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January 2020 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


In the first field test of a novel approach to warfighting, communicating and decision-making, the Air Force, Navy and Army used new methods and technology Dec. 16-18 for collecting, analyzing and sharing information in real-time to identify and defeat a simulated cruise missile threat to the United States. Capt. Cara Bousie and Charles Pope, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, reports.

BAE Systems Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $175,047,658 contract for the execution of USS Vicksburg (CG 69) fiscal 2020 modernization period (MODPRD). The work will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair of the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser.

The “Tamandaré Class” project, which is expected to consume up to US $ 2 billion, has made two important advances in recent weeks. At the end of November, the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) rejected the injunction and filed a complaint filed by the US Trade Union. The signing of the contract with the “Águas Azuis” consortium, is finally being scheduled for the second half of February.

It's set to be a busy year for Kitsap County's biggest employer. All six of the graving docks at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard are full to start 2020. In a letter to the workforce in the shipyard's Salute newsletter, Capt. Dianna Wolfson addressed the need to crank up productivity in an era Navy leaders call the "great power competition" with countries like China and Russia.

In order to finish 2019 on a high note, Navy Recognition offers you a retrospective of the ten's more consulted news on its website. It is also a good opportunity to thank you for your faithful support in all instances. Navy Recognition editorial team will continue to draw your attention on the latest news and will do its best to provide you interesting and qualitative content in 2020.

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