French Foreign Legion Detachment Joins FS Mistral

April 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Following the President of the Republic’s decision to deploy the amphibious helicopter carriers (PHA) of the French Navy as part of Operation Resilience, the Jeanne d’Arc group , composed of the PHA Mistral and the frigate Guépratte, while on a technical stopover in Male (Maldives), set sail for the southern Indian Ocean on March…

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CACI Awarded $83 Million Task Order to Support Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

April 14, 2020 – CACI International Inc announced today that it has been awarded a single-award task order for one base-year and four option-years, with a ceiling value of more than $83 million, by the U.S. Navy to provide engineering, technical, and planning expertise to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. Under the task order, which the Navy awarded…

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Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov Final Trials in the Baltic

April 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The newest frigate of Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov arrived at the main naval base of the Baltic Fleet in Baltiysk to complete state sea trials. In the near future, the frigate will begin the final stage of state tests in the marine ranges of the Baltic Fleet. During their conduct, representatives of the factory…

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U.S. 6th Fleet: Ready, Vigilant, On Watch

April 13, 2020 – Two U.S. 6th Fleet Forward-Deployed Naval Forces-Europe (FDNF-E) destroyers and a P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft are operating simultaneously in different major European Seas, April 13. Rota-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter (DDG 78) and USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) are operating in the Black and Baltic Seas, respectively, while a P-8A Poseidon, assigned to…

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Baden-Württemberg Returns from Hot Water Testing off Brazil

April 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. the frigate “Baden-Württemberg” will return from its hot water testing in Brazil. The ship left there on February 7 to test the technical systems on board under the influence of warm air and warm water. A large number of technical systems on a ship rely on…

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Kongsberg Sonar for Finnish Corvettes

April 15, 2020 – Under the terms of the contract, which equates to approximately 100MNOK, KONGSBERG will equip the vessels with its SS2030 and SD9500 sonars, both of which boast acoustic properties which make them ideally suited for deployment in shallow-water environments. The SS2030, principally devised for ASW operations and capable of detecting torpedoes or other small objects in the…

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Two Project 03160 Raptors Launched at Pella Shipyard

April 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today at the new shipbuilding complex of Pella OJSC in St. Petersburg, a solemn ceremony of launching two patrol boats of project 03160 of the Raptor type took place. The event was attended by Rear Admiral Vladimir Tryapichnikov, Head of the Shipbuilding Department of the Russian Navy, Herbert Tsaturov, Director General of Pella OJSC…

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SDTS Gets First-Ever Hull Assessment to Clear the Way for Potential Dry Dock

April 15, 2020 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division’s (NSWC PHD) Self Defense Test Ship (SDTS), which has a critical and unique role ensuring Navy ships are combat ready, recently returned from San Diego with a freshly-scrubbed hull and key information needed to prepare for a potential near-future dry dock. Retired USS Paul F. Foster, at 44 years…

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