JMSDF Shadows Type 054A Xuzhou

December 13, 2018 (Google Translation) – On the trends of Chinese naval vessels On December 11 (Tuesday) at 3 pm, belong to the Maritime Self-Defense Force 5th Aviation Group “P-3C” (Na Kaoru), but the Chinese Navy Jankai Class Xuzhou (530) heading southward in the waters of about 70 km west of Kumejima (Okinawa Prefecture) After that, the ship navigated south east of the sea area between Okinawa main island and Miyakojima, towards the Pacific Ocean I confirmed sailing. Integration Board of Auditors Division Presentation materials

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Operation Atalanta: On patrol over dangerous waters

December 12, 2018 (Google Translation) – The area of ​​operation of the anti-piracy operation Atalanta is larger than Europe. Only by airplane can this huge area in the Indian Ocean be effectively monitored. Our author went on board a German seafaring explorer of the type Orion. At half past five in the morning the thermometer is already 30 degrees – and rising. Heat and humidity in Djibouti are a challenge for Europeans. The technicians of the naval aviation squadron 3 from Nordholz are currently making their way to the airfield…

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US Navy Contract Announcements May 2, 2018

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Military Aircraft Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded an $11,376,695 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N0001918F2334) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026). This order provides for the procurement of four aerial refueling retrofit kits and related support equipment in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. Work will be performed St. Augustine, Florida (34.7 percent); Ronkonkoma, New York (28.86 percent); Melbourne, Florida (5.50 percent); Dorset, England (3.11 percent); Irvine, California (2.99 percent); Columbia, Maryland (1.93 percent); North Hollywood, California (1.48 percent); East Aurora, New York (1.19…

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Suspicion of illegal transshipment of offshore goods by North Korean vessels

Google Translation The P-3C (Kanoya) belonging to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force 1st Aeronautics Unit in the early February 13th this year, the North Korean flagged tanker “Rye Song Gang No. 1” and the Belize flag shipping tanker “Wan Heng No. 11” , I confirmed that I am sticking at the offshore sea of ​​the East China Sea (offshore of 250 km east of Shanghai). 2. As a result of comprehensive judgment by the government, we came to realize that it is strongly suspected that both vessels were conducting a lawsuit…

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On the trends of submarine submarines and Chinese naval vessels (1st report)

Google Translation On Wednesday, January 10 (Wednesday afternoon), the Maritime Self-Defense Force Episode 6 escort ship “Oonami” (Yokosuka) and the fifth flight group affiliation “P-3C” (Naha) are connecting waters in the east-northeast of Miyakojima (Okinawa Prefecture) I confirmed a submarine to go north west. After that, the submarine continued northwestward, and went out of the connected waters of the northern northeast of Miyakojima in the morning of January 11 (Thursday), into the East China Sea. Furthermore, the submarine confirmed that it entered Japan’s connected watershed in the morning of January…

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $158.5M Upgrade Contract for Germany P-3C Orions

Lockheed Martin received a $158.5 million contract for the second phase of the German Navy P-3C Mission System Refresh program. The program will upgrade the mission system processing suites on the fleet of eight P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to support operations through 2035. The Mission System Refresh is part of an overall fleet upgrade that includes structural mid-life upgrades as well as an upgrade to the Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) cockpit capability. The Germany P-3C Orion Mission System Refresh Program will include the design, development, manufacture, integration, installation and…

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