Defense Dept Linguist Charged with Espionage

March 4, 2020 – Mariam Taha Thompson, 61, formerly of Rochester, Minnesota, was charged today in the District of Columbia with transmitting highly sensitive classified national defense information to a foreign national with apparent connections to Hizballah, a foreign terrorist organization that has been so designated by the Secretary of State. According to the affidavit filed in support of a…

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Toowoomba provides overwatch in Strait of Hormuz

March 3, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba has completed the first patrol of her six month deployment to the Middle East on Operation MANITOU. Toowoomba was assigned to the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) in support of international efforts to maintain freedom of navigation, international law, and the free flow of commerce in the Middle East region (MER). Commanding Officer, Commander…

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MacGregor Deck Machinery & Cargo Handling for USCG Polar Security Cutter

March 5, 2020 – MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from VT Halter Marine Inc to supply deck machinery and cargo handling equipment to the US Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC) programme. The order is booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter 2019 order intake, with delivery planned to take place in Q3 2021. Scope of supply comprises anchor…

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Radio Holland and Sperry Marine sign Global Gyrocompass Distribution Agreement

March 3, 2020 – Radio Holland and Sperry Marine recently signed a Global Gyrocompass Distribution Agreement with respect to Sperry Marine’s market leading CompassNet Heading Management System, which includes the NAVIGAT 100 and NAVIGAT 200 spinning mass gyros and the NAVIGAT 2500 and NAVIGAT 3500 Fibre-Optic Gyrocompasses. The global agreement enables Radio Holland offices around the world to sell Sperry…

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NORESCO to Enhance Energy Efficiency for Naval Submarine Base New London

February 28, 2020 – NORESCO, a national leader in energy efficiency, resiliency and infrastructure solutions, is implementing an $83.1 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with Naval Submarine Base New London (SUBASE NLON) in Groton, Connecticut. The core of the ESPC project is the expansion of on-site cogeneration capacity and microgrid system. During grid outages, these measures will support 100%…

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Ike and Charles de Gaulle Participate in Cross-Deck Aircraft Launches and Recoveries

March 3, 2020 – USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and FS Charles de Gaulle (R91) participated in cross-deck inter-operability exercises in the Mediterranean Sea March 3. The unique opportunity allowed pilots from both navies to land and launch on the two flight decks while the leaders of each strike group met aboard both carriers for a tour and an…

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Northern Fleet TU-142 Trains at Yesk

March 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – Several crews of Tu-142 anti-submarine aircraft of the Northern Fleet completed a week-long training course at the Center for Combat Training and Combat Use of the Naval Aviation Aviation Command in Yeysk, Krasnodar Territory. At the final stage, the pilots worked out refueling in the air from the Il-78 air tanker during joint events…

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USS Ross Conducts Rescue at Sea

March 3, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) conducted lifesaving emergency search-and-rescue operations for a civilian Turkish vessel in the Sea of Marmara while conducting her southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea, March 3, 2020. Late Tuesday morning, lookouts onboard Ross spotted smoke plumes rising from a small vessel in the Sea of Marmara. Ross quickly…

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