USS Delbert D. Black Joins the Fleet

September 26, 2020 – The U.S. Navy commissioned Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119) today. Due to public health and safety concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the commissioning was a private event. Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite was represented by Assistant Secretary of the Navy James Guerts with Master…

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UK Extends Contract for NATO Submarine Rescue Missions

September 30, 2020 – A three-year contract extension to ensure NATO submariners are backed up by world-class rescue operations has been awarded to Scotland-based firm, JFD. Worth more than seven million pounds, the contract extension will reach into 2023 and provide operational support to the NATO Submarine Rescue System (NSRS). Created in 2008, NSRS is a collaborative project shared between…

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China’s largest marine patrol vessel launched

September 30, 2020 – China’s largest maritime patrol vessel, which was launched in a shipyard in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, on Tuesday, is destined to help improve maritime traffic governance, officials said. Haixun 09, built at China State Shipbuilding Corp’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, will be managed by the Guangdong Maritime Safety Administration. It is expected to go into service next year.…

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CCP Navy Handover in Gulf of Aden

September 27, 2020 – The 35th and 36th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in the Gulf of Aden on September 23rd local time. After the handover ceremony, the two escort taskforces started the joint escorting mission for the Hong Kong-registered heavy cargo ship Zhenhua 27. The 35th escort taskforce left the Gulf of Aden after completing the…

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TKMS Licenses Alexandria Shipyard to Build a MEKO A200 Corvette

The Egyptian Navy Has Contracted TKMS German company to be entitling ASY for building one MEKO A200 Corvette in ASY Facility In Alexandria, EGYPT. The ship Building Contract shall Take Place Next Year with the Building Method Fits for ASY facility and as Per TKMS consensus. Type Of Vessel Frigate Displacement 3,400 Tons (Full Load) Length 118 M (387 Ft)…

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Project 949A Irkutsk, in Refit Since 2001, May Return to Service in 2023

September 25, 2020 (TASS) – Project 949A Antey-class multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine Irkutsk, which has been awaiting repair and modernization for more than 20 years, may return to tactical composition of the Pacific Fleet in 2023, a source in the shipbuilding industry told TASS. “Given the opportunity, the expected return date for Irkutsk is 2023,” the source said. Earlier it was…

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Shared Vision for Indo-Pacific

September 25, 2020 – Australian and Indian warships have conducted a two-day passage exercise in the north-east Indian Ocean. The guided missile destroyer HMAS Hobart sailed alongside ships INS Sahyadri and Karmuk, from the Indian Navy.  Together they practiced maritime maneuvers, communication and aviation drills and maritime warfare serials. Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart Commander Ryan Gaskin said the Australian officers and sailors…

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Dynamic Mariner Brings Together Seven NATO Nations

September 25, 2020 – Seven NATO Allies are participating in the NATO exercise Dynamic Mariner-20 (DYMR20) off the coast of France. Exercise Dynamic Mariner tests NATO’s Response Force Maritime Component (NRF/M) and interoperability with NATO forces, enhancing flexibility and improving the ability to work together among Allied nations. It runs between 28 September and 8 October 2020. The exercise brings…

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Rohde & Schwarz offers portfolio for precise AESA testing

September 25, 2020 – In order to reduce complexity, costs and efforts for TRM testing, Rohde & Schwarz concentrates on test and measurement solutions to maximize the performance of AESA designs with highest precision instruments and automation of complex test scenarios. Modern active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars are a strong focal point of the global aerospace and defense industry.…

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