ARA Bouchard Captures Chinese Jigger Illegally Fishing

May 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Argentine Navy under the Ministry of Defense reports that in the early hours of today, ocean patrol ARA “Bouchard” detected and captured a Chinese jigger boat that was fishing illegally within the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The procedure began when the crew of the ocean patrol ARA “Bouchard” detected the jigger “HONG…

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Keel Laid at Eastern Shipbuilding for USCGC Argus (WMSM-915)

May 4, 2020 – Eastern Shipbuilding Group reports that the keel laying ceremony for the US Coast Guard’s, first of class, Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) ARGUS (WMSM-915), was held on April 28, 2020 at Eastern’s Nelson Street facility. The ceremony was performed and recorded without audience to comply with CDC guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19. A video of…

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Marshal Ustinov Conducting Weapons Trials in the Barents Sea

May 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, the Marshal Ustinov missile cruiser left the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk in the Barents Sea to work out planned combat training tasks. The ship’s crew will carry out a series of artillery firing at sea and air targets at naval training ranges of the fleet during naval exercises on…

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KBR Secures $140M Task Orders for Engineering and Rapid Prototyping Efforts for U.S. Navy

May 4, 2020 – KBR announced today that it has been awarded two recompete task orders totaling $140 million to support engineering and rapid prototyping efforts for the U.S. Navy. The U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) awarded KBR these cost-plus-fixed-fee task orders under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract. KBR has supported the…

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USNS Yukon CONSOL Replenishment with MT Empire State in SOCAL OPAREA

April 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) conducted a consolidated cargo replenishment (CONSOL) at sea with the MSC long-term chartered motor tanker ship Empire State (T-AOT 5193) off the coast of Southern California April 25-26. The CONSOL was part of MSC’s response to operating under COVID19 precautions. During the CONSOL, Yukon received 335…

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HMAS Parramatta completes South and South East Asia deployment

May 2, 2020 – Royal Australian Navy helicopter frigate HMAS Parramatta has returned to Australia after completing a three-month deployment, which included South and South East Asia. In late February and early March, prior to COVID-19 restrictions, HMAS Parramatta visited Phuket, Thailand and Colombo, Sri Lanka. In April, Parramatta also exercised with the United States Navy USS America Expeditionary Strike…

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