ECA Group to Modernize Latvian Minehunters

September 28 2020 – ECA Group has been awarded a contract worth more than 20 million euros for the modernization of three mine countermeasures vessels belonging to the Latvian navy. Following an international contest, ECA Group has been awarded a contract worth more than 20 million euros for the modernization of three mine countermeasures vessels belonging to the Latvian Naval…

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Oceaneering Secures Contract with U.S. Navy for Submarine Rescue Systems

September 29, 2020 – Oceaneering International, Inc. announced that its Aerospace and Defense Technologies (ADTech) segment has secured a contract with Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to operate and maintain the U.S. Navy’s submarine rescue systems. The contract duration is one year, with four one-year extension options, with a potential value of $119 million. Oceaneering’s scope of work is to…

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USCGC Campbell Home from the Arctic

September 29, 2020 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Campbell (WMEC 909) returned to homeport Tuesday, following a two-month deployment supporting joint Arctic operations off Greenland’s western coast. Campbell’s crew contributed to joint exercises, research and development efforts, and critical diplomatic engagements while covering more than 11,500 miles (10,000 nautical miles). “I am very proud of the efforts and adaptability of…

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Zierikzee Detonates Airplane Bomb

September 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Zierikzee detonated an old airplane bomb in the North Sea this afternoon. That happened about 50 kilometers west of Rotterdam. Clearance of the explosive was given a high priority because the missile was at a point where ships often anchor. If the bomb were hit, it would have had major consequences. The clearance…

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U.S. Second Fleet Hosts USCG & RCN for Tri-Party Staff Talks, Frontier Sentinel Tabletop Exercise

September 24, 2020 – U.S. Second Fleet (C2F) hosted the U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Joint Task Force Atlantic for the 2020 Frontier Sentinel tabletop exercise (TTX) and Tri-Party Staff Talks C2F’s headquarters aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads and virtually, Sept. 22-24. During the first two days, the staffs conducted the Frontier Sentinel…

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America ESG Joint Exercise with Ronald Reagan CSG

September 26, 2020 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the America Expeditionary Strike Group joined forces to conduct Expeditionary Strike Force operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific, Sept. 25. The U.S. Navy-Marine Corps team are conducting a multitude of integrated, high-end warfighting exercises while forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. “Expeditionary Strike…

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NATO Exercise Dynamic Mariner Begins

September 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 27, 2020, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Mistral set sail from its base port, Toulon, to conduct the NATO exercise called Dynamic Mariner in the Mediterranean Sea . This large-scale training brings together 31 surface vessels from 7 different nations (France, Belgium, Spain, United States, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands) and more…

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Dutch Coast Guard to Deploy Two New Aircraft in 2022

October 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – Coast Guard Netherlands (KWNL) will have 2 new aircraft from spring 2022. That is contractually agreed today. The Dash-8s are leased from a consortium for 10 years. This consists of the Dutch company JetSupport and the Canadian company Provincial Aerospace. The consortium also supplies the pilots and maintenance personnel. The air observers will continue…

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Exercise Joint Warrior Begins Next Week

September 28, 2020 – Thousands of sailors, soldiers and airmen and airwomen will next week take part in Exercise Joint Warrior, a major show of NATO’s collective force and capability. Taking part will be the Royal Navy’s largest and most powerful warship HMS Queen Elizabeth, taking her place at the heart of a UK-led NATO Carrier Strike Group. With her…

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