HMS Albion Joins SNMG2

November 18, 2020 – UK flagship HMS Albion is knuckling down to NATO duties in the Mediterranean, keeping a close eye on criminal activity. After an eventful period of exercises and training in Cyprus and Egypt, the Plymouth-based assault ship, plus supporting amphibious vessel RFA Lyme Bay, have joined the alliance’s Sea Guardian mission. It’s the task of ships, helicopters…

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Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Ensure USS John Paul Jones Deployment

November 18, 2020 – Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s (PHNSY & IMF) Fleet Maintenance Repair (FMR) team provided outstanding support on USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) emergent repairs while the ship remained in a pre-deployment COVID-19 sequestration state. The leadership and urgency from the deckplate to the project leaders ensured John Paul Jones met its critical…

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USCGC Stratton Home after COVID Outbreak

November 18, 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL-752) returned to its homeport Wednesday at Coast Guard Island in Alameda after 11 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 during the deployment. The affected crew members reported mild symptoms and are receiving medical care. The cutter was met by Coast Guard medical staff, who conducted testing of the entire…

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Coast Guard releases more than 200 sea turtles off Florida coast

November 17, 2020 – Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale crew members released more than 200 sea turtles Monday approximately 10 miles off the Fort Lauderdale coast. Working with the Gumbo Limbo Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center, the boat crew released Green, Loggerhead, and Hawksbill sea turtles from multiple sea turtle hospitals along the Florida East Coast including – The Sea Turtle…

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US & Brazil WWII Memorial Wreath-laying Ceremony Near Key West

November 18, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton, the coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr and the Brazilian training ship Brasil held a memorial wreath-laying ceremony at sea Sunday, in honor of the Brazilian navy officers and U.S. Navy military members who died in the accident of the World War II submarine, USS R-12 (SS 89) off the coast of…

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Defence Secures Largest Investment Since the Cold War

November 19, 2020 – Combined with the manifesto commitment of a 0.5% uplift, the total increase for Defence is a substantial £24.1 billion. Today’s announcement funds a generational modernisation of the Armed Forces so they can defend the UK against future threats, while cementing Britain’s role as a leader in NATO and stimulating thousands of highly skilled jobs across the…

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Raytheon Anschütz Unveils Automatic Radar Clutter Suppression

November 19, 2020 – Raytheon Anschütz, a business of Raytheon Technologies, implemented a new automatic clutter suppression in the Radar NX software for ships. The new function improves visibility on the radar and makes navigation safer. The software evaluates radar returns in small groups of range bins and generates information about the clutter situation, separately for all directions and ranges,…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard on Schedule with USS Pasadena Drydocking

November 19, 2020 – In this challenging pandemic, Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) rose to the challenge of completing its mission to fix ships and get them back to the fleet. In the most recent development of creative solutions to meet this challenge, Temporary Services (Code 990) personnel, took it upon themselves to support the unprecedented and start the dry dock…

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Skyfront Unveils Control Handoff Capability During First Drone Delivery to a Submarine

November 18, 2020 – The long-endurance hybrid-electric Skyfront Perimeter drone was recently used to perform the first ship-to-submarine delivery via small unmanned aircraft. During the historic flight, the Perimeter took off from a moving surface vessel and delivered supplies to the crew of the ballistic missile submarine, in a quick and cost-effective way to resupply submarines at sea. The flight…

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