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USS Colorado Commissioned

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Steven Hoskins/Released

 Colorado is the first submarine to bear the name and third vessel to be named for the state and was brought to life by her sponsor, Annie Maybus Mabus, daughter of the 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.    "To the crew of USS Colorado, this is your day" said Mabus, addressing

Gulf Island Wins $63.5m Navy Deal for T-ATS

Gulf Island Shipyards LLC, Houma, Louisiana, is being awarded a $63,560,942 firm-fixed-price and fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for the detail design and construction of the Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS).  This contract includes options for seven additional vessels which,

Vigor Wins $35m Navy Contract

Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $35,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements in support of upcoming dry-docking selected restricted availabilities (DSRA) for DDG 51-class destroyers.

HII Wins $9.9m Navy Contract

Huntington Ingalls Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded a $9,999,010 cost-plus-award fee contract modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-12-C-4323) to provide level of effort funding for CG modernization program design services.  The contract is for planning yard services for CG-47 class cruisers.

Detyens Wins $9.1m Navy Contract

Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, South Carolina, is being awarded a $9,125,537 firm-fixed-price contract for a 42-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).  Work will include JP-5 contaminate tank painting, diesel fuel marine contaminate tank painting,

LCS 16 Completes Acceptance Trials

USS Tulsa (LCS 16) during acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico (Photo: Austal USA)

The U.S. Navy’s next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Tulsa (LCS 16), has moved a step closer to deliver with the completion of acceptance trials on March 8.   An industry team led by shipbuilder Austal USA performed comprehensive tests while LCS 16 was underway in the Gulf of Mexico

US Navy to Commission Submarine USS Colorado

Lt. Anthony Matus uses an XBox controller to maneuver the photonic mast aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Colorado (SSN 788). Colorado is the 15th Virginia-class attack submarine and is scheduled to be commissioned March 17, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeffrey M. Richardson

The U.S. Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Colorado (SSN 788), during a ceremony Saturday, March 17, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn. The principal speaker will be U.S. Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado. Annie Mabus, daughter of 75th Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus,

US Navy Submarines Surface in the Arctic Circle

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 A pair of U.S. Navy submarines recently surfaced in the Arctic Circle as part of multinational maritime exercise north of Alaska.   Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) and Seawolf-class fast attack submarine, USS Connecticut (SSN 22) surfaced in the Arctic Circle March

Australia to Stress International Law in South China Sea Dispute

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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments apparently aimed at bolstering Australian efforts to build a coalition against Chinese assertiveness.   Bishop, in a speech ahead of a special meeting of the Association

Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz Enters Drydock

Sailors and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS-IMF) workers shift the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) from its homeport pier in Bremerton, Wash., to a dry dock in PSNS-IMF. (U.S. Navy photo by Ian Kinkead)

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) entered dry dock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility, Bremerton site, March 1, as part of the ship's scheduled 15-month docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) period following a six month deployment to the U.

SECNAV Names Newest Destroyer in Honor of U.S. Marine

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 Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named the next Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Navy Cross recipient Lance Cpl. Patrick Gallagher.   In 1966, Gallagher, who immigrated from Ballyhaunis, Ireland in 1962, joined the Marine Corps where he served in H-Company,

Cohort Companies to Deliver Maritime Defense Technologies

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Cohort plc companies MASS and SEA have been selected to form part of a new UK Ministry of Defense maritime research and development program being managed by defense technology company QinetiQ.   QinetiQ has been awarded a contract by the Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to manage the

U.S. Navy Assesses Fleet Structure

 The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) fires a Mark 45 5-inch gun during a live-fire exercise.   (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Morgan K. Nall/Released)

Following the release of new national security and defense strategies, the Navy is undertaking a new Fleet Structure Assessment that could alter its stated goal of a 355-ship fleet, senior service officials told Congress this week. A new FSA would take a look at the mix of surface ships and submarine

Tenth Successful Interdiction for HMAS Warramunga

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HMAS Warramunga’s crew has seized record amounts of narcotics on Operation Manitou following their latest interdiction.   In the latest haul, the crew of the Royal Australian Navy frigate seized approximately 132 kilograms of heroin valued at almost $40 million while patrolling international waters of the Arabian Sea on 6 March 2018.

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