New UAS Program for Royal Australian Navy

August 4, 2020 – The Morrison Government is investing up to $1.3 billion in a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) development program to enhance situational awareness across Australia’s vast maritime environment. The Maritime UAS Continuous Development program will ensure Defence maintains leading-edge maritime surveillance capabilities. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said Defence requires leading-edge maritime surveillance…

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Russian Navy Trains for Open Ocean Space Capsule Recovery

August 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – In the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan near the island of Askold, a special tactical exercise was conducted with the forces of the rescue squad of the Pacific Fleet and naval aviation to search for and evacuate the landing vehicle of a manned spacecraft. The Pacific Fleet rescuers demonstrated their practical training within…

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Missions of the French Navy Falcon 50M in the Gulf of Guinea

July 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed 7 days a week and 24 hours a day for the benefit and at the request of its African partners, the Falcon 50M maritime surveillance and response aircraft is based in Dakar and supported by the French elements in Senegal (EFS). It operates in Senegalese and Cape Verdean Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs), and…

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Bollinger Delivers 40th Fast Response Cutter

July 30, 2020 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC (“Bollinger”) has delivered the USCGC OLIVER HENRY to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 163rd vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 40th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. The USCGC OLIVER HENRY is the second of…

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Celebrating Vanuatu Independence Day

August 5, 2020 – A flotilla of Royal Australian Navy small boats have joined their Vanuatu Police Maritime Wing colleagues and a colorful collection of commercial, private and government watercraft in a Seafarer’s Parade as part of the Vanuatu 40th Anniversary of Independence celebrations. Seven Australian boats were launched from the two RAN ships – HMAS Choules and HMAS Huon…

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U.S. Navy Escorts Army Logistics Support Vessels Out of 5th Fleet after 20 Year Tour of Duty

August 5, 2020 – U.S. Navy warships assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), escorted two U.S. Army Frank S. Besson class logistics support vessels (LSV), assigned to U.S. Army Central Command (ARCENT), as they transited out of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), July-August. The two LSVs, Major General Charles P. Gross (LSV 5) and Specialist…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Completes Missile Operate Sequence Testing in Record Time

August 5, 2020 – The Strategic Weapons Test team at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully completed Missile Operational Sequence Testing aboard the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming (SSBN 742), setting a record for the fastest completion of a Missile Operate Sequence during an Engineered Refueling Overhaul (ERO). NNSY completed the missile operational testing in eight weeks, breaking its previous record…

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USS Thomas Hudner Taking Part in Operation NANOOK-TUUGAALIK 2020

August 4, 2020 – USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116) is joining members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Armed Forces, French Navy, and the Royal Danish Navy, to participate in the maritime component of Operation NANOOK-TUUGAALIK 2020. Operation NANOOK is the Canadian Armed Forces’ signature northern operation comprised of a series of comprehensive, joint, interagency, and multinational activities designed to…

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USS Rafael Peralta joins partners for multinational group sail

August 4, 2020 – USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) commenced a multinational group sail alongside warships from Australia, Brunei, and Singapore, Aug. 1. Rafael Peralta joined alongside HMA ships Stuart (FFH 153) and Sirius (AO 266) of the Australian Defense Force (ADF), KDB Darulehsan (OPV 07) of the Royal Brunei Navy, and RSS Supreme (FFG 73) of the Republic of…

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