Royal Navy Leadership Visit Submarine Forces

February 19, 2020 – Commodore Bob Anstey RN, Assistant Chief of Staff Submarines, United Kingdom, toured several components of Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 19. The visit was designed to build on the ongoing partnership and enhance interoperability as part of the two counties’ efforts to broaden and strengthen global maritime awareness and access. During the visit,…

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Former DIA Employee Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified National Defense Information to Journalists

Photo from primalinformation.com February 20, 2020 – An employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) pleaded guilty today to charges related to his disclosure of classified national defense information (NDI) to two journalists in 2018 and 2019. “Frese violated the trust placed in him by the American people when he disclosed sensitive national security information for personal gain,” said Assistant…

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La Combattante Completes First West Indies Patrol

February 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On returning from his first operational mission as a new vessel for the French Navy, the patrol boat Antilles Guyane La Combattante was honored on February 20, 2020. A ceremony was organized by the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA) for his admission to active service. Rear Admiral Jean Hausermann, superior commander (COMSUP) of…

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Consulting firms working on the new Attack-class submarines

February 20, 2020 – More than 130 companies have been selected to work on Australia’s Attack Class Submarine Programme, including over 25 leading consulting firms. The programme is a joint venture between Australia’s Department of Defence and French Defence Contractor Naval Group. Australia is looking to replace its existing fleet of Collins-class vessels with a new fleet of 12 Attack-Class…

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KRI Todak Visits Baai Island

February 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Bengkulu Naval Base Commander Lieutenant Colonel (F) Justus Nasarius Rossi accompanied by Lanal Bengkulu Staff and Army Officers carried out the Merplough of the arrival of KRI Todak-631 commanded by Lieutenant Colonel (P) Anro Casanova, located at the Nusantara Pier of the Baai Island port, Ir. Rustandi Bengkulu City. Wednesday (2/19/2020). Danlanal Bengkulu said…

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Minister Commends Charles de Gaulle’s Participation in Operation Chammal

February 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – A month after the departure of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, the Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly went on board on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 while it is deployed with its carrier strike group (GAN) in the eastern Mediterranean in the part of the Chammal fight against terrorism operation, French part…

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Pirate Attack off Sao Tome Fails

February 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 14, 2020, the container ship Maersk Tema detects the suspicious approach of a boat while sailing 100 nautical miles (185 km) northwest of Sao Tome. The Maersk Tema flies the flag of the Marshall Islands and transits between Pointe-Noire (Congo) and Lagos (Nigeria). Immediately, 17 of the 21 crew members retreat to…

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Nivose Resupplies Kerguelen Islands

February 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 11, 2020, the surveillance frigate Nivôse , deployed on a sovereignty mission in French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF) until the end of February 2020, refueled “at rocket” at anchor in Port-aux- French, located on the Kerguelen Islands. The French Southern Territories and Seas (Crozet Archipelago, Kerguelen Islands and Saint-Paul Islands and…

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Dutch Navy Charters DOF Ship for MCM

February 19, 2020 – N-Sea is exceptionally proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Koninklijke Marine. N-Sea will be working closely with them on mine countermeasure activity, development and training – all in preparation for the implementation of new-build, state-of-the-art mine countermeasures vessels. The DOF Subsea #Geosea arrives at Port of Den Helder shortly and will…

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