Regional Ties Strengthened As Exercise Kakadu Wraps Up In the Top End

September 13, 2018 – Exercise KAKADU 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, drew to a close in Darwin today, after a fortnight of activities aimed at enhancing regional maritime security. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said KAKADU was a military highpoint for Australia as well as a significant diplomatic achievement, with this year’s exercise involving 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine and 3000 personnel from 27 visiting nations. “The size and success of KAKADU is evidence of Australia’s growing reputation as a trusted and capable…

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Corvette “Barroso” participates in missions in Africa

August 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – On August 17, the Brazilian Task Force (WG), composed of the “Barroso” Corvette, a UH-12 “Esquilo” helicopter and a Combat Divers Detachment, began transit to the African continent where it will carry out operations ATLASUR XI, IBSAMAR VI and will visit the Port of Maputo (Mozambique). The GT will be commanded by the Commander of the 2nd Escort Squadron, Sea Captain and War Sérgio Blanco Ozório. ATLASUR is an operation carried out every two years by the Argentine, South African, Brazilian and Uruguayan navies,…

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Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2018. This year’s RIMPAC iteration marked the 26th in the series that began in 1971 and is now held every two years. Hosted by U.S. Pacific Fleet, RIMPAC 2018 was led by U.S. Vice Adm. John D. Alexander,…

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Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of the Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy visiting India from 16 to 19 July 2018

Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, Chief of the Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy is visiting India from 16 to 19 July 2018 along with a four member Nigerian Navy delegation. The visit aims to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Nigeria, as also to explore new avenues for naval cooperation. During his visit, the Chief of the Naval Staff of the Nigerian Navy will hold bilateral discussions with Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of the Naval Staff and other senior officials of the Indian Navy. The Nigerian Navy Chief is also…

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US Navy Kicks Off 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John D. Alexander announced June 29th the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are taking part in a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to…

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NOAA teams up with India to strengthen ocean observations

In a remote region of the Indian Ocean lies the source of a mysterious weather pattern with tentacles that stretch across the tropics, influencing everything from monsoons in India to heat waves and flooding in the United States. Scientists and crew tend to an observing buoy in the Indian Ocean. This buoy is one of 46 observing instruments in the RAMA array. Not as well known as El Nino, this phenomenon is called the Madden-Julian Oscillation, named for Rolland Madden and Paul Julian, two scientists who discovered it in the…

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US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the…

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UK and India commit to closer military ties

Both nations benefit from vibrant digital economies and will design, create and manufacture technologies that will help protect citizens and businesses against malicious cyber attacks. The agreement will enable collaboration on internet governance, promoting international cyber stability, tackling online crime and developing cyber security sectors. Minister for Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, said, “Defence and security are at the center of our friendship with India. By working together to combat terrorism, tackle cyber threats, and build regional security, we are keeping both our countries safe.” Discussions have also been held on…

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Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited agree to manufacture MTU engines in India

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a premier defence shipbuilding yard in India under the Ministry of Defence, have agreed to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU Series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, which was signed today at India’s leading defense trade show Defexpo, the companies will assemble the 16-cylinder and 20-cylinder MTU Series 8000 engines at GSL’s new facility in Goa. The MTU brand is a worldwide leader in large diesel and gas engines and complete propulsion systems and part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. The…

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Meet Terma at DEFEXPO in Chennai 11-14 April 2018

DEFEXPO is India’s Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, which this year takes place at Tiruvidanthal, Kancheepuram district, Chennai. Terma can be visited at  @ TATA Booth: Hall No 4, Stall No 4.2.4 & 4.2. 5 @ Elektroniklab Booth: Hall No 6, Stall No 6.A.13 Terma will be showcasing SCANTER 6002 as the selected Surface Surveillance Radar for Indian Navy at Tata booth. In addition, we will also be presenting our SCANTER series’ capabilities at Elektroniklab booth.

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Saab at Defexpo India 2018

Saab will attend India’s Defexpo Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, at Tiruvidanthal, Kancheepuram district, Chennai, from 11-14 April 2018. Saab will be present with a wide portfolio of products and systems from the air, land and sea domains. Please visit us in Hall 3, Stand 2.1A. As part of Saab’s continuing commitment to team up with India for its defence and security needs, and the development of a world-class Indian defence industry, Saab is proud to be a part of Defexpo 2018. Saab has always been a…

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Modern Warfare Equipment

Modernization of Indian Navy is an ongoing process, which is undertaken in accordance with the Maritime Capability Perspective Plan and Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan. To ensure that Indian Navy units are ready to meet any emergent operational requirement, reviews are undertaken regularly to equip our forces with the latest weapons, sensors and equipments. The Defence Shipyards have undertaken comprehensive modernization program based on the requirement of the ongoing and future projects. The modernization program is intended not only to upgrade the existing infrastructure but also to expand their capacities…

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Strategic Partnership Model in Defence Acquisition

The policy on Strategic Partnerships in Defence sector was approved by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in May, 2017.  It was promulgated on 31.05.2017 as Chapter-VII of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) – 2016 titled as ‘Revitalising Defence Industrial Ecosystem through Strategic Partnerships’.  The policy was placed before the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).  The CCS considered the Note on the Policy in its meeting held on 24.05.2017 and noted the contents thereof.  The chapter was uploaded on Ministry of Defence website:  https://www.mod.nic.in. The policy is intended to institutionalise a transparent, objective and…

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Platform publishes list of ships dismantled worldwide in 2017

According to new data released today by the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, 835 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2017. 543 were broken down – by hand – on the tidal beaches of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan: amounting to 80,3% of all tonnage dismantled globally. “The figures of 2017 are a sad testimony of the shipping industry’s unwillingness to act responsibly. The reality is that yards with infrastructure fit for the heavy and hazardous industry that ship recycling is, and that can ensure safe working conditions…

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RFS Admiral Vladimirsky Port Call at Mumbai

The research vessel Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, has called at the port of Mumbai, India, during its survey cruise. The ships will replenish fuel, water and food supplies at the calling port of Mumbai, and crew will visit the port and take a rest after long sailing. At the first stage of the cruise, the vessel has surveyed more than 11,000 lane kilometre deep and covered more than 15,000 nautical miles.

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