Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley Returns After Bering Sea Patrol

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Dec. 6, following a 66-day multimission patrol, the 17th Coast Guard District said in a release. Alex Haley spent the last two months patrolling the…

USS Thomas Hudner Brought to Life in Boston

BOSTON — The Navy commissioned its newest surface combatant, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116), during a Dec. 1 ceremony, the commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs said in a release. USS Thomas Hudner, commanded by Cmdr. Nathan…

Navy Must Be ‘Agile’ but ‘Sustainable’ in the Arctic

WASHINGTON — Sustainability is the key issue for U.S. naval operations in the Arctic, a Navy official said. “The Navy has to be agile [in its Arctic operations],” Jeffrey Barker, a deputy branch head for Policy and Posture in the…

Canada Retires Sea King After More than 50 Years of Service

VICTORIA, British Columbia — The Canadian Armed Forces marked a major military milestone in the retiring of the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter, which has served for more than 50 years. The Sea King will officially retire from service by…

Rite-Solutions Selected in $561 Million Navy UUV Contract

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Rite-Solutions recently was selected as one of 23 companies that will participate in a five-year, $561.2 million contract to help the U.S. Navy develop future generations of its Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Family of Systems (FoS), the…

Austal Delivers First Guardian-Class Patrol Boat

HENDERSON, Western Australia— Austal delivered the first Guardian-class patrol boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence Nov. 30 and then, in a handover ceremony, presented the vessel to the Papua New Guinea (PNG) government, the company said in a…

BAE Systems Wins Navy Contract for C5ISR Systems Integration, Sustainment Work

MCLEAN, Va. — BAE Systems has earned positions on two single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts that support the rapid integration and sustainment of command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems for the Naval Air…