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  • 6 November 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy has awarded Sikorsky a $717 million performance-based contract for supply and logistics support for the entire fleet of US Navy MH-53E Sea Dragon and Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. The scope of the performance-based logistics contract includes repairs, overhauls, spares, obsolescence mitigation and asset management services over four years. The expanded […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Marine Corps on May 16 received their first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter from Sikorsky. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps’ fleet. The CH-53K is the new build replacement for the US Marine Corps’ aging CH-53E Super Stallion fleet. The CH-53E first flew in 1974 and entered […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp a $55 million modification for long lead items in support of low rate production of four CH-53K helicopters. The CH-53K King Stallion is considered the most powerful helicopter in the U.S. military and is being acquired to replace the CH-53E Super Stallion. King Stallion passed the Defense Acquisition Board […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Equipment & technology

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., yesterday officially unveiled the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, the next generation in the CH-53 type series that the U.S. Marine Corps expects to begin operational service in 2019.   During the rollout ceremony, attended by members of Congress, the Department of Defense, major suppliers to the […]

  • 3 October 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., has received from Sikorsky a contract award valued at over $8.5 million to design and develop maintenance training systems for the CH-53K heavy lift replacement helicopter. Kratos will provide a full-fidelity Maintenance Training Device Suite (MTDS), as well as a Helicopter Emulation Maintenance Trainer (HEMT), which will be delivered […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft a $232 million contract for the procurement of another two CH-53K system demonstration helicopters. The service initially ordered four aircraft from the company in 2013 in order to carry out operational evaluation of the new helicopter system and than ordered additional two in April 2014. Work on the latest order is […]

  • 26 April 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Indian Navy commissioned its third Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV in a ceremony at Port Blair on April 25. The ship was commissioned as INLCU L53 by Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, AVSM, ADC, Commander-in-Chief A&N Command. INLCU L53 was designed and built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) in Kolkata and will be […]

  • 12 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL) released the results of the Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) investigation in to the crash of an MH-53E Sea Dragon off the coast of Virginia January 8, that resulted in the death of three Sailors.   The MH-53E, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) and based at […]

  • 26 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    US Coast Guard crews aboard the Coast Guard Cutters Key Biscayne and Margaret Norvell repatriated 53 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba.   These repatriations are a result of three separate interdictions of people attempting to illegally migrate to the United States. On Sept. 16, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutters Pelican and […]

  • 4 September 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot 1 contract to build two production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters. Under the $303,974,406 million contract, Sikorsky will deliver two production aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps in 2020 along with spares and logistical support. Aircraft assembly will take […]

  • 20 May 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Sikorsky a $1.3 billion contract for the construction and delivery of 12 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters for the US Marine Corps. The low rate initial production (LRIP) Lots 2 and 3 contract was awarded on May 17. The most powerful helicopter in the Department of Defense, the […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    In response to a review board conducted Feb. 6 at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) regarding mitigation efforts stemming from the January 2014 MH-53E mishap in Norfolk, Virginia, the U.S. Navy released a new corrective action directive (AFB-346) to the fleet Feb. 7. AFB-346 provides step-by-step instructions for inspecting CH-53E and MH-53E helicopter cabin […]

  • 9 January 2014

    The US Navy Helicopter MH-53E Sea Dragon, crashed in the Virginia Capes yesterday morning, killing two 2 crewmembers. The Norfolk-based helicopter with five crewmembers aboard was on routine mine countermeasure operation when the accident occurred. Two other crewmembers have been saved, but one is still missing. The US Coast Guard rushed to the spot to […]

  • 12 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Sri Lanka Navy intercepted 53 persons illegally bound for Australia in a multi-day trawler on 11th September 2012. The trawler named “Sinhale 4” was intercepted by a Fast Naval Patrol Craft attached to the Eastern Naval Command 16 nautical miles off Pigeon Island in Trincomalee. Among the arrested persons are 49 Tamils, 3 Muslims and […]

  • 9 November 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a $53 million follow-on contract to continue providing acquisition and lifecycle support for the Expeditionary Warfare and Maritime Surveillance Program Offices (PMS408 and PMS485) of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). This award, which is for a six-month base period and two six-month options, demonstrates […]

  • 4 February 2016
    Authorities

    U.S. Navy’s Expeditionary Fast Transport ship USNS Choctaw County (T-EPF 2) yesterday, February 3, entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Choctaw County is the first ship of its platform to be forward deployed to the region following a routine transit of the Suez Canal. The auxiliary is a non-combatant vessel with a civilian crew. It will […]

  • 22 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s landing helicopter dock got another opportunity to shine at the International Rim of the Pacific exercise in Hawaii as the largest and heaviest U.S. armed forces helicopter landed on it deck for the first time. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion flew to Canberra from Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii as […]

  • 11 May 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Nigerian Navy Receives Former U.S. Coast Guard Cutter The U.S. Coast Guard and the Nigerian Navy held a ceremony Wednesday in North Charleston to officially sign the decommissioned Coast Guard Cutter Gallatin over to the Nigerian Navy.   The Gallatin was offered to Nigeria April 24, 2013, through the Foreign Assistance Act, and was decommissioned from Coast […]

  • 25 March 2014

    On Tuesday 18 March, three EU Naval Force warships, FS Siroco, FGS Hessen and ESPS Relampago gathered in the Gulf of Aden for a joint replenishment at sea (RAS) with the American logistics ship, USNS Pecos from Task Force 53. Ships from Task Force 53 provide regular replenishment support to the European Union’s counter-piracy warships […]

  • 14 November 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The US Navy’s expeditionary sea-base platform ship USS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) has embarked an MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to the “Blackhawks” of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 15 for the first time in the US 5th Fleet area of operations. The training, which concluded November 7, focused on improving airborne mine countermeasures (AMCM) […]

  • 1 July 2014
    Authorities

    After being rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, and transferred aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Knight Island, 53 Cuban migrants were repatriated to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Friday.   These repatriations are a result of five separate attempts to illegally migrate to the United States aboard rustic vessels in the Florida Straits stemming back to […]

  • 2 June 2011

      The Danish navy has reportedly confronted and arrested a crew of environmental activists “occupying” a 53,000-ton offshore oil rig about 100… (alaskadispatch) [mappress] Source: alaskadispatch, June 2, 2011;

  • 28 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Exelis has received a contract valued at more than $13 million to provide the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Ind., with depot level repair, maintenance and modifications for two mine defense systems currently fielded with the U.S. Navy.   The IDIQ includes options, which if exercised, would bring its total value to more than $53 […]

  • 2 June 2011

      General Nucleonic, Pomona, Calif., is being awarded a $22,159,590 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for repair of components for the main rotor blade system for the H53 helicopter. Work will be performed in Pomona, Calif., and is expected to be completed by June 2016.  Contract funds will not expire before the end of the current fiscal […]

  • 13 August 2015
    Authorities

    An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Raptors of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 71 prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The vessel took part in a show of force transit with the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung Hoon (DDG 93), USS Russell (DDG 59) and the guided-missile […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    LNS Skalvis (M53), a Lithuanian Navy minehunter arrived in Kiel, Germany, last weekend to join the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1). The Lithuanian ship will take part in SNMCMG1 activities and exercises in the Baltic and the North Seas until December. Eight ships from Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway and the United […]

  • 4 October 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Underwood (FFG 36) and USS Anzio (CG 68) visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from, Sept. 29-30 during their deployments in support of multinational maritime exercise Southern Seas 2012 and UNITAS Atlantic 53. Underwood received logistic support from the installation including fuel, water and supplies, while UNITAS flagship USS Anzio disembarked attached staff […]

  • 2 April 2012

    Naval troops attached to SLNS Theraputta of the North-western Naval Command on beach patrol arrested 03 persons attempting illegal transfer of 53 bags of conch shells concealed onboard 02 FGDs in Kailikulam on 30th March 2012. They were handed over to Silawathura Police for further investigations. [mappress] Naval Today Staff , April 02, 2012; Image: […]

  • 22 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s auxiliary ship RFA Lyme Bay has returned home after patrolling the Atlantic, visiting 16 nations, helping with two disaster relief operations, and making a $53million cocaine bust. RFA Lyme Bay sailed into Falmouth, England at the weekend having completed a six-month patrol of the North Atlantic and Caribbean islands. The landing ships […]