Boeing Inducts 20th U.S. Navy F/A-18 into Service Life Modification

August 17, 2020 – Boeing has inducted its 20th F/A-18 Super Hornet into Service Life Modification (SLM) supporting U.S. Navy readiness needs for mission-capable aircraft. Two SLM jets have already been delivered back to the Navy. Initially, SLM will extend the life of Super Hornets from 6,000 to 7,500 flight hours. Future modification plans in 2022 will enable the jets…

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USS Henry M. Jackson Makes History with 100th Strategic Deterrent Patrol

August 18, 2020 – On Aug. 5, the gold crew of the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) completed a feat few other U.S. Navy submarines have accomplished: the 100th strategic deterrent patrol of their submarine. The crew of Henry M. Jackson deployed earlier this year for their history-making patrol on the 108th anniversary of the birth…

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USS Pinckney Visits Ecuador

August 17, 2020 – The destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) completed a port visit in Manta, Ecuador for fuel, August 15-16. This marks the first time that a U.S. Navy warship has visited Ecuador since 2011.. The visit serves to highlight the strengthened relationship between the U.S. and Ecuador in promoting regional peace and stability. “Pinckney’s presence here sends a…

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UK launches multinational training to enhance Ukrainian Navy against threats from the East

August 18, 2020 – The UK will lead a multinational Maritime Training Initiative for the Ukrainian Navy, boosting their ability to combat threats in the Black Sea, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has confirmed. Visiting Ukrainian partners in Kyiv, Wallace also announced that the UK will send Royal Navy ships to visit the region later in the Autumn, where they will…

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RFS Ivan Golubets Operating in Mediterranean Sea

August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The sea minesweeper of the Black Sea Fleet “Ivan Golubets” has completed the passage of the Black Sea straits and began to perform tasks as part of the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. Based on the planned rotation, the crew of the mtch “Ivan Golubets” arrived to replace the…

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Project 1144 Admiral Nakhimov Undocked During Reactivation Overhaul

August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, August 18, at Sevmash (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), a technological operation will be carried out to withdraw the heavy nuclear missile cruiser (TARKR) “Admiral Nakhimov” project 11442M from the loading basin to the embankment of the enterprise for the second stage of repair and modernization of the ship. This was announced…

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Project 636.3 Volkhov Trials Supported by Baltic Fleet Ships

August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crews of the Boikiy corvette, the Kabardino-Balkaria small anti-submarine ship and the Sibiryakov hydrographic vessel of the Baltic Fleet provide state tests of the Volkhov diesel-electric submarine (SSK), which are taking place in combat training areas in the Baltic Sea. The diesel-electric submarine crew, as part of the tests, conducted diving to various…

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FS Loire Assists FV La Bernadette off Port Pothuau

August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – During the night of August 13 to 14, 2020, crew A of the Bâtiment de Support et d’Assistance Métropolitain (BSAM) Loire , monitoring maritime approaches along the coast of Provence, came to the aid of a fishing vessel, La Bernadette , in engine damage off Port Pothuau. Faced with the impossibility of carrying out…

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Caspian Flotilla Ships Return from the Main Naval Parade

August 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – Ships of the Caspian Flotilla returned to their basing points after participating in the Main Naval Parade The ships Veliky Ustyug, Grad Sviyazhsk and Uglich of the Buyan-M project and boats of the Grachonok type of the Caspian flotilla returned to their bases in Makhachkala and Kaspiysk after participating in the Main Russian Naval…

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Finnish Navy fired the first torpedo from a Hamina-class missile boat

August 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy fired on Wednesday, August 19th. the first torpedo shooting with a TP45 torpedo in the Archipelago Sea borrowed from the Swedish Defense Materials Agency (FMV, Försvarets Materialverk). The shooting was carried out by the missile boat Tornio. This is the first time a torpedo has been launched from a Hamina-class missile boat…

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