USNS Carson City Concludes 2019 APS Deployment

August 21, 2019 – USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) concluded her 2019 Africa Partnership Station (APS) deployment following the ship’s return to Rota, Spain, Aug. 17. During the six-week deployment to the Gulf of Guinea, Sailors and international partners from Spain, Portugal, and Italy worked alongside five African partner nations to conduct small boat maintenance, maritime law enforcement engagements, and medical and community relations outreach in the region. Carson City completed six successful port visits: Dakar, Senegal; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Sekondi and Tema, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; and Mindelo, Cabo Verde.…

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28th Chinese naval escort taskforce visits Ghana

The 28th Chinese naval escort taskforce consisting of the guided-missile frigates Yancheng and Weifang and the comprehensive supply ship Taihu arrived at the Port of Tema of Ghana on June 4 for a four-day friendly visit. This is the first time for the Chinese naval ships to visit Ghana. The three Chinese naval ships were warmly received at the dock by a grand welcoming ceremony held by the Ghanaian side at around 9 a.m. local time. Over 300 people including the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana Wang Shiting, the Chief of…

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Terma Aircraft Survivability Equipment installed on Dutch NH90 helicopters prepared for final tests

In 2012, Terma completed a study program for Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to identify the best possible way of protecting the NH90 aircraft against IR seeking missiles. The study identified a number of solutions all centered around a Missile Warning System, the Terma Advanced Countermeasures Dispenser System, and ALQ-213 Electronic Warfare (EW) controller. Based on the recommendations from the study program, Terma was contracted in 2014 to integrate the Terma Modular Aircraft Survivability Equipment (MASE) onto the RNLAF NH90 helicopters to meet current needs and prepare them for future…

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