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Raytheon to Produce SURC for USMC

An industry team led by Raytheon's Naval & Maritime Integrated Systems (N&MIS) business unit has been awarded a competitively procured contract to produce Small Unit Riverine Craft (SURC) for the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC). The Raytheon team will produce up to 100 SURCs, with a nominal contract value of $30 million and a potential contract value of up to $60 million. SURC will provide the USMC with a combat craft capable of transporting a 13-man infantry squad primarily in support of operations on inland waterways as well as in a variety of conditions on the open sea. Procured as a commercial item, the Marine Corps team used performance-based acquisition practices and an innovative strategy that reduced the procurement cycle time to less than six months. The Raytheon team includes Safe Boats International of Port Orchard, Wash., and Boat Master of Fort Myers, Fla. Safe Boats will design and manufacture the craft at its Port Orchard, Wash. facility using patented and state-of-the-art techniques. Boat Master will manufacture specially designed trailers that meet the multiple SURC requirements. SURC operations and maintenance will take place at Camp Lejeune. Under the contract, the Raytheon team will design, develop and manufacture the new craft and then provide worldwide logistics support for the SURCs. Raytheon will manage the program from its offices in Poulsbo, Wash., with additional operations with the USMC at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and in Norfolk, Va.


BRP $10m Contract for Evinrude Engines

BRP has been awarded a $10m contract from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for its Evinrude multi-fuel engines (MFE). The Evinrude 55 MFE engines with an impeller equipped jet model pump will repower their fleet of F470 Zodiac boats / Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) used during small craft operations. The strict procurement requirements of the USMC to secure non-gasoline burning outboard engines led directly to BRP


Naval Amphibious Operations Subject of London Conference

Senior militiary officers from 15 nations to meet with leading industry experts to examine role of amphibious operations. The subject of the conference is: "Delivering an Agile, Multirole and Powerful Amphibious Capability". Senior military officials, including eight flag officer from over 15 nations including the US, UK, Italy, Norway, Finland, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Philippines and Australia will gather in London along with leading industry experts at the 3rd Annual


This Day in Naval History – July 28

1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order 1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1926 - Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Institution determine height of the Ionosphere through use of radio pulse transmitter developed by NRL


Today in U.S. Naval History: February 20

 USS Dixie (AD-14). U.S. Navy photo

Today in U.S. Naval History - February 20 1815 - USS Constitution, under Captain Charles Stewart, captures HMS Cyane and sloop-of-war Levant 1962 – Lt. Col. John Glenn, USMC becomes first American to orbit Earth. His flight in Friendship 7 (Mercury 6) consisted of 3 orbits in 88 minutes at a velocity of 17,544 mph with the highest altitude of 162.2 statute miles. Recovery was by USS Noa (DD-841). 1962 - USS Dixie (AD-14) rescues lone crewman aboard a sailing yawl adrift for four


This Day in U.S. Naval History – November 16

1776 - First salute to an American flag (Grand Union flag) flying from Continental Navy ship Andrew Doria, by Dutch fort at St. Eustatius, West Indies. 1856 - Barrier Forts reduction began at Canton China. 1942 - Navy's first Night Fighter squadron (VMF(N)-531) established at Cherry Point, NC. 1963 - President John F. Kennedy on USS Observation Island witnesses launch of Polaris A-2 missile by USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619). 1968 - Operation Tran Hung Dao began in Mekong Delta.


This Day in Naval History - July 28

From the Navy News Service 1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order. 1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1926 - Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Institution determine height of the Ionosphere through use of radio pulse transmitter developed by NRL.


This Day in Naval History – Nov. 16

1776 - First salute to an American flag (Grand Union flag) flying from Continental Navy ship Andrew Doria, by Dutch fort at St. Eustatius, West Indies. 1856 - Barrier Forts reduction began at Canton China. 1942 - Navy's first Night Fighter squadron (VMF(N)-531) established at Cherry Point, NC. 1963 - President John F. Kennedy on USS Observation Island witnesses launch of Polaris A-2 missile by USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619). 1968 - Operation Tran Hung Dao began in Mekong Delta.


Today in U.S. Naval History: July 28

USS Callaghan (DD-792)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 28 1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order 1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1926 - Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Institution determine height of the Ionosphere through use of radio pulse transmitter developed by NRL


This Day in Navy History

Nov. 16: 1776 - First salute to an American flag (Grand Union flag) flying from Continental Navy ship Andrew Doria, by Dutch fort at St. Eustatius, West Indies. 1856 - Barrier Forts reduction began at Canton China. 1942 - Navy's first Night Fighter squadron (VMF(N)-531) established at Cherry Point, N.C. 1963 - President John F. Kennedy on USS Observation Island (AG 154) witnesses launch of Polaris A-2 missile by USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619).


Top Brass Due at Upcoming SNA Symposium

SNA Symbols

The first big naval professional development event of the year, the Surface Navy Association’s 2014 Symposium,  kicks off in Crystal City, Virginia, with the theme, “Surface Warfare…Warfighting First.”  Leaders in the Navy


Today in U.S. Naval History: November 20

Andrew Hull Foote (PD-USGov-Military-Navy)

Today in U.S. Naval History - November 20 1856 - Cdr. Andrew H. Foote lands at Canton, China, with 287 Sailors and Marines to stop attacks by Chinese on U.S. military and civilians. 1917 - USS Kanawha, Noma and Wakiva sink German sub off France.


Today in U.S. Naval History: October 1

USS Independence (CV-62). Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 1 1800 - U.S. Schooner Experiment captures French Schooner Diana. 1844 - Naval Observatory headed by Lt. Matthew Fontaine Maury occupies first permanent quarters. 1874 - Supply Corps purser, Lt. J. Q


Inspired Youth

U.S. Senator  Joseph Donnelly (Photo: Sproull Photography)

Indianapolis Hosts Third National SeaPerch Challenge   The City of Indianapolis and the Indiana SeaPerch regions were the ideal combination to host the Third National SeaPerch Challenge at the Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on May 17


Today in U.S. Naval History: July 12

Commander Rosemary Mariner assuming command of Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ-34) at Naval Air Station, Point Mugu, California in 1990. She was the first Navy woman to assume command of an aviation squadron. In 1993, Mariner became one of the first woman aviators to be promoted to Captain. (Collection of Captain Rosemary Mariner, USN, [Retired]. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.)

Today in U.S. Naval History - July 12 1836 - Commissioning of Charles H. Haswell as first regularly appointed Engineer Officer. 1916 - North Carolina is first Navy ship to carry and operate aircraft 1921 - Congress creates Bureau of Aeronautics to be in charge of all matter pertaining to


Navy Announce Sequestration Response

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announces the Navy will go ahead with spending reductions to meet fiscal constraints imposed by sequestration. In ALNAV 014/13, Mabus outlined a variety of reductions in operations, training and maintenance, text is as follows: Navy plans to:


Surface Warriors to Meet at Annual Symposium

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The Surface Navy Association (SNA) National Symposium will be held January 15-17, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, VA.   The association was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military


BAE Systems Contracted to Evaluate USMC Amphibious Vehicles

Photo credit BAE Systems

BAE Systems to help U.S. Marine Corps determine the future of its amphibious vehicle fleet under two contracts. The contracts are in regard to the Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) and Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC). The work includes conducting a trade study to evaluate improvements to the AAV


This Day in Navy History

November 19 1813- Capt. David Porter claims Marquesas Islands for the United States. 1943 - Carrier force attacks bases on Tarawa and Makin begun. 1943 - USS Nautilus (SS-168) enters Tarawa lagoon in first submarine photograph reconnaissance mission.


Bath Iron Works Lays Keel of DDG 1000

BIW welder, Carl Pepin, second from left, with members of the Zumwalt family including Ann Phillips, left, James G. Zumwalt and Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers, at the keel laying for DDG-1000, the first ship in the planned three-ship Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers.

On November 17, 2011, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel laying of Zumwalt (DDG 1000), the first ship in the planned three-ship Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers.  The keel unit is the 4,000-ton, heavily outfitted mid-forebody section of the ship


Alion Awarded $169.7M Contract

Alion Science and Technology won a contract to support the Navy’s Amphibious Warfare Program Office in their efforts to satisfy both current and future Navy/Marine Corps needs for Amphibious Warfare.  Alion’s efforts include supporting the acquisition and production of the Navy's


This Day in Navy History - July 28

1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order. 1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1926 - Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory


This Day in Naval History – October 1

1800 - U.S. Schooner Experiment captures French Schooner Diana. 1844 - Naval Observatory headed by LT Matthew Fontaine Maury occupies first permanent quarters. 1874 - Supply Corps purser, LT J. Q. Barton, given leave to enter service of new Japanese Navy to organize a Pay Department and


This Day in Naval History – July 28

1915 - Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order 1916 - Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1926 - Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory


This Day in Naval History – Nov. 20

1856 - CDR Andrew H. Foote lands at Canton, China, with 287 Sailors and Marines to stop attacks by Chinese on U.S. military and civilians. 1917 - USS Kanawha, Noma and Wakiva sink German sub off France. 1933 - Navy crew (LCDR Thomas G. W. Settle, USN, and MAJ Chester I






 
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