Coast Guard accepts 41st fast response cutter

October 22, 2020 – The Coast Guard accepted delivery of the 41st fast response cutter (FRC), Charles Moulthrope, in Key West, Florida, today. It will be the first of six planned FRCs stationed in Manama, Bahrain. Stationing FRCs in Bahrain supports Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA), the Coast Guard’s largest unit outside of the U.S., and its mission to train,…

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Rolls-Royce to Strengthen Support for key Royal Navy Programs

October 22, 2020 – Rolls-Royce has signed a collaborative agreement with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to strengthen ways of working across key Royal Navy programs. The Memorandum of Understanding describes a commitment of both parties to work together to deliver on-going support for Rolls-Royce MT30 and WR-21 engines and an understanding of how that will be done. Alex…

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Project 12700 Yakov Balyaev arrives in Vladivostok

October 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – The newest mine-sweeping ship “Yakov Balyaev”, after crossing the Northern Sea Route and entering Kamchatka, arrived in Vladivostok. The minesweeper was escorted to the capital of Primorsky Krai by the sea tug (MB) Antey. On the way from St. Petersburg, the ship and the tug covered about 14 thousand nautical miles. In Vladivostok, the…

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IAI’s ELTA & HENSOLDT Optronics Collaboration on Submarine ICS

October 21, 2020 – ELTA Systems, a subsidiary of IAI, and Hensoldt Optronics announce collaboration on an Integrated Communication and Surveillance (ICS) system for submarines. Targeted for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the ICS is a fully integrated system combining HENSOLDT’s Optical Surveillance Optronics Mast OMS150 with ELTA’s SIGINT and SATCOM payloads. During the past decade, there is an…

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PIRIOU Begins Construction of First of Three OPVs for Senegal

October 21, 2020 – At PIRIOU shipyard in Concarneau (France) took place today the first cutting ceremony in the presence of General Birame DIOP, Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Senegal and Admiral Oumar WADE, Chief of Staff of the Navy of Senegal. It symbolizes the beginning of the construction of the first deep-sea patrol vessel of…

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Philadelphia Gear to Supply Critical Components for U.S. Navy Frigate Program

October 21, 2020 – The Timken Company is building on its decades-long relationship with the United States Navy. The Navy recently announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) will build its new Constellation (FFG-62) Class of guided-missile frigates and FMM has chosen Timken’s Philadelphia Gear business to supply the main reduction gears. Philadelphia Gear will design the critical elements of the…

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Djibouti Naval Base, a strategic fulcrum in the Indian Ocean

October 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – From October 8 to 16, 2020, the Djibouti Naval Base (BN) simultaneously hosted two military buildings for a technical stopover, initially scheduled for an operational break for one day. At the crossroads of the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula via the Strait of Bab-el Mandeb, the BN of Djibouti’s main mission is…

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