Project 21631 Grad Launched at Zelenodolsk

Today, the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky in Tatarstan held a solemn ceremony of launching a serial small rocket ship of project 21631 (developed by JSC “Zelenodolsk Design Bureau”), which by order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Evmenov was given the name “Grad”. On this day, representatives of the Government of the Russian Federation, the…

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Four French Ships Train in Southern Indian Ocean

From August 30 to September 5, four ships of the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean Zone (FAZSOI) took advantage of a joint period of deployment to conduct specific operational readiness activities. This mutual training was organized in two phases. Between August 30 and September 1, the surveillance frigates (FS) Floréal and Nivôse as well as the patrol vessel…

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Franco-Japanese Exercise Oguri-Verny

On September 17, 2021 off the coast of New Caledonia, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces (JMSDF) and the Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) organized the bilateral Exercise Oguri-Verny. The Japanese destroyer JS SHIRANUI notably trained with the Gardian maritime aircraft of FANC 2 during air defense exercises. This joint training had several objectives: to improve tactical interoperability, strengthen cooperation…

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Australia to Pursue Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership – AUKUS. The security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region have grown significantly. Military modernisation is occurring at an unprecedented rate and capabilities are rapidly advancing and their reach expanding. The technological edge enjoyed by Australia and our partners is narrowing. AUKUS…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Namibia

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Walvis Bay, Namibia for a regularly scheduled port visit, September 15, 2021. The visit will include engagement opportunities with Namibia’s government and military leaders. Namibia is an important partner of the United States in promoting peace and security in Africa. “We are excited to visit Walvis Bay and work…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Replenished Supplies in Cyprus

The large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” completed a business call to the port of Limassol of the Republic of Cyprus and went to the Mediterranean Sea. Within a few days, russian sailors replenished their supplies of water and fuel, as well as a little rest on the shore from performing the tasks of a long campaign. BOD “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”…

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Submarine Veliky Novgorod Fires Torpedo in the Black Sea

The crew of the diesel-electric submarine “Veliky Novgorod” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) performed torpedo firing from an underwater position. During the combat training event, the submariners made the transition to the sea range, performed a set of preparatory exercises and plunged to a given depth for firing. The crew of the Veliky Novgorod successfully completed the tasks and…

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Exercise LANMEKOL in the Caribbean Sea

From 7 to 9 September 2021, the Armed Forces in the West Indies (FAA) conducted the second edition of Exercise LANMEKOL in the Caribbean Sea, an annual exercise dedicated to the operational readiness of the various FAA surface vessels. Under the tactical command of the commander of the surveillance frigate Germinal, the Antilles-Guyane La Combattante patrol boat, the coastal port…

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Scrapping Commences for Retired SSBN Le Tonnant

After transferring for their final “odyssey” the hulls of the ex-SNLE Le Tonnant on September 11, 2018 and L’Indomptable on March 9, 2020, the port resources department of the Cherbourg naval base proceeded to the entry and grounding maneuver of the Foudroyant in form 5 of Naval Group, on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Its deconstruction entrusted to this industrialist by…

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Babcock Introduces Arrowyard

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has launched a dynamic new approach within global shipbuilding that enables international customers to build and support the company’s Arrowhead 140™ frigate (AH140) in-country, delivering a range of potential economic and social benefits to local and national communities. Arrowyard™ developed from Babcock’s rich engineering know-how and shipbuilding experience, brings together a comprehensive range…

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