has been to perform point-to-point delivery of petroleum products to Department of Defense storage and distribution facilities worldwide. “USNS Lawrence H. Gianella is the last and longest serving U.S. government owned champion class T-5…

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USNS Comfort Mission Stops Announced

May 24, 2019 – U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) will return for another deployment to South America, Central America, and the Caribbean mid-June to begin a five-month medical assistance mission as a result of the humanitarian crisis created by the ongoing political and economic instability in Venezuela. Comfort medical teams will pull in to Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Saint Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago for working port visits. “This deployment responds directly to the man-made crisis Maduro’s…

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Chief of Naval Operations United States Navy Admiral John Michael Richardson Visit to India

May 13, 2019 – Admiral John Michael Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy, is on an official tour to India from 12 to 14 May 2019. His visit is intended to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and USA and also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. Admiral John M Richardson had discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff today. He also interacted with Defence Secretary, Vice Chief of the Army Staff, Chief of the Air Staff, Chief of the Integrated Defence…

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