• Jul- 2020 -
    3 July
    A pirate holding a weapon.

    Pirates Kidnap Nine on Norwegian Oil Ship off Nigeria

    Pirates attacked a Norwegian vessel off the coast of Nigeria on Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals onboard.

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  • 2 July
    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers guard a highway leading towards Leh, bordering China, in Gagangir on June 17, 2020.

    China-India Skirmish: Part of Maritime Versus Land Power Struggle

    China-India tensions will persist because they are tethered to the ensuing US-China Cold War, which itself is a titanic battle over who will dominate the world.

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  • Jun- 2020 -
    21 June
    Patriot air defense missile system, Japan

    PAE Awarded Contract at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan

    PAE was awarded a Naval Facilities Engineering Command Far East contract to provide heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems maintenance, testing and installation services at US Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. The contract has a one-year base period of performance with three one-year options and an estimated total value of approximately $25.1 million. PAE President and CEO John Heller said the award highlights PAE’s long-respected engineering and operations maintenance capabilities supporting US projects in Japan. “PAE started 65 years ago by providing the US government critical services to rebuild Japan and other parts of Asia after World War II,” Heller said. “That legacy of dependable service continues today as we support the Navy at the air station in Iwakuni.” The HVAC maintenance contract builds on major projects the PAE Design and Facility Management entity in Japan has supported as Air Station Iwakuni expanded over the past decade. Significant projects include the design of a 131,000-square-foot medical clinic, which opened in 2018, and a flight training facility, now under construction. “The skilled team leading this effort has decades of combined experience managing design, construction, maintenance and repair programs in Japan,” said PDFM President Scott Gold. “By understanding both the technical …

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  • 21 June
    Exercise Cold Response

    Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded $145 Million Contract for Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 9

    Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a third contract modification from the US Navy for $145 million to provide long-lead-time material and advance procurement activities for amphibious assault ship LHA 9.  This modification brings the total advance funding for LHA 9 to $350 million. “This advance procurement contract will help protect the health of our supplier base and strengthen our efforts to efficiently modernize the nation’s amphibious fleet as we continue to build amphibious ships for the Navy,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said. Ingalls is the sole builder of large-deck amphibious ships for the Navy. The shipyard delivered its first amphibious assault ship, the Iwo Jima-class USS Tripoli (LPH 10), in 1966.  Ingalls has since built five Tarawa-class (LHA 1) ships, eight Wasp-class (LHD 1) ships and the first in a new class of amphibious assault ships, America (LHA 6), in 2014. The second ship in that class, Tripoli (LHA 7), was delivered to the Navy earlier this year. Bougainville (LHA 8) is under construction. Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more …

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  • 19 June
    USS Theodore Roosevelt

    US Navy Confirms Demotion of Captain of Virus-Hit Carrier

    The US Navy said Friday it would not reinstate the captain of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, saying he was in part to blame for the severity of the crisis on the warship. Admiral Michael Gilday, chief of naval operations, said Brett Crozier, who was fired as captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in April, was guilty of “questionable judgment” in handling an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the nuclear-powered ship in March. Gilday likewise faulted Rear Admiral Stuart Baker, Crozier’s direct supervisor as the carrier’s strike group commander, for poor leadership. “It is my belief that both Admiral Baker and Captain Crozier fell well short of what we expect of those in command,” Gilday said. “In reviewing both Admiral Baker’s and Captain Crozier’s actions, they did not do enough, soon enough, to fulfill their primary obligation” to keep the ship’s 5,000 crew safe. After a two-month investigation, the Navy decided that Crozier would not return to the Roosevelt and not be eligible to captain another ship. Baker’s expected promotion meanwhile has been placed on hold, pending further review. The coronavirus outbreak onboard the Roosevelt was one of the first US crises of the pandemic, crippling the massive ship and forcing it …

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  • Apr- 2020 -
    24 April
    USS Kidd

    Coronavirus outbreak hits second US Navy ship at sea

    A US Navy destroyer deployed off Mexico's western coast is the second American warship at sea to suffer an outbreak of coronavirus onboard

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  • 23 April
    IRGC Persian Gulf exercise

    Iran’s IRGC head vows ‘decisive response’ to any US hostility in Gulf

    The counter-threat came a day after President Donald Trump said he ordered the Navy to "shoot down" any hostile Iranian boat in the Gulf

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  • 17 April
    French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

    Half of French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle crew test positive for COVID-19

    Nearly half of the 2,300 sailors aboard France's aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and support craft when a coronavirus outbreak occurred tested positive

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  • 16 April
    French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle

    Nearly 700 sailors from French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle test positive for coronavirus

    A third of the nearly 2,000 sailors who were aboard France's aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and support craft when a coronavirus outbreak occurred tested positive

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  • 13 April
    USS Theodore Roosevelt

    USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor dies from COVID-19 complications

    A sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the US Navy aircraft carrier taken out of rotation due to a coronavirus outbreak onboard, has died

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