Brodosplit lays keels for two coastal patrol vessels

November 20, 2020 – On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Brodosplit laid keels for new 543 and 544 coastal patrol vessels, the last two vessels contracted for the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Croatia. The vessels will be 43.16 meters in length and 8 meters in width, equipped with essential armor of all contemporary coastal guards, the 30-mm automatic…

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Kommuna Returns to Sevastopol with AS-28

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crew of the oldest rescue vessel, Kommuna, of the Black Sea Fleet makes the transition to the Sevastopol basing point after taking on board the AS-28 deep-sea vehicle in the Novorossiysk naval base. The AS-28 device earlier arrived by rail to Novorossiysk from St. Petersburg, where it was modernized at one of the…

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Nimitz CSG Joined by HMAS Ballarat for Five Days

November 24, 2020 – The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, consisting of USS Nimitz (CVN-68), Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Sterett (DDG 104) conducted a cooperative deployment with Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFN 155) of the Royal Australian Navy Nov. 20-24. While operating together in the Indian Ocean, U.S. and Australian…

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Dixmude Delivers Two Patrol Boats for Togo

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 28, 2020, during a routine stopover in Lomé, the commander of the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Dixmude received Jocelyne Caballero, French Ambassador to Togo, as well as various Togolese authorities for a lunch on board. This meeting was marked by the handing over of two semi-rigid boats . These reinforce the resources…

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HNLMS Johan de Witt Embarks Three NH90s for FOST

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Starting this week, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will practice for the first time with 3 NH90s simultaneously on board an amphibious transport ship of the Royal Netherlands Navy. HNLMS Johan de Witt and the maritime combat helicopters participate in the Fleet Operational Sea Training, in which they practice various aspects of warfare. The…

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US Navy Awards $197M Contract to BAE Systems for USS Wasp Modernization

November 24, 2020 – BAE Systems has received a $197.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to drydock and perform maintenance and modernization work aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). This is the second time in four years that the company has performed significant work onboard the Wasp to sustain its warfighting capability. Under the new contract,…

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Aircraft Carrier Truman Achieves Series of Historic Milestones

November 24, 2020 – Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) recently reached the midpoint of the first Extended Carrier Incremental Availability (ECIA) conducted at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. This milestone was accompanied by a successful startup of Truman’s propulsion plant, the first time a crew has performed this evolution at the midpoint of a maintenance availability. The pioneering…

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Maiden Arrival in Cartagena for ARC Almirante Tono

November 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – This vessel was transferred to the Colombian Navy within the framework of the international cooperation that the two nations have sustained for more than six decades. After sailing the seas of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean; and sail 10,581 miles, arriving in Cartagena from the Naval Base “Jinhae” of the Province of Gyeongsang…

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Thales Teams With MHI for JMSDF Sonar

November 23, 2020 – Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force relies on Thales and MHI to equip itself with the latest generation of high-resolution synthetic aperture sonar that provides a high level of classification. The choice of Thales technologies, which have been extensively proven in service with navies around the world, provides the highest levels of protection available today. In a changing…

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