SLAM-F: The CEPN at the heart of the action

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Since the beginning of October, the Center d’Expertise des Programs Naval (CEPN) has been present for the mine warfare equipment demonstration phase of the MMCM (Maritime Mine Counter Measures) program. These prototypes, for which the Navy will conduct operational evaluations from spring 2021, prefigure the mine warfare capabilities integrated into the SLAM-F (Futur Anti-Mine…

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Navy to Decommission USS Bonhomme Richard

November 30, 2020 – After thorough consideration, the Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to the extensive damage sustained during the July fire. “We did not come to this decision lightly,” said Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite. “Following an extensive material assessment in which various courses of action…

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HNLMS Schiedam back from successful deployment

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Mine control vessel HNLMS. Schiedam is back after 3 months from a successful deployment on the Baltic Sea. The purpose of the trip was to clear explosives and to practice with ships from other countries. Together with mine hunters from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Norway, Hr.Ms. Schiedam the fleet association Standing…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams and Tunisian Navy Exercise Maritime Security Capabilities

November 25, 2020 – USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and Tunisian Navy partners conducted joint maritime operations to enhance maritime security, critical lifesaving capabilities, force readiness, and Tunisia’s ability to protect its maritime borders, November 23-24. Hershel “Woody” Williams participated in a simulation of suspicious merchant activity that enabled partners at the Tunisian Regional Operation Centers to exercise their…

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CNS Almirante Montt Supports War on Drugs

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The activities were carried out within the framework of the support that the Chilean Navy Unit is providing to the US Navy and Coast Guard in terms of operations to interdict illicit trafficking. In the framework of operations in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), the AO-53 “Almirante Montt” tanker traveled…

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CCP Naval Academy grads to join Navy’s carrier fighter jet force

November 27, 2020 – The first flight students-turned-pilots for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s aircraft carrier-based fighter jet force have gained initial operational capability, said a spokesman for the Defense Ministry. Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang said at a news conference on Thursday afternoon in Beijing that these young aviators, who are in their 20s, have recently carried out landing and…

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Marshal Ustinov & Admiral Kasatonov Return to Severomorsk

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov and the frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov completed their missions in the Barents Sea and arrived at the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk. They were at sea for over a week, operating in difficult storm conditions. At the final stage of going to sea, the…

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