FS Auvergne Deploys to Eastern Mediterranean

February 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The multimission frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is deployed in the eastern Mediterranean from its departure from Toulon a few days ago. After having conducted exercises with the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM) deployed for the JEANNE D’ARC 21 mission, the frigate Auvergne operated in the central Mediterranean in associated support to Operation IRINI. Now…

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HMAS Sheean Tours Tasmania

February 26, 2021 – Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Sheean will visit Beauty Point in northern Tasmania later this week, the first in a series of port visits to the state. Navy Commander of Submarines, Captain Doug Theobald CSC RAN, said the Collins Class submarine would visit four Tasmanian ports in coming months, including Hobart, Burnie and Devonport. “This is…

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Minehunters Flex Muscles During Exercise

February 25, 2021 – HMA Ships Gascoyne and Diamantina flexed their mine-hunting muscles this week during the first phase of their Fleet Certification Period in Jervis Bay. The Huon-class minehunters have been conducting mine-hunting and laying exercises, as well as putting their crews through their paces in engineering, damage control and ship handling exercises. Hosted annually, Fleet Certification Period is…

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BAE Systems Names Its Top Ship Repair Suppliers For 2020

February 24, 2021 – BAE Systems celebrated its best suppliers and subcontractors during its first ever ‘Partner2Win’ Supplier awards for its Ship Repair business. In a ceremony held virtually on February 23, BAE Systems Ship Repair recognized 112 suppliers that achieved outstanding results last year in key areas including overcoming COVID-19 challenges, exceeding quality metrics, and achieving the best cost-reward…

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Latouche-Tréville Trains with SNMG1

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 19, 2021, the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) Latouche-Tréville concluded its integration into the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-1), one of NATO’s permanent multinational naval forces in the North Sea. The Latouche-Tréville thus represented France during exercises in the Norwegian fjords alongside Norwegian, Dutch and German submarines and Canadian, German, Norwegian and Danish ships.…

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FS Prairial Conducts Patrol off North Korea

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Having left Tahiti on January 15, 2021, the surveillance frigate (FS) Prairial patrolled from February 10 to 19 in the East China Sea as part of Operation AETO, which is the national contribution to the international system to fight against bypassing of sanctions established by the United Nations Security Council. Launched in January 2018,…

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Italy Awards Contract for New Class of Submarines

February 26, 2021 – Today, Fincantieri, one of the world’s leading shipbuilding groups and reference operator in the naval shipbuilding industry, and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en matiere d’Armement, the international organization for joint armament cooperation) will sign the contract for the construction of 2 new-generation submarines.Such contract, in which Fincantieri will act as prime contractor, envisages an option…

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SAIC Wins U.S. Navy Contract for Torpedo Fuel Tanks

February 23, 2021 – The U.S. Navy awarded Science Applications International Corp. a prime contract worth approximately $120 million to provide mission engineering and integration support to produce, test and deliver MK48 heavyweight torpedo fuel tanks for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Keyport. The firm-fixed-price contract was awarded and began in October 2020 and has an 18-month base period…

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Premier Maître l’Her Joins Operation IRINI

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 17, 2021, the Patroller of the High Seas (PHM) Premier Maître l’Her set sail from the port of Augusta in Sicily (Italy) with the Italian corvette Comandante Borsini . This logistical stopover made it possible in particular to install the communication equipment essential for carrying out the mission, and to validate the…

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