ITS Viareggio Conducts Degaussing in Augusta

The activities of the CSSN continue with the Augusta degaussing station which sees the units of the Naval Squad engaged in the verification and calibration of the magnetic signature reduction system. The activity of the polygon, located in the Terravecchia district at the Sicily Maritime Command, has resumed in recent days with Viareggio ship. The importance of degaussing activities is…

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Healy Completes Circumnavigation of North America

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned to their Seattle homeport November 20th following a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment circumnavigating North America. The crew aboard Healy, a 420-ft. medium icebreaker, provided U.S. surface presence in the Arctic, supported high-latitude oceanographic research missions, participated in an international search-and-rescue exercise, and engaged in passing exercises with surface vessels from the U.S. Navy,…

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USS Shiloh Returns from Deployment

USS Shiloh (CG 67) returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Nov. 19, following a six-month deployment across the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations. Shiloh, along with the embarked “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77, departed Yokosuka in May. They conducted passing exercises with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in May…

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CNS Janequeo Trains for First Antarctic Mission

As part of its pre-deployment training for its participation in COMANTAR 2021-2022, the ATF-65 “Janequeo” carried out drift characteristic drills at Molo de Abrigo, simulating the Fíldes Bay sector in Antarctica. The exercise was carried out taking into consideration the tasks that the ship has considered in the Antarctic commission, where it will have to develop the logistical resupply of…

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Boeing Delivers First P-8A Poseidon to Norway

The Norwegian Defense Materiel Agency (NDMA) today accepted the first of five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft that will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF). “Norway is responsible for large maritime areas in a strategically important part of the world, and the new P-8A Poseidon will represent a tremendous improvement in our ability to both protect…

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Amur Shipyard Begins Mooring Trials of Project 20380 Rezkiy

At the acceptance base of the Amur Shipyard (ASZ, part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) in Vladivostok, mooring trials have begun on the fourth serial multipurpose patrol ship of project 20380 “Rezkiy”. All systems and equipment of the ship are ready for testing. A schedule for closing mooring certificates has been drawn up. All the mechanisms of the corvette were…

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Mount Whitney Returns from Short Black Sea Deployment

The U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) flagship, USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), and embarked SIXTHFLT and Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) staffs, returned to Gaeta, Italy, November 18. The ship departed Gaeta, Oct. 29, to operate alongside NATO allies and partners in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. These routine operations and exercises conducted in international waters highlight NATO’s commitment…

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Admiral Gorshkov Conducts Another Zircon Hypersonic Missile Test

The crew of the Northern Fleet frigate “Admiral of the Soviet Union Fleet Gorshkov”, within the framework of the final cycle of tests of hypersonic missile weapons, fired another Zircon rocket. Shooting was made at a naval target position located in the waters of the White Sea. According to objective control data, the flight of the hypersonic missile corresponded to…

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Future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul Delivered After Defect Fix

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul (LCS 21) at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) shipyard Nov. 18. Commissioning in Duluth was originally to be held this past spring but delayed after a major propulsion defect was discovered. The future USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the 11th Freedom-variant LCS designed by the Lockheed Martin-led industry team at Fincantieri…

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