BAE Systems to Modernize USS Preble Under a $103.5 Million Contract

August 18, 2020 – BAE Systems has received a $103.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $117.7 million if all options are exercised. Under the depot maintenance period (DMP) availability contract awarded, BAE Systems will dry-dock…

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Boosting Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity through new Naval Architecture program

August 18, 2020 – Australia’s naval shipbuilding capacity will be boosted through a new Naval Architecture program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra. The new program, which will commence in 2022, follows an agreement between Defence and the UNSW Canberra. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, said naval shipbuilding is a key Defence priority…

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The Beagle Channel with the presence of naval units

August 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crews of the ARA “Indómita” speedboat and the ARA “Bahía Agradable” warning carried out maneuvers and were trained in techniques and tactics in the Beagle Channel. Likewise, both carried out the transfer of material and personnel from the Maritime Traffic Surveillance and Control Posts. The units belonging to the Fast Boat Group and…

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Another Cocaine Bust for Colombian Navy and National Police

August 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – In a search and control operation, the Colombian Navy, in coordination with the National Police, seized a ton of cocaine hydrochloride during an inspection at a port dock in Santa Marta. According to information from Naval Intelligence and in coordination with the National Anti-Narcotics Police, an inspection was carried out on a container belonging…

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Navy Divers Recover Bomb on Salinas de Roquetas de Mar Beach

August 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – A Special Explosives Deactivation Group (GEDE) of the Navy’s Countermines Measures Divers Unit (UBMCM), a specialist in explosives deactivation, has recovered an anti-sonar bomber this morning in the vicinity of the Las Salinas beach in Roquetas de Mar. It was found on August 9, by a sport diver, near the shore of the beach…

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Gromitz Deploys to SNMCMG1

(Google Translation) – On Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at 10 am, the mine-hunting boat “Grömitz” leaves its home port in Kiel. For the next two months, the boat will belong to the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1). The areas of operation of the multinational NATO association include the North and Baltic Seas. After…

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