SNMCMG1 Rids Norwegian Fjord of Mines

August 19, 2020 – Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (SNMCMG 1) has concluded a historical ordnance disposal operation, enhancing knowledge about the seabed by working in Norwegian waters and contributing to the Norwegian compiled historic ordnance database. Conducted between 4-12 August, 2020 in Lofoten and Tromso areas, eight historical mines were identified, among 147 mine-like objects. In total two…

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L3Harris Technologies Awarded Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle Program from US Navy

August 18, 2020 – L3Harris Technologies has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MUSV) program. This is the Navy’s first program for an unmanned surface vehicle to support the Navy’s Distributed Maritime Operations strategy. The $35 million initial award is part of a $281 million program that includes a prototype and options for…

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U.S., Japan Build on 60 Years of Regional Cooperation

August, 18, 2020 – The USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group joined Japan’s Murasame-class destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) to conduct joint integrated operations in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 15, as part of ongoing shared commitments to regional stability through cooperation. Symbolizing the strength of the two nation’s 60-year alliance, the cooperation between forward-deployed naval and air forces, and the…

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USS Champion Decommissions After 30 Years of Service

August 18, 2020 – The mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4) holds a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego. USS Champion (MCM 4) honored nearly three decades of naval service during a decommissioning ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 18. Due to public health safety and restrictions of large public events related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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ADF Exercises Capability at RIMPAC

August 18, 2020 – Four Royal Australian Navy vessels and almost 700 Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have arrived in Hawaii ahead of two weeks of training involving 10 nations during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC). Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Australia’s participation in this year’s RIMPAC exercise reflects our close alliance with…

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FS Dumont d’Urville Budy for Hurricane Season

August 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the dawn of the peak of the hurricane season, the overseas support and assistance building Dumont D’Urville will deliver until September 3, 2020 more than 4 tons of humanitarian material to 5 Caribbean countries. This logistical assistance for the armed forces in the Antilles comes at the request of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency…

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