DSCA Approves MK-48 Torpedo Conversion Kits for Netherlands

February 26, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of sixteen (16) MK-48 Mod 7 Advanced Technology (AT) torpedo conversion kits and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on yesterday. The…

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Ghenova to Design New Civil Guard Vessel

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – GHENOVA will carry out the design of the Oceanic Civil Guard vessel that will replace the veteran “Río Miño” with the Maritime Service (SEMAR). Of the five offers submitted, GHENOVA’s has been the one that has finally obtained the highest score to carry out this project. GHENOVA will develop the conceptual design of the…

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Russia Plans to Place Order for Two Project 955A (Borei-A) SSBNs in August

February 21, 2020 – Russia’s Defense Ministry is set to sign a contract with the United Shipbuilding Corporation in August for the construction of two more Project 955A (Borei-A) nuclear-powered strategic missile-carrying submarines, a source in the domestic defense industry told TASS on Friday. “A decision has been made to sign a contract at the Army 2020 forum for building…

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Fighting Force Forms for FCP

February 22, 2020 – In a demonstration of maritime combat power, four Royal Australian Navy warships formed off Australia’s East Coast to conduct a tactical transit in the opening stages of Fleet Certification Period 2020 (FCP20). The formation signaled the start of the sea phase of FCP20, which is the Royal Australian Navy’s first major training exercise for the year…

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French Navy Rafales Train With Allies

February 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – In parallel with the air operations carried out by the carrier strike group as part of its participation in the Chammal operation to combat terrorism, Marine Rafales of the on-board air group trained with regional and allied partners. Thus, the first of these training sessions took place on February 16, 2020 with Rafales from…

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JFD Australia Secures Major Contract

February 21, 2020 – JFD Australia, a proven, trusted and reliable undersea combat support systems partner of the Australian Defence Force, is pleased to advise that it will continue to supply its world-leading submarine rescue system to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for at least the next four years. As provider of this critically important sovereign capability for more than…

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US & Japan Participate in Resilient Shield 2020

February 21, 2020 – U.S. and Japan Armed Forces will be participating in Resilient Shield 2020 starting Feb. 24, at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, and other command centers throughout the region. Resilient Shield is an annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise focused on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), designed to test U.S. Naval tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)…

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USS Colorado Returns Home

February 21, 2020 – The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Colorado (SSN 788) returned from its maiden deployment to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut, Feb. 20. Under the command of Capt. Jason Geddes, Colorado returns from a deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility where it executed the chief of naval operations’ maritime…

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USS America, Green Bay arrive in Thailand for Cobra Gold

February 22, 2020 – Ships from the America Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) arrived with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for port visits to Thailand in preparation for exercise Cobra Gold 2020, Feb. 22. Cobra Gold is a Thailand and United States co-sponsored Combined Joint Task Force and joint theater security cooperation exercise annually conducted in the Kingdom of…

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