USS Gerald R. Ford’s (CVN 78) Full Ship Shock Trials

June 18, 2021 – On Friday, June 18, the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully completed the first scheduled explosive event as part of Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST). The first-in-class aircraft carrier was designed using advanced computer modeling methods, testing, and analysis to ensure the ship is hardened to withstand battle conditions, and these shock trials provide data…

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Lockheed Martin-Built Next Generation GPS III Satellite Propels Itself To Orbit

June 17, 2021 – The fifth Global Positioning System III (GPS III) satellite designed and built by Lockheed Martin is now headed to its orbit 12,550 miles above earth. This marks another step in supporting the U.S. Space Force’s GPS satellite constellation modernization efforts. Launched earlier today, GPS III Space Vehicle 05 (GPS III SV05) is the latest next-generation GPS…

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Austal Australia delivers 11th Guardian-class Patrol Boat

June 18 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the eleventh Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, the RKS Teanoai II, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Government of the Republic of Kiribati at a certificate signing ceremony held at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard. The ceremony…

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Team Freedom Lays Keel For Future USS Cleveland (LCS 31)

June 16, 2021 – The laying of the keel celebrates an important milestone in the life of the future USS Cleveland (LCS 31) and marks a significant event for the construction of the nation’s 31st Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The USS Cleveland will be the fourth commissioned ship in naval service, since World War I, named after Cleveland, the second-largest…

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Carl Vinson CSG Trains in Hawaiian Waters

June 17, 2021 – U.S. Navy units assigned to Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 are operating in the Hawaiian Islands Operating Area and continue to integrate operations with the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. “Operating in Hawaii provides unique opportunities for Vinson to train jointly while positioned to respond if called,” said Vice Adm. Steve Koehler,…

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RFS Moskva and Admiral Essen Enter the Mediterranean

June 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – Currently, the flagship of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet), the guards missile cruiser Moskva and the frigate Admiral Essen, are crossing the Bosporus and Dardanelles. A detachment of ships makes a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea, where, in accordance with the previously approved plan, they will work out a…

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Evgeniy Kocheshkov Arrives in St Petersburg for MBMC-2021

June 18, 2021 (Google Translation) – The small amphibious assault ship on an air cushion (MDKVP) “Evgeny Kocheshkov” of the Baltic Fleet arrived in St. Petersburg to participate in the X International Maritime Defense Show. Currently, the ship’s crew is carrying out the necessary preparation of the material part to participate in the show. In addition to the Yevgeny Kocheshkov…

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On the 90th Anniversary of the Invergordon Mutiny, HMS Spey Commissions There

June 18, 2021 – The Royal Navy’s newest Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Spey was commissioned into the Fleet today during a ceremony alongside the Ross-shire town of Invergordon, site of the 1931 mutiny. Built on the River Clyde by BAE Systems, the ship is the fifth and final of the second- generation of River-class vessels built for the Royal Navy.…

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Germany Details Non-Combat NATO Mission the in the Aegean Sea

(Google Translation) – Since February 2016, NATO has been helping to improve the exchange of information between the Greek and Turkish coast guards and the EU border protection agency Frontex European Border and Coast Guard Agency in the Aegean Sea. This is necessary in order to optimize the action taken by the national authorities against smugglers and their networks. For…

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