Thursday, January 23, 2020

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  • BAE Systems Selected to Provide Technical Support and Life Cycle Sustainment to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division - McLEAN, Virginia — The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime position on a five-year, $34.9 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide life cycle sustainment and technical support for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Special Communications Mission Solutions Division, the company said in a...
  • Coast Guard’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Arrives in Antarctica - MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — The 159 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived Jan. 22 at McMurdo Station, following a 58-day transit from the United States, the Coast Guard Pacific Area said in a Jan. 22 release. The cutter departed its homeport of Seattle on...
  • Marines to Receive New, Lightweight Ammo for Machine Gun - MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) on Jan. 16 awarded a contract to MAC LLC — a Mississippi-based small business — for about $10 million for polymer ammunition to be used in the M2 machine gun.  The ammo is significantly lighter and easier to haul than traditional brass casings.  “Polymer...
  • Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight - AMARILLO, Texas — The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing and Bell Textron Inc., completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center, Boeing said in a Jan. 21 release. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tilt-rotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps...
  • Coast Guard, Too, Has Role to Fulfill in ‘Great Power Competition,’ Vice Commandant Says - ARLINGTON, Va. – The U.S. Coast Guard has a unique role in the growing global rivalry with Russia and China, the service’s second-ranking leader says. In addition to Department of Homeland Security, law enforcement and maritime rescue missions, Coast Guard assets are deployed with the Navy in the Middle East,...

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Coast Guard’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Arrives in Antarctica

MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — The 159 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived Jan. 22 at McMurdo Station, following a 58-day transit from the United States, the Coast Guard Pacific Area ...

Navy Names Future Aircraft Carrier Doris Miller During King Day...

WASHINGTON — Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly on Jan. 20 named a future aircraft carrier the USS Doris Miller (CVN 81) during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day ceremony in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, honoring black ...

Unmanned Watercraft for Expeditionary Warfare Progressing Rapidly

ARLINGTON, Va. — The development of unmanned watercraft for expeditionary warfare has been progressing rapidly, said the program manager of U.S. Navy Unmanned Maritime Systems. “We made a tremendous amount of progres...

Coast Guard Expedites ScanEagle ISR Services for National Security Cutters

ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard is so bullish on the Insitu-built ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that it is moving up the schedule of installing it on its Legend-class national security cutters (NSCs). T...

Boeing, Navy Complete First Super Hornet IRST Block II Flight

ST. LOUIS — For the first time, Boeing and the U.S. Navy flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod in late 2019, the company said in a release.   IRST Block ...