RIMPAC 2020 Participants Conduct Sinking Exercise

August 31, 2020 – Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise sank the decommissioned amphibious cargo ship ex-USS Durham (LKA 114), Aug. 30. The sinking exercise (SINKEX) provided participating units the opportunity to gain proficiency and confidence in their weapons and systems through realistic training that could not be duplicated in simulators.…

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KBR Wins $75M Contract to Enhance Navy Bases in Djibouti

August 31, 2020 – KBR announced today it has been awarded a $75 million recompete contract by Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Central to enhance infrastructure at multiple bases in Djibouti, Africa. Under this five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, KBR will provide engineering, design, construction, renovations, repairs, maintenance, demolition and other services at both Camp Lemonnier, and its associated Chabelley Airfield.…

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Admiralty Shipyard Receives Contract for Project 636.3 and 677 Submarines

August 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Russian Defense Ministry signed contracts for the construction of two large diesel submarines of projects 636.3 and 677. The ceremony of signing state contracts was held at the Army-2020 forum. The contract provides for the supply of submarines of projects 636.3 and 677. Construction will be carried out at the Admiralty shipyards. The…

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Severnaya Shipyard Prepares to Deliver Two Corvettes

August 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Severnaya Shipyard in St. Petersburg in Russia’s northwest is set to deliver two corvettes and a logistics support vessel to the Russian Navy by the end of 2021, Shipyard CEO Igor Orlov told TASS on Tuesday. “We are due to deliver the Project 20385 corvette Gremyashchiy and the Project 23120 logistics support vessel…

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Amur Shipyard Receives Contract for Project 20380 missile corvettes

August 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Russia’s Defense Ministry signed a contract with the Amur Shipyard on building Project 20380 corvettes, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko announced on Tuesday. The signing ceremony took place at the Army-2020 international military and technical forum. In August, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu visited the Amur Shipyard. Project 20380 ships developed by the Almaz…

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RAN excels during live missile firing

August 31, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has proven its warfighting capability with devastating effect at Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Anzac-class frigate HMAS Stuart successfully fired two Harpoon missiles and coordinated the missile firings of three other ships during one of RIMPAC’s best-known serials called the SINKEX, where participants sink a decommissioned warship. Two of the Navy’s…

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NNSY undocks USS George H.W. Bush

August 29, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) undocked USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) on time Aug. 29, a key milestone in the carrier’s Drydocking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA). Bush has been on blocks the past 18 months, undergoing the most extensive maintenance period in the carrier’s history and one of NNSY’s most complex CVN CNO availabilities ever. This…

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No system defects reported aboard BRP Jose Rizal during RIMPAC

August 31, 2020 – BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the first missile-frigate of the Philippine Navy (PN), did not encounter any derangement of its various systems during the two-week “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) naval exercises held off the waters of Hawaii. “No reported safety and security incidents. No weapons, communications, electronic(s) and info sys(tem) hull, machinery, and electrical sys(tem) derangements…

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Project 1992 Aleksander Anischenko Launched in Blagoveshchensk

August 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the October Revolution Shipyard in Blagoveshchensk (Amur Region) a large hydrographic boat “Aleksander Anischenko” of Project 19920 was launched. The vessel is intended for the Pacific Fleet. During the launch, a traditional ritual of good luck was performed with breaking a bottle of champagne on a steel case. This is the fifth vessel…

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Intermarine Delivers Minesweeper El-Kasseh 2 to Algeria

(Google Translation) – Intermarine, a subsidiary of the Immsi S.p.A. industrial group (IMS.MI), delivered a minesweeper to the Algerian Navy July 29th. The vessel is the second unit of a larger order, and complies with the highest quality standards. Intermarine is one of the world’s leading designers, constructors and fitters of special military vessels with highly specific operating requirements like…

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