USS John C. Stennis on its way to Va. port for work | US to beef up Middle East presence with transport ship, Patriot system | Allies challenge China in South China Sea
May 16, 2019
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USS John C. Stennis on its way to Va. port for work
The USS John C. Stennis is nearing its new home port in Norfolk, Va., where it will undergo a midlife refueling and overhaul. The guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay is accompanying the Stennis in its to voyage to Norfolk prior to returning to San Diego.
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) (5/13),  USNI News (5/13) 
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US to beef up Middle East presence with transport ship, Patriot system
The amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery will soon join the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group in the Middle East. The movement is part of a US buildup in the region as tensions with Iran intensify.
United Press International (5/11) 
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Allies challenge China in South China Sea
US, Japanese, Indian and Philippine vessels teamed to challenge Chinese territorial claims in the South China Sea. "Professional engagements with our allies, partners and friends in the region are opportunities to build upon our existing, strong relationships," said Commander Andrew J. Klug, captain of the destroyer USS William P. Lawrence.
Reuters (5/9) 
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Cybersecurity & Combat Systems
Stealth destroyers may lose advanced gun system
After a change in mission for stealth destroyers from land attack to ship hunting, the Navy is now considering removing the Advanced Gun System entirely from the DDG-1000 platform, according to Capt. Kevin Smith, DDG-1000 program manager at Program Executive Officer Ships. The AGS, designed specially for Zumwalt-class ships, has developed slowly.
Defense News (5/7) 
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Trident II D5 missile launched in Fla.
The successful launch of an unarmed Trident II D5 missile off Cape Canaveral, Fla., marks the 172nd successful test of the missile type. The launch was carried out by the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island as part of Demonstration and Shakedown Operation 29.
Naval Technology (5/10) 
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In-Service Engineering
Q&A: Digital teaming cuts cost of combat upgrades
In this video, Navy Acquisition Chief James Geurts explains how digital teaming is significantly reducing the expense of upgrading combat systems aboard the Navy's destroyers and cruisers.
Defense News (5/13) 
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Boats & Craft
Navy seeks fresh ideas for ship-to-shore connector
With new ship-to-shore connectors for the Marine Corps canceled in the last defense budget, the Navy is now seeking innovative ideas from industry. Specifications are loose, and proposals may include new technologies such as additive manufacturing.
Military online (5/7) 
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The Leading Edge
Images suggest China is building a big carrier
Images provided by the Center for Strategic and International Studies reveal a large vessel under construction at China's Jiangnan shipyard. It may be the country's first full-size aircraft carrier capable of a full range of strike group operations.
Reuters (5/7) 
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ASNE News
Design Sciences Series Workshop, Call for Papers- NOW OPEN
Following on the well-received 2017 and 2018 Design Sciences Series Workshops, The American Society of Naval Engineers is pleased to announce the 2019 Design Sciences Series Workshop- Digital Engineering: Digital Twin. This event will be held November 6-7, 2019, at the 20 F St NW Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Be a part of the technical program by submitting to the call for abstracts by June 24.
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Keynote Confirmed for FMMS 2019!
The Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS) will take place August 7-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. We have just confirmed that RADM Lorin Selby, USN; NAVSEA Deputy Commander for Ship Design, Integration and Engineering (SEA 05) is delivering a keynote address on Friday morning, August 9th from 8-9 a.m. Register today to save your seat! This is a speaker you will NOT want to miss.
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