Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains with Italian Navy

June 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – From 16 to 18 June 2020, the helicopter carrier Mistral amphibious and kind Lafayette frigate Guépratte attended advanced training period Addestramento Repa di rto of the Italian Navy in the Gulf of Taranto, the benefit of the carrier battle group Italian. No less than seven vessels were engaged, including the aircraft carrier Cavour and…

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Cubic Teams with Carley and Northrop Grumman to Support US Navy’s Sailor 2025

June 29, 2020 – Cubic Corporation today announced its Cubic Global Defense (CGD) business division has partnered with Carley Corporation and Northrop Grumman to pursue the U.S. Navy’s potential $93 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the design, development, testing and delivery of products in support of the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) Content Conversion (CC)…

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Italgal man proud of role in shipbuilding program

June 29, 2020 – As the nation works its way through the COVID-19 pandemic, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Jimmy Savage has demonstrated a genuine commitment to Australia and the local community in his role at the Osborne Naval Ship Yard in South Australia. Leading Seaman Savage joined the Royal Australian Navy in 2015, and now forms a crucial part of…

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Navy reflects on 75th anniversary of loss of HMAS Lolita

June 28, 2020 – The World War Two Channel Patrol Boat HMAS Lolita has been remembered at a service held on the 75th anniversary of her loss. A memorial plaque dedicated to the Sydney-based motor cruiser was unveiled at the Royal Australian Navy Memorial at Bradleys Head, Mosman on Saturday 13 June. Director of Navy Heritage Collections, Captain Damien Allan,…

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SNMCMG2 Takes Part in Greek Exercise

June 29, 2020 – The new Greek command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) took part in their first exercise Ariadne between 19-26 June 2020, off the coast of Greece. hips took off from Patras port on Monday, 22 June to participate in the tactical phase of the Greek exercise Ariadne ‘20 taking place in the Patraikos Gulf,…

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Exercise Dynamic Mongoose Underway in High North

June 29, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Mongoose is starting in the High North on 29 June 2020. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from 6 Allied nations are converging off the coast of Iceland for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training. Submarines from France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States under NATO Submarine Command…

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Steel contract marks next step in Hunter Class Frigate Program

June 26, 2020 – ASC Shipbuilding has signed a $2.6 million contract with BlueScope Steel AIS for the Hunter Class Frigate Program. Under the contract announced last week, Australian company BlueScope will supply more than 1500 tonnes of steel plate to build five blocks during the prototyping phase of the shipbuilding program, which is on track to begin later this…

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RAN Upgrades Phalanx to Block 1B Baseline 2 Status

June 22, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy’s latest upgrade of the Mark 15 Phalanx Close-in Weapon System (CIWS) has reached a major milestone by achieving Initial Operating Capability. Delivered on schedule, the upgraded capability is being progressively rolled out until late 2023 across Navy’s Destroyers, Amphibious Ships and new Supply Class Tankers. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda…

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Two decades of service for survey ships Leeuwin and Melville

June 22, 2020 – On 27 May, HMA Ships Leeuwin and Melville quietly stepped out of their teen years by celebrating their 20th birthdays alongside HMAS Cairns. While social distancing requirements meant the anniversary had to be more subdued, both crews still felt honoured to be part of this milestone. Commanding Officer HMAS Melville, Commander Michael Kumpis, was incredibly proud…

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