JMSDF Monitors Russian Navy Transit

June 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – On the trend of Russian naval vessels. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force first missile boat unit “Kumaka” around 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 23. (Yoichi) is a Russian navy Stelegu going westward about 40km north-northeast of Soya Pass. We confirmed a total of 2 ships of 1 Shiti-class frigate (RFS Sovershennyy) and 1 Lopcher 1 class tank landing vessel (RFS Sovershennyy). After that, these ships went westward in the Soya Channel and sailed towards the Sea of Japan it was confirmed. In addition, these ships…

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Zierikzee Home From SNMCMG1 Deployment

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Zierikzee returned to Den Helder today. The minehunter has participated for 2 months in the NATO mine-fighting flotilla, the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1). SNMCMG 1 has been used for Beneficial Cooperation, among other things. The Zierikzee destroyed 3 mines north of the Wadden Islands. During this operation, SNMCMG 1 destroyed a total of 10 explosives. They were discovered at the beginning of this year during the search for the containers that had been knocked overboard at MS Zoë north…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc 2019: Second donation by the Marine Share Association in Madagascar

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – After Djibouti, the Marine Partage association, created in 2001 by naval school officers, took advantage of the La Fayette frigate’s stopover in Antsiranana in Madagascar at the end of March last year to carry out the second donation ceremony planned in the of the 2019 Jeanne d’Arc mission. This is the second time that the Marine Partage association has been working on this island. Indeed, 25 years ago, during the passage of the Helicopter Carrier Jeanne d’Arc in Antsiranana, Sister Jeanine and the Foyer…

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US Navy Contract Announcements June 28, 2019

Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded a $390,390,785 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for up to 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy. In addition, this contract provides for up to six RQ-21A unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and up to 17 RQ-21A air vehicles for foreign military sales (FMS) customers, including the governments of Canada, Poland and Oman. The contractor will also provide up to 93 ScanEagle UASs in various configurations. In addition, this contract provides for associated services, including training, test and engineering, development of…

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South African Navy PASSEX With FS Champlain

June 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – On mission in the southern Indian Ocean, the Champlain Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) stopped over in Durban, South Africa, between June 3 and June 7, 2019. During its installation , two South African patrol boats, Galeshewe and Mackanda (Saar IV type) joined BSAOM to perform a “passing exercise” , also called Passex. This training focused on modes of transmission, with a view to optimizing the interoperability of the two navies in this area. On the program: exercise of tactical evolutions and transmission of…

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Exercise Blue Cedar off Lebanon

June 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – From June 17 to 22, the amphibious helicopter carrier Diksmuide and the La Fayette Guépratte- type frigate will participate in the “Blue Cedar” amphibious exercise, off Lebanon. Blue Cedar is a punctual exercise that is part of the bilateral cooperation between France and Lebanon. The complex scenario combines an amphibious deployment with air-land maneuvers. In 2019, the volume of force is unprecedented with nearly 1,000 French and Lebanese soldiers from the navies and armies of the two countries. Cedar Bleu contributes to the tactical…

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FS Pegasus Participates in BALTOPS 2019

June 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – For the 2019 edition, the BALTOPS combined exercise regrouped some fifty surface and underwater units and some forty aircraft. Placed under the tutelage of the second US fleet, 18 nations participate in a series of multi-fight and multi-media exercises. Focusing on submarine mine search and neutralization, the use of air defenses, troop disembarkation, and defense against enemy ship attacks, this annual exercise was designed to enhance the interoperability of allies while contributing to optimize the responsiveness of the Alliance. It is also one of…

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Warship Under Make in India

June 26, 2019 – The Government has taken initiatives in construction of warship under the “Make in India”. Major shipbuilding projects in respect to Indigenous Aircraft Carrier, Frigates, Submarines, Destroyers, Corvettes, Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels etc., are at various stages of execution at different Indian shipyards. The Navy designs most of its weapon intensive warships in-house and gets them built indigenously at Indian Shipyards. The Indian Navy has in-house capability to design complex frontline combatants like Corvettes, Stealth Frigates, Destroyers and Aircraft Carriers. Several measures have been taken by Government…

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History made as UK F-35s complete first operational missions

June 25, 2019 – The UK’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the Lightning F-35B, has successfully completed its first operational missions. F-35s have flown alongside Typhoon aircraft on operational flights over the skies of Syria and Iraq, as part of the ongoing fight against Daesh, the Defence Secretary has confirmed. This follows a successful training period in Cyprus, known as Exercise Lightning Dawn, aimed at building capability for the aircraft and supporting elements. Due to the exceptional performance of the aircraft, pilots, and support staff during this time, it…

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Austal Delivers Third Guardian Class Patrol Boat

June 24, 2019 – AUSTAL today reports the on-time delivery of the third Guardian Class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. In a handover ceremony with the Crown Prince of Tonga, His Royal Highness, Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala, the Commonwealth, represented by Assistant Minister for Defence, the Hon. Alex Hawke MP gifted the vessel to the Government of Tonga. “This is the third of 21 Guardian Class that Austal has designed and built for the Commonwealth’s Pacific Maritime Security Program. We are very proud to be delivering this…

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Inside the University of Victoria human-powered submarine Chinook II

June 27, 2019 – Jaryd Middleton, pilot and president of Canada’s University of Victoria’s Submarine Racing Club from British Columbia, Canada, was once a part of a submarine team populated with senior students when he was just entering college. Many of them have now graduated, ushering in a new era of young science, technology, engineering and math team members. Although they are new to each other and their roles within the club, all members have hit the ground running after seizing the opportunity to learn and improve from the team…

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U.S. Coast Guard announces homeport of newest National Security Cutter

June 26, 2019 – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Service’s newest National Security Cutter. “I am pleased to announce that Charleston, South Carolina will be the home of the Coast Guard’s 11th National Security Cutter,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the Coast Guard. Construction on the 11th National Security Cutter is scheduled to begin by Spring of 2020. Charleston is already home to two of the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutters, the JAMES and HAMILTON. In 2017,…

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Project 22800 Sovetsk on Sea Trials

June 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The newest small rocket ship (IRA) “Sovetsk” of the project 22800 “Karakurt”, built at the Pella shipyard for the Baltic Fleet, went to the Baltic Sea to undergo factory driving tests. At the moment (SSC) the Sovetsk has gone to sea and the crew proceeded to undergo factory running trials in the offshore blocks of the Baltic Fleet. During the meeting, representatives of the factory commissioning commission together with the crew will conduct maneuvering and speed tests, check the operation of all units, systems…

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Northern Fleet Submarine Vladikavkaz Attending Main Naval Parade

June 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The diesel-electric submarine of the Kola Flotilla (Northern Fleet) Vladikavkaz has left the base in Polyarny and began a transition to the Baltic Sea to participate in the Main Naval Parade which is to be held in St. Petersburg on the last Sunday of July. The submarine has completed a transition from the Barents to the Norwegian Sea. During the transition, her crew will improve naval training and a number of rescue exercises and damage control drills. The submarine is expected to arrive in Kronstadt…

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