Almirante Lynch Deploys for RIMPAC May 24th

Google Translation Valparaíso In the framework of the departure of the frigate “Almirante Lynch” held on Thursday, May 24, all the Naval personnel gathered on the flight deck, who between June 27 and August 2 will be representing the Chilean Navy and the country. in the twenty-sixth version of the exercise “Rim of the Pacific”, RIMPAC 2018, carried out on the coasts of Hawaii. In this new realization of the most important international naval and maritime exercise in the world, Chile will have a leading role as the first non-English…

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Trump Thanks Naval Academy Graduates for Commitment to Serve

Four years ago, the members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2018 chose the path of honor, courage and commitment to serve the nation and defend the American flag, President Donald J. Trump said during his graduation address in Annapolis May 25th. The class of 1,042 students also received their commissions today as ensigns in the Navy or as second lieutenants in the Marine Corps. “You have earned your place in that ancient league of sailors and shipmates, captains and commanders, warriors and mariners, and Marines,” the president said.…

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OEF Releases State of Piracy Report

The number of piracy incidents doubled off the coast of East Africa in 2017 compared to 2016, according the annual State of Piracy report released today by One Earth Future (OEF)’s Oceans Beyond Piracy program. The report analyzes the human and economic impacts of maritime piracy and robbery at sea in the Western Indian Ocean Region, the Gulf of Guinea, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. “Pirate activity in 2017 clearly demonstrates that pirate groups retain their ability to organize and implement attacks against ships transiting the region,” says…

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2018 Nihonkai Battle Day Memorial Day Event

Google translation By Nico Nico Douga The coming May 27th is the 113th anniversary of the Sea of ​​Japan Sea Battle. On that day, we will hold anniversary events by Members of the Mikasa Conservation Society and a ship concert by the Yokosuka Music Corps. We have finished accepting the commemorative ceremonial participation, but this year we will relay the pattern on Nico Nico video and Youtube as follows. It is also possible to see people who can not take your time later.

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Viet Nam starts building its first submarine rescue ship

A keel laying ceremony was held on Thursday in the northeastern port city of Haiphong to mark the building of Viet Nam’s first submarine search and rescue ship. The vessel will not only serve the Vietnamese navy force’s needs in its waters, but also engage in international submarine rescue operations when the situation demands. The vessel, numbered MSSARS 9316, measures 94m long, 16m wide, and 5.85m high, with a displacement measurement (i.e. weight) reaching 4,000 tonnes. The vessel will feature an on-deck helipad and a “robust dynamic positioning system and…

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President Trump Awards Medal of Honor to Retired Navy SEAL for Heroic Actions in Afghanistan

On May 24, retired Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL), Britt Slabinski became the 12th living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery displayed in Afghanistan. President Donald J. Trump presented Slabinski with the medal during a White House ceremony for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue teammate Petty Officer First Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002. During the ceremony, Trump praised Slabinski and his heroric actions. “Today we induct a new name into the…

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Pacific Ocean: alongside 42 nations, 35 ships and 27 aircraft, the group “Jeanne d’Arc” participates in exercise Komodo 2018

Google Translation Deployed in the Pacific Ocean as part of the 2018 “Jeanne d’Arc” mission, the Dixmude command and projection building (BPC) and the Surcouf frigate joined the 42 nations, 35 vessels and 27 aircraft participating in the naval exercise. Komodo multinational organized by Indonesia from 4 to 9 May off the island of Lombok. This exercise brought together numerous nautical and air resources designed to reinforce the mechanisms and synergies of regional cooperation in the event of a humanitarian disaster and to confirm the interoperability of the various navies…

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Charles de Gaulle Undocked May 16

Google Translation February 2017: after 30 rounds of the world, 41,000 catapultings and more than fifteen years of operational missions, the aircraft carrier “Charles de Gaulle” enters the basin to begin its revival in mid-life, intended to guarantee its operational excellence during the next 20 years. Leaving the basin on May 16, 2018, the site will now continue afloat for a few more months. From propulsion to the combat system, to the aircraft maintenance shops, all aircraft carrier facilities are concerned to give the aircraft carrier potential for the next…

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Allies agree Japan’s Mission to NATO

The North Atlantic Council agreed on Thursday (24 May 2018) to accept Japan’s request to designate its Embassy to Belgium as its Mission to NATO. The Ambassador of Japan to Belgium will be the Head of the Mission of Japan to NATO. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a joint press conference in Tokyo, 31 October 2017. In 2011, Allies decided to invite all partner nations to establish Missions to NATO. Since then more than two dozen partners have done so, in…

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USS Emory S. Land demonstrates submarine replenishment capabilities

SS Emory S. Land (AS 39) successfully executed Operation AJAX demonstrating submarine replenishment capabilities during a scheduled port visit in Pearl Harbor with the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763), May 20. During Operation AJAX, Emory S. Land displayed a wide range of support capabilities involving the Santa Fe. The demonstrations included launching force-protection units in rigid-hull inflatable boats, taking a submarine alongside, a medical resupply, weapons handling, and more. “The ship is demonstrating its expeditionary mission skills,” said Capt. Douglas A. Bradley, USS Emory S. Land’s…

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USS Bulkeley Arrives In Pireaus

USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrived in Pireaus, Greece, for a scheduled port visit, May 23, to enhance the partnership between the U.S. and Greece as the two nations continue to work together to fortify regional security and stability. “Each nation stands to gain from visits by foreign militaries because they learn the SOPs (standard operating procedures) on how they do certain things,” said Cmdr. John Lucas, Bulkeley’s executive officer. “And this interaction helps to build common knowledge of maritime tactics, professionalism, social understanding and trust. So that’s also what we…

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United Technologies Plans to Hire 35,000

United Technologies Corp. announced May 23rd plans to hire 35,000 people and make investments of more than $15 billion in research and development (R&D) and capital expenditures (CapEx) in the United States over the next five years (2018-2022). “United Technologies is growing globally and growing the fastest in the United States,” said Gregory J. Hayes, Chairman & CEO, United Technologies Corporation. “Over the past three years, we have created more jobs in the U.S. than in the rest of the world combined.” “Our investments reflect our core belief that, similar…

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£850m Sea Ceptor missile system enters service with Royal Navy

Sea Ceptor provides a powerful shield against airborne threats, including hostile combat jets, helicopters and other missiles, and has been developed and manufactured through Ministry of Defence contracts worth around £850m. It will be carried by the Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigates, and has been successfully demonstrated through a trials and test firing campaign that started last year. Most recently, Plymouth-based HMS Montrose became the third ship to test fire the system. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said, “Sea Ceptor will protect our nation against the intensifying threats we face today…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 23, 2018

Harper Construction Co. Inc., San Diego, California, is awarded $36,969,520 for firm-fixed-price task order N6247318F4524 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-16-D-1881) for construction of an aircraft maintenance facility and apron in the south combat aircraft loading area at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.  The facility will consist of four bays and supporting shops, an aircraft maintenance apron to support the adjacent south combat aircraft loading area for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, the expansion of water, sewer, electrical, and communication utilities, roadways, a wash rack, security…

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RUSI Sea Power conference speech

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson opened the RUSI Sea Power conference in London May 24th. INTRO: PAST It’s an honour to give the inaugural Sir Henry Leach lecture. When we think of this man, a man whose name should be remembered with all the great admirals, who played such a pivotal and important role in defining the modern Britain that we see today, there was no greater post-war advocate for the value of sea power. No-one who better understood the role the Royal Navy has played, and will play in the…

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