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Ecuador Orders Two Damen Stan Patrols 5009

Ecuador Orders Two Damen Stan Patrols 5009

Damen has recently signed a contract with Astilleros Navales Ecuatorianos (Astinave) to construct two Damen SPa’s 5009 for the Ecuadorian Coastguard.   The Ecuadorian shipyard will build both vessels locally with Damen Technical Cooperation, which is Damen’s method of ‘building on site’. Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) will supply Astinave with prefabricated kits to build both […]

INS Kamorta to Be Commissioned on Saturday

INS Kamorta to Be Commissioned on Saturday

The first indigenously built stealth Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Corvette ‘INS Kamorta’, built by M/s Garden Reach Shipyard (GRSE), Kolkata, is scheduled to be commissioned at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam, on Saturday, 23 August 2014.   Kamorta is the first of four ASW stealth corvettes designed by Indian Navy’s in-house organization, Directorate of Naval Design (DND) and […]

Lockheed Martin Bags F-35 Lightning II Deal

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $12,7 million modification to the previously awarded F-35 Lightning II Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VI contract.   This modification provides for the procurement of F-35 Deployable Spares Package spares for the U.S. Air Force. Work will be performed in Owego, New […]

Raytheon to Produce MK54 Lightweight Torpedos

Raytheon to Produce MK54 Lightweight Torpedos

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $59,1 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise an option for the production of MK54 Mod 0 Lightweight Torpedo (LWT) Kits, and related engineering and repair services for upgrade of U.S. Navy LWT.   Although the MK54 Mod 0 LWT is primarily intended as […]

Partnership Comes to a Close at FRCSE

The partnership between Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) and Pratt & Whitney (P&W) United Technologies Company to repair EA-6B “Prowler” aircraft J52 engine components officially came to a close during a short presentation ceremony at the military depot Aug. 14.   P&W representatives thanked the FRCSE team for 12 years of dedicated service in supporting […]

CACI to Provide Logistics Support to US Navy’s MSC

CACI to Provide Logistics Support to US Navy’s MSC

CACI International Inc has been selected as a prime contractor to provide logistics support to the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) on the Worldwide Logistics Services (WLS) contract.   This five-year (one base plus four option years) multiple-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling value of $37 million and represents continuing work […]

RFA Black Rover Keeps HMS Iron Duke Topped Up on Patrol

RFA Black Rover Keeps HMS Iron Duke Topped Up on Patrol

Tanker RFA Black Rover trails a thick fuel line into the South Atlantic as she practises keeping HMS Iron Duke topped up on patrol.   Off Africa’s western seaboard between Walvis Bay in Namibia and Cape Town, the veteran oiler carried out a dry run of a stern replenishment at sea – making all the […]

Ordnance Inspection Conducted aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Ordnance Inspection Conducted aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) participated in the Shipboard Explosive Safety Inspection (SESI) Aug. 11-14.   The five-day inspection required a team comprised of inspectors from Naval Ordnance Safety, Security Activity Explosive Safety Support Office, and Naval Operational Logistics Support Center Ammunition Atlantic to inspect weapons department’s spaces to verify […]

Dasher and Exploit Perform Replenishment at Sea

Dasher and Exploit Perform Replenishment at Sea

Plymouth based HMS Dasher and Cardiff based HMS Exploit have recently carried out a replenishment at sea (RAS) in the Bay of Biscay as part of Operation Southern Sun.   P2000s do not have the capability to replenish fuel at sea and instead RAS to practice shiphandling and seamanship skills. Exploit and Dasher passed goods […]

34 Sailors Removed from NNPP for Cheating

On February 3, 2014, a Sailor assigned to the Moored Training Ship (MTS 626) at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina reported that an examination key was compromised. The exam key that was compromised was for one of the staff certification exams for one of eleven watch station positions at one […]

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