Thursday, August 6, 2020

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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. The Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser…

Coast Guard Seizes 1,395 Pounds of Cocaine From Smuggling Vessel

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard seized approximately 1,395 pounds of cocaine in late-July with an estimated value of $24 million from a go-fast vessel in international waters of the Pacific Ocean off Central America, the Coast Guard 11th District said…

L3Harris to Provide Services for MSC Vessels

AYER, Mass. — L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract from the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command to provide product support services for ship control products installed on its vessels, the company said in an Aug. 4 release.   The work…

Marine Corps Identifies Personnel Killed in AAV Mishap

MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, have identified the one Marine who was killed and seven other Marines and one Sailor who are presumed dead after an amphibious assault vehicle mishap on July 30.  Lance…

USNS Newport Completes Integrated Sea Trials

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Navy’s 12th expeditionary fast transport vessel, USNS Newport, successfully competed integrated sea trials on July 30, the Program Executive Office-Ships said in an Aug. 3 release.  Integrated trials combine builder’s and acceptance trials, allowing for the shipyard to demonstrate to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey the operational…

Cubic to Support Navy Surface Training Immersive Gaming, Simulations

SAN DIEGO — Cubic Corp.’s Cubic Global Defense division has been awarded a contract worth more than $99 million to support the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division’s Surface Training Immersive Gaming and Simulations (STIGS) effort and the development, delivery and total…

Pentagon Allocates $31 Million to Shore Up Shipbuilding Industrial Base

ARLINGTON, Va. — As part of the national response to COVID-19, the Defense Department entered into a $31 million agreement with North American Forgemasters under Title III of the Defense Production Act, the Defense Department said in a July 31 release.    This investment will sustain…

BAE Systems Completes Acquisition of Military GPS Business

NASHUA, N.H. — BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of the Collins Aerospace Military Global Positioning System (GPS) business from Raytheon Technologies Corp., BAE said in a July 31 release.  As announced in January, this asset purchase is a unique opportunity…

Bollinger Delivers 40th FRC to Coast Guard

LOCKPORT, La. — Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Oliver Henry in Key West, Florida, the company said in a July 30 release.  This is the 163rd vessel Bollinger has delivered to the Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 40th fast-response cutter…