US, European forces exercise in Black Sea | USS Harry S. Truman trains for another deployment | Navy taps ICF International for cyber services
July 18, 2019
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US, European forces exercise in Black Sea
The US and several European nations are participating in the Bulgarian-led Breeze 2019 exercise in the Black Sea. Three P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the "Red Lancers" of Patrol Squadron 10 will represent the US in the exercise.
Naval Technology (7/17) 
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USS Harry S. Truman trains for another deployment
The USS Harry S. Truman and its strike group are on a training exercise as the carrier prepares for its third deployment in four years. The Truman wound up its last deployment in December.
The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk) (7/10) 
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Advanced Coatings + Composites
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Cybersecurity & Combat Systems
Navy taps ICF International for cyber services
ICF International has won a contract that could be worth as much as $800 million over seven years to provide cyberspace technical, management and professional services for the Navy. The work will serve Navy Information Warfare Center Pacific and other naval client agencies.
Naval Technology (7/12) 
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In-Service Engineering
Electric Boat wins sub support contract
Electric Boat will be supporting the Navy's operational strategic and attack submarines under a new $173.8 million contract. The value of the deal could rise to more than $1 billion over roughly four years.
United Press International (7/12) 
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Shaft problem delays return of USS John S. McCain
A misaligned port shaft on the destroyer USS John S. McCain will delay the ship's return to service after the completion of repairs on damage sustained in a 2017 collision. Adjustments to the shaft alignment are underway and are scheduled for completion in October, Naval Sea Systems Command spokeswoman Colleen O'Rourke said.
Defense News (7/17) 
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Hybridized propulsion is becoming imperative in the world
Propulsion hybridization is rapidly transitioning from being trendy to necessary in the marine world as emissions guidelines take effect globally. Danfoss Drives' Jon Mosterd explores the implications and advantages of the technology, such as improved performance and cost savings.
Maritime Propulsion (7/11) 
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Italian offshore patrol vessel goes hybrid
The Italian Navy's newest offshore patrol ship has hybrid power using GE Marine's LM2500+G4 gas turbine to reach speeds higher than 31 knots. The propulsion system has small gearbox mounted-motors for low-speed work and two propulsion diesels for mid-speed service.
MarineLink (7/15) 
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The Leading Edge
Laser scanning creates virtual vessels for ship checks
Laser scans have enabled engineers to create near-accurate virtual replicas of naval vessels to help workforces perform ship checks without ever going aboard. "This option doesn't completely remove onboard ship checks from the equation but it does provide an 80 to 90 percent effective way to complete the work," said engineer Christopher Snider.
Maritime Logistics Professional online (7/15) 
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Carrier ahead of schedule with completion of flight deck
With the lifting of a 780-ton upper bow section into place, Newport News Shipbuilding has finished installing the flight deck of the future USS John F. Kennedy. This ship is expected to be christened ahead of schedule this fall, Kennedy program director Mike Butler said.
Daily Press (Newport News/Hampton, Va.) (free content) (7/12) 
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Commissioning set for advanced LCS
Commissioning of the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Indianapolis is scheduled for October on Lake Michigan, marking the first such ceremony for Indiana. The automated combat ship can be modified to include capabilities such as electronic warfare and launching over-the-horizon missiles.
Maritime Logistics Professional online (7/16) 
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Arctic Day postponed
To beat the July heat, ASNE is postponing Arctic Day to September 13, 2019. Come chill with us at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, D.C., to enjoy a day of discussions on naval engineering developments, operating challenges, and advancements in technology and innovation that directly support preparing, protecting, and defending the Arctic! Register to join us for the coolest event yet!
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Are you ready for FMMS 2019?
Buckle up, it's going to be one heck of a good ride! FMMS 2019 is August 7-9 at the San Diego Convention Center. We have a jam-packed program including a professional development course, four keynote speakers, four panels, twelve paper tracks, a reception and a night at the Padres! What more could you ask for? Register now to ensure you don't miss out on all the fun. Also, stay up to date online and in the FMMS app.
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