Indonesian Navy Celebrates 74th Anniversary

September 26, 2019 (Google Translation) – In order to welcome the peak of the 74th anniversary of the TNI which falls on 5 October 2019 at Halim Jakarta next, 216 Navy Academy Cadets (AAL) involved in the commemoration, using KRI Makasar-590 sailed to the location the event to Jakarta from the Surabaya Edge Koarmada II, Wednesday (9/25). “According to the plan, the KRI Makassar-590 also stopped at the Port of Tanjung Emas in Semarang to pick up a number of Air Force Academy (AAU) personnel who were also involved in…

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Vigor Wins Modernization Contract for Two Navy Cruisers

September 27, 2019 – Vigor was awarded a $254,566,431.36 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Chosin (CG 65) and USS Cape ST. George (CG 71) Modernization Periods (MODPRD). The contract includes options, which if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $303,677,110. Work will include a combination of maintenance, modernization and repair. The modernizations will keep these ships combat effective to support fleet operations for many years to come. Work will be performed at Vigor’s Harbor Island facility in Seattle, growing the ship repair workforce at…

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Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group Commander Visits USS Dwight D Eisenhower

September 27, 2019 – Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group commander Commodore Mike Utley OBE RN and HMS Queen Elizabeth commander Capt. Steve Moorhouse OBE RN visited Carrier Strike Group Ten and the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Sept. 27. The Royal Navy senior officers were invited by CSG-10 and the IKE in order to gain a better understanding of U.S. maritime operations and promote camaraderie between allies. Side boys posted as the commodore and captain arrived and stepped off the helicopter, greeted by Rear Adm. Paul Schlise,…

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USS McCampbell Kicks Off Malabar 2019 in Sasebo

September 26, 2019 – USS McCampbell (DDG 85), assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, led the commencement of Exercise Malabar 2019, Sep. 25, in port Sasebo. An annual, multinational, naval field training exercise, Malabar is designed to improve the collective maritime relationship between the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy. “It is a privilege to have our surface forces participate in Malabar 2019. This exercise continues to enhance the interoperability of our maritime forces with two of our premier partners in the Indo-Pacific region,” said Capt.…

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First Networked Missile Shoot for Forbin and Languedoc

September 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Engaged in Gabian High Intensity Training off the Isle of Levant, the Forbes Airframe Frigate and the Languedoc multi-mission frigate completed a missile strike on an air target on September 18, 2019. Tactical Data Link (TDL), that is, target tracking elements provided by a unit other than the shooter. In this case, an antiaircraft missile “Aster 30” was fired by Forbin in view of the data transmitted by the Languedoc , thus making a first for ships of the Navy. The success of this…

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Royal Navy Detonates One Ton German Bomb Found in Shipwreck

September 27, 2019 – Royal Navy bomb disposal experts have destroyed a 987kg German World War Two bomb found in the wreck of a 17th century warship near Southend Pier in Essex. Civilian divers with Historic England discovered the historic device during an archeological dive on the 350-year-old protected shipwreck of ‘London’ which lies in two parts near the pier. A bespoke eight-man team of Royal Navy divers from Portsmouth were dispatched to the area where they towed the device out of the estuary to safely destroy it at sea…

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Crew of Future ARA Bouchard Training in Simulator

September 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – Personnel of the OPV that will bear the name ARA “Bouchard” trained in the navigation and maneuver simulator of the Fluvial Maritime Research and Training Center (CIEMF), with the aim of training in different scenarios related to navigation and maritime emergencies . The thirty-two crew members are getting ready and training prior to their departure to Toulon, France, where they will look for the ARA “Bouchard” for their subsequent commissioning in patrol and maritime control tasks. This acquisition by the Argentine Navy is the…

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NAVAIR Delivers First Redesigned MH-60s Gunner Seats to Fleet

September 26, 2019 – The Aircrew Systems Program Office delivered, installed and demonstrated the first two redesigned MH-60S Seahawk gunner seats on Sept. 24 and 25 to Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Pacific (HSCWP) at Naval Air Station North Island. This delivery is the culmination of innovative, strategic planning across multiple organizations working together to complete the mission with urgency. “From the Air Boss and NAVAIR’s advocacy, the Office of Chief of Naval Operations Air Warfare Division rapid funding, program office customer service, HSCWP and Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic (HSCWA)…

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Indian, Japanese and US Navies Taking Part in Exercise Malabar 2019

September 24, 2019 – Ships, aircraft and personnel from the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), the Indian Navy (INN) and the U.S. Navy (USN) will participate in exercise Malabar 2019 off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, Sept. 26. This iteration marks the first time that the JMSDF have led Malabar, and is the latest in a continuing series of exercises that has grown in scope and complexity over the years to address the variety of shared threats to maritime security. “Thanks to the hard work of staffs and leaders…

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Naval Aviation Achieves SECDEF Readiness Target

September 24, 2019 – Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) announced Sept. 24 that Naval Aviation has achieved its Secretary of Defense-mandated readiness target of an 80 percent mission-capable (MC) rate for both its operational F/A-18 E/F “Super Hornet” and EA-18G “Growler” fleets. After a year of reforms across Navy squadrons, maintenance and supply depots and other key readiness-enabling commands, Super Hornet and Growler readiness each stand above 80 percent of Primary Mission Aircraft Inventory (PMAI), at 343 and 95 aircraft, respectively. Last year, with the Navy’s MC rate hovering near…

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Defense Minister Visits Submarine Construction Project

September 24, 2019 (Google Translation) – The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, visited the Cartagena Shipyard this morning, where she has been shown the current progress of the S80 submarine program, a priority to meet the needs of the national defense strategy. The program is fully consolidated, technically and programmatically, with the first unit in the final phase of construction to begin the testing and launching phase in 2020. Navantia has thus overcome one of the greatest engineering challenges in its history, having developed unique capabilities in design and…

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Asia Beckons for Naval Task Group

September 26, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy has begun its largest deployment of the year with more than a thousand sailors and officers bound for engagements across North and South East Asia. Departing today from Sydney, the lead element of a nine ship Task Group will participate in bilateral and multi-national activities over the next four months. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said the deployment is focused on strengthening Australia’s regional defence engagement through practical cooperation activities with key partners. “From high end warfare exercises,…

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Frankfurt am Main to be Fitted With Small Hospital

September 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – GERMAN NAVAL YARDS KIEL (GNYK) has started the construction of the first integrated naval rescue center (iMERZ) for the German Navy. On 25 September 2019, the firing start took place at the Kiel shipyard. The rescue center will be used as a permanent deckhouse on the Einsatzgruppen provider “Frankfurt am Main”. The equipment of the two operating theaters, the further treatment rooms as well as the laboratories with the necessary medical devices and facilities is supplied by the project partner ZEPPELIN MOBILE SYSTEME (ZMS)…

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