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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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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