Victory Museum Boat on Poklonnaya Hill Repaired by Vympel

August 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Club of Veterans of the Maritime Guard of the Federal Border Guard Service of Russia approached the managing director of the Vympel shipyard with a request to carry out work on the Shmel border patrol boat installed in the Victory Museum on Poklonnaya Gora. This is not the first time the company’s employees…

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Weapons, CCAT Look Ahead With Elevator Preservation

August 6, 2020 – Many departments and teams aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) have assisted in the ship’s pre- Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) progress. The ship’s weapons department corrosion team and the Corrosion Control Assistance Team (CCAT) from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division’s Corrosion and Coating Engineering Branch worked together to complete the preservation…

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Integrated Training for USN/USAF off Japan

August 6, 2020 – The U.S. Navy and Air Force are conducting joint integrated training off the coast of Northern Japan. Units and personnel assigned to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, Navy Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131, and the Air Force 35th Fighter Wing began coordinated operations, Aug. 1. Integrated training includes air-to-air operations, combat search and rescue drills,…

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Location of Sunken AAV, Remains Found off San Clemente Island

August 4, 2020 – Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group positively identified on August 3 the location of the amphibious assault vehicle that sunk off the coast of San Clemente Island on July 30. The U.S. Navy’s Undersea Rescue Command confirmed that human remains have also been identified…

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Missile-frigate BRP Antonio Luna arriving next year

August 11, 2020 – Due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the sister ship of missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), is expected to be delivered by January or February next year. “We are expecting FF-151 January or February 2021, still ahead of the delivery date per contract, which is March 2021,” said Philippine Navy…

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Nuke Sea-Launched Cruise Missile Would Bolster Deterrence, Officials Say

By Jim Garamone The United States retired its last nuclear sea-launched cruise missile in 2010 — one of only two remaining U.S. theater or tactical (“non-strategic”) nuclear weapons. In contrast, Russia continued a comprehensive program to modernize and expand its low-yield theater and tactical nuclear weapons. What is more disturbing, officials said, is that Russian strategy actually contemplates the use…

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Rolls-Royce, Defense Production Act Title III investment to upgrade company’s Naval facility in Pascagoula

August 12, 2020 – Rolls-Royce and the Defense Production Act Title III office will invest millions of dollars to upgrade the company’s capability and capacity for U.S. Navy ship propulsion components in its facility in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The DPA Title III office has already agreed to invest $22 million for equipment, with Rolls-Royce making an additional investment for building improvements,…

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Project 23040G Vladimir Kozitsky & Boris Slobodnik to Join Black Sea Fleet This Year

August 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – Until the end of this year, the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) will include two new large hydrographic boats (BGC) of project 23040G “Vladimir Kozitsky” and “Boris Slobodnik”. The boats have a length of 33 m and are designed for high-precision areal surveying of the bottom relief and survey of navigation hazards at depths of…

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Two anti-sabotage boats of the “Grachonok” type were laid for the Russian Navy in Tatarstan

August 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today at the Zelenodolsk plant named after A.M. Gorky “in Tatarstan, a solemn ceremony of laying down two Project 21980 anti-sabotage boats of the” Grachonok “type, which are being built by order of the Russian Navy, took place. Vice-Admiral Igor Mukhametshin, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Navy for Armaments, took part in the event on…

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