iXblue Navigation Systems for New French Replenishment Ships

September 15, 2020 – iXblue was selected by Naval Group to provide navigation systems to the four future tankers for the French Navy. Phins navigation systems and Netans navigation data distribution & computation systems will thus equip the future logistics support vessels, as part of the “Logistics Fleet” program (Flotte Logistique (FLOTLOG)) led by the European Organization for Joint Armament…

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SAIC Wins $78 Million U.S. Navy Mobility Platform Integration Contract

September 15, 2020 – The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. a single-award, cost-plus fixed fee task order worth approximately $78 million to provide support services for mobility platform integration for the Expeditionary Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, Indiana. Under the task order, SAIC will assist NSWC Crane in overcoming challenges associated with engineering…

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L’Astrolabe Patrols Mozambique Channel

September 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing on August 4, 2020 from Port-des-Galets in Reunion, the polar patrol boat L’Astrolabe has returned to Reunion since August 28. During the month of August, he carried out a surveillance mission in the southern zone of the Indian Ocean centered on patrolling the Malagasy and French economic zone. Reinforced by 10 sailors constituting…

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Thales and Flinders University sign MOU for RAN AUV Program

September 14, 2020 – Thales Australia and Flinders University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a study into the development of an automation system for the launch and recovery process of the General Dynamics Mission Systems Bluefin 9, procured by the Royal Australian Navy under its Deployable Mine Counter Measures project. Current launch and recovery processes for AUVs…

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Strengthening partnerships in the Pacific

September 14, 2020 – HMA Ships Stuart and Arunta sailed in company with ships from Japan, South Korea and the United States in the Pacific Ocean this week. Commanding Officer HMAS Arunta Commander Troy Duggan said he welcomed this opportunity to continue close and effective cooperation with key partners in the region. “RAN remains committed to strengthening longstanding security partnerships…

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Pacific Fleet Commander Inspects Modernized Project 1155 Marshal Shaposhnikov

September 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – Commander of the Pacific Fleet, Admiral Sergey Avakyants, visited Dalzavod Ship Repair Center JSC, where he got acquainted with the current state of affairs in the course of repairs with the modernization of the frigate Marshal Shaposhnikov, as well as the ship’s factory tests. Admiral Sergei Avakyants, accompanied by Deputy Fleet Commander for Armaments…

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Virginia-Class Submarine Montana (SSN 794) Christened during Virtual Ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding

September 12, 2020 – In its first ceremony celebrating the U.S. Navy’s newest fast-attack submarine in front of a virtual audience, Huntington Ingalls Industries christened pre-commissioning unit Montana (SSN 794) today at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. Due to COVID-19 restrictions on the size of public gatherings, the christening ceremony was hosted virtually at Newport News’ Module Outfitting Facility.…

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Greece Announces New Equipment Plans

September 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Minister of National Defence Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, and the Deputy Minister of National Defence Alkiviadis Stefanis, participated on Wednesday September 9th 2020 in the meeting of the Standing Committee on Armament Programs and Contracts that was held at the Senate Room of the Hellenic Parliament. The Chief HNDGS General Konstantinos Floros, the Chief HAGS…

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Ambitious Cold War Museum Plan Unveiled for Plymouth

September 11, 2020 – An ambitious ten-year plan has been launched to create a Cold War naval museum in Plymouth with the hunter-killer submarine HMS Courageous at its heart. The Cold War Maritime Heritage Museum aims to give voice not just to the Silent Service, but also the surface fleet, RAF Maritime Patrol Aircraft and other units and formations who…

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