French Navy Rafales Fitted With TALIOS Laser Designation Nacelle

March 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – Engaged in the Foch mission of the Carrier Strike Group (GAN), the on-board air group (GAé) has been implementing, since February 28, 2020, the new TALIOS laser designation nacelle as part of training in ground support missions and maritime surveillance (SSC). This ramp-up phase will soon be followed by operational commissioning on Rafale marine…

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CTF151 Completes FO IKARUS

March 8, 2020 – Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151) recently completed Focused Operation IKARUS (FO IKARUS) around the Somali Coast, the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden, raising awareness of their presence in the area and ensuring information flow and coordination between CTF151’s headquarters, its ships and other agencies in the region. The international operation was supported by…

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Subcontracts Signed for Attack Class Main Storage Batteries

March 13, 2020 – Australian company PMB Defence Pty Ltd and Greek company Systems Sunlight S.A. have signed subcontracts with Naval Group Australia to design the main storage batteries for the Attack class submarines through a competitive process. The Government’s $50 billion Attack class program will see 12 regionally superior submarines designed and built in Australia for the Navy. Minister…

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USS Gerald R Ford Uses Port Anchor for First Time

March 18, 2020 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducted an inaugural anchoring evolution during its independent steaming event on March 15. It was the first time Ford conducted the evolution using its portside anchor. he successful port anchoring will allow greater flexibility for Ford in future sea and anchor evolutions, accommodating various sea conditions with additional maneuverability. “Everyone…

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New Force Commander appointed for EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA

March 12, 2020 – Today, Rear Admiral lgnacio Villanueva Serrano was appointed as new force commander for the EU naval operation ATALANTA. His mandate will start on 17 March. He will exercise command and control of all military forces in the Area of Operations during the 34th rotation, and will be responsible for the planning, orchestration and execution of tactical…

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New Navy Acquisition Modernization Office Releases First Development Opportunity

March 12, 2020 – The Navy has launched a new public-private partnership real estate development opportunity at one of the most highly desired locations in Hawaii. The Acquisition Modernization Office (AMO) will leverage its first development to finance critical infrastructure improvements to further Navy mission readiness. On February 24, 2020, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s (NAVFAC) newly established AMO released…

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Blue Angels Update Cancelled Air Shows

March 17, 2020 – The following Air Shows have been cancelled: -April 4-5, Wings Over South Texas – Kingsville, TX -April 18-19, JB Charleston SC Air Expo -April 25-26, Vero Beach Air Show, FL -May 2-3, MCAS Cherry Point, NC -May 9-10, Dyess Big Country Air Fest, TX -May 16-17, Power in the Pines Air Show – McGuire, NJ

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MV Ocean Giant Concludes Operation Deep Freeze Retrograde Offload

March 12, 2020 – Military Sealift Command-chartered multi-purpose vessel MV Ocean Giant has successfully completed Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) cargo offload operations in Port Hueneme, Calif. The operation was part of MSC’s annual resupply mission in support of the Joint Task Force Support for Antarctica mission to the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. A team from MSC, including Navy Reservists from…

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