Spanish Frigate Escorts Fred Olsen Bajamar Express off Somalia

July 20, 2020 – The new trimaran Bajamar Expess of the Fred Olsen Express commercial ferry company traveling from Australia towards the Canary Islands requested support of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta for the transit through the International Recommended Transit Corridor. The European Union launched the European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU NAVFOR) in December 2008 within the framework of the…

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Shipcom Federal Solutions Wins US Navy Global Parts Tracking Contract

July 21, 2020 – Shipcom Federal Solutions (SFS), a leader in next generation supply chain management solutions, has been awarded a contract by the US Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) to extend functionality of the SFS Catamaran NextGen supply chain management platform with a focus on Naval shipyard and depot modernization. Under this effort, SFS will provide the US…

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VTOL Demonstration at Virginia Beach

July 21, 2020 – Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC), U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), and the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) successfully completed a proof-of-concept vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) demonstration on July 13, 2020. With NAVFAC EXWC at the helm as the demonstration lead, the joint capability demonstration included…

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Rosatom will raise flooded submarines from the Arctic

July 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The state corporation is preparing to obtain the status of an organization responsible for the removal of flooded nuclear submarines from the Arctic. The raising of submarines withdrawn from the Navy and the improvement of nuclear and radiation safety were the main topics of the 23rd meeting of the joint Russian-Norwegian commission for cooperation…

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Second Pacific Fleet Project 636.3 Completes Builder Trials

July 22, 2020 (TASS) – The second out of six Project 636.3 submarines ordered for Russia’s Pacific Fleet completed shipbuilders’ sea trials, the Admiralty Shipyard reported on Wednesday. “The Admiralty Shipyard has completed the shipbuilders’ sea trials of the Project 636.3 large diesel-electric submarine Volkhov for the Russian Navy,” the Shipyard said in a statement. The shipbuilders’ sea trials of…

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Piet Brouwer Elektrotechniek Provides New Switchboards for Dutch Dive Tenders

July 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – Piet Brouwer Elektrotechniek has received an order through partner Damen Shipyards Den Helder for the delivery of four main switchboards for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The headquarters at Urk are working on the design, engineering and construction of the new main switch panels for four dive assistance vessels, to ensure the availability of these…

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