Upgraded Type 053H3 frigate joins real combat scenario exercise

March 9, 2020 – With a new anti-aircraft missile system and a new type of close-in weapon system, an upgraded Type 053H3 frigate participated in a recent naval exercise, and analysts expect it to become a powerful addition to China’s offshore defense force. The Type 053H3 frigate, which underwent a midlife modernization program, was seen for the first time after…

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ISSARTEL – HIFRASER kicks off its Australian Sovereign Supply Chain Qualification Program

ISSARTEL – HIFRASER aims to build its Australian Sovereign Supply Chain for Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical Systems & Services in the framework of the Attack Class Submarine Program. To reach this ambitious goal, the company is launching its Sovereign Supply Chain Qualification Program, targeting highly qualified Australian companies for high precision machining, boiler making, welding, surface and heat treatment services.…

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PSNS & IMF Partners with DLA Disposition Services to streamline submarine component disposal

March 9, 2020 – Stewardship and responsible handling of Department of Defense assets is a long-standing priority for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. Disposition and recycling of materials has evolved significantly in the shipyard’s 129-year history. Most recently, through collaborative efforts between PSNS & IMF and Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services, submarine recycling and shipyard disposal efforts…

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Maritime Advanced Force key to amphibious operations

March 10, 2020 – A Maritime Advanced Force task unit has successfully demonstrated Navy’s ability to open and maintain sea lanes for amphibious operations during Fleet Certification Period 2020. The task unit, comprising of Australian Clearance Diving Team One (AUSCDT ONE) and minehunters Huon and Diamantina, worked together to provide a persistent forward presence by undertaking mine clearance operations in…

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UK Developing MAST-13 Autonomos Vessel

March 9, 2020 – In the future, unmanned surface vessels will go beyond the ability of traditional ships to attack and defend in uncertain environments, giving us a technology advantage over our enemies. One of these next generation systems currently being developed is MAST-13, an unmanned high-speed boat that will be capable of completely autonomous navigation. The new system is…

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SAIC Wins Follow-On Award to Support USN/USMC Tactical Warfare Training

March 9, 2020 – Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a $45.2 million follow-on contract to support the tactical warfare training of the Navy and Marine Corps. The single-award contract has a three-year period of performance. “We want today’s Navy and Marine Corps forces to be as mission-ready as possible, and this program enables that preparation.” SAIC will continue…

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Explorer Tim Taylor’s “Lost 52 Project” Team Discovers Lost Cold War Submarine

March 10, 2020 – Veteran ocean explorer and Tiburon Subsea CEO Tim Taylor and his “Lost 52 Project” team have added to their list of ocean discoveries with USS Stickleback (SS 415). USS Stickleback was lost 62 years ago in close to 11,000 feet of water and is one of four submarines that suffered this fate during the Cold War.…

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SNMCMG1 Coming to Kiel This Coming Weekend

March 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Friday, March 13th at 8 a.m., the Standing NATO Mine Defense Association SNMCMG1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1) will arrive at the naval base in Kiel. The ships will remain in the port of Wik until Monday, March 16. In addition to the lead ship, the association consists of a Belgian, a…

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