USS Sampson Returns to Everett After Deployment

USS Sampson (DDG 102) is scheduled to return to homeport at Naval Station Everett May 9, completing a seven-month deployment. Sampson departed Everett to join Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Oct. 3. The destroyer provided seaborne protection to the strike group, escorted high-value ships, and served nearby communities during port calls in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. “Seeing Sampson’s sailors grow professionally and tactically has been the most rewarding part of this deployment. Their efforts enabled Sampson to successfully complete every mission when called upon,” said…

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Leonardo’s OTO 76/62 SR Naval Gun Successfully Completes Cyber Security Assessment

Leonardo has proudly announced, at the 2018 Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference in Qatar, that the Company’s OTO 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) naval gun has successfully ended an extensive vulnerability assessment campaign, ensuring that it will be resilient to cyber-attacks in the future. The assessment was carried out as part of Leonardo’s commitment to ensuring its products and systems are protected against the threat of cyber-attacks from hostile actors. Continuous upgrades to the OTO 76/62 SR weapon system have made it increasingly dependent on technology that, while optimizing…

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Qatar Orders Two Cadet Training Ships from Anadolu Shipyard

Google Translation The Qatari Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) has ordered two Cadet Training Ships with space allocations for theoretical and practical training facilities for the cadets and the instructors. The ships will be built in Istanbul by Anadolu Shipyard who is a strategic partner of Turkish MOD for navy shipbuilding programme. Having already completed and delivered the amphibious ships of 8 LCT, 2 LST with 8 LCVPs to the Turkish Navy, the shipyard is well organized to deliver CTS ships to QENF in 36 months. These ships will be approximate…

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