Theodore Roosevelt on First Post-COVID Carrier Qualifications

September 23, 2020 = USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 23, to test the ship’s capabilities and to complete fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications (FRS CQ). This is the first time the ship has been underway since returning from a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, July 9. “It is…

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First Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter in Guam Arrives

September 23, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrived at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam, Thursday. The crew of the Myrtle Hazard traveled from Key West, Florida to Guam, covering a distance of over 10,000 nautical miles during the two month journey. The new Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three scheduled to…

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Spanish Navy Conducts Maritime Traffic Control Scenario (NCAGS) Exercise

September 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy is conducting the Maritime Traffic Control Scenario (NCAGS) of the MARSEC-20 maritime security exercise from September 14 to 25 throughout the coastline and Spanish and neighboring waters, including the Canary Islands. and Balearic. The main objective of the exercise is to train personnel in cooperation procedures with ships and agencies responsible for…

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It’s All In the Name

September 17, 2020 – Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF) today. While history and tradition are important to the U.S. Navy there are times when a name does not capture the role and mission of a force. The new name captures the MESF growing blue-water…

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Australia and Philippines show spirit of mateship

September 22, 2020 – Warships from Australia and the Philippines have exercised for the third time in as many months during a Regional Presence Deployment. HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart and BRP Apolinario Mabini conducted maritime maneuvers and communication drills in the Celebes Sea. Arunta’s Commanding Officer Commander Troy Duggan said the exercises demonstrated the close relationship between the two…

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ABS and Israel Shipyards Trial 3D Model Process

September 22, 2020 – ABS is approving Israel Shipyards’ 3D models as part of plan review of its 45-meter multi-mission Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). “Israel Shipyards is our latest partner where we have been able to demonstrate how ABS can support the design and class review process using 3D models. This exciting project is another building block in our development…

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BAE Systems secures major mine neutraliser contract with US Navy

September 21, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to £87 million by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralizers for the US Navy. This is the fourth consecutive Archerfish contract awarded to BAE Systems since 2003 and will see the Company deliver to the US Navy over the next…

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Riptide™ UUV-12 launches BAE Systems into medium unmanned undersea vehicle market

September 22, 2020 – BAE Systems has unveiled the newest addition to its unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) portfolio, the Riptide™ UUV-12. The 12” diameter vehicle is the company’s entry into the medium UUV market – joining three small UUV variants – and marks the first new vehicle since last year’s acquisition of Riptide Autonomous Solutions. “The Riptide UUV-12 system significantly…

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RFS Kazan Training in White Sea

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – Ships and auxiliary vessels of the White Sea naval base have begun to support the next stage of testing in the White Sea of ​​the newest multipurpose nuclear submarine “Kazan” of the modernized project “Ash”. The submarine’s crew works out the elements of the second special task of the combat training course on it…

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Dept of Navy Releases Records Related to Loss of USS Thresher

September 23, 2020 – The Navy began releasing recently unclassified documents concerning the loss of the submarine USS Thresher (SSN 593), fulfilling a February 2020 ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Sept. 23. Thresher sank on April 10, 1963, 220 miles off the Massachusetts coast while conducting sea trials. All 129 men onboard, consisting…

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