Baltic Fleet Ships Undergoing Weapons Training

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the ships of the Baltic Fleet took to the sea for scheduled combat shooting. In total, more than ten warships and support vessels were involved in combat training activities. In the Baltic Sea will be held artillery battles by single ships. Seafarers will have to perform artillery and anti-aircraft fire at sea targets and air assets of the conditional enemy in the conditions of countering aviation of a conditional enemy. When firing, the personnel of the radio engineering combat units of…

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Joint helicopter school starts training at HMAS Albatross

The Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army have joined forces with industry to train rotary wing crews at a new joint helicopter school as part of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System. The first intake of 37 future pilots, aircrew and Aviation Warfare Officers commenced the 26-week training course this week at a new dedicated facility at HMAS Albatross. Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn, said the establishment of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System within 723 Squadron represents a major step forward for next-generation military helicopter training. “The ongoing partnership…

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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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£25m specialist apprentice training facility investment

February 20, 2017 – The Company’s site, in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, is home to the UK’s submarine design and build capability and the new facility will help nurture the unique skills required to deliver one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges. BAE Systems is the prime contractor for the Astute program and the lead industrial partner in the Dreadnought program, which is a new class of submarines to replace the Vanguard class. At nearly 8,000m2, the new Central Training Facility will provide a bespoke learning environment for the almost 1,000 craft…

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