South Korean Navy Retires Last Alouette-III Helicopters

December 16, 2019 (Google Translation) – Wrapping up 43 years of service, the last batch of the South Korean Navy’s first anti-submarine Alouette-III helicopters were retired today, officials said. The three choppers made a farewell flight during a ceremony held at the southwestern port city of Mokpo to mark their retirement, according to the Navy. South Korea first received Alouette-III…

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Merlin Carrier Shield Stronger After WESTLANT Deployment

December 18, 2019 – The Navy’s premier submarine hunters are much better prepared to defend Britain’s future flagships after a three-month workout in the USA. Merlin helicopters of 814 and 820 Naval Air Squadrons – based at RNAS Culdrose – joined new carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and frigate HMS Northumberland to form an invisible, impenetrable ring of steel around the…

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HMS Richmond to be ASW Escort for HMS Queen Elizabeth

December 9, 2019 – Gearing up for an imminent return to sea are the crew of HMS Richmond, emerging from refit as the nation’s most advanced frigate. Long-based in Portsmouth, the ship has switched homes for Plymouth – where all the dedicated submarine-hunting Type 23s are being concentrated. While in the hands of the engineers at Babcock, Richmond has undergone…

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Baltic Fleet Ships Complete ASW Training

October 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the naval ranges of the Baltic Fleet, a naval anti-submarine strike group, in cooperation with the Ka-27PL anti-submarine helicopter, conducted a joint anti-submarine exercise. As part of the tactical exercises of the anti-submarine forces of the Baltic Fleet in the ranges located in the Baltic Sea, the crews of the Stoykiy corvette and…

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RFS Korolev Practices Laying ASW Minefield

September 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The large landing ship (BDK) “Korolev” of the Baltic Fleet, in the framework of the Baltic Fleet’s combat readiness check, completed the tasks of mine-setting in sea ranges in the Baltic Sea. The crew of the landing ship staged a defensive anti-submarine minefield in a given area, putting a total of about 20 training…

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NATO Nations Hone ASW Skills in Cutlass Fury

September 24, 2019 – NATO nations in the Royal Canadian Navy-led exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 recently executed advanced training in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) in the waters off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) is particpating, along with ships, submarines, aircraft and helicopters from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Denmark. “Cutlass Fury has been designed…

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ROK Navy Awards eMARINE Global Renewal of Maintenance Contract for ASW Team Trainer

August 28, 2019 – eMARINE Global Inc., a leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) for the maritime industry, signed a contract with the Republic of Korea Navy for the maintenance of its Anti-Submarine Warfare Team Trainer (ASWTT) at the Jin-Hae Naval Base. The contract is valued at an estimated 920 million won (US$0.76 million). eMARINE has maintained the…

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Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 2019 Concludes

July 16, 2019 – Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) composed by the U.S. flagship, the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely, British frigate HMS Westminster, and Turkish frigate TCG Gokova concluded their participation in the annual Norwegian-led anti-submarine exercise Dynamic Mongoose (DYMON) 2019 on July 12, 2019. Under the command of Rear Admiral Edward Cashman (USA N) NATO units completed an…

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Wave Knight Keeps Warships in Submarine Hunt

July 12, 2019 – Tanker RFA Wave Knight has been keeping frigates and destroyers in the hunt during NATO’s second major anti-submarine exercise of the year. The two-week hunt in the Arctic – Exercise Dynamic Mongoose – sees a NATO task group, plus additional British and Norwegian ships and helicopters, searching for diesel and nuclear submarines off the coast of…

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Qintetiq to Provide Royal Navy With SAAB ASW Trainer

June 5, 2019 – QinetiQ has confirmed it has secured a new contract to provide the Royal Navy with advanced anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training services using the latest target simulation technology from Saab. The new contract will extend QinetiQ’s long-term partnership role at the MOD’s British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) at the Kyle of Lochalsh into the training…

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ASW Training in Peter the Great Bay

June 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, in the waters of the Peter the Great Bay, five anti-submarine ships of the Pacific Fleet have worked out the tasks of finding, tracking and destroying a submarine of a conditional enemy. The large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Panteleev” and two ship search and strike groups (KPUG) as part of small anti-submarine ships (MPK)…

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India & France ASW Exercise Varuna 19.2

May 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 22 to 25 May 2019, the Varuna 19.2 anti-submarine warfare exercise brought together a Navy attack submarine (SNA) of the French Navy currently deployed in the Indian Ocean and an Indian Navy submarine. . Organized under the operational control of ALINDIEN, this exercise was an opportunity to strengthen our capabilities for joint action…

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Royal Navy Acquires Saab’s ASW Training Systema

May 14, 2019 – Saab has received an order to provide the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy with the AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system. Delivery is expected to take place in 2019. Saab has received this order in collaboration with the UK-based company QinetiQ. The order comprises of Saab’s AUV62-AT autonomous underwater vehicle system. This system is a cost-efficient training…

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Russia Begins Serial Production of ASW Missile

May 13, 2019 (TASS) – The Research and Production Enterprise ‘Region’ (part of Tactical Missiles Corporation) has launched a new APR-3M air-launched anti-submarine warfare missile into serial production, Enterprise CEO Igor Krylov told TASS on Monday. “All the trials of the APR-3M missile have been completed, the process of its serial production has been organized and its deliveries to the…

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India Orders 16 Shallow Water ASW Craft

April 30, 2019 – Contracts for Sixteen Anti Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) ships have been signed for construction of eight ships each from M/s CSL, Kochi and GRSE, Kolkata respectively. delivery of ships is scheduled to commence from October 22, with two ships per year subsequently, by each shipyard. In view of India’s vast coastline of 7516.6…

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