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Компания Austal USA нашла площадку для обслуживания кораблей прибрежной зоны
11 ноября 2021

Судостроительная компания Austal USA получила одобрение от администрации порта Сан-Диего на аренду завода Marine Group Boat Works. Как сообщает Naval News, руководство Austal намерено развернуть на этом месте филиал для обслуживания кораблей и судов ВМС США.
По информации издания, Austal USA и Marine Group Boat Works должны в течение 45 дней закрыть сделку.

Корабль прибрежной зоны Чарльстон (класс Индепенденс), США
Корабль прибрежной зоны "Чарльстон" (класс "Индепенденс"), США
Austal USA

В результате Austal USA получит в пользование участок площадью 15 акров, который примыкает непосредственно к базе ВМС США Сан-Диего. Планы компании включают постройку нового сухого дока, предназначенного для работ с кораблями и судами малого и среднего водоизмещения. В свою очередь Marine Group Boat Works сосредоточится на ремонте яхт на своей верфи в Чула-Виста.

"Эти инвестиции знаменуют собой важную веху в стремлении Austal к развитию нашего бизнеса в сфере услуг и подтверждают наши приоритеты в обслуживании американских ВМС, командования военно-морских перевозок и береговой охраны", – заявил президент Austal USA Расти Мердо.

Он также отметил, что Austal USA удерживает лидерские позиции в отрасли по соблюдению графика поставок ВМС США.

На базе Сан-Диего размещаются корабли прибрежной морской зоны класса LCS обоих типов – "Фридом" (производит консорциум во главе с Lockheed Martin) и "Индепенденс" (производит Austal USA). В августе этого года ВМС США заключили с Austal USA контракт на ремонт, техническое обслуживание и модернизацию всех кораблей прибрежной зоны класса LCS, поэтому развертывание новой сервисной площадки по соседству с базой выглядит совершенно логичным.

Austal USA считается лидером по производству кораблей из алюминиевых сплавов в США. Компания поставляет американским ВМС, помимо кораблей типа "Индепенденс", скоростные десантные транспорты класса "Спирхед". Кроме того, в июне этого года Austal USA получила заказ на постройку для флота двух спасательных буксиров класса "Навахо".




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Austal USA Christens 13th Spearhead-class EPF Ship
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Austal USA Christens 13th Spearhead-class EPF Ship
14 Nov 2021

Austal USA christened Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF-13) USNS Apalachicola yesterday. Austal has delivered twelve EPFs since December 2012. USNS Apalachicola is slated for delivery this summer.
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HII Christens Virginia-class Attack Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)
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HII Christens Virginia-class Attack Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)
14 Nov 2021

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) yesterday christened the 23rd Virginia-class submarine, New Jersey (SSN 796), at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.
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“The christening is a Navy and shipbuilder tradition that celebrates the hard work and dedication of the women and men who are building this magnificent submarine, readying her for the next phase of construction, which includes launch, testing, sea trials and delivery to the Navy,” said Jennifer Boykin, president of Newport News Shipbuilding. “We commemorate these American builders during a challenging time in our nation’s history.”
“When New Jersey joins the Navy’s fleet, she will deliver firepower for freedom, taking with her the skill of her shipbuilders, the spirit of her sponsor, the courage of her commander and crew and the pride of her fellow New Jerseyans,” Boykin added. “These characteristics, united, forge a strong national defense that defines America.”
Susan DiMarco, who is a New Jersey resident, retired dentist and wife of former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, serves as the ship’s sponsor and performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the submarine’s bow during the ceremony.
“As citizens today, we are more divided and disconnected from one another than at any time in our last 50 years, but the efforts that went into building New Jersey say otherwise,” DiMarco said. “In order to complete this great ship there must have been vital partnership and purpose. As a country, we are cooperative, generous and tenacious, and we can work together on exceptional ideas.”
The ceremony took place outside of Newport News Shipbuilding’s Module Outfitting Facility and was attended by more than 1,800 guests, including Newport News Shipbuilding employees who are building New Jersey, members of the submarine’s crew, Navy personnel and other government officials, including Jeh Johnson.
U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, of Virginia, and U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, of New Jersey, both delivered remarks. Other speakers included New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy; Jay Stefany, acting assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition; Vice Adm. Johnny Wolfe Jr., director of the Navy’s strategic systems programs; and Kevin Graney, president of General Dynamics Electric Boat.
Ceremony participants included U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria, of Virginia; Capt. Andrew P. Johnson, commanding officer of Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, Newport News; and Cmdr. Carlos Otero, the ship’s prospective commanding officer.
Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and former chief of naval operations, provided the keynote address.
“Today is a day of gratitude, especially to the 4,000 men and women whose hard work put New Jersey together,” said Mullen, adding that the nation must prevail in an ideological battle against an adversary it has not seen before.
“The future USS New Jersey will be a critical — some say the most critical — arrow in our quiver,” he said.
The company reached the pressure hull complete milestone in February, meaning that all of the ship’s hull sections were joined to form a single, watertight unit. This was one of the last major milestones before the christening, and is floated off to a pierside berth for additional outfitting and testing at a future date.
New Jersey is the 23rd Virginia-class submarine and the 11th to be delivered by Newport News Shipbuilding. It is first submarine designed with a modification for gender integration. Construction began in March 2016 and is 82% complete. The submarine is scheduled to be delivered to the U.S. Navy in late 2022.
 
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Report to Congress on U.S. Navy Destroyer Programs
Report to Congress on U.S. Navy Destroyer Programs
November 25, 2021
The following is the Nov. 17, 2021 Congressional Research Service report, Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress.
The Navy began procuring Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) class destroyers, also known as Aegis destroyers, in FY1985, and a total of 87 have been procured through FY2021, including two in FY2021. From FY1989 through FY2005, DDG-51s were procured in annual quantities of two to five ships per year. Since FY2010, they have been procured in annual quantities of one to three ships per year.
DDG-51s are being procured in FY2018-FY2022 under a multiyear procurement (MYP) contract that Congress approved as part of its action on the Navy’s FY2018 budget. DDG-51s procured in FY2017 and subsequent years are being built to a design called the Flight III design, which incorporates a new and more capable radar called the SPY-6 radar.
The Navy’s proposed FY2022 budget requests the procurement of one DDG-51 in FY2022, rather than the two DDG-51s that are called for in FY2022 under the FY2018-FY2022 DDG-51 MYP contract, and that were projected for FY2022 under the Navy’s FY2021 budget submission. A key issue for Congress for the DDG-51 program in FY2022 is whether to fund the procurement of one DDG-51, two DDG-51s, or some other number of DDG-51s (such as zero or three).
When procured at a rate of two per year, DDG-51s cost roughly $2.0 billion each. Due to the reduced production economies of scale that would occur at a production rate of one ship per year, the one DDG-51 requested for procurement in FY2022 has an estimated cost of $2,401.7 million (i.e., about $2.4 billion). Under the Navy’s proposed FY2022 budget, the one requested DDG-51 would receive $384.9 million in prior-year Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) funding—a type of advance procurement (AP) funding that occurs under an MYP contract. Taking this prior-year EOQ funding into account, the Navy’s proposed FY2022 budget requests the remaining $2,016.8 million (i.e., about $2.0 billion) needed to complete the ship’s estimated procurement cost of $2,401.7 million. The Navy’s proposed FY2022 budget also requests $45.8 million in cost-to-complete funding to pay for cost growth on DDG-51s procured in prior years, bringing the total amount of procurement funding requested for the DDG-51 program to $2,062.5 million (i.e., about $2.1 billion)
Procuring one DDG-51 rather than two DDG-51s in FY2022 would prevent the Navy from fulfilling its obligations in the final year of the FY2018-FY2022 DDG-51 MYP contract. Navy officials state that as a result, the Navy would need to pay a $33 million penalty to the DDG-51 shipbuilders (unless the Navy and the shipbuilders were to reach an agreement to amend the terms of the MYP contract).
Navy officials have stated that requesting procurement of one DDG-51 rather than two DDG-51s was an affordability measure—a means of helping the Navy remain within its budget topline while meeting funding needs for other Navy programs. Procuring a second DDG-51 in FY2022 is the number one item on the Navy’s FY2022 Unfunded Priorities List (UPL)—the service’s list of programs it would prefer to be funded in FY2022, if additional funding were to become available.
The UPL states that procuring two DDG-51s rather than one DDG-51 in FY2022 would require an additional $1,659.2 million (i.e., about $1.7 billion) in shipbuilding funding. That figure is not the cost of the second DDG-51—the second DDG-51’s procurement cost would be roughly $2.0 billion. Adding the second DDG-51, however, would reduce the estimated procurement cost of the first DDG-51 due to the resulting increased production economies of scale. The figure of $1,659.2 million is thus the net increase in shipbuilding funding that would be needed to procure two DDG-51s rather than one DDG-51 in FY2022.
Navy DDG-51 and DDG-1000 Destroyer Programs: Background and Issues for Congress; Nov. 17, 2021

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Construction Begins on US Navy’s Fifth Expeditionary Sea Base
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US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.
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US Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr.
02 Dec 2021
The U.S. Navy accepted the delivery of the future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Nov. 30.

The delivery of DDG 121 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship successfully conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to demonstrate its material and operational readiness.
DDG 121 is an Arleigh Burke-class Flight IIA guided missile destroyer equipped with the Aegis Baseline 9C2 Combat System, which includes Integrated Air and Missile Defense capability and enhanced Ballistic Missile Defense capabilities. This system delivers quick reaction time, high firepower, and increased electronic countermeasures capability against a variety of threats.
“DDG 121 brings critical readiness to the fleet to ensure our Sailors are postured for success today and in the future,” said Capt. Seth Miller, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships. “The ship will honor the legacy of its namesake and provide the needed capability and capacity to the fleet.”
The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. is named for the United States Marines Corps’ first African American aviator and general officer. Petersen entered the Naval Aviation Cadet Program in 1950 and went on to fly more than 350 combat missions during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division also has four more Arleigh Burke-class destroyers under construction, including Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123), Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), Ted Stevens (DDG 128; and Jeremiah Denton (DDG 128;.
As one of the Defense Department’s largest acquisition organizations, PEO Ships is responsible for executing the development and procurement of all destroyers, amphibious ships, special mission and support ships, and boats and craft.


GDMS to Integrate CMS onto U.S. Navy’s Overlord USVs
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GDMS to Integrate CMS onto U.S. Navy’s Overlord USVs
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GDMS was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for support of their Overlord Unmanned Surface Vessel (OUSV) Combat System Ship (CMS) Integration and Test program
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HII Starts Fabrication For US Navy’s Sixth DDG 51 Flight III
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HII Starts Fabrication For US Navy’s Sixth DDG 51 Flight III
07 Dec 2021

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer George M. Neal (DDG 131) on Thursday, Dec. 2.

Ingalls has delivered 33 Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to the Navy. Other destroyers currently under construction include Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123), Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), Ted Stevens (DDG 128; and Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129).

The new destroyer’s name honors a Korean War veteran, Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal, who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroic actions while attempting to rescue a fellow service member. Neal volunteered as crewman to fly in a helicopter deep into North Korean mountains to attempt the rescue of a Marine aviator who had been shot down and was trapped by the enemy. During the rescue attempt, under heavy enemy fire, Neal’s helicopter was disabled and crashed. He assisted his pilot and the rescued aviator in evading enemy forces for nine days before being captured and held as a prisoner of war. Neal was eventually released and returned to the U.S. with more than 320 fellow POWs in 1952.
Arleigh Burke-class destroyers are highly capable, multi-mission ships and can conduct a variety of operations, from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection, all in support of the United States military strategy. Guided missile destroyers are capable of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles. The ship contains myriad offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime defense needs well into the 21st century.



Naval News comments: About DDG 51 Flight III Destroyer
U.S. Navy Launches First DDG 51 Flight III Guided Missile Destroyer
The future Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) is the first Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer in the Flight III configuration. Photo By: courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries/RELEASED


Flight III destroyers will have improved capability and capacity to perform Anti-Air Warfare and Ballistic Missile Defense in support of the Integrated Air and Missile Defense mission. This system delivers quick reaction time, high firepower, and increased electronic countermeasures capability for Anti-Air Warfare.
The Flight III design contains modifications from the earlier DDG 51 class, to enable the SPY-6 radar, in association with Aegis Baseline 10, which includes larger electronically scanned arrays and the power generation and cooling equipment required to operate the powerful new radar.
 
U.S. Navy’s First DDG 51 Flight III Destroyer Starts SPY-6 Radar Testing and Training
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U.S. Navy’s First DDG 51 Flight III Destroyer Starts SPY-6 Radar Testing and Training
21 Dec 2021

The U.S. Navy's first DDG-51 Flight III destroyer, the future USS Jack H Lucas (DDG-125) has achieved "light off" on its AEGIS Combat System. This marks the beginning of on-board system testing and crew training for the ship and its AN/SPY-6(V)1 Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR).
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U.S. Navy, Boeing Complete First Carrier Tests for MQ-25
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U.S. Navy, Boeing Complete First Carrier Tests for MQ-25
21 Dec 2021
The U.S. Navy and Boeing have successfully maneuvered the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier for the first time...
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DARPA Selects Two Teams to Build, Test Innovative Manta Ray UUV
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DARPA Selects Two Teams to Build, Test Innovative Manta Ray UUV
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The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Phase 2 contracts for the Manta Ray unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) program to Northrop Grumman and Martin Defense Group.
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Austal USA to Design U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Logistics Ship NGLS
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Austal USA to Design U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Logistics Ship NGLS
22 Dec 2021

Austal USA was awarded a contract to perform design studies for the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Logistics Ship (NGLS) program on December 20, 2021.
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The NGLS is expected to be much smaller than in-service logistics ship such as the new John Lewis-class displacing nearly 50,000 tons. It will likely be close in size and displacement to the new Project 03182-class tankers of the Russian Navy. Intended for the Russian Black Sea Fleet and designed by Zelenodolsk Design Bureau (built by the Volga Shipyard in Nizhny Novgorod), the tanker has a full load displacement of 3,500 tons, a length of 78.8 meters, a width of 15.4 meters, and a draft of 5 meters. They transport liquid and dry cargo as well as passengers. They can transfer fuel and oil to ships at sea and load and transfer cargoes in barrels, boxes, and containers.

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Raytheon Wins Contract to Produce 269 SM-2 Missiles
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23 Dec 2021
Raytheon was awarded a $578 million contract to produce 54 SM-2 Block IIIAZ all up round upgrades for the United States and 215 Standard Missile-2 all up rounds for seven partner nations.
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Raytheon Wins Contract to Produce 269 SM-2 Missiles

SM 2 fired during Valiant Shield 2014
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) fires a Standard Missile (SM) 2 as part of Valiant Shield 2014. Valiant Shield is a U.S.-only exercise integrating U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army and Marine Corps assets, offering real-world joint operational experience to develop capabilities that provide a full range of options to defend U.S. interests and those of its allies and partners. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman David Flewellyn/Released)


Austal USA Delivers 30th LCS to the U.S. Navy
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Austal USA Delivers 30th LCS to the U.S. Navy
23 Dec 2021
The U.S. Navy took delivery of the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) at Austal USA on December 21. This is the second Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Austal has delivered to the Navy in 2021.
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U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS arrives in Jacksonville, Florida
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U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS arrives in Jacksonville, Florida
28 Dec 2021
The U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived in Mayport, Florida, Dec. 16, following its initial deployment in the Pacific theater.
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VUP-19, the first Triton UAS squadron, operates and maintains two aircraft as part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC) to further refine the concept of operations, including expeditionary basing, and complement manned systems to better locate, identify, and track contacts of interest in the maritime domain.

The MQ-4 Triton’s arrival at Naval Station Mayport will support unit level training and preparation for the next variant of MQ-4C.
U.S. Navy photo of MQ-4C Triton.
File U.S. Navy photo of MQ-4C Triton.

The U.S. Navy conducted its first test flight of the MQ-4C Triton in its upgraded hardware and software configuration, known as Integrated Functional Capability (IFC)-4, July 29 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. IFC-4 brings an enhanced multi-mission sensor capability as part of the Navy’s Maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Targeting (MISR&T) transition plan.
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Abraham Lincoln CSG Departs on Global Maritime Security Deployment
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First USMC F-35C Squadron Deploys on an Aircraft Carrier
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First USMC F-35C Squadron Deploys on an Aircraft Carrier
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КМБ в ВМС США дополнят двумя неделями индоктринации по толерантности, предотвращению сексуальных домогательств и самоубийств

 
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