JMSDF/USN Exercise Keen Sword

September 25, 2020 – Units from the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) and U.S. military will conduct exercise Keen Sword beginning Oct. 26, 2020. Keen Sword is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises since 1986 designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the JSDF and U.S. forces. During this year’s iteration, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s…

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Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Concludes Valiant Shield 2020

September 25, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group concluded Valiant Shield 2020, Sept. 25, while operating in the Philippine Sea. During the exercise, the strike group integrated with more than 11,000 personnel and 100 aircraft from the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps and Air Force, and took part in the U.S.-only field training biennial exercise. Participating forces exercised…

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Gromitz Returns to Kiel After Quarantine

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Friday, September 25th, 2020 at 10 am, the mine-hunting boat “Grömitz” will enter Kiel’s naval port in the Wik. The boat belonged to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) for almost two months. The North and Baltic Seas are the operational areas of this maritime association,…

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Floreal on Southern Indian Ocean Patrol

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) –  On September 6, 2020, the surveillance frigate Floréal left its base port at Pointe des Galets in Reunion Island for a dual mission of surveillance and the fight against illicit trafficking in the southern Indian Ocean. His patrol took him off Tromelin, Glorieuses, the Geyser and Zelée banks, and their respective exclusive economic zones (EEZs…

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Duero Deploys for SNMG2

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The mine hunter “Duero” left its base port of Cartagena this Sunday, September 20, bound for the port of Toulon (France) to join the NATO Permanent Mine Action Group No. 2 (SNMCMG-2). Her return is scheduled for November 2020. The ship has been dismissed by the Commander of the Mine Action Force, Captain Miguel…

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PMB Defence Contracted for Canadian Submarine Batteries

September 19, 2020 – PMB Defence (PMB) has been assigned the contract to supply submarine batteries to the Canadian Government for its Victoria Class submarines. The Royal Canadian Navy operates four Victoria Class conventional submarines which have been active in the service since 2003. PMB will manufacture the lead-acid based battery systems at our new state-of-the art production, research and…

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Kraken Completes Successful Sea Trials of SeaScout® System

September 21, 2020 – Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed over 3 weeks of sea trials in Nova Scotia with our SeaScout® system installed on the company’s research and survey vessel Ocean Seeker. The SeaScout® system consists of the Kraken’s Autonomous Launch and Recovery System (ALARS), Tentacle Winch® and, the KATFISH™…

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Third Drug Bust This Month for HNLMS Groningen

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has intercepted a drug shipment in the Caribbean for the third time this month. The day before yesterday, the patrol ship managed to stop a sailing boat with 80 kilos of cocaine on board with the Caribbean Coast Guard. The counter for Groningen thus stands at 1 ton of drugs intercepted in…

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JFD Delivers Full-Scale Mockup of South Korean Navy Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV)

September 24, 2020 – JFD delivers full scale mock-up of Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) for the Republic of Korea Navy The mock-up is part of a multi-million-pound contract for the design and build of an advanced SRV, awarded by shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). It aims to ensure the highest standards in safety for submariners, confirming the capability…

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SSBN Aleksandr Nevsky Returns to Kamchatka

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The strategic nuclear-powered missile submarine “Aleksandr Nevsky” returned to Kamchatka, to its permanent base after a long-term fulfillment of tasks at sea. At the pier, the submariners were met by the commander of the Pacific Fleet’s submarine forces, Vice-Admiral Vladimir Dmitriev, officers of the submarine formation headquarters, representatives of the Vilyuchinsky urban district administration,…

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