US and Saudi Forces Conduct Joint Exercises

May 26, 2020 – U.S. and Saudi forces are conducting routine and joint sustainment training on and around Karan and Kurayn islands, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 24-30, 2020. The second phase of the training follows the successful completion of the training on April 20-22, and provides the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit…

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ITS Carlo Bergamini Home From Operation Atalanta

May 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The frigate Carlo Bergamini of the Navy returned to Italy on Sunday 24 May. The ship recently concluded its participation in the European anti-piracy operation EUNAVFOR – Atalanta , carrying out the presence and surveillance tasks along the maritime traffic lines in the area between the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden and part…

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Finland to Integrate With SNMCMG1 During Baltops 20

May 26, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy will participate in the Baltops 20 naval exercise from 5 to 16 June 2020 at the Purunpää, which operates with NATO’s Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1. Baltops (from the words Baltic Operations) is an annual conscription-based naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, designed by NATO’s Naval Striking and Support Force and…

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FS Champlain Donates Fuel to Madagascar Navy

May 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On May 16, the overseas support and assistance building (BSAOM) Champlain made a technical stopover in Diego-Suarez, Madagascar, in order to supply the Malagasy patrol vessel Trozona. Twenty cubic meters of diesel fuel for navigation were thus delivered free of charge. Despite the constraints imposed by the current health situation in terms of physical…

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Navantia Teams with Harland & Wolff for RFA FSS Bid

May 26, 2020 – Navantia has just signed an exclusive agreement with the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast to jointly bid for three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (from the British Royal Navy). This agreement represents the first opportunity within the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with its parent company InfraStrata in November 2019,…

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NNSY Works Smarter Utilizing Drone Technology

May 26, 2020 – A recent project at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) utilized collaboration and innovation, putting the adage “work smarter, not harder” into practice. After NNSY was hit by a destructive storm April 13, various departments worked together to assess the damage and speedily make repairs under the direction of NNSY’s Nuclear Engineering and Planning Manager (NEPD) Curt Hart.…

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Leonardo AW159 Wildcat Fires First Marlet Missile

March 26, 2020 – Leonardo and Thales are proud to announce the first successful firings of the Thales ‘Martlet’ Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) from Leonardo’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter. The firings were conducted as part of the UK MOD’s Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) program and demonstrated the integration of the Martlet onto the AW159 platform. This represents a major milestone…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Temporarily Joins Operation Atlanta

May 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – Since its departure from Mayotte on May 13, 2020, which marked the end of its participation in Operation Resilience, the Jeanne d’Arc group, made up of the helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate Guépratte, has contributed to strengthening maritime security in the area of ​​the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean within the…

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