Colombian Navy Takes 143 Tons of Cocaine off the Market

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The effective controls at sea carried out by the units of the Colombian Navy through the Pacific Naval Force allowed the seizure of 174 kilograms of cocaine hydrochloride, which would be destined for Central America, in the development of two operations, in the Cauca Valley. The first seizure took place 13 nautical miles from…

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Interdisciplinary aeronautical exercise “MEDUSA 2020”

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense announces that from November 30 to December 6, 2020, the planned multinational interdisciplinary exercise called “MEDUSA 2020” will take place . The aeronautical exercise “MEDOUSA” , which has been taking place since 2017, is part of the tripartite cooperation between Cyprus, Greece and Egypt in the field of Defense and…

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Zvezdochka has completed the production of propellers for Evpatiy Kolovrat

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Zvyozdochka ship repair center (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has sent the customer a set of spare propellers for the icebreaker Evpatiy Kolovrat under construction. The two stainless steel propellers were manufactured by the Shipyard Propulsion Center. The propellers with a diameter of 3 meters are Icebreaker 6. The high quality of…

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Rostec begins serial deliveries of units for frigates of the “Admiral” series

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The United Engine Corporation (UEC) of Rostec State Corporation has started serial deliveries of diesel-gas turbine units М55Р for frigates of the Admiral series of Project 22350. The first unit was shipped to PJSC Northern Shipyard of the United Shipbuilding Corporation. Diesel-gas turbine unit М55Р has successfully passed qualification and acceptance tests. The product…

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Recent Tests Advance Drone Use for Laser Target Firing

November 24, 2020 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) researchers recently took an idea to use drones to test and evaluate ships’ new laser weapons a step further by successfully launching and landing one from a moving ship. From a few miles off the Port Hueneme coast, NSWC PHD Research and Technology Applications Manager Alan Jaeger…

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Brodosplit lays keels for two coastal patrol vessels

November 20, 2020 – On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Brodosplit laid keels for new 543 and 544 coastal patrol vessels, the last two vessels contracted for the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia. The vessels will be 43.16 meters in length and 8 meters in width, equipped with essential armor of all contemporary coastal guards, the 30-mm automatic…

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Kommuna Returns to Sevastopol with AS-28

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crew of the oldest rescue vessel, Kommuna, of the Black Sea Fleet makes the transition to the Sevastopol basing point after taking on board the AS-28 deep-sea vehicle in the Novorossiysk naval base. The AS-28 device earlier arrived by rail to Novorossiysk from St. Petersburg, where it was modernized at one of the…

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Nimitz CSG Joined by HMAS Ballarat for Five Days

November 24, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducted a cooperative deployment with Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFN 155) of the Royal Australian Navy Nov. 20-24. While operating together in the Indian Ocean, U.S. and Australian…

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Dixmude Delivers Two Patrol Boats for Togo

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 28, 2020, during a routine stopover in Lomé, the commander of the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Dixmude received Jocelyne Caballero, French Ambassador to Togo, as well as various Togolese authorities for a lunch on board. This meeting was marked by the handing over of two semi-rigid boats . These reinforce the resources…

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