SG Blocks Selected to Design and Construct New Container-Based Office Facilities for the U.S. Navy

September 6, 2018 – G Blocks, Inc., a leading designer, fabricator and innovator of container-based structures, has been selected to design and construct new container-based office facilities for the U.S. Navy, representing an estimated revenue opportunity of $2.2 million in 2018. The office modules, will be prefabricated and delivered by the end of the year and the Navy will utilize the facilities at various locations in Portsmouth, Virginia both ashore and afloat. “SG Blocks has a longstanding relationship with the U.S. Navy and we are delighted to extend our design…

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Baltic Fleet Shipborne Helicopters Make Over 200 landings in 2017

In 2017, the Ka-27 helicopters of the Baltic Fleet Naval Air Force have carried out more than 200 landings on the decks of different-type carriers. More than a third of them have been made in the dark conditions. In total, Ka-27 crews have spent more than 1,500 hours in the air, exceeding the year flight plan by 10 %. In the Baltic Sea waters, the Ka-27 helicopters have participated in tests of the newest ships built for the Russian Navy. In 2018, Ka-27 ship-based helicopters are to take part in…

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Baltic Fleet Air Defense Exercise

The Baltic Fleet stationing bases – Baltiysk and Kronstadt – hosted an air defense exercise, which involved about 20 surface vessels. During the exercise, the ships worked out application of organic AD forces and means of ship formations to repel strikes of the enemy’s air attack means. When approaching the fire line, air targets were destroyed from antiaircraft artillery systems, AK-630 artillery systems and other ship-borne air defense means.

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Baltic Fleet Corvettes make first port call in Cyprus

The Baltic Fleet (BF) corvettes Boyky and Soobrazitelny, being on their long-distance missions, have made their first port call in the Cyprian port of Limassol. Within a few days, the ships will replenish their fuel, water and food supplies. Also, the seamen will be able to go ashore to have rest and get acquainted with local sites. The call to Limassol is the first one after the BF ships began their long-distance mission. During the sea passage from the Baltic to the Mediterranean Sea, seamen have covered more than 7,000…

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Black Sea Fleet Ships hold mine action exercise

The Black Sea Fleet holds a scheduled mine action exercise at the Novorossiysk Naval Base. In the course of the exercise, the small ASW ships Yeysk and Povorino laid mock mines at training areas, and the minesweepers Valentin Pikul and Vice-Admiral Zakharin, performing mine actions, conducted search and clearing up area from sea mines by deep-water contact sweeps. At the end of the combat training, the ships conducted air defense drills of the all-arms tactical ship group at sea, performed artillery live-fire exercise to engaged floating target-mine.

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Thornton Tomasetti Awarded for Innovative Technology That Greatly Advances Testing of Navy Ship Survivability

Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, today announced that the Institute of Physics, a worldwide scientific society working to advance physics for the benefit of all, has awarded the firm the prestigious Business Innovation Award for 2017. The award, presented at the Palace of Westminster in London last evening, recognizes Thornton Tomasetti Defence Ltd.’s cutting-edge airgun testing that replaces explosives testing of military vessels. Navies typically conduct powerful explosive shock tests on each new or retrofitted class of ship or submarine to be introduced into service. These survivability tests can…

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U.S. and Korea navies to conduct joint maritime counter special operations exercise

Vessels from the United States Navy and the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy are scheduled to participate in the Maritime Counter Special Operations exercise (MCSOFEX) Oct. 17-20, in the waters east or west of the Korean Peninsula to promote communications, interoperability, and partnership in the 7th Fleet area of operations. The exercise will provide a visible and coordinated engagement for the U.S. – ROK alliance. It will also conduct combined joint operations and exercises with ROK Navy, U.S. Seventh Fleet, ROK Air Force, U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ 7th Air Force and U.S. Eighth…

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Admiral Rob Kramer Takes Over as BENELUX Navy Commander

Google Translation Deputy Admiral Rob Kramer has been Commandant Zeestrijdkrachten and Admiral Benelux September 23. He follows Lieutenant General Marines Rob Verkerk. To his surprise, that was royally distinguished as Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau with the Swords. New marine commissioner Rob Kramer performed during his career mainly operational functions aboard frigates and mining services. Kramer: “My 3 spearheads are human, human and … human.” In his eyes, it requires three things: better balance in activities, more perspective through an individual approach to staff and more maneuvering space by…

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Naval cadets practise seamanship on training ship Qi Jiguang

More than 300 midshipmen on the training ship Qi Jiguang attached to the Dalian Naval Academy of the Chinese PLA Navy started their on-the-site practice of far-sea navigation skills in an area of the South China Sea on Sept 20. On the flight deck of the training ship, some midshipmen were seen learning how to use the sextant, one training item of celestial navigation. Li Hui, an instructor from the Dalian Naval Academy told PLA Daily that celestial navigation involves determining the position of vessels by observing celestial bodies, measuring…

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Stoiky Repelled Simulated Torpedo Attack During Baltic Sea Exercise

Stoiky corvette of the Baltic Fleet (BF) carried out a number of combat training tasks using the ship’s armaments at sea. In particular, the corvette carried out artillery fire at various targets, and also defended herself in the duelling confrontation with the simulated enemy’s ship by means of anti-torpedoes. During the exercise, a small ASW ship (SASWS) Kabardino-Balkaria of the Baltic Naval Base symbolically attacked the corvette with a torpedo salvo. In turn, the Stoiky with the help of hydro-acoustic means identified the threat, performed anti-torpedo manoeuvre and launched two…

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ST Marine celebrates the launch of the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel – Justice

March 18, 2017 – Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), successfully launched the fourth Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV), Justice, designed and built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The ceremony was officiated by Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Senior Minister of State (Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Mdm Sadiah Shahal, spouse of Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, took on the role as the lady sponsor in accordance with naval traditions to name and launch the vessel…

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