HNLMS Groningen Has Seized 6,000 Kilos of Narcotics

HNLMS Groningen makes it quite difficult for drug smugglers in the Caribbean. The patrol ship will sail there from April. Since then, she has already been credited with 6 drug seizures. With more than 1,600 kilos of marijuana, the 7th is now added. The total amount of contraband seized is therefore more than 6,000 kilos. The last amount was seized…

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Hull Complete on Future USS Massachusetts (SSN 798)

All-domain defense and technologies partner HII announced August 10th that it’s Newport News Shipbuilding division has achieved a significant milestone in construction of Virginia-class submarine Massachusetts (SSN 798). Shipbuilders working on Massachusetts recently reached pressure hull complete, meaning that all of the hull sections were joined to form a single, watertight unit. This is the last major construction milestone before…

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USS Forrest Sherman & SNMG2 Make Port Visit to Souda Bay

USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) arrived in Souda Bay, Crete for a scheduled port visit, August 8, 2022. Throughout the past week and a half, Forrest Sherman conducted operations with Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón (F-102) of the Spanish Navy, Barbaros-class frigate TCG Kemalreis (F-247) of the Turkish Navy, and Kortenaer-class frigate HS Kontouriotis (F462) of the…

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Chinese Propaganda Warns of Taiwan Straits Patrols

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Wednesday announced it will conduct regular combat readiness security patrols in the Taiwan Straits after declaring a successful conclusion of recent drills around the island, which experts said indicates that the PLA is ready for combat whenever national sovereignty and territorial integrity is threatened. Senior Colonel Shi Yi, spokesperson of the…

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US Navy Receives First AN/ALQ-249 NGJ-MB Pods

The U.S. Navy’s first AN/ALQ-249 Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band (NGJ-MB) production representative pods arrived at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Patuxent River, Maryland, July 7. The two fleet representative test articles, which make up an NGJ-MB shipset, were delivered to the Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Program Office (PMA-234) pod shop where they will be used to complete…

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Teaming Made Safer With Naval Aviation’s New Avoidance Tech

A first-of-its-kind detect and avoidance system called Guardian successfully proved it will make defense aviation’s manned/unmanned teaming safer during its first flight test at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) headquarters, July 28. “Guardian is a technology that will safely enable manned/unmanned teaming,” said Kris Melton, NAWCAD’s Guardian project lead. “We’re starting at DOD test ranges, but every squadron…

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USCGC Campbell and Tahoma Changing Homeport to Newport RI

U.S. Coast Guard will hold a ceremony welcoming USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) and USCGC Campbell (WMEC 909) to their new homeport at Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island on Friday, August 19, 2022. Due to COVID mitigation, in-person attendance is limited, and the event is not open to the public. Adm. Linda Fagan, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will preside…

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One Dead After USCGC Winslow Griesser Collides With Fishing Vessel

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Winslow Griesser and the 23-foot commercial fishing vessel Desakata were involved in a collision Monday afternoon, approximately four nautical miles north of Dorado, Puerto Rico. Following the collision, the crew of the cutter Winslow Griesser recovered the two fishermen aboard Desakata, identified as Carlos Rosario, who was fatally injured, and his brother Samuel Rosario Beltrán, who…

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Charles Drew Arrives at L&T Kattupalli Shipyard

Providing a huge boost to ‘Make in India’ & ‘Aatmanirbharta in Defence’ and adding a new dimension to the burgeoning Indo-US strategic partnership, US Navy Ship (USNS) Charles Drew arrived at L&T’s Shipyard at Kattupalli, Chennai on August 07, 2022 for undertaking repairs and allied services. This is the first ever repair of a US Navy ship in India. The…

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