CH-53K Demonstrates Dual Hook Jettison for First Time

For the first time, a CH-53K King Stallion performed a dual point external load and successfully demonstrated the auto-jettison capability of the aircraft, using a 5,000 lb. load. The test took place Dec. 5 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Currently, there are four Engineering Development and Manufacturing Model aircraft in test and one Ground Test Vehicle; combined the aircraft have logged more than 650 flight hours. (Photo courtesy Sikorsky)

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Colombian Navy Destroyed Semisubmersible & Seized More Than Half a Ton of Cocaine

Google Translation Destroyed semisubmersible and seized more than half a ton of cocaine Since 1993, when the National Navy seized the first semi-submersible, it has managed to seize 102 illegal devices, to date. The National Navy in the Colombian Pacific, continues to deal blunt blows to illegal organizations dedicated to drug trafficking, in the last hours, a semisubmersible was destroyed that was hidden in a mangrove and seized more than half a ton of cocaine hydrochloride when it was transported in an illegal boat by two Ecuadorians and a Colombian,…

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HM The Queen has commissioned aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy

The Queen spoke at a ceremony in Portsmouth’s naval base this morning, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, Chancellor Philip Hammond and military chiefs. In her role as the ship’s Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship’s Commanding Officer, Captain Jerry Kyd, read the commissioning warrant. The iconic White Ensign was then raised, symbolising the commissioning of the nation’s future flagship into the Royal Navy’s fleet. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said, “Today marks the start of a hugely significant chapter for the Royal…

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Comtech Telecommunications Receives $1.9M to Support USN’s Advanced Time Division Multiple Access Interface Processor Terminals

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that during its first quarter of fiscal 2018, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, received a contract modification that funded $1.9 million under an Engineering Support Services Contract Line Item (CLIN). The authorized funding will be applied to support additional capabilities to the Advanced Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) Interface Processor (ATIP) production terminals in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). ATIP is a Layer-2 Ethernet bridging device installed on ship,…

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Argentine Navy Statement on ARA San Juan December 2

Google Translation Buenos Aires, December 2, 2017. PRESS CAKE No. 52 SEARCH OPERATIONS OF SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Argentine Navy, under the Ministry of Defense, within the framework of the operations of Submarine ARA search “San Juan”, informs that the contact detected on November 30 with Multihaz echo sounder by the vessel “Victor Angelescu” of the Ministry of Agribusiness, was verified visually through the Russian ROV Panter Plus embarked on the ARA Notice “Islas Malvinas”, throwing a negative result for not matching the submarine. The contact was inspected between…

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HMAS Newcastle Completes Last RAN FFG Middle East Deployment

HMAS Newcastle returned to her home port of Fleet Base East, Garden Island, Sydney, today following a six month deployment to the Middle East region. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, welcomed 230 members of the ship’s company home from the deployment, which included counter-terrorism and counter-piracy patrols as part of the Combined Maritime Forces and a two-week attachment with the US Navy’s Fifth Fleet in the Arabian Gulf.

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Transas and Japan Radio Company announce a global strategic partnership

February 23, 2017 – Transas, the innovative, digital solutions company, and Japan Radio Company (JRC), a leading global marine electronics company, today announced their new strategic partnership. The two industry-leading companies will work together in research and development, product distribution and project collaboration. The technical cooperation will be strongly reinforced including development of innovative solutions and will bring together the best hardware and best software to produce next-generation of e-Navigation products and solutions. The multi-faceted relationship will offer customers the best of both companies: ship navigation solutions for SOLAS and non-SOLAS…

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Coast Guard, Washington Department of Ecology respond to diesel fuel spill on Duwamish River

February 28, 2017 – Coast Guard and Washington Department of Ecology personnel are responding to a diesel spill caused by an allision between a tug and barge on the Duwamish River, Tuesday. The tug involved in the allision is safely moored and the spill has been contained with layers of containment boom, absorbent boom and absorbent pads. The tank’s capacity is 9,000 gallons, however the reporting source stated it contained approximately 1,200 gallons at the time of the incident. “Global Diving and Salvage is currently working to complete on-water recovery…

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Sikorsky – PZL Mielec Prepares Multirole M28® Airplane for Transatlantic Leg of Latin American and Caribbean Tour

February 23, 2017 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company and its affiliate PZL Mielec are finalizing an M28 short takeoff and landing airplane for its transatlantic flight from southeast Poland to Latin America and the Caribbean. Once in the region, the 7,500 kg (16,500 lb.) twin turboprop airplane will demonstrate to interested militaries and commercial transport its ability to move people and cargo into short, unpaved or underdeveloped airstrips. The tour begins in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on March 17, 2017 before visiting 12 other cities through mid-May…

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Lockheed Martin Announces Multi-Year Plan to Relocate Fleet Ballistic Missile Program to Other U.S. Facilities

February 23, 2017 – Lockheed Martin today announced plans to relocate the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) program within its Space Systems business area to co-locate employees in facilities with common skills and resource requirements. These moves, which are enabled by government approval, are expected to deliver substantial cost savings while centralizing mission expertise in key locations. Over the next eight years, the company plans to move approximately 650 positions from its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, California, to other Lockheed Martin locations in the U.S. Sites in Florida and Colorado, which have complementary facilities and…

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A Sad Story of Yuri Gagarin Soviet Greatest Science Ship Beloved by Millions Betrayed by Ukraine

Yuri Gagarin was a Soviet science flagship. Was built in Leningrad in 1971. It’s 231 m long, and 32 m wide. Main engine has 14 000 kWt power. The crew is 136 people and also 220 scientists can travel and do their work. It has 1250 rooms, including 86 science labs. It was built to be able to communicate via satellites with all top important things in Russia.  It had served variety of tasks. Most mind blowing is to come to Pacific and track Soviet missiles that were fired from…

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Coast Guard Cutter Confidence returns home from 44-day northern Caribbean Sea patrol

February 24, 2017 – USCGC Confidence returned Friday to their homeport in Port Canaveral following a 44-day northern Caribbean Sea patrol. During their patrol of the Florida Straits and the Windward Passage, the crew conducted alien migrant interdiction operations, conducted search and rescue operations, helped coordinate assets offshore and ensured the boating public complied with Coast Guard safety standards. While in the Windward Passage, the crew interacted with Haitian mariners and warned them of the hazards associated with making ill-prepared sea journeys. Confidence crewmembers also interviewed them to better understand…

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Research in 3-D: Lockheed Martin Teams Up with Brigham Young University on Virtual Reality Engineering Grant

February 28, 2017 – Lockheed Martin and Brigham Young University (BYU) are collaborating to apply gaming technology for engineering purposes, allowing users to interact with, record and share engineering designs in virtual reality. Last year, the company awarded a research grant to the BYU Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop aspects of a virtual reality (VR) training and design review system that will advance Lockheed Martin’s digital engineering capabilities. BYU engineering student and Lockheed Martin intern Jeffery Smith helped facilitate a virtual reality research partnership between the company’s Collaborative Human Immersive Lab…

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Beijing seeks ‘positive energy’ in South China Sea

China urges countries outside of the South China Sea region to stop stirring threats of war and tension in the region, the Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Ren Guoqiang, 47, who debuted as the ministry’s spokesman at its first news conference of the year, said China was monitoring the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group, which entered the South China Sea on Saturday. It was the first patrol by a U.S. carrier in the region since US President Donald Trump took office. “We hope the U.S. can sincerely respect the…

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Flag ceremony Submarines Submarines 186 and 187 Da Nang Ba Ria – Vung Tau

In the morning of February 28th at the Submarine Force Brigade 189 port, the Navy held a solemn flag ceremony national level for Submarine Submarine 186 187 Da Nang and Ba Ria – Vung Tau. This is the last submarine in the range of 6 modern submarines of the Russian Federation building according to the contract signed between the two countries from 2009 to the present. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gifts to officials, officers, 186 sailors submarine Danang. Member of the Political Bureau, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended and…

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