Results of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Trials Discussed

October 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the Admiralty, at a workshop led by the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the results of state tests of the first diesel-electric submarine Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (project 636.3), built at Admiralty Shipyards, were reviewed. The sea stage of the state tests of the submarine was completed on October 10 in the Baltic Sea. The submarine confirmed all the declared tactical and technical characteristics by completing the test program, including the planned dives. The submarine is currently undergoing an audit, followed by a…

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Yaroslav Mudryy Replenishes in the Mediterranean

October 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Yaroslav Mudryy Baltic Fleet’s patrol ship, currently performing long-range missions, has replenished supplies from support vessels in the designated area of ​​the Mediterranean Sea. The functions of providing the hike are performed by the vessels supporting the auxiliary fleet of the Baltic Fleet: – tanker Yelnya and sea tug Victor Konetskiy. After replenishment of reserves to established standards, the sailors of the Baltic Fleet will continue to carry out combat training missions in the Mediterranean. On the warship and ships of the detachment…

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Canarias and Nivose PASSEX in the Indian Ocean

October 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, October 3, 2019, the Nivôse surveillance frigate , currently deployed in the Indian Ocean, conducted joint exercises (PASSEX) with the Spanish frigate Canarias ( Santa Maria class ). Engaged in Task Force (TF) 465 ( Atalanta mission ) and TF 150 , the two navies seized this simultaneous presence in the Indian Ocean to organize opportunity interactions. During this meeting at sea, the Panther du Nivôse went to land on the Canarias platform , the opportunity for the commanders to meet, share…

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Navy Collaborates with Industry to Double Dock Destroyers

October 11, 2019 – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) supported the double docking of USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) in BAE Systems – Ship Repair’s dry dock, the Pride of California, on Oct. 8. “The double docking effort by Industry and the Navy team is a great example of increasing agility with resources available,” said James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition. “The concept of double docking Stethem and Decatur can pay long-term dividends to our maintenance planning, strategies and execution…

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U.S., Philippines, Japan kick off Maritime Training Activity Sama Sama

October 13, 2019 – The U.S. Navy, Philippine Navy, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) began Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Sama Sama with an opening ceremony in Puerto Princesa, Oct. 14. This is the third iteration of MTA Sama Sama, a maritime exercise designed to promote regional security cooperation, maintain and strengthen maritime partnerships, and enhance maritime interoperability. This is the first year the JMSDF will participate, alongside U.S. and Philippine naval counterparts. U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Joey Tynch, commander of Logistics Group Western Pacific, who oversees security cooperation for…

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Auvergne Exercises With Lebanese Armed Forces

October 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – In mid-September, the frigate Auvergne was in operational release in Beirut. On this occasion, she carried out numerous cooperation activities, alongside and at sea, with the Lebanese Armed Forces. During this stop in Lebanon, the crew of the Auvergne has conducted multiple activities of cooperation to dock to develop mutual knowledge and the ability to work with the Lebanese Armed Forces. The stopover was thus punctuated by a training of the protection brigade, a deep diving exercise, as well as a visit of the…

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Surviving Relatives of Looted War Graves Meet With Defense Minister

October 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The relatives of the sailors who died in the Java Sea and near Malaysia were informed about the 2 research expeditions into the missing shipwrecks. This happened during a modest meeting of the Ministries of Defense, Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs. Underwater archaeologist Martijn Manders took the relatives in his presentation to the wreck locations and showed what was left of the wrecks. The research in the Java Sea showed that the wrecks of Hr. Ms de Ruyter and Hr. Ms Java…

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New Zealand Deploys P-3 in Support of UN Sanctions

October 15, 2019 – Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark have announced the New Zealand Government’s decision to again deploy a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea. New Zealand previously deployed a P-3 in support of UNSC sanctions resolutions in September and October 2018. “New Zealand strongly supports international efforts to maintain peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. Continuing to work towards the…

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FS Somme Patrolling Gulf of Guinea

October 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – Deployed under the 149 th mandate of the Corymbe mission, the Somme is ready for its mission which will start with a patrol in Senegalese waters. Party of Brest at the end of September, the command and supply building sails towards the warmer waters of the Gulf of Guinea. The passage in Portuguese waters has allowed to recover a team of Portuguese marines who, with their French counterparts, will reinforce the protection of the building and contribute to the formation of the shores of…

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Vasily Bykov Attending 192nd Anniversary of the Battle of Navarino Ceremony

October 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) “Vasily Bykov” passes the Black Sea straits of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles and is sent on an official visit to the Greek port of Pylos. During the visit, the crew of the Russian ship will take part in events dedicated to the 192nd anniversary of the Navarino naval battle, during which the ceremony of the removal of the flags of Greece, Russia, Great Britain and France to the Three Admirals…

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SECNAV Names Future Destroyer in Honor of US Navy Medal of Honor Recipient

October 16, 2019 – Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, DDG 134, in honor of U.S. Navy Hospitalman John E. Kilmer, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Korean War. “Hospitalman Kilmer was a hero whose efforts during the Korean War continue to inspire,” Spencer said. “His dedication to his teammates represents everything good about our integrated Naval force.” A medical field technician with the Fleet Marine Force, Kilmer was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor June…

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Navy to Christen Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5)

October 17, 2019 – The Navy will christen the Expeditionary Sea Base USNS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, Oct. 19, at General Dynamics NASSCO, San Diego. The ship is named in honor of Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Lance Cpl. Miguel Keith, and is the first ship to bear the name. Retired Gen. Walter E. Boomer, USMC, 24th assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. In a time-honored Navy tradition, Keith’s mother, Mrs. Eliadora Delores…

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Naval Group Pacific and Flinders University Announce Partnership

October 10, 2019 – New applications of advanced technologies in the shipyard will be the focus of a major partnership between Naval Group and Flinders University in Adelaide. In support of Naval Group’s Digital Shipyard vision, Flinders will conduct a range of research trials including applications of mobile machining robots and exoskeleton technologies, providing assistive manufacturing capabilities in shipbuilding for improved quality, safety and productivity. Francois Romanet, CEO of Naval Group Pacific and Professor Colin Stirling, Vice-Chancellor of Flinders University welcomed the partnership saying that this ground-breaking ‘Industry 4.0’ research…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 15, 2019

Marisco Ltd. Kapolei, Hawaii, was awarded a $9,900,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the repair of the Buoyancy Assist Module. Work will be performed in the state of Hawaii and is expected to be completed by June 2020. Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance (Navy) funding in the amount of $9,900,000 will be obligated at the time of award and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with one offer received via Federal Business Opportunities, and as a 100% small business set-aside for the repair…

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