US Navy & Royal Australian Navy Team Up in the South China Sea

April 22, 2020 – The U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy came together for operations in the South China Sea starting April 13. HMAS Parramatta (FFG 154) began sailing with Ticonderoga-class guided missile-cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) then rendezvoused with amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and Arleigh-Burke class guided missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) April 18.…

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Project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin Arrives in Novorossiysk for Trials

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The latest patrol ship of project 22160 “Pavel Derzhavin” arrived in Novorossiysk to pass the tests. This is the third ship whose construction contract was signed with the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky. According to the contract terms, Pavel Derzhavin will be transferred to the Russian Navy until the end of 2020 after…

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F-35 Joint Program Office honored with 2020 SecDef Environmental Award

April 22, 2020 – The F-35 Joint Program Office’s Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Team was recognized as a 2020 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winner for the Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition in the large program category, April 22. The Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Team received the honor for its actions to eliminate hazards associated with the…

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Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc to Share Data With NOAA

April 21, 2020 – NOAA has forged a formal agreement with Vulcan Inc., the company created by the late Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen, to share data resulting from the two organization’s ocean work. Both NOAA and Vulcan share a mission to advance the public’s understanding of the value and importance of the global ocean. Through a new…

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FS Dixmude Arrives in the Caribbean

April 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – After 14 days at sea, the amphibious helicopter carrier Dixmuide , which left Toulon on April 3, reached Caribbean waters on April 17. As part of Operation Resilience, it is strengthening the resources of the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA) to help populations and civil authorities in the fight against the spread of…

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Sankt Petersburg Arrives in Kronstadt for Refit

April 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Northern Fleet diesel-electric submarine St. Petersburg completed the inter-naval transition and arrived at the Leningrad Naval Base. In Kronstadt, she will undergo scheduled maintenance and modernization. The submarine left its main base on the Kola Peninsula – the Polar in early April. Swimming in the Barents and Norwegian seas took place in difficult…

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Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $20 Million in Funding to Small Shipyards

April 20, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today awarded $19.6 million in discretionary grants to 24 U.S. small shipyards through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The funding will help modernize America’s small shipyards, making them more efficient in constructing commercial vessels. “This $19.6 million federal government investment in the nation’s small shipyards will help maintain…

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Dutch Finally Replacing Recycled Canadian Gun Mounts

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – The four air defense and command frigates (LCFs) get new 127mm guns. The Defense Materiel Organization announced the purchase from the Italian manufacturer Leonardo today. Thales Nederland has been contracted by Leonardo as a supplier. The new mounts will replace the former Canadian Oto-Melara 5in/54 gun mounts from the Iroquois Class destroyers, which are…

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