CCP Navy Handover in Gulf of Aden

September 27, 2020 – The 35th and 36th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on September 23rd local time. After the handover ceremony, the two escort taskforces started the joint escorting mission for the Hong Kong-registered heavy cargo ship Zhenhua 27. The 35th escort taskforce left the Gulf of Aden after completing the…

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TKMS Licenses Alexandria Shipyard to Build a MEKO A200 Corvette

The Egyptian Navy Has Contracted TKMS German company to be entitling ASY for building one MEKO A200 Corvette in ASY Facility In Alexandria, EGYPT. The ship Building Contract shall Take Place Next Year with the Building Method Fits for ASY facility and as Per TKMS consensus. Type Of Vessel Frigate Displacement 3,400 Tons (Full Load) Length 118 M (387 Ft)…

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Project 949A Irkutsk, in Refit Since 2001, May Return to Service in 2023

September 25, 2020 (TASS) – Project 949A Antey-class multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk, which has been awaiting repair and modernization for more than 20 years, may return to tactical composition of the Pacific Fleet in 2023, a source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS. “Given the opportunity, the expected return date for Irkutsk is 2023,” the source said. Earlier it was…

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Shared Vision for Indo-Pacific

September 25, 2020 – Australian and Indian warships have conducted a two-day passage exercise in the north-east Indian Ocean. The guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart sailed alongside ships INS Sahyadri and Karmuk, from the Indian Navy.  Together they practiced maritime maneuvers, communication and aviation drills and maritime warfare serials. Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart Commander Ryan Gaskin said the Australian officers and sailors…

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Dynamic Mariner Brings Together Seven NATO Nations

September 25, 2020 – Seven NATO Allies are participating in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner-20 (DYMR20) off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner tests NATO’s Response Force Maritime Component (NRF/M) and interoperability with NATO forces, enhancing flexibility and improving the ability to work together among Allied nations. It runs between 28 September and 8 October 2020. The exercise brings…

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Rohde & Schwarz offers portfolio for precise AESA testing

September 25, 2020 – In order to reduce complexity, costs and efforts for TRM testing, Rohde & Schwarz concentrates on test and measurement solutions to maximize the performance of AESA designs with highest precision instruments and automation of complex test scenarios. Modern active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars are a strong focal point of the global aerospace and defense industry.…

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JMSDF/USN Exercise Keen Sword

September 25, 2020 – Units from the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and U.S. military will conduct exercise Keen Sword beginning Oct. 26, 2020. Keen Sword is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises since 1986 designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the JSDF and U.S. forces. During this year’s iteration, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Concludes Valiant Shield 2020

September 25, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group concluded Valiant Shield 2020, Sept. 25, while operating in the Philippine Sea. During the exercise, the strike group integrated with more than 11,000 personnel and 100 aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force, and took part in the U.S.-only field training biennial exercise. Participating forces exercised…

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Gromitz Returns to Kiel After Quarantine

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 10 am, the mine-hunting boat “Grömitz” will enter Kiel’s naval port in the Wik. The boat belonged to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) for almost two months. The North and Baltic Seas are the operational areas of this maritime association,…

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Floreal on Southern Indian Ocean Patrol

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) –  On September 6, 2020, the surveillance frigate Floréal left its base port at Pointe des Galets in Reunion Island for a dual mission of surveillance and the fight against illicit trafficking in the southern Indian Ocean. His patrol took him off Tromelin, Glorieuses, the Geyser and Zelée banks, and their respective exclusive economic zones (EEZs…

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