JUNE 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security


The Royal Navy and Royal Marines are set to train with armed forces from former USSR countries as part of its commitment to protecting the Baltic states from a perceived threat from Russia. The training is the latest stage of Baltic Protector, a two-month deployment that sends a message to President Putin about the UK's commitment to keeping the Baltic sea safe.

L3 Systems Co. has been awarded an estimated $US 41 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus fixed-fee contract, from the United States Navy (U.S. Navy), for the Battle Force Tactical Network (BFTN) program which requires the procurement and integration of commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) high frequency internet protocol and subnet relay hardware, COTS software and government off-the-shelf software into a specified configuration for the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence.

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 17, the future USS Indianapolis, completed acceptance trials in Lake Michigan, Lockheed Martin said in a June 26 release. This is the ship’s final significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the U.S. Navy. LCS 17 is the ninth Freedom-variant LCS designed and built by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team and is slated for delivery to the Navy this year.

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