Boeing Awarded $3.1 Billion in U.S. Navy Contracts for Cruise Missile Systems

May 13, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a combined $3.1 billion in contracts for Harpoon and Standoff Land Attack Missile Expanded Response (SLAM ER) weapon systems in support of Foreign Military Sales (FMS). About $2.6 billion of that was contracted today while the remainder had been previously awarded. “We are pleased to continue our long legacy of…

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U.S. Navy Maintains Persistent Presence Near Drill Ship West Capella

May 12, 2020 – A U.S. Navy ship conducted presence operations near Panamanian flagged drillship, West Capella, May 12. The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) operated in the southern South China Sea marking the second time that an LCS patrolled there since USS Montgomery (LCS 8) sailed with USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), May 7, supporting…

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Finnish Navy Conducts PASSEX with SNMCMG1

May 12 2020 – NATO’s Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) continued its Baltic Sea deployment and visited Helsinki, Finland between 8 and 11 May 2020. Following the port visit they conducted exercises with Finnish naval units in order to showcase the interoperability and cooperation between as partners. Due to the challenges caused by COVID-19 and measures taken by both…

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Summary of Japan-US-Korea Defense Practitioners Consultation (DTT) Results

May 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – The “Japan-US-Korea Defense Practitioners Consultation (DTT)” was held on May 13 (Wednesday) in a video conference format by the defense authorities of the three countries. At this meeting, the Director of the Department of Defense Policy in Japan, the Deputy Secretary of Defense of the Ministry of Defense of Helby from the US, and…

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120th Anniversary of Cruiser Aurora in St Petersburg

May 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Peter the Great Central Naval Museum in St. Petersburg has prepared a unique electronic exhibition dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the ship No. 1 of the Russian Navy – the cruiser Aurora. The exhibition tells about the glorious history and battle history of the cruiser. “This is certainly an important event. Navy…

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Australian Firms Awarded Attack Class Subcontracts

May 13, 2020 – Two Australian companies have signed subcontracts for the design of key subsystems in the Morrison Government’s Attack class submarines program. Safran Electronics subcontracted Adelaide-based Acacia Systems and Western-Sydney based Thomas Global Systems for the design of the Optronics Search and Attack, Navigation Radar and Navigation Data Distribution systems. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds…

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FS Provence Returns from Mediterranean Deployment

May 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 22, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence set sail for a mission in the Mediterranean. As part of an almost permanent presence of French frigates in this area, Provence , engaged since the beginning of March in the CHAMMAL operation to fight against Daesh , has thus contributed to the capacity for independent…

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