September 20, 2011 View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Returns The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) returned to sea Sept. 19 to continue her 2011 patrol after three weeks at her forward operating port of Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan.“During this part of our patrol, we look forward to increasing friendship and understanding with all of the maritime partners throughout the Western Pacific,” said Capt. David A. Lausman, George Washington’s commanding officer. “Our constant presence here should be a signal and a demonstration to everybody that we are here to help and cooperate with every country in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.”During the first half of her 2011 patrol which began June 12, George Washington and her crew of 5,500 Sailors logged more than 25,000 nautical miles, operated with nearly a dozen different countries and made a port visit to Thailand. The ship returned to her forward operating port at Yokosuka Aug. 25.In the months ahead, the Navy’s only permanently forward deployed carrier will participate in the Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) alongside the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF); an exercise that is held every year between the two nations. ANNUALEX involves multiple scenarios that include anti-submarine, air-to-surface and air-to-air warfare training. “I am personally happy to watch the relationship between our two countries and our two navies continue to grow,” said Lausman. “I could not be more confident and happy with the quality of the professionalism and seamanship of the JMSDF and I always look forward to operating with them in international waters whenever we meet. The men and women of JMSDF are true friends and true shipmates.”Returning to sea aboard George Washington is Carrier Air Wing 5 which consists of Strike Fighter Squadron 27, Strike Fighter Squadron 102, Strike Fighter Squadron 115, Strike Fighter Squadron 195, Electronic Attack Squadron 136, Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115, Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 Detachment 5 and Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 14.[mappress]Source: navy, September 20, 2011; Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington Returns to Sea View post tag: Aircraft Training & Education View post tag: Naval View post tag: Washington View post tag: Navy View post tag: USS View post tag: Nuclear-Powered Back to overview,Home naval-today Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier USS George Washington Returns to Sea View post tag: sea View post tag: to View post tag: George View post tag: Carrier Share this article
Share this article View post tag: USNS Choctaw County Duqm Naval Dockyard wraps up US military sealift command contract Vessels navaltoday Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND) has completed its first drydocking project — the repair, overhaul and drydocking (ROH DD) of the fast expeditionary transport ship, the USNS Choctaw County.DND, a joint venture between Babcock International and the Oman Dry Dock Company (ODC) was established in Duqm, Oman, in June 2017.As explained, the completed contract for the U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) represents another significant milestone in the JV and demonstrates the capability of DND for future work packages with the U.S Navy.The work, which was carried out in No2 Dry dock at Duqm, involved complex work on hull systems, internal systems and the ship’s stern ramp, which is a key feature of these flexible platforms, enabling the swift embarkation and disembarkation of vehicles, stores and personnel in challenging conditions where pier side support may not be available.The USNS Choctaw County is a ‘Spearhead’ class fast expeditionary transport, used by U.S. Military Sealift Command for the fast transport of troops and material in the Middle East theatre of operations.“With an ‘on cost, on time’ contract delivery, our team at Duqm has the proven expertise and capability to successfully deliver complex warship and auxiliary contracts, including dry docking of specialist vessels like USNS Choctaw Count,” Al Stangroom, Babcock Oman’s Managing Director, said.“Our … commercial repair team has worked hand in glove as partners since June 2017, and I welcome the additional warship repair capability that is now represented by the increasingly mature JV,” Said Hamood Said Al Maawali, CEO of ODC, commented.“The successful completion of this contract is a major step forward, demonstrating Duqm is a competitive and fully capable dockyard for the maintenance, overhaul and repair of customer’s warships.” View post tag: Duqm Naval Dockyard June 3, 2019, by Back to overview,Home naval-today Duqm Naval Dockyard wraps up US military sealift command contract
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The military says Pakistan has successfully test-fired a short range surface-to-surface ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads up to 290 kilometers (about 180 miles). In a statement Wednesday it said the launch of the Ghaznavi missile was the “culminating point” of an annual field training exercise by Pakistan’s Army Strategic Forces Command. The statement said Lt. Gen. Muhammad Ali, commander of ASFC commended the force’s “operational preparedness” and its “handling and operating the weapon system.” Pakistan’s nuclear and missile program is primarily aimed at countering threats from neighboring India.