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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Indian Navy Reviews Refit of Ships and Submarines and Infrastructure Buildup

February 19, 2020 – Indian Navy’s Annual Refit Conference (ARC) and Annual Infrastructure Conference (AIC) commenced at Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam on 18 Feb 20. The two-day conference chaired by Vice Admiral GS Pabby PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Chief of Materiel (COM), Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence(Navy) is being attended by all the stakeholders representing the Naval Headquarters, three Naval…

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USS Paul Hamilton Visits Singapore

February 18, 2020 – USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit Feb. 18. During the port visit, Paul Hamilton Sailors will have opportunities to experience the local culture through events sponsored by Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), which include cultural tours and museum visits. Additionally, the crew is participating in community service projects for…

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Geocent Wins Share of $249 Million U.S. Navy C4ISR Shore Platform Contract

February 18, 2020 – Geocent, LLC, a premier engineering, technology, and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) provider, has been awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific as one of nine awardees for an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quality (IDIQ) multiple aware contract in support of the C4ISR Integration and Engineering contract. Geocent will…

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USS Normandy Seizes Illegal Weapons in Arabian Sea

February 13, 2020 – While conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. Central Command area of operations February 9th, USS Normandy (CG 60) boarded a dhow in accordance with international law and discovered a large cache of weapons. The weapons seized include 150 “Dehlavieh” anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), Iranian-manufactured copies of Russian Kornet ATGMs. Other weapons components seized aboard the…

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Navy provides survey support in Antarctica

February 21, 2020 – Nine members of the Maritime Geospatial Warfare Unit recently sailed to Australia’s Davis research station in Antarctica on RSV Aurora Australis to begin survey operations as part of the Davis Aerodrome project. The team will conduct survey operations to identify potential sites to land construction equipment and materials for a proposed all-seasons, paved runway near Davis…

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