Bollinger Shipyards Delivers Ocean Transport Barge Holland

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the Ocean Transport Barge Holland to General Dynamics-Electric Boat’s Groton Shipyard. The Holland will support the construction and maintenance of the United States’ Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Submarines and Virginia Class Fast Attack Submarines. General Dynamics-Electric Boat is the prime contractor on the design and build of the Columbia Class submarine, which will replace the…

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Russian Propaganda Claims They’re Controlling French Frigate in Black Sea

December 14 – RIA Novosti. The Russian military controls the actions of the French frigate Auvergne, which entered the Black Sea . This was reported at the National Defense Management Center. “The forces and means of the Black Sea Fleet have begun to control the actions of the Auvergne guided missile frigate of the French Navy , which entered the…

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OSI Maritime Receives Contract for Indonesian Corvette Upgrade

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced that it has been contracted, by PT Len Industri (Persero), Indonesia, for an Integrated Navigation System featuring the integration of new and legacy navigation sensors, with provisions to connect to the Combat Management System. Working closely with THALES NL as part of the TACTICOS CMS upgrade, OSI technology will feature in supporting the navigation function…

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PHIBRON 11, JMSDF Discuss Future Integration in Kure

Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 leadership and staff conducted bilateral talks with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) counterparts from Kure Naval Base, Dec. 8-9 at U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo. The December visit followed initial November talks in Kure with JMSDF Commander, Landing Division 1, during which the staffs discussed ways to integrate, interchange, and innovate, furthering U.S.-Japan alliance and partnership. “My…

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DriX USV Selected by Polish Navy

The Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy has purchased iXblue DriX Uncrewed Surface Vehicle (USV) through the company’s local partner THESTA. The USV will be advancing the Polish Navy hydrographic capabilities. An 8m USV developed to conduct various missions, DriX is particularly well suited for hydrographic surveys. Equipped with advanced sensors (radar, lidar, cameras…) and its own artificial intelligence, the…

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DRDO Tests ASW Torpedo Launch System at Wheeler Island

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) developed supersonic missile assisted torpedo system was successfully launched from Wheeler Island in Odisha on December 13, 201. The system is a next generation missile-based standoff torpedo delivery system. During the mission, full range capability of the missile was successfully demonstrated. The system has been designed to enhance anti-submarine warfare capability far beyond the…

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USS Miguel Keith Overcomes Underwater Volcanic Eruption

USS Miguel Keith’s (ESB 5) crew of sailors and civilian mariners overcame the impact of a rare geologic event – the drifting remnants of an underwater volcanic eruption – to successfully participate in Exercise Coral Dagger in November near Okinawa. Fukutoku-Okanoba, a submerged volcano about 800 miles southeast of Japan, erupted Aug. 13, spewing pumice stones that drifted as far…

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