Launch of the intermediate size frigate program (FTI)

Google Translation In accordance with the decision taken by the Minister at the end of March in the Ministerial Investment Committee, Jean-Yves Le Drian launches today the construction of five ” Belharra  ” class intermediate frigates (FTI)  . The contract was notified to DCNS by the Directorate-General for Armaments (DGA). This contract will enable the French forces to dispose of…

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Coast Guard Force Readiness Command holds change of command

April 25, 2017 – Rear Adm. Keith Smith relieved Rear Adm. David Throop as Commander, Force Readiness Command, during the ceremony.The Coast Guard’s Force Readiness Command held a change-of-command ceremony, Thursday. Vice Adm. Sandra Stosz, the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support in Yorktown, Va., presided over the ceremony. Throop has been the Commander for the Coast Guard’s Force Readiness Command…

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HMAS Wollongong deploys to the South West Pacific

April 30, 2017 – HMAS Wollongong has embarked on a voyage to the South West Pacific as part of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) enduring commitment to assist with building security capacity in the region. Wollongong’s South West Pacific deployment will see the Armidale-class patrol boat visit Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia. Through the course of the deployment…

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New Zealand – P-8A Aircraft and Associated Support

April 28, 2017 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to New Zealand for P-8A aircraft and associated support. The estimated cost is $1.46 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. New Zealand has requested the potential sale of up…

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USS Sterett visits Hong Kong during SAG deployment

April 30, 2017 – USS Sterett arrived in Hong Kong, April 29, the first foreign port visit of the group’s Western Pacific deployment. The command staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 31 and the guided-missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104), along with an embarked helicopter detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, departed from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, April 14.…

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BWXT Subsidiary Awarded $141.7 Million in Contract Options from Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

April 27, 2017 – BWX Technologies, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program exercised contract options in Q1 2017 with BWXT’s subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc. (NFS) totaling approximately $141.7 million for fuel manufacture, development activities, and decommissioning work in support of the nation’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. .@BWXTech awarded $141.7M in contract options from Naval Nuclear Propulsion…

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USS Jackson successfully completes missile test

  April 27, 2017 – Littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) successfully fired a SeaRAM missile against an aerial drone, destroying the target in a test off the Southern California coast, April 22. The drone was simulating an anti-ship missile as part of a Combat System Ship Qualification Trials (CSSQT) event to demonstrate the self-defense capability of the ship…

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Floating Nuke Plant Nears Completion in St. Petersburg

April 21, 2017 – Russian environmentalists are demanding more information about a plan to fuel a floating nuclear power plant within sight of central St. Petersburg. “The historical center is densely populated. We have to exclude even the thought of an accident,” Rashid Alimov of Greenpeace Russia told RFE/RL. The law requires the city to approve the fueling, and to draw…

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India and Republic of Korea sign Inter-Governmental MOU for Defence Industry Co-Operation in Shipbuilding

April 21, 2017 –  India and the Republic of Korea (RoK) signed an Inter-governmental Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Defence Industry Co-operation in Shipbuilding here today. The MoU was signed by Secretary (Defence Production), Shri Ashok Kumar Gupta from the Indian side and Minister of Defence Acquisition and Programme Administration (DAPA), Mr. Chang Myoung-Jin from the RoK side. The MoU…

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Standard Missile-6 passes rigorous graduation tests

April 27, 2017 – After a complex series of U.S. Navy flight tests, Standard Missile-6 proves it’s ready to reach its final stage of the acquisition process: full operational capability. Reaching FOC is a kind of graduation exercise that signifies the weapon’s sea worthiness—no more testing required. SM-6, produced by Raytheon Company, is the only missile in the world that…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Virginia-Class Submarine Indiana at Newport News Shipbuilding

April 29, 2017 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division today celebrated the christening of Indiana (SSN 789), the 16th Virginia-class submarine. With a single swing, ship’s sponsor Diane Donald performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the submarine’s hull. Donald is the wife of Adm. Kirkland Donald (U.S. Navy, Ret.), former director,…

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B.A.P. Pisco, pride of PERU

Google Translation Peruvian Navy recently participated in a new historical event for our country, the Baptism and Bouncing of the Multipurpose Ship B.A.P. “Pisco”, a high-speed vessel whose purpose will be to respond adequately to the needs of our country in case of natural disasters, transporting humanitarian aid material and which has been built entirely by our company SIMA PERU. The…

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