Indonesian Navy Delivers HADR Supplies to Mamuju

February 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) again distributed community assistance to victims of the Mamuju earthquake, West Sulawesi (Sulbar). Aid was transported using the KRI Banda Aceh-593 and docked at the Rangas Pier at the Indonesian Navy (Lanal) Mamuju Base, West Sulawesi, Sunday (31/1). The arrival of KRI Banda Aceh-593 was greeted by Commander Lanal…

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ALMACO Subcontracted for FLOTLOG Program

January 28, 2021 – In September 2020, Chantiers de L’Atlantique awarded ALMACO the contract to deliver cold stores, galleys, and laundry areas for the FLOTLOG fleet supply vessels of the “Jacques Chevallier” class as a visual turnkey project including supply and installation. The FLOTLOG project, managed by OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) on behalf of the French Armament General…

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Joint Statement on Carrier Strike Group 2021 Joint Declaration Signing

January 19, 2021 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and US Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller have co-signed the UK-US Joint Declaration for the Carrier Strike Group 2021 deployment. The Joint Declaration supports UK Carrier Strike Group, led by the UK’s aircraft carrier, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, on its inaugural deployment this year. The Carrier Strike Group will be complemented…

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Dynamic (AFDL 6) Completes CMAV, Ready for January Docking

December 16, 2020 – Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) floating dry-dock, Dynamic (AFDL 6), completed its first Continuous Maintenance Availability (CMAV) in two years, at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on Dec. 18. The successful CMAV paves the way for Dynamic to execute its first docking this January. “We’re excited to complete Dynamic’s CMAV,” said Dynamic Commanding Officer, Lt.…

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Texas A&M At Galveston Awarded New State-Of-The-Art Vessel By Federal Government

December 22, 2020 – The U.S. Congress has approved $390 million to fund construction of a fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), which will be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The state-of-the-art ship will serve as a training platform for future merchant mariners and offer a critical disaster resource in the Gulf…

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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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