Navy Brig Oneida Moves to Naval Station at Sackets Harbor

first_img View post tag: Oneida View post tag: News by topic Share this article Oswego was not exactly the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1810, and apparently government officials in Washington were not aware that the “heavy weat…By Richard Palmer (palltimes)[mappress]Source: palltimes, April 12, 2011; View post tag: Brig Training & Education Navy Brig Oneida Moves to Naval Station at Sackets Harbor View post tag: station Back to overview,Home naval-today Navy Brig Oneida Moves to Naval Station at Sackets Harbor View post tag: Navy View post tag: Sackets April 12, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: harbor View post tag: moveslast_img read more


USA: ITT Gets USD 36.24 Million AN/AVS-9 Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today USA: ITT Gets USD 36.24 Million AN/AVS-9 Contract View post tag: usa USA: ITT Gets USD 36.24 Million AN/AVS-9 Contract June 14, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval Equipment & technology View post tag: 36.24 View post tag: ITT View post tag: Gets USD View post tag: AN/AVS-9 View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: million About ITT Corporation ITT Night Vision & Imaging provides image intensifier tubes and systems to many allied and friendly nations. ITT received the Omnibus VII night vision contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Agency of White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has the potential to value an estimated $1.39 billion during the five-year contract period 2005-2009. Under this contract, ITT has received an initial award of more than $160 million for AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Devices and AN/PVS-7 night vision goggles, along with $40 million for production facilities and equipment. In September 2007, we received 100 percent of the OMNIBUS VII night vision order from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Acquisition Center. Following a competitive process, ITT was selected as the sole provider of the Army’s ENVG contract in 2005. The contract has a total potential value of $560 million over the contract life, proving ITT clearly is the leading trusted supplier of night vision devices to the U.S. military, which sets the worldwide standard for night fighting.Considered a critical U.S. military technology, Generation (Gen) 3 image intensifier technology may be exported only with the permission of the U.S. Department of State. An export license typically is granted to government agencies that have a legitimate end use for high-performance night vision equipment.[mappress]Source: Defense, June 14, 2011 View post tag: contract ITT Corp., Roanoke, Va., is being awarded a $36,240,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AN/AVS-9, night vision image intensifier sets.The AN/AVS-9 system is a night vision system consisting of a binocular imaging assembly, a helmet mount, a low profile power pack, a carrying case, and ancillary equipment. The AN/AVS-9 is used by Navy and Marine Corps helicopters as a pilot’s visual aid during night operations, low-level, and nape-of-the-earth flight. T his system also provides imagery required for takeoff, landing, and hover as well as en-route flight. Work will be performed in Roanoke, Va., and is expected to be completed by June 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $1,719,720 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with two offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JQ00).last_img read more


USA: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Celebrates Seabee’s 70th Birthday

first_img View post tag: usa View post tag: Southeast View post tag: celebrates View post tag: Naval Share this article Training & Education View post tag: facilities USA: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Celebrates Seabee’s 70th Birthday View post tag: Seabee’s View post tag: Navycenter_img View post tag: Command March 9, 2012 View post tag: Birthday View post tag: News by topic View post tag: 70th View post tag: engineering Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast gathered at their headquarters building in Jacksonville, Fla. March 5 to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Seabees.“Today is a special day,” said Commanding Officer Capt. John Heinzel. “Let’s kick this off by singing the Song of the Seabees.”Everyone was reminded of the message NAVFAC Commander and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Christopher J. Mossey sent out regarding this special day.“I am proud of the contributions our engineers are making in war and in peace in support of our warfighters,” said Rear Adm. Mossey. “Not only are CEC officers leading Seabees into combat, but they also are building and maintaining the infrastructure the Navy needs to train, deploy, and take care of our families.”The Seabees, founded by Rear Adm. Ben Moreell in 1942, rose to fame during World War II when the Navy’s construction battalions or “CBs” provided combat support for the Allied war effort. They assisted in constructing an artificial harbor at Normandy after D-Day, supported Marines on Iwo Jima, and transformed countless islands and outposts into workable bases for the Allied march to victory. Led by CEC officers, the Seabees’ official motto “Construimus Batuimus” translates to English as “we build we fight.”Locally, Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 participated in paving the perimeter road at OLF Whitehouse between August and October 2011. They are currently deployed to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) performing work in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission.Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 Det Jacksonville completed a pre-engineered (PEB) Admin Facility inside their own compound on Naval Air Station Jacksonville. The structure is a 4,300 square foot, two stories high and houses all the administrative functions of the detachment.CBMU 202 Detatchment Jacksonville also finished a PEB inside the weapons compound for Naval Munitions Command, Det Jacksonville. The structure is a 4,890 square foot building designed to store equipment and keep it out of the elements.Seabees from CBMU 202 Det Jacksonville just completed a 110 square foot office build out in Bldg 103. This office was for the Elevator and Boiler inspector supervisor. This relocation affords the Continuous Process Improvement team to co-locate with Public Works Business Line strengthening the ability to improve metrics and process improvements within PWBL.Self Help Seabees from Naval Station Mayport have assisted NAVFAC Southeast throughout the year on numerous occasions with specialized engraved trophies and brass plates.Today, Seabees are deployed all over the world from Iraq and Afghanistan to the Philippines and the Horn of Africa and most recently in Haiti where they are providing humanitarian assistance.Whether at home or abroad, the Seabees reach out to the local community through humanitarian and relief efforts by building schools, delivering supplies, or renovating buildings in much need for improvement.[mappress]Source: Naval Today Staff, March 09, 2012 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast Celebrates Seabee’s 70th Birthday last_img read more


Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Repairs About Half of RIMPAC Ships

first_img View post tag: shipyard View post tag: ships View post tag: News by topic August 29, 2012 Industry news View post tag: repairs View post tag: Half View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Repairs About Half of RIMPAC Shipscenter_img View post tag: RIMPAC Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) answered the call for 132 repairs to U.S. and foreign surface ships taking part in the 2012 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise that ended Aug. 3.Held every two years by the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the two-month-long RIMPAC is the world’s largest multinational maritime exercise. Twenty-two nations participated this year. Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, and the United States sent more than 40 surface ships and submarines.The Shipyard began providing maintenance support as ships started arriving in port in advance of the exercise. Almost half of the trouble calls came in the week before and week after the June 29 start date of RIMPAC. By the end of the exercise, the Shipyard and contractors had worked on jobs on about half of the RIMPAC ships.The majority of the repair calls concerned communications and other electronics gear. Fleet Technical Support Division, Code 210, was the Shipyard shop most impacted by the requests for technical assistance.Surface Operations Superintendent William Sullivan commended Code 210 personnel for their expert guidance to ships’ crews on numerous high-tech issues. He also acknowledged “great support from our business agents, Barry Ferreira and Neil Teves, … (and) ship superintendent support, led by Senior Chief Engineman Eduardo Romero and Chief Engineman Samuel Bernal.”The Surface Ship Operations Division, Code 103, led by Assistant Project Superintendent Henry Mata, and Shop 11 shipfitters and Shop 26 welders, led by Shipfitter Supervisor I Calvin Chang and Welder Supervisor I James Joseph Jr., displayed outstanding effort on structural repairs, Sullivan noted. Code 760 divers also provided outstanding support on short notice to numerous ships. “It was a team effort and the entire project contributed to supporting the fleet,” he said.The shipyard is a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command and a one-stop regional maintenance center for the Navy’s surface ships and submarines. It is the largest industrial employer in the state of Hawaii with a combined civilian and military workforce of about 4,850. Strategically located in the mid-Pacific, the Navy’s largest ship repair facility between the West Coast and the Far East is about a week of steam time closer to potential major regional contingencies in East Asia than sites on the West Coast.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 29, 2012; Image:Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard View post tag: Pearl View post tag: about Back to overview,Home naval-today Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Repairs About Half of RIMPAC Ships Share this article View post tag: of View post tag: harborlast_img read more


Royal Netherlands Airforce’s Newest Helicopter Makes Debut in Somalia

first_img View post tag: Defense View post tag: Naval Royal Netherlands Airforce’s Newest Helicopter Makes Debut in Somalia Share this article View post tag: Defence View post tag: Helicopter January 30, 2013 View post tag: Somalia View post tag: Navy View post tag: makescenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Netherlands View post tag: Debut Back to overview,Home naval-today Royal Netherlands Airforce’s Newest Helicopter Makes Debut in Somalia View post tag: newest View post tag: Royal View post tag: Airforce’s The Royal Netherlands Airforce’s newest helicopter, the NH-90, is on its way to Somalia on board HNLMS De Ruyter. It is the first overseas mission in which the maritime on-board helicopter will take part. Although in its current configuration it will not be able to carry out all mission tasks, the NH-90 will make an important contribution to Operation Atalanta, the EU counterpiracy mission.The on-board helicopter will mainly be used for intelligence, reconnaissance and patrol flights, acting as the eyes and ears of the frigate. With its advanced detection equipment such as the infra-red thermal imaging camera, radar and tracking equipment, freshly gathered intelligence can be passed on rapidly and automatically via a datalink.The helicopter crew comprises a pilot, a tactical coordinator and an operator who operates the sensors, analyses observations and, if and when necessary, mans the on-board weaponry. There are 13 military personnel on board HNLMS De Ruyter specifically for helicopter operations.Partner nationsOwing to the fact that, in an international sense, the Dutch deployment of the maritime helicopter is something quite special, partner nations will be kept informed about the experiences gained and the end result of working with the helicopter. The NH-90 (NATO Helicopter 90) is the result of years of cooperation between the armed forces of 4 NATO members, Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands, and their respective national aircraft manufacturers.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 30, 2013; Image: Defensielast_img read more


Dutch, Russian Navies Build Up Maritime Ties

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: up View post tag: Russian The Dutch and Russian navies have taken steps to strengthen their maritime ties. On behalf of Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, Vice Admiral Matthieu Borsboom, signed a Letter of Intent with his Russian counterpart Admiral Victor Chirkov, in St Petersburg.The agreement lays the foundation for an enhancement of the bilateral maritime cooperation in areas such as hydrography, submarine escape and the combined fight against piracy. Borsboom and Chirkov also discussed Russian participation in the submarine rescue exercise Bold Monarch and various other activities, which are being organised as part of the Netherlands-Russia friendship year 2013.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 13, 2013; Image: Dutch MoD View post tag: Dutch View post tag: News by topic View post tag: build View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Navalcenter_img Dutch, Russian Navies Build Up Maritime Ties View post tag: Ties March 13, 2013 View post tag: Navies Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Dutch, Russian Navies Build Up Maritime Ties Share this articlelast_img read more


HMNZS Canterbury Changes Command

first_img Authorities In a ceremony onboard the New Zealand Navy’s biggest ship, HMNZS Canterbury, at Devonport Naval Base, Commander David Turner relinquished command of the ship to Commander Simon Rooke.Chief of Navy RADM Jack Steer presided.CDR Turner, who had been Commanding Officer of HMNZS Canterbury since November 2012, will become the Executive Officer of HMNZS Philomel, the Navy’s shore-based naval establishment.CDR Rooke was most recently responsible for career management for all RNZN enlisted personnel.[mappress mapid=”14497″]Source: New Zealand Navy Share this article View post tag: changes View post tag: HMNZS Canterbury View post tag: Asia-Pacific November 20, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today HMNZS Canterbury Changes Command HMNZS Canterbury Changes Command View post tag: Naval View post tag: Command View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navylast_img read more


NZ Navy Elects New Chief of Navy

first_img Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today NZ Navy Elects New Chief of Navy Commodore John Martin has been selected as the next chief of New Zealand Navy, replacing Rear Admiral Jack Steer who will retire on 30 November. New Zealand Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee made the announcement on 1 September.CDRE Martin joined the Royal NZ Navy as a radar plotter in 1979 and has had a wide variety of roles, including command of HMNZS TE KAHA from 2001 until August 2003. He is at present Assistant Chief Capability for the NZ Defense Force and prior to that he was Maritime Component Commander.Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee said:The role of a Service Chief in the NZDF is to raise, train and sustain their Service. It is a vital position, and underpins what both the Service and the Defense Force do for both government and the public of New Zealand.The change of command will take place in a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base on November 30 .[mappress mapid=”16820″]Image: RNZN View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: New Zealand View post tag: Devonport View post tag: chief View post tag: RNZN NZ Navy Elects New Chief of Navy September 2, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more


Lockheed gets AU$700m Australian future submarine contract

first_img The Australian defense ministry has awarded Lockheed Martin a AU$700 million contract to design, build and integrate a combat system for the Royal Australian Navy’s future submarines.Announcing the contract on January 25, Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne said the contract with Lockheed Martin Australia would create 200 new jobs, majority of which will be based in South Australia.“This contract will cover work to 2022, including the design of the combat system and procurement activities to select subsystem and component suppliers,” Pyne said. “The future submarine program remains on time and on budget, further demonstrated by this milestone event.”Lockheed Martin Australia was selected as the future submarine combat system integrator in September 2016.A total of 12 Shortfin Barracuda submarines will be built for Australia by French shipbuilder Naval Group at a cost of AUD 50 billion.Construction is expected to start in 2022–23 once 85 per cent of the design work is completed. View post tag: Naval Group Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed gets AU$700m for Australian future submarine combat system work View post tag: Lockheed Martin View post tag: Royal Australian Navy View post tag: Future Submarinecenter_img Authorities Lockheed gets AU$700m for Australian future submarine combat system work January 25, 2018 Share this articlelast_img read more


USS Ross stops in Bulgaria on first Black Sea port visit

first_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Bulgaria Photo: USS Ross (DDG 71) arrives at Varna, Bulgaria, April 15, 2019. Photo: US Navy US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, April 15 for the first port visit of its Black Sea tour.The ship transited the Bosphorus Strait to enter the Black Sea on April 14.The navy did not say how long the destroyer would stay in the region but the 1936 Montreux Convention, which regulates the transit of warships in the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, will allow Echo to stay in the Black Sea for a maximum of 21 days.While in port, the ship hosted officials from the Bulgarian Navy and local Varna government ahead of bilateral naval exercises.“US 6th Fleet assets routinely operate in the Black Sea, and Ross is part of our long-standing effort to exercise and engage in the region,” said Vice Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti, commander, US 6th Fleet. “Having the opportunity to conduct training alongside our NATO allies and partners enhances our ability to work together at sea across the full spectrum of maritime operations.”Ross is the fourth US naval vessel to operate in the Black Sea in 2019.center_img View post tag: USS Ross Share this articlelast_img read more