RH Marine allows future naval officers to train more realistically and extensively

October 31, 2019 – Future naval officers being trained at the Dutch Royal Institute for the Navy (KIM) in Den Helder can from now on train their navigation skills more realistically and extensively. In addition to the KIM, the Navy Sailing School also makes use of the navigation simulators. The new Rhodium WECDIS trainer provided by RH Marine makes it…

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Blue Canyon Technologies Joins Forces with the Naval Research Laboratory and the UK Ministry of Defence for Space Weather Demonstration Mission

October 31, 2019 – Small satellite manufacturer and mission services provider Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) today announced that it has been selected by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to support a combined initiative between the US Department of the Navy and the UK Ministry of Defence for a demonstration mission called CIRCE. CIRCE, which stands for Coordinated Ionospheric Reconstruction CubeSat…

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USS The Sullivans CNO Availability Completed On Time

October 30, 2019 – USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) successfully completed sea trials and her Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) availability Oct. 24, one day ahead of schedule, despite the project losing two weeks in September due to Hurricane Dorian. “Planning and teamwork were instrumental,” said Capt. John Lobuono, Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC) commanding officer. “All the stakeholders, including…

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First Poseidon aircraft delivered to the RAF

October 31, 2019 – The MOD is investing £3 billion in nine state-of-the-art jets which will enhance the UK’s tracking of hostile maritime targets, protect the British continuous at-sea nuclear deterrent and play a central role in NATO missions across the North Atlantic. Following an unveiling ceremony in Seattle, the aircraft was flown to Naval Air Station Jacksonville in Florida…

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Indian Navy Preparedness for Cyclone Maha

October 31, 2019 – The Deep Depression over the Maldives-Comorin areas has intensified into Cyclonic Storm Maha. Naval Officer-in-Charge (NOIC) Lakshadweep & Minicoy (L&M) and INS Dweeprakshak at Kavaratti are taking all precautions in co-ordination with Union Territory Lakshadweep (UTL) Administration to ensure safety of men and material. The Cabinet Secretary (CS) Shri. Rajiv Gauba reviewed the preparedness of UTL…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 30, 2019

BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland, is awarded a $69,247,177 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for up to 931,200 man hours of installation and certification technical support to the Combat Integration and Identification Systems Division, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field and Patuxent River in support of the Navy and the governments of Japan, South…

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Stratton conducts fisheries patrol en route Guam from Philippines

On the heels of their operations combatting United Nations sanctions violations in support of the U.S. Navy’s Seventh Fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Stratton (WMSL 752) arrived in Guam, Monday, furthering the United States’ commitment to regional security and partnerships. This arrival comes after seven successful high seas fisheries boardings under the authority of the Western and Central Pacific…

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USS Momsen Returns to Everett

October 29, 2019 – USS Momsen (DDG 92) returned to her homeport of Everett, Washington, Oct. 28, following an independent deployment with a detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 to the U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet areas of operation. “The consummate professionals of Momsen repeatedly demonstrated our toughness and ingenuity as we were able to ‘Rise Above’ the…

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Orekhovo-Zuevo Conducts Missile Trials in Black Sea

October 29, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet), the crew of the Orekhovo-Zuevo small missile ship (RTO) and the combat calculations of the Bal coastal anti-ship missile complex (BPCRK) conducted exercises with the implementation of electronic launches for naval targets. The event was held in accordance with the plan of combat training and daily…

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Argentine Navy Graduates Latest Commando Class

October 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Last Thursday at the School of Airborne Troops and Special Operations of the Argentine Army, the ceremony for the exit of Commands of the Navy and the Army was carried out, which carried out the Joint Basic Course of Command Formation for six months. During the ceremony, chaired by the Chief of the General…

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COMSUBPAC AND UH Use Drone to Deliver Supplies to Submarine

October 28, 2019 – Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) in partnership with the University of Hawaii, tested their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities by delivering supplies onto a submarine off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, Oct. 10. The UAV took a five-pound payload consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies, and food to the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii…

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Karachi Shipyard to Build Third Damen ASD Tug 2009 for Pakistani Navy

October 23, 2019 – Damen Shipyards Group on 22nd October signed a contract with Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works (KS&EW) for the materials package of a third ASD Tug 2009 under the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC). The order follows a contract of two ASD Tugs 2009 signed in July 2019. KS&EW are constructing all three vessels with Damen’s support. The…

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Marine Corps F-35Bs and USS America Train Together

October 24, 2019 – Approximately one dozen, fully-operational F-35B Lightning IIs embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) Oct. 8 during routine training in the eastern Pacific. The F-35Bs are assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 122, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force. Lt. Col. John Dirk, commanding officer, VMFA 122, highlighted the importance…

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