Yokosuka Fleet Prepares for Super Typhoon Hagibis

October 10, 2019 – Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) has begun preparations for Super Typhoon Hagibis expected to hit Japan Oct. 12-13. Living up to its name, Hagibis is Tagalog for “velocity” or “swiftness,” and it took less than a day to reach super typhoon status with the Joint Typhoon Warning Center stating that the sustained winds have been up to approximately 270 mph since it began developing in the Pacific. One month ago, Sept. 9, Typhoon Faxai hit the Kanto Plain area and was to blame for three deaths,…

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Romania-U.S. Partnership Deters Russian Aggression

October 8, 2019 – The relationship between the United States and Romania has never been more important. The United States, Romania and 17 other countries recently conducted the 19th annual Sea Breeze, multinational maritime naval exercises held in Ukraine. More than 3,000 personnel, 32 warships, and 24 aircraft participated in the exercises, which were co-hosted by the U.S. and Romania. Our Sea Breeze exercises strengthen the military cooperation between Romania and the U.S. as we protect maritime security in the critical Black Sea region. During the Sea Breeze exercise, the…

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Cammell Laird Throws Weight Behind Plans for two £150m Disaster Relief Ships

October 9, 2019 – Cammell Laird is supporting plans by former international development secretary Penny Mordant for the building of two £150m disaster relief ships, paid for from the foreign aid budget. Daily Telegraph has reported this week that the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been in talks with Ms Mordaunt over plans dubbed “Britannia 2.0” for two new ships to be deployed around the world to help with relief efforts and also promoting British business. Under the plans one of the new ships would be called “Britannia” and the…

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The Navy in the 58th Edition of the Barcelona International Boat Show

October 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Navy will participate in the 58th Edition of the Barcelona International Boat Show from October 9, and until the 13th, thus maintaining its uninterrupted presence since its first edition. The Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Teodoro López Calderón will attend the Hall and inaugurate the stand of the Navy that this year focuses its theme on “The Navy of the Future.” The participation of the Navy will be completed with the presence of the frigate “Santa María” and the patrolman “Alborán”…

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FS Orion Destroys an Unexploded British MK8 Torpedo

October 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – The tripartite mine hunter (CMT) Orion , deployed at the end of September off Bastia as part of the permanent protection of access to French ports, took advantage of its presence in Corsica to countermine a historic torpedo resting in the middle of the Cap Corse and Agriate Marine Nature Park. The British torpedo, type Mk 8, contained 400 kg of explosive for a total mass of 1.5 tonnes. 6.5 m long, it rested at 30 m depth, in the middle of Corsican posidonia…

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Ex-USS Ford Sunk as Target by US & Singapore

October 2, 2019 – Live fire from ships and aircraft participating in exercise Pacific Griffin 2019 sank the decommissioned ex-USS Ford (FFG 54) Oct. 1 in waters approximately 170 nautical miles off the coast of Guam. Units from the U.S. and Republic of Singapore Navy participated in the sinking exercise (SINKEX), which provided them the opportunity to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface target at sea. “This exercise provided important opportunities for realistic at-sea training with live ordnance, conditions that cannot be duplicated otherwise,” said…

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Raytheon Completes Full GPS OCX Design & Development

October 1, 2019 – Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, has completed full software and hardware development and entered the system integration and test phase. The milestone keeps GPS OCX, the enhanced ground control segment of a U.S. Air Force-led effort to modernize America’s GPS system, on track to meet its June 2021 contractual delivery deadline. “GPS OCX is one of the largest, most complex software development programs in the Department of Defense, and we’re now in the home stretch toward full system…

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Naval Force Training Flotex

September 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – Flotex Naval Forces Training will take place in Liepaja from September 23 to 30, as part of the Military Training Cycle Namejs 2019. Military training Flotex aims to train all Naval Forces units to respond to different crisis situations in a unified command system. The training will include port and base security system exercises, practical shooting lessons, naval elements exercises as well as force protection exercises on shore and at sea. All Navy units, Minesweeper Squadron ships: A-53 “Virsaitis”, M-04 “Imanta”, M-05 “Viesturs”, M-08…

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Prime Minister Pledges to Bring Shipbuilding Back to the UK

September 12, 2019 – Thousands of jobs in the British shipping industry will be created over the next decade, the Prime Minister will announce on Thursday, as he pledges to bring shipbuilding back to the UK and strengthen the Royal Navy. During a visit to a ship in the Thames for London International Shipping Week the Prime Minister will announce which bidder’s design has been selected for new Type 31 warships. The UK Government has committed to buying at least five of these cutting edge vessels for the Royal Navy,…

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