HMAS Toowoomba departs Middle East

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Toowoomba is returning home to Australia after completing a six-month deployment to the Middle East. Toowoomba has concluded her assignment to Joint Task Force 633 as part of Operation MANITOU, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations, operating in the waters stretching from the Southern Arabian Gulf to the Gulf of Aden. The ship made a…

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German MK180 Order Detailed

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Bundeswehr is planning the MKS Multi-purpose warship180 as an all-rounder for the navy. Mission modules cover a wide range of uses – with superiority in naval warfare at the very end. The MKS Multi-purpose warship 180 will be a general purpose weapon. Installation modules designed for specific military missions will make this possible. The mission…

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Smith Statement on Navy’s Completion of U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt COVID-19 Investigation

June 19, 2020 – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement after the Navy concluded an additional investigation of the COVID-19 outbreak aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt: “The severity of the COVID spread on the Roosevelt, coupled with the fact that it was the first major outbreak DoD faced, warranted thorough…

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Colombia Interdicts Another Major Cocaine Shipment

June 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – About a ton of cocaine apparently belonging to the Residual Organized Armed Group “Structure 30”, was seized by Colombian Navy Units in the Pacific, at the time when three subjects were trying to move it aboard a boat. The forceful operations of control, security and maritime interdiction, added to the naval intelligence information, allowed…

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Germany Orders Four MKS 180 Frigates

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Germany today signed for the construction of 4 MKS 180 frigates. Damen Shipyards designs the so-called Mehrzweckkampfschiffe. They are built on German yards and receive radars from Thales Nederland. The construction of the frigates makes it clear that German-Dutch cooperation is also taking shape increasingly at a maritime level. This was already the case…

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