Colombian Navy Seizes Almot 2.5 Tons of Cocaine from Venezuelan Fishingboat

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Within the framework of the Heroes de la Libertad Bicentennial Strategic Plan against transnational organized crime, the Colombian Navy interdicted a fishing vessel 280 nautical miles northeast of San Andres Island, within the Colombian territorial sea in Bajo Nuevo. The successful operation was achieved thanks to the detection of a suspected Venezuelan flag motorboat named “Doña Nelly”, manned by 15 subjects from that country, who, upon noticing the presence of the ARC ship “Caldas” tried to flee the place, being timely the vessel interdicted…

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British and Canadian sailors shared their experience in logistics and navigation training

November 27, 2019 – Scientific and methodological training according to the program of international military cooperation within operation “ORBITAL” took place in the Ukrainian Navy Command. Classes were held in two groups. The first was to study logistics, and the second was to conduct practical navigation lessons directly on the navigation bridge of the frigate Hetman Sahaidachnyi. During the practical training, the senior assistant commander of the frigate briefed on how the navigation service on the ship is organized and how to model combat situations during the training of the…

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Navantia Signs MoU With Huisman Equipment

November 28, 2019 – In the framework of the Walrus-class replacement project Navantia and Huisman Equipment agreed to together investigate the set-up of submarine construction and assembly activities in the Netherlands, based on Navantia’s S80 submarine design. Navantia is currently building four new S80 class submarines for the Spanish Navy and has state-of-the-art engineering and management tools to support the construction in other countries, such as the Netherlands. Navantia recognizes the knowhow and expertise available in the Netherlands maritime cluster and is dedicated to set up and realize successful industrial…

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Vulcain Destroys/Recovers Second World War Explosive Devices

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – From November 18 to 22, 2019, the Vulcain Cleaner Divers (BBPD) building was deployed to conduct a clearance mission in the English Channel. On November 19, 2019, taking advantage of favorable weather conditions, the Vulcain, with a team of demining divers (GPD) on board, carried out a demining operation off Dieppe. During this operation, 29 150-pound US GPT 1 World War II bombs were moved and then cleared by mine clearance divers, representing approximately 1300 kg of TNT equivalent. The BBPD Vulcain then left…

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Makkum Locates Wreck of Fishing Vessel Lummetje With Sonar

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Makkum has located the sunken Urker cutter ‘Lummetje’ with her sonar. The 2 persons on board have not yet been found. Around 5.45 am the coastguard received a notification of the ship’s emergency beacon. The ship was on the North Sea, just off the coast of Texel. The beacon is activated when it comes in contact with water. Several (rescue) ships and helicopters immediately went looking for the missing fishing vessel UK-165. The weather was bad at that time, with wind force 5-6…

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Mendez Nunez Home From Global Circumnavigation

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has traveled today to Ferrol to receive and welcome the F-104 frigate “Méndez Núñez”, after completing a circumnavigation of more than seven months and traveling about 90,000 kilometers. For this act she has been accompanied by the Secretary of State for Defense, Ángel Olivares, and by the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Teodoro Esteban López-Calderón, among other authorities. Robles has told reporters that he wanted to receive the frigate to personally congratulate all his…

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Project 22800 Odinstovo Prepares for Sea Trials

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Pella completed the construction of a small missile ship of project 22800 Odintsovo, which is part of the 2020 delivery program. This is the first ship of Project 22800, equipped with the Pantsir-M anti-aircraft missile and artillery system. RTO “Odintsovo” began to carry out preparatory measures for entering the factory sea trials (ZHI). After docking is completed, the Kanonersky Shiprepairing Shipyard CJSC will transfer the ship to Baltiysk to carry out the ZHI program. A small missile ship is designed to conduct combat operations…

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Commandant Birot Enters Black Sea

November 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – After sailing from Toulon on 14 November, the high-sea patrol officer Commandant Birot crossed the straits of the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles on Tuesday 19 November. He has entered the Black Sea for an operational deployment of about 20 days on the zone, which will bring him to work with the navies of the bordering countries, and more particularly with Georgia, Ukraine and Romania. This mission of Commandant Birot in the Black Sea illustrates the commitment of France to the freedom of navigation on…

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Secretary General Marks $1 Billion Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet

November 27, 2019 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Boeing International, Sir Michael Arthur, met at Melsbroek Airport in Brussels on Wednesday (27 November 2019) to mark a major investment in the Alliance’s fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft. NATO’s 1 billion dollar contract with Boeing will modernize the AWACS fleet, ensuring they continue to support the Alliance’s missions to 2035. “NATO AWACS have been our eyes in the sky, supporting our operations for decades, from patrolling American skies after 9/11, to our operations in Afghanistan, and…

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Terma Describes Close Collaboration with Belgian and Dutch Industry

November 27, 2019 – Terma has a strong history of bringing in Belgian and Dutch companies in our value chain. Over the years, more than 60 Belgian suppliers have joined forces with us and contributed to our global growth in all of our business areas, ranging from aeronautics, C2 systems and mission critical solutions in space. Even more significant is the collaboration between Terma and Dutch industry. 200+ suppliers contribute to our global activities. Our footprint in The Netherlands is substantial. In 2018 we included worth more than 3 MEUR…

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First Known “Narcosubmarine” Intercepted by Spain

November 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Civil Guard, the National Police and the Tax Agency have already refloated the submarine intercepted last Saturday 3,000 kilos of cocaine a few miles from the beach of Hío, in the region of Morrazo (Pontevedra). Once the countdown was finished during the past morning, a total of 152 bales have been intervened. The submersible, from which they intended to transfer the drug to another vessel, is already in the port of Aldán, in Cangas (Pontevedra) where the drug has been extracted from its…

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INAH & SEMAR Locate Shipwreck of Mexican Revolution Gunboat, Tampico

November 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – Although little is known, the Mexican Revolution was also fought at sea. The most iconic naval contests of that war occurred between March and June 1914, in Topolobampo, Sinaloa; geography in which experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), have located a key piece of what was one of the first aircraft clashes in the history of the West: the Cañonero wreck “ Tampico. ” Product of two recent field seasons, specialists of the…

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RAN Ships Conclude Fiji Visit

November 28, 2019 – The Australian Defence Force (ADF) completed its latest round of regional engagement in the Southwest Pacific with a week-long visit to Fiji. A Joint Task Group of ADF personnel, supported by HMA Ships Adelaide and Larrakia, conducted a series of activities with the Fijian military and communities in Suva, as part of the ADF’s ongoing contribution to the Australian Government’s Pacific Step-up. Commander of Joint Task Force 637, Major General Justin Ellwood said this most recent engagement with Fiji reflected the enduring and multifaceted relationship between…

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