Italian & French FREMMs Conduct Joint ASW Training

March 16, 2021 (Google Translation) – After its participation in the NATO exercise DYNAMIC MANTA 21, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc carried out an anti-submarine warfare exercise off the Italian coast with the Italian FREMMs Alpino and Margottini on March 6 and 7. This exercise notably saw the participation of a French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 and the Italian…

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Taiwan Denies Navy Lacks Thermal Imaging Cameras

February 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “many naval ships lack infrared thermal imaging cameras, leading to insufficient day and night surveillance and target identification capabilities at sea”, the Naval Command said today (20) that the content of the report is purely speculative. 1. In view of the day and night maritime target surveillance and…

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HMS Protector’s First At Sea Encounter with RRS Sir David Attenborough

February 18, 2021 – Two of the UK’s Antarctic research ships ‘broke the ice’ when HMS Protector and Sir David Attenborough met up at sea for the first time. The icebreakers – operated by the Royal Navy and the British Antarctic Survey – sailed in company in the English Channel off Start Point in Devon as both gear up for…

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Northrop Grumman Collaborates with Ultra to Demonstrate Unmanned ASW Capability

February 2, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation and UK-based Ultra (equipped a modified, manned Bell 407 (acting as an MQ-8C Fire Scout surrogate) platform with Ultra sonobuoys, receiver and processor to complete an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability demonstration. This successful demonstration of the UAS ASW mission on October 29 was the first time a vertical takeoff…

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NATO Selects Thales to Supply Its First Defence Cloud for the Armed Forces

January 25, 2021 – NATO has selected Thales to provide the first certified defense cloud solution that can be deployed in the theatre of operations in less than 24 hours. Thales was selected after a worldwide competitive tendering process on the basis of its defense systems integration know-how. With this contract, the Group enters a new market sector and demonstrating…

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Final Two Patrol Vessels RSS Freedom and RSS Gallant Retire

December 11, 2020 – The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) decommissioned the final two Fearless-class Patrol Vessels (PVs) RSS Freedom and RSS Gallant at a sunset ceremony at Tuas Naval Base this evening. Officiated by Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral (RADM) Aaron Beng, the ceremony marked the final handing over of duties from the PVs to the new Littoral Mission Vessels…

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