Marine Nationale Atlantique 2 Deploys to Mali Region

September 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, 3 September, an ATLANTIC 2 (ATL2) landed on the runway of the planned air base (BAP) of Niamey for a mission to the benefit of the Barkhane force. This Navy aircraft is regularly deployed over the Sahel-Saharan strip (SSB). Weighing more than 40 tons, this aircraft is initially designed for maritime patrols and anti-submarine missions. Versatile, it is an excellent vector for probing the depth of a desert area like BSS. Alongside the REAPER and MIRAGE 2000 drones, this aircraft complements the…

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French ISR Detachment in Operation Inherent Resolve Returns Home

September 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – An Atlantic 2 detachment of the French Navy, deployed since last July on the projected air base (BAP) in the Levant, disengaged on 07 September. These two aircraft succeeded one another in conducting 21 reconnaissance and surveillance missions with more than 190 hours of flight time. Usually dedicated to maritime missions, and in particular anti-submarine warfare, this maritime patrol aircraft is perfectly suited to ISR ( Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance ) missions whose objective in this theater is to detect and identify activities of…

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Raytheon Anschütz WINBS for Type 31e

September 12, 2019 – Raytheon Anschütz is partnering with Babcock and Thales to deliver its Warship Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems, or WINBS, to the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s new Type 31e frigates. With WINBS on the Type 31e, Raytheon Anschütz is now the bridge systems provider for all new Royal Navy combatants. The WINBS designed for the Type 31e Arrowhead 140 is the latest in Integrated Navigation and Bridge System technology for warships. It can be scaled to specific customer needs, in terms of both capital expenditure and potential…

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Atlantique 2 Operations During Operation Chammal

September 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Engaged at the proposed air base (BAP) in the Levant in the “support” pillar of the Chammal operation, the Atlantic Marine 2 detachment of the French Navy actively participated in the fight against Daech during a recent 8-hour mission. On the eve of the mission, Lieutenant Laurent, Captain of the Atlantic 2 Detachment and Captain, assembled the crew for the pre-flight briefing. In support of the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), a BAP Rafale strike is scheduled to destroy a cache used by a terrorist…

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General Dynamics Mission Systems Introduces New Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

September 11, 2019 – General Dynamics Mission Systems today released the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019. This new vehicle builds upon the proven Bluefin autonomy and uses shared Bluefin Robotics’ core capabilities, increased mission modularity and embedded intelligence to complete users’ long endurance, high-consequence and changing missions. The base Bluefin-12’s extended modularity supports the integration of user-designated sensors and payloads to deliver new mission-critical capabilities. The Bluefin Robotics core autonomy with Standard Payload Interfaces (SPI), open-architecture compatibility and greater than 4,000…

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LCA (Navy) makes successful arrested landing

September 13, 2019 – Today, the First ever arrested landing of LCA (Navy) at the shore-based test facility, INS Hansa Goa took place which will pave the way for this Indigenous platform to undertake Aircraft Carrier landing demonstration on board the Indian Naval Aircraft Carrier, Vikramaditya. After several years of flight testing and four campaigns of dedicated testing at Shore Based Test facility Goa, today the LCA (Navy) Flight Test Team led by Cmde J A Maolankar (Chief Test Pilot), Capt Shivnath Dahiya (LSO) & Cdr J D Raturi (Test…

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RGO Expedition to Raise Former USS Herring

September 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Russian Geographical Society (RGO) will conduct an expedition to raise an American submarine, USS Herring, that sank off the coast of the Kuril Islands during the Second World War, and hopes for the participation of American colleagues in this. This was stated by the President of the Russian Geographical Society, the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Army General Sergei Shoigu at the opening ceremony of the IV Festival of the Russian Geographical Society in the Zaryadye Park. “Next year we are…

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Atlantico Conducts Aviation Safety Survey

September 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – The team of the Navy Aeronautical Accident Investigation and Prevention Service (SIPAAerM), concluded, on September 11, the Aviation Security Survey (VSA) on the “Atlantic” Multipurpose Helicopter Carrier (PHM) for the purpose identify hazards and propose safety recommendations to minimize the risks inherent in air operations. The ship safely reached the milestone landing mark on board, which was obtained at night by a SH-16 aircraft. This achievement demonstrates the commitment of all military personnel involved in air operations, as it was obtained for a little…

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First E-2D Capable of Aerial Refueling Joins the Fleet

September 12, 2019 – An E-2D Advanced Hawkeye capable of aerial refueling landed at Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 9, officially marking the arrival of this upgraded aircraft to the fleet. “This is an important day for naval aviation as we continue to increase our capabilities and maintain our competitive edge in the skies,” said Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic, “This capability will extend the endurance of Hawkeyes, increasing the Navy’s battlespace awareness and integrated fire control – both from the air and the sea.” The…

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Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov Launched

September 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, in the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, at the Amur Shipbuilding Plant PJSC, a solemn ceremony of withdrawing from the slipway workshop and putting into the outfitting dock the latest corvette of project 20380 “Hero of the Russian Federation Aldar Tsydenzhapov” was held. The ship was laid down at the enterprise in 2015. The ceremony was attended by Rear Admiral Igor Korolev, Deputy Commander of the Pacific Fleet for Armaments, Rear Admiral Anatoly Zelinsky, Deputy Fleet Commander for Political and Military Affairs, Sergei Furgal, Governor of…

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First Norwegian Crew Completes P-3C Orion to P-8A Poseidon Transition Training

September 12, 2019 – Aircrew from the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) graduated from Patrol Squadron (VP) Thirty’s Category 2 school Sept. 11, becoming the first crew to transition from the P-3C Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. VP-30’s Foreign Military Sales Division facilitated the course with RNoAF’s No. 333 Squadron, which started in early March. “There is a need for close alliances and an importance for great power rivalry,” Col. Haavard Klevberg, Norway’s air and defense cooperation attache, said at the training graduation. “By continuing close operations with the U.S.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements for September 12, 2019

Black Construction-Tutor Perini JV, Harmon, Guam (N62742-19-D-1328); Caddell-Nan JV, Montgomery, Alabama (N62742-19-D-1329); Core Tech-HDCC-Kajima LLC, Tamuning, Guam (N62742-19-D-1330); Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC, Concord, California (N62742-19-D-1331); and Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Honolulu, Hawaii (N62742-19-D-1332), are awarded a combined $990,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award, design build construction contract for projects located primarily for sites in Guam and other areas within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Pacific area of responsibility (AOR). Gilbane SMCC ECC LLC is being awarded the initial $22,997,004 task order for the design and construction of a low rise combined…

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East Coast Surface Action Group Deploys

September 12, 2019 – Ships and units from the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group formed a Surface Action Group (SAG) and are deploying from their East Coast homeports of Norfolk, VA, and Mayport, FL, over the next several days. USS Lassen (DDG 82) departed Mayport today, and will be joined by USS Farragut (DDG 99) and Norfolk-based USS Normandy (CG 60) and USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) in coming days. The command staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28 will lead the SAG, which also includes embarked helicopter detachments from…

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USS Emory S. Land Arrives in Fremantle

September 12, 2019 – USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived in Fremantle, Australia, Sept. 11 as part of the ship’s fall deployment to foster positive relations with regional partners. This is Land’s second port visit during its Indo-Pacific winter patrol. The ship departed its homeport at Apra Harbor, Guam, Aug. 19. The combined Navy and civilian mariner crew will spend the next several days conducting bilateral training with the Australian Submarine Force, as well as seeing the sights of southwestern Australia, enjoying the culture, and interacting with the Royal…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Makes First Visit to Canada

September 12, 2019 – The UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this morning in an historic first visit. The 65,000-tonne warship, the biggest ever built for the Royal Navy, will be joined in harbour by other ships from the UK Carrier Strike Group who are on a deployment called ‘Westlant 19’. The main purpose of the deployment is to conduct Operational Tests with UK F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter jets for the first time, off the east coast of the USA. The carrier…

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