Refueling the San Martin Base

February 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of the third stage of the Antarctic Summer Campaign 2019/20 and after almost two days of navigation, the icebreaker ARA “Almirante Irizar” arrived yesterday afternoon near the joint San Martin Antarctic base in Margarita Bay and, immediately after, it began its refueling. On Monday the ship had sailed from the joint Antarctic…

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KBR Secures $276M NAVAIR Task Order to Deploy Leading IT Solutions Across DoD

February 19, 2020 – KBR announced today it has been awarded a $276 million task order to provide state-of-the-art information technology services and equipment to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Maintenance Information Systems and Technology Division. Under this contract, KBR will assist NAVAIR in supporting global information grid and net-centric operations and delivering logistics IT capability to…

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Top-level Speakers Announced for Unmanned Maritime Systems

February 20, 2020 – Bringing together international operators and solution providers from a plethora of defence agencies, the 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference, taking place on the 13th-14th May 2020 in London, promises to provide a valuable forum for delegates wishing to enhance their unmanned capability. Delegates will have the opportunity to listen to briefings on the world’s…

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Conference on Naval War in Vietnam Includes American, Vietnamese Perspectives

February 20, 2020 – The U.S. Naval War College gathered military scholars and historians from the American and Vietnamese perspectives for a Feb. 6-7 conference examining the role of naval power in the Vietnam conflict. The conference looked at the Vietnam War as an example of a “limited war” in the shadow of the Cold War – a topic of…

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Project 22800 Odintsovo Begins Trials

February 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – A small missile ship of project 22800 Odintsovo, built at the Pella shipyard in St. Petersburg, began mooring trials, during which the operation of a number of life support systems, radio navigation systems, the main power plant and communication systems will be tested. It is assumed that the factory sea trials of the ship…

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Damen Lays Keel for Nigerian Landing Craft

February 17, 2020 – On 9th December Damen Shipyards Sharjah in the UAE held a keel-laying ceremony for a landing craft for the Nigerian Navy, an LST 100. The start of the vessel’s construction was attended by Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas. Damen has designed the LST 100 for a range of duties including amphibious operations,…

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USS Maine Successfully Tests Second Trident II D5LE Missile

February 19, 2020 – The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II (D5LE) missile from USS Maine (SSBN-741), an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, on the Western Test Range off the coast of San Diego, California, today. This test follows USS Maine’s Demonstration and Shakedown Operation (designated DASO-30) conducted Feb. 12, also on the…

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Joint Operations Between Theodore Roosevelt CSG and America ESG

February 15, 2020 – The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and the America Expeditionary Strike Group joined forces to conduct Expeditionary Strike Force operations in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific on Feb. 15. Ships and aircraft from the U.S. Navy, as well as aircraft from the U.S. Marine Corps, conducted a multitude of joint, high-end warfighting exercises while…

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