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TOP STORIESUnited States Military Sealift Command Exercises Charter Option on Austal WestPac Express

United States Military Sealift Command Exercises Charter Option on Austal WestPac Express »

The United States Military Sealift Command (MSC) has exercised the first of three six months options for the ongoing charter of the Austal high speed vessel “WestPac Express”. The option forms part of a 24...

August 20 2012 / No comment / Read More »
BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract

BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract »

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was recently awarded a $36,825,375 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract to definitize the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) fiscal 2012 Extended Selected Restricted...

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USA: New MA Apprenticeships on the Horizon

USA: New MA Apprenticeships on the Horizon »

The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced Aug. 17 that two new apprenticeship trade opportunities are in the works for Navy Security Force (NSF) personnel. The apprenticeship will be open to all E-4 and above...

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Russia: SSGN Severodvinsk to Hoist Naval Ensign

Russia: SSGN Severodvinsk to Hoist Naval Ensign »

Fourth-generation Project 885 Yasen nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine (SSGN) Severodvinsk will be commissioned into Russian Navy by the end of the current year, Admiral Viktor Chirkov, Russian Navy Commander-in-Chief told Central Navy Portal on Friday....

August 20 2012 / No comment / Read More »
Sri Lanka: Navy Intercepts Fishing Trawler Illegally Headed for Australia

Sri Lanka: Navy Intercepts Fishing Trawler Illegally Headed for Australia »

Sri Lanka Navy intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler bearing the registered no: IMUL-A-0077-CHW 3 nautical miles off Vettilaikerni on 14th August 2012 with 4 Tamil persons who were attempting to head for Australia illegally. The...

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Pacific Partnership 2012 Surgeons Provide Unique Service Aboard USNS Mercy

Pacific Partnership 2012 Surgeons Provide Unique Service Aboard USNS Mercy »

Surgeons aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) provided a unique and relevant service to Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) participants in the form of minor surgeries, Aug. 14. During the transit from...

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Russia Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Diesel Electric Submarine Stary Oskol

Russia Holds Keel Laying Ceremony of Diesel Electric Submarine Stary Oskol »

Keel-laying ceremony of diesel electric submarine (SSK) Stary Oskol for Russia’s Black Sea Fleet (BSF) took place on friday 17th,  in 12-th workshop of JSC Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard, Central Navy Portal reported play-by-play. The ceremony...

August 20 2012 / No comment / Read More »
USS Harry S. Truman Conducts Eight Change of Command Ceremony

USS Harry S. Truman Conducts Eight Change of Command Ceremony »

The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted the ship’s eighth change of command ceremony Aug. 16. Rear Adm. Herman Shelanski, commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, presided over...

August 19 2012 / No comment / Read More »
HEADLINES

BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract »

BAE Systems Inks USS John Paul Jones Repair Contract

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc., San Diego, Calif., was recently awarded a $36,825,375 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract to definitize...

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Hull of First of RAN’s New Amphibious Ships Departs Spain »

Hull of First of RAN’s New Amphibious Ships Departs Spain

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced the departure of the hull of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN’s) new amphibious...

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USA: BAE Systems to Overhaul, Upgrade MK 45 Naval Guns »

USA: BAE Systems to Overhaul, Upgrade MK 45 Naval Guns

BAE Systems recently received a $25.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to overhaul and upgrade two Mk 45 naval guns bringing them to...

Aug 17 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Bahamas Gov’t to Spend USD 200 Million on RBDF Improvements »

Bahamas Gov’t to Spend USD 200 Million on RBDF Improvements

The Bahamas Journal reports that the Bahamas Government intends to spend up to USD 200 million in order to make physical and equipment changes...

Aug 16 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

AMSEC LLC Gets US Navy Contract »

AMSEC LLC Gets US Navy Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced yesterday that its AMSEC LLC subsidiary has been awarded a task order under a previously awarded contract to provide engineering...

Aug 16 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

Video: USS Porter Collides with Japanese Oil Tanker, No Injuries »

Video: USS Porter Collides with Japanese Oil Tanker, No Injuries

The Examiner reports that a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer USS Porter collided with a Japanese-owned bulk oil tanker M/V Otowasan near the Strait...

Aug 13 2012 / No comment / Read More »

GDIT, U.S. Department of Navy Sign Contract »

GDIT, U.S. Department of Navy Sign Contract

General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, was awarded a contract in March 2012 by the U.S. Department of the Navy...

Aug 10 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

USA: GDEB Lands USD 16.3 Million Submarines Contract »

USA: GDEB Lands USD 16.3 Million Submarines Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $16.3 million contract to perform nuclear-maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine...

Aug 10 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard Gets Substantial Royal Netherlands Navy Contract »

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard Gets Substantial Royal Netherlands Navy Contract

Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard has been awarded a substantial Royal Netherlands Navy contract to modernise and upgrade the propeller shaft lines and generator...

Aug 9 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

First Brazil OPV Ready for Ocean Voyage »

First Brazil OPV Ready for Ocean Voyage

Amazonas, the first of three BAE Systems built Ocean Patrol Vessels being delivered the Brazilian Navy, departed the UK for Rio de Janeiro this...

Aug 9 2012 / No comment / Read More »




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USA: New MA Apprenticeships on the Horizon »

USA: New MA Apprenticeships on the Horizon

The Center for Security Forces (CENSECFOR) announced Aug. 17 that two new apprenticeship trade opportunities are in the works for Navy Security Force (NSF) personnel. The apprenticeship will be open to all E-4 and above in select rates or those with select Navy Enlisted Classification...

Aug 20 2012 / No comment / Read More »

Russia: Navy HQ Works in St. Petersburg for 3 Months Now »

Russia: Navy HQ Works in St. Petersburg for 3 Months Now

Russian Navy Main HQ has been working in St. Petersburg for three months now, said Navy Commander-in-Chief Admiral Viktor Chirkov said on Friday addressing the keel-laying ceremony of conventional submarine Stary Oskol at Admiralteyskie Verfi shipyard. According to Viktor Chirkov, by the end of August...

Aug 20 2012 / No comment / Read More »

USA: NBSD Hosts ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ »

USA: NBSD Hosts ‘Hiring Our Heroes’

More than 500 people seeking jobs and nearly 60 employers came to Naval Base San Diego’s (NBSD) Anchors Catering and Conference Center to participate in the “Hiring Our Heroes” employment fair, Aug. 16. Hiring our Heroes began in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative by...

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USA: Strike Fighter Squadron 11 Holds Areal Change of Command »

USA: Strike Fighter Squadron 11 Holds Areal Change of Command

The “Red Rippers” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 held an aerial change-of-command ceremony in the skies above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Aug. 16. Cmdr. Marcus Lopez relieved Cmdr. Daniel Sullivan as commanding officer. During the ceremony, Sullivan and Lopez flew F/A-18F Super...

Aug 20 2012 / No comment / Read More »

USA: Navy Days L.A. Starts »

USA: Navy Days L.A. Starts

The 16th annual Navy Days Los Angeles (L.A.) event series commenced with the arrival of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) to the Port of Los Angeles, Aug. 14. Navy Days L.A. is designed to educate the public through tours,...

Aug 17 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

Russia: BF Coast Artillery Holds Encampment Drills »

Russia: BF Coast Artillery Holds Encampment Drills

Baltic Fleet (BF) coast artillery is carrying out encampment exercise which is to last till the end of Sept 2012. Over 300 servicemen and about 50 combat vehicles are involved in the drills at the Pavenkovo Range. Through the next two months, BF gunmen will...

Aug 17 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

US Navy Helicopters Team with CALFIRE to Fight Wildfires in Eastern San Diego County »

US Navy Helicopters Team with CALFIRE to Fight Wildfires in Eastern San Diego County

Navy helicopters teamed with California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection units Aug. 15 to conduct aerial firefighting against several wildfires in eastern San Diego County. At CALFIRE’s request for immediate response support, the Navy is providing three firefighting helicopters equipped with buckets for aerial...

Aug 17 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

UK: Seaeye Appoints Defence Sales Manager »

UK: Seaeye Appoints Defence Sales Manager

Chris Lade has been appointed Defence Sales Manager at Saab Seaeye, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric remotely operated underwater vehicles. This is a new position with responsibility for sales of underwater vehicle systems to the defence industry and follows Saab Seaeye’s expanded role in...

Aug 16 2012 / 1 comment / Read More »

UK: Drug and Pirate-Busting Merlin Helicopter of HMS Westminster Returns Home »

UK: Drug and Pirate-Busting Merlin Helicopter of HMS Westminster Returns Home

The drug and pirate-busting Merlin helicopter of HMS Westminster is safely back home in Culdrose after seven months making a ‘tangible’ difference in the Indian Ocean. 02 Flight – callsign Red Bull – played a key role in three pirate busts and one drug smuggling...

Aug 16 2012 / 2 comments / Read More »

 

 

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