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RUSSIA TO FLOAT OUT NUCLEAR SUBMARINE
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Borei class nuclear submarine

Source: Russia MoD


Borei class nuclear submarine

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MOSCOW - Russia will soon launch a new nuclear submarine.

At a ceremony planned for November 17, 2017, Russia will launch 'Prince Vladimir', the latest Project 955 'Borei' nuclear submarine and the first of the modernized 'Borei-A' submarines.

Russian Navy spokesman Captain 1st Rank Igor Dygalo said, "After leaving the slipway, the nuclear-powered underwater missile cruiser Prince Vladimir will undergo all the stages of shipbuilders’ and state trials that will be arranged by the Sevmash Shipyard’s delivery team and the sub’s crew under the command of Captain 2nd Rank Vladislav Druzhin."

The submarines displace 24 tons submerged and have a length of 170 meters. While submerged the submarines can travel up to 29 knots.

Russia is planning further Borei-A submarines.

Navy Admiral Vladimir Korolyov stated, "Currently, work continues at the slipway of the Sevmash Shipyard to build four more Project Borei-A serial-produced hulls of nuclear-powered underwater cruisers armed with ballistic missiles. These are the Prince Oleg, the Generalissimus Suvorov, the Emperor Alexander III and the Prince Pozharsky."

Russia intends to commission both Prince Vladimir and Prince Oleg, the fifth submarine, in 2018. The latter submarine has not yet been launched and its delivery to the Navy may be delayed over financing issues. United Shipbuilding Corporation President Alexei Rakhmanov noted in an interview earlier this week that his company aimed to get the submarine delivered on time but that financial issues might delay it.

Source:  Tass Russian News Agency
Associated URL: http://tass.com/defense/975859
Source Date: November 15, 2017
Posted: 11/16/2017

 
 
NAVY ACCEPTS DELIVERY OF FUTURE USS RALPH JOHNSON
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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Source: US Navy


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PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The Navy accepted delivery of future guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) from shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Nov. 15.

In early September, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated its ship's systems and readiness during a series of at sea and in-port trials for the U.S. Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Due to the success of the trials, INSURV recommended the ship be accepted for delivery to the U.S. Navy.

"The namesake of this ship is a true American patriot who sacrificed his life for the safety of his fellow Marines and his country," said Capt. Casey Moton, DDG 51 class program manager, Program Executive Office Ships. "We're looking forward to commissioning a ship that will not only honor the legacy of one of our finest Marines but also provide today's Sailors and Marines with one of our most capable warfighting assets."

DDG 114's namesake, Pfc. Ralph H. Johnson, received the Medal of Honor for his actions during Operation Rock in the Vietnam War, 1968. Johnson jumped on top of a tossed grenade to spare his fellow Marines from the blast. The heroic action took Johnson's life but saved the lives of his brothers in arms and undoubtedly prevented the enemy from penetrating his sector of the perimeter.

DDG 114 is the 64th Arleigh Burke class destroyer and the third of the DDG 51 Flight IIA restart ships to deliver. The ship is equipped with Aegis Baseline 9 combat system, which includes an Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) capability incorporating Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) 5.0 and Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air. Aegis Baseline 9 IAMD destroyers have increased computing power, along with radar upgrades which improve detection and reaction capabilities against modern anti-air warfare and BMD threats. These capabilities are designed to provide the Navy with a 21st century fighting edge.

The ship is powered by four General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, producing a total of 100,000 shp. Top speed is 31 knots.

HII's Pascagoula shipyard is currently in production on future destroyers Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), Delbert D. Black (DDG 119), Frank E. Petersen, Jr. (DDG 121) and Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123). Additionally, HII is under contract for the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125) which will be the first Flight III ship.

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, boats and craft.

Source:  US Navy
Associated URL: navy.mil
Source Date: November 15, 2017
Posted: 11/16/2017

 
 
USNS HENRY J. KAISER (T-AO 187) TO GO IN FOR OVERHAUL
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187)

Source: U.S. Navy


USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187)

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WASHINGTON - Vigor Marine LLC, of Portland, Oregon, has been awarded an $8,523,020 firm-fixed-price contract, from the United States Navy, for a 42-calendar day shipyard availability for the mid-term availability of USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). Work will include general services, clean and gas free tanks, tank deck overhead preservation, flight deck non-skid, number 6 port and starboard ballast tank preservation, aft superstructure repairs, refrigerated container modifications, and number 3 ship service diesel generator 24K overhaul.

The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $8,635,397. Work will be performed in Portland, Oregon, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 18, 2018.

Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $8,523,020 are obligated at the time of award. The funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured, with proposals solicited via the Federal Business Opportunities website, with two offers received.

The U. S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Norfolk, Virginia, is the contracting activity. The contract award number is N32205-18-C-4008.

Source:  U.S. DoD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1373388/
Source Date: November 15, 2017
Author: U.S. DoD 
Posted: 11/16/2017

 

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