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HII Wins $687 Million for Early CVN-78 Ship Repair Work

The Navy awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries [HII] a $687 million contract on Wednesday for early service life period work on the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). The contract announcement said this award aims to...

Tanker reportedly torpedoed near Strait of Hormuz

Two oil tankers have been damaged in the Strait of Hormuz, according to the US 5th Fleet, with one reportedly being targeted by a torpedo. Front Altair, a 110,000 dwt tanker operated by Norwegian…...

US Navy christening 11th Freedom-variant LCS

The US Navy is set to christen its 11th Freedom-variant littoral combat ship Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) in a June 15 ceremony in Marinette, Wisconsin. “The christening of the future USS… [[ This is...

HII awarded USD687 million maintenance contract for Ford

The US Navy (USN) awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Virginia-based Newport News Shipbuilding a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth up to USD687 million for early service life period work on aircraft carrier USS Gerald...

UAE reportedly finalises Gowind corvette order

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has finalised a contract for two Gowind corvettes that will be built by France’s Naval Group, the French newspaper La Tribune reported corroborating sources as saying on 7 June....

HASC Naval Amendments Direct More Reports and Briefings

The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) approved a set of naval en bloc amendments for the FY ’20 defense authorization bill on Wednesday, directing further reports and briefings from the Navy. An amendment brought...

Eighth US Coast Guard NSC departs shipyard for Hawaii homeport

Future USCGC Midgett, the US Coast Guard’s eighth national security cutter (NSC), got underway from Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Pascagoula, Mississippi, shipyard after being delivered… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website...

US Navy rotates European-based BMD warships

More capable warships will be deployed to Europe by the US Navy (USN) to replace four Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers that have been based in Spain since 2014. The four ships of the Forward...

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