MQ-4C Triton UAS Provides Fleet with “Expeditionary” Capability

April 20, 2021 – The Triton program team coordinated a C-17 airlift to move the unmanned air system’s expeditionary Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Pax River to an air base in Japan April 13 in an effort to increase Triton’s operational flexibility in the future. The fleet requested this expeditionary capability to provide the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Fleet (MPRF)…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains with Australian Ships

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From April 16 to 19, the vessels of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission sailed together alongside the frigate Anzac and the supply vessel Sirius of the Australian Navy. During this coordinated navigation, the four vessels patrolled jointly. After entering the South China Sea, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC mission, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter…

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FS l’Aigle & HMS Brocklesby Conduct EVOLEX

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 11, 2021, after more than 2 months of deployment in the Arab-Persian Gulf, the crew of the tripartite mine hunter (CMT) l’Aigle conducted a Tactical Evolutions Exercise (EVOLEX) with the British mine hunter HMS Brocklesby. This EVOLEX, starting shortly after leaving the port of Manama in Bahrain, led the two vessels to…

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Future HMS Anson Launched at Barrow-in-Furness

April 20, 2021 – Anson, the fifth of seven Astute class attack submarines being built for the Royal Navy, has been launched at our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The 7,400-tonne nuclear-powered submarine, officially named at a ceremony in December, emerged from the Devonshire Dock Hall and entered the water for the first time earlier today. The launch was a special…

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Rolls-Royce 6-cylinder mtu Series 8000 for Taiwan Coast Guard

April 21, 2021 – Rolls-Royce has delivered the first 16-cylinder engines of the successful mtu Series 8000. The Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation will install the first two 16V 8000 M71L engines in new patrol vessels for the Taiwanese Coast Guard. The two engines deliver 7,280 kilowatts of power each and will accelerate the 1000-ton class vessels to up to 24…

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Commissioning Date for USS Mobile (LCS 26) Announced

Apologies for poor quality of this US Navy photo. April 21, 2021 – The future USS Mobile (LCS 26), the U.S. Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), will be commissioned May 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (CT) in Mobile, Alabama. Due to ongoing public health and safety concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony will take…

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Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon Offloads Cocaine in San Juan

April 21, 2021 – The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Dixon crew offloaded nearly $20 million in seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Tuesday, following the interdiction of a suspected drug smuggling vessel, approximately 45 nautical miles north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. A Customs and Border Protection Caribbean Air and Marine Branch maritime patrol aircraft crew detected a vessel,…

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Ultra Receives $28.6M Contract for U.S. Navy ATCS Development

April 21, 2021 – Ultra is pleased to announce that the U.S. Navy, as part of the ten-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) ATCS contract awarded in July 2020, has issued a task order award of $28.6M to Ultra to fully fund the completion of the development phase of ATCS. Ultra is delivering a full duplex communications solution to support secure ship-to-shore and…

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