Teamwork in the South China Sea: Nimitz, Ronald Reagan CSGs continue exercises

July 16, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group and Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group continued high-end dual-carrier exercises in the South China Sea, July 17. The CSGs continue to demonstrate operational commitment to allies and partners in the region, providing combatant commanders with significant operational flexibility if needed in response to regional situations. “Nimitz and Reagan Carrier Strike Groups…

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U.S. Shipbuilding Supplier Industrial Base Defends “Buy American” Legislation

July 16, 2020 – The American Shipbuilding Suppliers Association (ASSA) released a Statement of Policy today defending and supporting the work of House Armed Services Committee (HASC) lawmakers who are working to pass legislation that will gradually strengthen existing “Buy American” requirements on the Defense Department’s largest Programs of Record (PoR). The legislation would include language in the 2021 defense…

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Marshal Ustinov Arrived in Severomorsk and began preparations for Navy Day

July 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, after carrying out planned combat training tasks, returned to the main base of the Northern Fleet, the city of Severomorsk. Having moored at its regular berth, the cruiser’s crew began the planned preparation for the Day of the Navy. The crew of the cruiser “Marshal Ustinov” will celebrate…

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Viet Nam reaffirms sovereignty over Spratly and Paracels islands

July 16, 2020 – Viet Nam has a full legal foundation and historical evidence to back up its sovereignty claims over the Trưong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) islands and calls for all countries to respect international law. The foreign ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hang made the remarks during Thursday’s press briefing in response to Chinese foreign spokeswoman…

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AUTEC Personnel Save Green Sea Turtle Entangled by Rope, Nets

July 16, 2020 – Best known for housing the third largest barrier reef in the world, Andros Island in the Bahamas boasts a diverse marine population amid pristine waters. It’s perhaps less well known to serve as home to NUWC Division Newport’s Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). On July 13, these two worlds collided when a large endangered…

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Ballarat strikes gold with unmanned aerial vehicle

July 17, 2020 – Two of Navy’s newest cutting-edge capabilities have combined, with the Anzac Class Frigate HMAS Ballarat embarking an S-100 Camcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for flight trials off the Eastern coast of Australia. Personnel from Navy’s 822X Squadron and test specialists from the Aircraft Maintenance and Flight Trials Unit (AMAFTU) embarked Ballarat to collect data on how the…

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