Communist Chinese Carrier Returns to Qingdao

May 1, 2020 – China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier formation Thursday returned to a military port in Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, after nearly one month of trans-theater training in the far seas. The training was a routine arrangement in the annual plan, featuring a long duration, many subjects, high intensity and complicated air and sea situations, said a military statement,…

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US & UK Conduct Arctic ASW Exercise

May 1, 2020 – U.S. 6th Fleet (C6F) conducted a bilateral naval anti-submarine warfare (ASW) exercise with the U.K., above the Arctic Circle, May 1, 2020. Four ships from two nations, a U.S. submarine, and a U.S. P8-A worked together, in the Norwegian Sea, to conduct training in the challenging conditions in the Arctic. For the exercise, Arleigh Burke-class Aegis…

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Naval Oceanography Improves the Fleet’s Asymmetric Advantage

May 1, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Navy operates over 290 ships and submarines in a growing Fleet with approximately one-third underway at any given time. These national assets require accurate environmental observations and predictions to conduct safe operations and tactically exploit the environment. The U.S. Navy’s primary capability to accurately predict the complex maritime environment in which these highly…

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South Korean Firm DK Marine CEO Pleads Guilty to Bribery Conspiracy to US Navy

May 1, 2020 – The owner and Chief Executive Officer of a Republic of Korea–based company, DK Marine, that provided ship husbanding services to the U.S. Navy pleaded guilty today for his role in a bribery conspiracy. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge David Bell of the Naval Criminal Investigative…

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Austal to Build Six More Cape Class Patrol Boats

May 1, 2020 – Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has been awarded a A$324 million contract to design and construct six evolved Cape-class Patrol Boats (CCPBs) for the Royal Australian Navy. It is the largest contract for an Australian vessel construction program ever awarded to Austal in the Company’s 30 year history The six new…

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