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  • 14 January 2013

    Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 11. Cmdr. Daryle D. Cardone relieved Cmdr. Timothy J. Slentz in front of members of Carrier Strike Group Eight, Carrier Air Wing Seven, VAW-121, and friends and family. After the opening remarks and rendering of colors, the […]

  • 22 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for its future guided-missile destroyer USS Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries shipyard on February 21. The ship is named in honor of the U.S. Marine Corps’ first African-American general and will be the 33rd Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Ingalls has built for the […]

  • 23 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard has repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, within the past week. These repatriations are a result of nine separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events all consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels. Once aboard a Coast Guard […]

  • 6 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The US Coast Guard repatriated 121 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Monday interdicted in seven separate events in the past week. All seven interdictions included unseaworthy, homemade vessels that posed significant risk to the migrants attempting to make the perilous journey. The Coast Guard has increased patrols in the Florida Straits in response […]

  • 18 January 2017

    U.S. Marines’ F-35B Lightning II aircraft arrived at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on January 18 as the first F-35B squadron on an operational overseas deployment. With this deployment, the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 begins a permanent change of station to MCAS Iwakuni from MCAS Yuma, Arizona, and now belongs to Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st […]

  • 24 December 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Electric Boat Corp., based in Groton, Conn., has received a 121.84 million contract for additional long lead time material associated with the second fiscal 2014 Virginia-class submarine (SSN 793) and the two fiscal 2015 Virginia-class submarines (SSN 774 and SSN 795). The contract stipulates provision of additional long lead time material for steam and electric […]

  • 10 November 2016

    The U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus named the DGG 121 destroyer after the first African-American Marine Corps general officer Frank E. Petersen Jr. The Arleigh Burke-class destroyer was named during a Nov. 9 ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in North Carolina. In 1950, two years after President Harry S. Truman desegregated the armed […]

  • 24 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Boeing Co. is being awarded an $11,1 million modification to previously awarded contract for the production and maintenance of support kits for the AN/USQ-82(V) Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System. The contractor will provide shipsets and maintenance support kits for DDGs 119, 121 and 122. Work will be performed in Huntington Beach, California, and is expected to […]

  • 17 July 2018

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division launched the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided missile destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) on July 13. “We are proud to have DDG 121 one step closer to completion and look forward to presenting this invaluable asset to the Navy fleet in the future,” Brian Cuccias, Ingalls […]

  • 25 May 2015

    An F-35 Bravo Lighting II prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The operation was conducted in the Atlantic Ocean on May 20. Wasp, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 and VMFAT-501 embarked, is underway conducting the first phase of operational testing which will evaluate […]

  • 5 April 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    US Navy Vessel to Take Part in Exercise Joint Warrior Two U.S. Navy ships, the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, departed Norfolk, Va., for Scotland, March 27, to participate in Joint Warrior 15-1. USS Peleliu to Retire after 34 […]

  • 2 April 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Chief petty officers (CPO) and crew aboard amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) celebrated the 121st birthday of the chief petty officer rank April 1 with a traditional cake-cutting ceremony, flight deck 5K run, swim call, steel beach picnic and a movie screening on the flight deck.   “We’re excited to be […]

  • 28 January 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    PT PAL Indonesia Shipyard commenced the production of the first of two strategic sealift vessels (SSVs) for the Philippine Navy. The steel-cutting ceremony was held in Surabaya, Indonesia, on January 22, 2015. This marked the start of a USD 90 million worth warship contract, which is the company’s first ever foreign order. PT PAL expects to deliver this first vessel […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education, Vessels

    US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway from her new homeport in Sasebo, Japan, to complete a pre-deployment readiness assessment before switching to operations as part of the ship’s first patrol in the Indo-Pacific region. Wasp is undergoing a Naval Surface Forces-led ready for sea assessment (RFSA), led by the Type […]

  • 29 December 2017

    US Navy’s amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) pulled into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, on December 28 for a final port call en route to her new homeport of Sasebo, Japan. Wasp departed Norfolk, Virginia, August 30, but was diverted to the Caribbean in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Sept. 4. […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Industry news, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division on April 27th marked the start of fabrication for the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) for the U.S. Navy. The start of fabrication signifies that 100 tons of steel have been cut. “This is a significant day for our shipbuilders and for the […]

  • 11 January 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A U.S. Marines’ F-35B squadron from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, will become the first F35B squadron on an overseas deployment after heading for the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, on January 9. Iwakuni, Japan is thereby becoming the first location to receive the Marine Corps’ F-35B, as part of its worldwide deployment capability. In […]

  • 9 November 2011
    Industry news

    General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $21,133,458 cost-plus, fixed-fee level-of-effort contract for reactor plant planning yard services for nuclear-powered submarines and support yard services for the Navy’s moored training ships.  The contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $121,207,572.  Work will be […]

  • 31 August 2017

    US amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) got underway from Norfolk on August 30 heading for Sasebo, Japan, where she will become the forward-deployed flagship of the amphibious force of the U.S. 7th Fleet. The shift will introduce an F-35B Joint Strike Fighter-capable amphibious assault ship to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, pairing it with the […]

  • 25 January 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Philippine Navy announced January 24 that the first of its two newly-built strategic sealift vessels has started sea trials. The vessels are being constructed by the Indonesian shipbuilder PT Pal (Persero) in Surabaya, Indonesia. According to the Philippine media, the contract is worth PHP 3,870,000,000 (approx $80.4 million) and is sourced from the AFP Modernization Fund. […]

  • 17 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $27 million cost-plus-award fee contract from the US Navy for follow yard services in the navy’s USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) program. The contract, which provides liaison and technical support, engineering, design and configuration management, systems engineering, turn-key management and crew indoctrination, includes four option years […]

  • 31 March 2015
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $604.3 million contract modification to fund construction of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Aegis guided missile destroyer DDG 121 for the U.S. Navy. The ship is the third of five DDG 51 destroyers the company was awarded in June 2013. DDG 51 Program Manager George Nungesser said: […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The South African Ship Spioenkop is expected to head for a patrol mission today, according to the SABC. The ship is being sent on a month-long patrol aimed at strengthening South African Navy’s relations with its African counterparts. SAS Spioenkop is the third of four Valour class frigates of the South African Navy built by […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Ships from the US Navy’s Wasp amphibious ready group made a stop in Okinawa, Japan, on March 15 following two weeks of certifications. Amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) arrived at White Beach, Okinawa, to embark the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) as part of […]

  • 19 June 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    The Philippines Navy welcomed its first anti-submarine helicopters as it commissioned two AW159 Wildcats in a ceremony at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Cavite on June 17. The helicopters were commissioned after being delivered by Italy’s Leonardo in May this year. Ordered in 2016 under a contract worth over €100 million, the helicopters had […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $17.5 million contract modification to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines and support yard services for moored training ships. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The contract being modified was initially awarded in November 2011 and has a potential […]

  • 2 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Philippine Navy’s second amphibious landing dock, Davao Del Sur (LD602), on Tuesday departed the Indonesian state-owned PT PAL shipyard in Surabaya and headed for Manila, according to Indonesian media. Davao Del Sur is the second of two Philippine Navy amphibious landing docks (formerly known as strategic sealift vessels) built in Indonesia under a PhP4 billion (approx $80 million) contract signed […]

  • 14 July 2016

    Spanish Navy frigate Reina Sofia saved 121 migrants on July 12 and another 120 just the day after. The migrant rubber boats were spotted by the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia air assets, the Luxemburg aircraft SW3 Merlin III and the Spanish VIGMA D-4. According to EUNVAFOR, two pregnant women were among the migrants. Dangers of the […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    USS Ingraham (FFG 61) welcomed the US Navy’s newest chief petty officers during a pinning ceremony Sept. 16.   Pinned were Chief Cryptologic Technician (Technical) (SW/AW) Aubin L. Miller, Chief Information Systems Technician (SW/IDW/AW) Andrew K. Imamura, Chief Fire Controlman (SW) Harry Hall, and Chief Gas Turbine Technician (Mechanical) (SW) Robert C. Geissinger to the […]