Rohde & Schwarz to outfit Cape class patrol boats with naval communications

July 13, 2020 – Clear commitment by Austal and the Australian Government to strengthen the Cape class with class leading internal and external communication solutions by Rohde & Schwarz Rohde & Schwarz (Australia) signed a contract with Austal Limited to deliver integrated communications systems for six Cape class patrol boats (CCPB) contracted by the Department of Defence for use by…

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U.S. Position on Maritime Claims in the South China Sea

July 13, 2020 – The United States champions a free and open Indo-Pacific. Today we are strengthening U.S. policy in a vital, contentious part of that region — the South China Sea. We are making clear: Beijing’s claims to offshore resources across most of the South China Sea are completely unlawful, as is its campaign of bullying to control them. In…

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NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Concluded

July 13, 2020 – NATO maritime exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded on Friday (10 July 2020) off the coast of Iceland. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from six Allies took part in the anti-submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare exercise. The operations room, the room you never get to see pictures from, is the frigate’s brain. It’s almost like in the movies,…

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USS Detroit Completes First Drug Patrol

July 11, 2020 – USS Detroit (LCS 7) returned to Mayport, Fla., July 11, following its maiden deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. Detroit, along with a detachment from the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, deployed on March 15, 2020 to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counter-narcotics…

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New RAN Minehunting Drone Trials Craft

Photo and text by Chris Sattler The RAN is presently attempting to bring into service – along with its contractor Thales – a ‘grab bag’ of deployable systems under Project 1778 ( Task Group MCM Phase 1) consisting of three medium sized ‘Bluefin 12’ autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), four smaller ‘Bluefin 9’ AUVs, five Steber 12 meter boats (based on…

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Dom Francisco de Almeida in Den Helder for Midlife Upgrade

July 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Frigate Dpm Francisco de Almeida sails, at this time, to Den Helder (Netherlands) where it is expected to arrive next Monday, July 13th, in order to continue, as planned, the Midlife Upgrade. This modernization program aims, as is being done with the other ship of this class – NRP Bartholomeu Dias – to extend…

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