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USN awards FY 2015 LCS contracts

Key Points USN is providing funding for three LCS plus advanced procurement for a second Freedom variant hull to be funded in FY 2016 Austal USA and Lockheed Martin also receiving priced options for...

US Navy decommissions USS Peleliu

The US Navy has decommissioned its last general-purpose Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship, USS Peleliu (LHA 5), at Naval Base San Diego, after serving for more than 34 years. …read more Read more here:: Naval...

Navy Funds General Dynamics For Destroyer

The Navy has issued General Dynamics [GD] Bath Iron Works $610 million in funding for the construction of an Arleigh Burke-class (DDG-51) destroyer. The funding is for hull number 122 in the class of...

Navy Funds Three LCSs

The Navy has released funding for three Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) for the 2015 fiscal year, sending $691 million to Austal USA for two Independence variants and $362 million to Lockheed Martin [LMT] for...

USS Wayne E. Meyer Gets New Commander

Cmdr. Adam L. Fleming relieved Cmdr. Randy J. Van Rossum as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) during a change of command ceremony at Cesar Chavez Park in…...

HMAS Canberra Docks in Townsville, Queensland

Australian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Canberra made its first visit outside her homeport of Sydney since her commissioning. The vessel docked in Townsville on March 29, and hosted… [[ This is a...

Indian Navy Evacuates Indian Nationals from Yemen

The Indian Navy has deployed three ships in support of the Indian Government’s recent advisory for Indian nationals to leave Yemen. The vessels were sent to assist in the evacuation operations… [[ This is...

Offshore Patrol Vessels Middle East Conference

Enhancing Security in the Middle East, Overcoming Operational Challenges for Navies and Coast Guards, and Focusing on the Future Roles of Egyptian Maritime Security Forces After three enormously successful editions of OPV Middle East,...

US 6th Fleet Commander Visits USS Mount Whitney

Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Vice Adm. James G. Foggo III visited the fleet’s command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in Rijeka, March 31, 2015. During the visit, Vice Adm. Foggo toured...

HMAS Newcastle Deploys for Operation MANITOU

Australian Navy’s Adelaide class frigate HMAS Newcastle was farewelled from Garden Island, Sydney on 1 April, setting course for the Middle East region where she will spend six months deployed… [[ This is a...

Final Stan Patrol Enters Royal Bahamas DF Fleet

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) has taken delivery of the fourth and final Stan Patrol 4207, named HMBS Rolly Gray. The four Stan Patrol 4207s form part of the six-year Sandy Bottom project…....

BAE Systems to Conduct USS Philippine Sea Repair Works

BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport LLC is being awarded an $18,3 million modification to a previously awarded contract to provide ship repairs, hull, machinery, electrical, electronics, ship… [[ This is a content summary only....

Textron Awarded Further LCAC Deal

Textron Inc. received an $84 million contract for construction of Landing Craft, Air Cushions (LCACs) 102 and 103 and their associated technical manuals under the Ship to Shore Connector (SSC)… [[ This is a...

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