Naval Group at Colombiamar 2019

March 12, 2019 – From 13th to 15th March 2019, Naval Group participates to Colombiamar in Cartagena de Indias. Naval Group will showcase the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies, demonstrating its capabilities in modern military ship and submarine building along with high tech solutions for systems and competence as leading naval integrator. Naval Group is the European leader in naval defense and has been the main partner of the French Navy for over four centuries. Naval Group is one of the rare players in the naval industry to have…

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Recognition for maritime mine clearers

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – After the Second World War, mines from the so-called Kathy Mijnen Party helped to clear the Dutch coast from mines. Five of them were given the diving coach and EOD pin today in Den Helder. 4 other veterans could not come to the naval city due to their old age. They receive the awards at home. With the award, the navy still thanks the men for their efforts and dedication in clearing thousands of German sea mines. Among them the so-called Kustenmine A or…

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Project 1171 Orsk Working Up in Black Sea

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the larger amphibious assault ship (BDK) of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Orsk” at the outlets into the sea rents the elements of the K-2 course mission. In accordance with the combat training plan, the crew carried out an artillery firing complex at sea, coastal and air targets in one of the Black Sea sea ranges. During the landing of the amphibious assault force on the coast, the crew of the amphibious assault ship fired from an artillery installation at coastal…

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Marshal Ustinov Practices Minefield Penetration

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser completed the forcing of conditional minefields along the protected fairway at the exit to the Barents Sea. The mines training for the deployment of surface forces of the Northern Fleet was provided by a group of minesweepers of the Kola Flotilla of heterogeneous forces within the basic minesweepers Elnya and Kolomna. In the course of the exercise, mine-sweeping ships completed joint maneuvering and tactics for the use of contact and acoustic trawls designed to search for…

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Atlantique 2 Joins Operation Chammal

March 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Since 19 February 2019, an Atlantic 2 maritime patrol aircraft (ATL 2) has been deployed at the proposed air base in the Levant and is conducting missions for Operation Chammal. The crew of some 30 men is involved in intelligence gathering and is a real support for the forces of the international coalition in the fight against Daesh. Originally designed for the fight against underwater and control of the air-sea environment in an area stretching from the coastal fringe to the open sea, the…

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Carderock engineers help discover what sank WWI cruiser USS San Diego

March 12, 2019 – The Navy announced its findings into what sank the World War I cruiser USS San Diego (ACR 6) after a two-year study at the American Geophysical Union’s fall meeting on Dec. 11. Dr. Alexis Catsambis, an underwater archeologist at the Naval History and Heritage Command, based at the Washington Navy Yard, led the project and chaired a panel discussion about the findings at the event. Although the original court of inquiry believed the explosion that sank the 500-foot armored cruiser was caused by a mine, later…

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More illegal drugs seized by HMAS Ballarat

March 9, 2019 – Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat has seized two tonnes of hashish worth approximately $100 million in street value during a boarding operation in the Middle East Region. The boarding was conducted in international waters by the Combined Task Force 150 under the direction of the Combined Maritime Forces as part of Operation MANITOU. Ballarat is on her second deployment to the Middle East Region and is the 67th rotation of a Royal Australian Navy vessel to the region since 1990.

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New Book Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the US Navy Fighter Weapons School

March 8, 2019 – When American fighter jets were being downed at a disturbing and unprecedented rate during the Vietnam War, the U.S. Navy turned to a young lieutenant commander, Dan “Yank” Pedersen, to figure out a way to reverse their dark fortune. Pedersen, aka “the Godfather of Topgun,” was the Hollywood image of a fighter pilot, seldom appearing without his Ray-Ban sunglasses, when a report about the shocking casualties foiling Navy air operations in Vietnam prompted a wholesale reevaluation of American fighter strategy. On a shoestring budget and with…

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Sixth Fleet Commander Visits FS Charles de Gaulle

March 8, 2019 – The U.S. 6th Fleet commander, Vice Adm. Lisa Franchetti, at the invitation the operational commander for the Mediterranean, Vice Adm. Charles-Henri du Ché, visited the French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle March 7 as the ship and its carrier strike group (CSG) began its long-planned deployment. While on board, Franchetti toured the ship, observed flight operations, and received a presentation on the integration of U.S. and partner forces with the French CSG during the Charles de Gaulle’s major naval deployment. “I greatly appreciate Vice Adm.…

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ARES Shipyard Wins Turkish Homeland Security Contract

March 5, 2019 – Turkey’s Fastest Growing Company and Largest Ship Exporter titles owner, ARES Shipyard has been awarded a huge tender consisting of 105 (one hundred and five) high speed coast guard control boats which has been issued by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) for Turkish Ministry of Interior-Coast Guard. Contractual negotiations between the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and ARES Shipyard in relation to the Control Boat Program, which have been continuing for a while, have finally been concluded with the two parties signing the contract on February…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano pays homage to Blas de Lezo in Cartagena de Indias

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – On March 2, during her stopover in the Colombian city of Cartagena de Indias, the crew and midshipmen of the School Ship “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” participated in a tribute to the distinguished Spanish sailor, Lieutenant General D. Blas de Lezo and Olavarrieta. In the same scenario in which one of the most glorious pages in the history of Spain was written, an event took place that included the presence, on the Spanish side, of the Ambassador of Spain in the Republic of Colombia…

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First Female in Charge for Alistro on Corsica

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – Located on the east coast of Corsica, the semaphore Alistro sees his leadership by the master Carolina since 1 st February 2019. If it is a first for the Mediterranean coast, the head of inauguration The position of a woman should encourage other vocations to a particularly versatile position. A head of post must indeed post knowledge in multiple fields, operational, technical and administrative and in quasi-autonomy, far from the decision-making centers. Joining the Navy in 2002, the Master Caroline has a rich experience…

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Thales to supply two coastal surveillance radars for the French defence procurement agency

March 8, 2019 – In today’s constantly changing world, the focus of maritime threat detection has shifted from blue-water operations to coastal and littoral zones. Protecting these zones is a complex challenge because such a wide range of risks and threats need to be taken into account (intrusion by hostile vessels and/or aircraft into sensitive areas, trafficking, shipping accidents, maritime pollution, etc.). This calls for improved maritime surveillance capabilities, especially to identify and track intelligent, rapid, highly maneuverable and often fleeting targets in all sea states. Developed, manufactured and installed…

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Việt Nam calls for cooperation in maritime incident settlement

March 8, 2019 – Sen. Lt. Gen. Phan Văn Giang, Chief of the General Staff of the Việt Nam People’s Army, has urged law enforcement forces and navies of ASEAN countries to enhance co-operation at sea. Giang, who is also Deputy Minister of National Defence of Việt Nam, made the call in his speech at the 16th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces’ Meeting (ACDFM-16) in Pattaya, Thailand, yesterday. He lauded the meeting’s theme of sustainable security, saying it reflects the wish to strengthen co-operation among ASEAN militaries and all member…

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Search for Vampire to begin off Sri Lanka

March 8, 2019 – One of the remaining maritime mysteries of the Second World War may soon be solved, thanks to a joint operation between the Royal Australian Navy and the Sri Lankan Navy. Nine sailors died when the destroyer, HMAS Vampire (I), sank after enduring an intensive Japanese air attack off the Sri Lankan coast. Vampire had been attempting to protect the Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Hermes, on 9 April 1942. Commander of Australia’s Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead said the ship’s precise location had never been confirmed…

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