Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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  • General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Union Reach Deal - RESTON, Va. — General Dynamics announced Aug. 8 that the negotiating teams from Bath Iron Works and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local S6 reached agreement on mutually acceptable terms to end the ongoing strike by shipyard workers in Bath, Maine.  Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service deputy...
  • T-45C Engine Shortages Force Waivers for Some Student Aviators - ARLINGTON, Va. — Training of some U.S. Marine Corps student aviators in carrier qualifications temporarily has been waived because of a shortage of engines for T-45C Goshawk jet training aircraft, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman said. The shortage also is forcing a reduction in part of the syllabus for Navy student aviators.  “Due to a shortage of T-45C...
  • Littoral Combat Ship USS St. Louis Joins the Fleet - MAYPORT, Fla. — The U.S. Navy commissioned the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis on Aug. 8, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 said in a release.  Due to public health safety concerns and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Navy commissioned St. Louis at a private event.  “Nearly 200 years...
  • Bell Unveils New Manufacturing Technology Center - FORT WORTH, Texas — Bell Textron Inc. unveiled on Aug. 10 its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas, the company said in a release.  The MTC is a proving ground where Bell will test and refine technologies and processes — demonstrating manufacturing readiness and ability to successfully build and...
  • DIU Awards ThinKom Contract to Evaluate Comms Antenna for Navy Ships - HAWTHORNE, Calif. — The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded a contract to ThinKom Solutions to test and evaluate one of the company’s commercial off-the-shelf aeronautical phased-array antenna systems as a solution for next-generation communications on U.S. Navy ships, the company said in a release.  Under the seven-month contract, ThinKom is delivering a ThinAir Ka2517 antenna system for...

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T-45C Engine Shortages Force Waivers for Some Student Aviators

ARLINGTON, Va. — Training of some U.S. Marine Corps student aviators in carrier qualifications temporarily has been waived because of a shortage of engines for T-45C Goshawk jet training aircra...

Littoral Combat Ship USS St. Louis Joins the Fleet

MAYPORT, Fla. — The U.S. Navy commissioned the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS St. Louis on Aug. 8, Littoral Combat Ship Squadron 2 said in a release.  Due to public health safety...

Coast Guard Offloads $12 million in Seized Cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. Coast Guard transferred custody of two suspected smugglers and 430 kilograms of seized cocaine to federal law enforcement at Sector San Juan on Aug. 5 following the interdiction of a go...

Cutter Legare Offloads Nearly 5,000 Pounds of Interdicted Drugs

MIAMI — Coast Guard Cutter Legare’s crew offloaded nearly 5,000 pounds of interdicted contraband, worth an estimated $25.7 million, on Aug. 5 at Port Everglades, the Coast Guard 7th District said in a release. Th...

Navy Escorts Army Logistics Support Vessels Out of 5th Fleet...

BAHRAIN — U.S. Navy warships assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), escorted two U.S. Army Frank S. Besson-class logistics support vessels (LSV), assigned to U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT), as th...