FESCO Transports Nuclear Submarine Blocks to Scrapyad in Primorsky Krai

November 20, 2019 (Google Translation) – FESCO Transport Group (FESCO) completed a project to transport nine multi-compartment blocks of nuclear submarines and a tanker from Kamchatka to the disposal site in Primorsky Krai under a state contract with the Federal State Unitary Enterprise Radioactive Waste Management Enterprise (RosRAO, part of the State Corporation Rosatom). FESCO provided the client with a full range of logistics services, including the development of transportation and towing schemes. Transportation of objects was a unique technological operation – three, four, and five-compartment nuclear submarines of three…

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China Deploys 32nd Ship Rotation to Somalia

April 4, 2019 – China’s 32nd convoy fleet to the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters set sail from a military port in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province on Thursday, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy official WeChat account announced that same day. The naval fleet includes the guided missile destroyer Xi’an, the missile frigate Anyang and the Gaoyanghu, a comprehensive supply ship. This will be the first time that the Xi’an and Anyang have participated in an escort mission. One of the country’s new generation of self-developed Type-052C guided…

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LV Le Hénaff Participates in Exercise Obangame Express

April 4, 2019 – As part of the 146th Corymbe mission, the high-seas patrol vessel LV Le Hénaff, deployed in the Gulf of Guinea, recently participated in the exercise “Obangame Express” organized by the United States. This exercise allowed the local navies to perfect their know-how in the conduct of a visit operation. Taking on the role of plastron, Le Hénaff was able to work the procedures and techniques of visit with the Senegalese, Gambian and Guinean navies. The vessel and its crew were able to enhance their interoperability with…

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Kustwach Aircraft Strengthens Frontex Border Surveillance

April 4, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Netherlands supplies a Dornier coast guard aircraft for Operation Poseidon from the European border security organization Frontex. The aircraft has been surveillance over the Mediterranean since this week. The deployment lasts 2 weeks. The crew consists mainly of soldiers. It concerns 3 air force and navy pilots, 2 observers from the marchaussee and 1 from Rijkswaterstaat and 2 civilian engineers. De Dornier maps out illegal migration flows and focuses on tackling cross-border crime. The aircraft operates from Kalamata Air Base, southwest of Athens,…

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NATO Engages: the Alliance at 70

April 3, 2019 – On the eve of the meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers in Washington D.C., a “NATO Engages” conference took place on Wednesday (3 April 2019) to discuss “the Alliance at 70”. Addressing the conference, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pointed to a “paradox”: while questions are being asked about the strength of the transatlantic bond, Europe and North America are actually doing “more together than in many decades”. Pointing to the “historic success” and enduring value of NATO, Mr. Stoltenberg also stressed the importance of Allied unity…

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French Minister of the Armed Forces Pleased With Dutch/Belgian Equipment Choices

April 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, welcomes the offer of the Belgium Naval & Robotics consortium, bringing together French industrials Naval Group and ECA Robotics, to renew the capacity of the Belgian and Dutch navies against submarine mines. The minister welcomes this cooperation of three active countries for a stronger defense Europe. This choice is a continuation of a long-standing close relationship in this field between France, Belgium and the Netherlands, since the minesweepers currently used by the Navy and the Belgian and…

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FS Seine Delivered March 7th

April 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armament (DGA) has just received at the naval base of Toulon Seine , third building support and metropolitan assistance (BSAM) a program of four ships for the Navy. After admission to the active service of the Loire in July 2018 and the Rhone in January, the Seine should be admitted to active service in 2019, after a long-term deployment. . This new building reinforces and modernizes the capabilities of the French Navy. Extremely versatile ship, the BSAM is designed to…

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Sirius Sets Out to Support the Fleet

April 4, 2019 – HMAS Sirius has departed Fleet Base East after a major refurbishment in the Captain Cook Graving Dock to satisfy Lloyds Register certification and inspection standards. After departing Fleet Base West in August last year, the ship undertook important engagements in support of Operation APEC Assist in Papua New Guinea, and Australian and internationally led exercises, before her docking in Sydney. She will now head north for further engagement in the Asia-Pacific, concluding with an Anzac Day visit to Hellfire Pass in Thailand before returning to her…

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Severomorsk Conducts ASW Training in Mediterranean

April 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The training involved the hydroacoustic group personnel, the calculations of the combat information center, the main command post, the navigator combat unit. The search for submarines was carried out by the standard hydroacoustic complex, which allows detecting and classifying submarine targets at a distance of several tens of kilometers. During the exercise, the water area of ​​more than one hundred square miles was surveyed. Currently, the crew of the large antisubmarine ship Severomorsk continues to carry out tasks under the long-range cruise plan in…

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Admiral Grigorovich Conducted An Air Defense Exercise

April 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the frigate Admiral Grigorovich conducted an air defense exercise with the crew of a Su-24M front-line bomber of the Black Sea Fleet naval aviation. According to the plan of the exercise, the plane of a conditional enemy approached for a bomb strike on the ship. The crew of “Admiral Grigorovich” received intelligence information about the aircraft, discovered and took on an escort aerial target. The ship’s air defense calculations conditionally used the Shtil-1 anti-aircraft missile system on a conditional enemy bomber…

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Vietnam Vets Honored by Hampton Roads Naval Museum

April 2, 2019 – Service members and guests paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of Vietnam War veterans during the National Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Day commemoration at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC). The ceremony, hosted by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, was signed into law by President Donald Trump in 2017 with the Vietnam War Veteran Recognition Act, recognizing the U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. Guest speaker Rear Adm. Jesse Wilson Jr., commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, provided the opening remarks, reflecting…

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US Navy Contracts for April 3, 2019

Peraton Inc., Herndon, Virginia, is awarded a $32,345,388 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides research, development, test and evaluation services to include technology demonstrations and flight test events in support of mission, maintenance and future requirements for the development, employment and deployment of range instrumentation systems for the Pacific Range support team. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama (45 percent); Camarillo, California (15 percent); and Point Mugu, California (40 percent), and is expected to be completed in April 2024. No funds will be obligated at the time of award.…

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Project 12700 Vladimir Yemelyanov Rollout

April 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – At the Sredne-Nevsky Shipbuilding Plant (part of United Shipbuilding Corporation JSC), the newest mine protection ship of the project 12700 “Vladimir Yemelyanov”, being built for the Russian Navy, was removed from the workshop. Ships of this project have a unique, the world’s largest hull made of monolithic fiberglass. “According to the plans of the Main Command of the Russian Navy, the new generation of PMO ships in the short term are designed to significantly enhance the potential of the mine-sweeping forces of the fleets…

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Helicopter Trials for Project 20183 Akademik Alexandrov

April 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the Ka-27PS and Ka-29 helicopters took part in ensuring the testing of the Akademik Aleksandrov oceanographic research vessel (OIC) in the White Sea. They circled the ship and landed on its helipad. Landings and takeoffs from the helipad were carried out in the movement of the vessel and during the stop. In addition to the aviation of the Air Force and Air Defense of the Northern Fleet, tests of the oceanographic vessel are provided by vessels of the service of the…

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