Operation Irini inspects a vessel for suspected violation of the UN arms embargo on Libya

September 10, 2020 – Operation EUNAVFOR MED Irini boarded and inspected the Merchant Vessel Royal Diamond 7 early in the morning for suspected violation of the UN arms embargo on Libya. The boarding team of an Irini ship boarded the vessel at 7 a.m. in international waters, 150 km north of the Libyan city of Derna (Cyrenaica). The vessel departed…

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US Navy Awards L3Harris Technologies $104 Million Contract for F/A-18 EW Warfare System

September 10, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a $104 million follow-on contract to supply the next production lot of the electronic warfare (EW) system that protects F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats. The announcement was made in conjunction with vHook’20 being held virtually, September 10-12. L3Harris will manufacture and deliver Integrated Defensive Electronic…

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Royal New Zealand Navy delivers medical supplies to Tonga

The Royal New Zealand Navy dive hydrographic vessel HMNZS Manawanui will make a contactless port visit to Tonga next week to deliver medical supplies on behalf of a New Zealand charity. Manawanui, returning to New Zealand from the two-week Exercise RIMPAC near Hawaii, will arrive at Nuku’alofa on 15 September. The visit required diplomatic clearances from the Government of Tonga…

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KDX-1 Destroyer Yangmanchun Completes Modernization

September 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 9 (Wed.), the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Wed.), improved the performance of the Korean destroyer “Yangmanchun” at the Jinhae Naval Base in Gyeongnam and delivered it to the Navy. The 「Korean Destroyer (KDX-I) Performance Improvement Project」 has been deployed in battle since 1998, and has been performing a core role by commanding…

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Naval tactical C4I performance improvement business development success

September 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (Director Wang Jeong-hong) announced that it has greatly strengthened the command and control capabilities of the Navy by successfully completing the Naval Tactical C4I performance improvement project through research and development led by the company (Ssangyong Information and Communication). Naval tactical C4I shares the tactical situation between units and…

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Beca Applied Technologies Teams with BExercise Pacific Vard Marine on RNZN SOPV Project

September 9, 2020 – Beca Applied Technologies Ltd, with the support of specialist naval architecture company Vard Marine Inc, have been appointed by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence as the Technical Support Partner to the Southern Ocean Patrol Vessel (SOPV) project. Beca and Vard Marine will join the Ministry’s Integrated Project Team providing systems engineering, concept design and technical…

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Royal Australian Navy joins regional partners for Exercise Pacific Vanguard

September 12, 2020 – The Royal Australian Navy has joined an eight-ship fleet with more than 1,500 personnel aboard from Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States for Exercise Pacific Vanguard, in waters off Guam. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the exercise brings together four key likeminded regional partners, working in support of…

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U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces come together for Valiant Shield 2020

September 10, 2020 – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces are participating in exercise Valiant Shield (VS), Sept. 14-25, on Guam and around the Mariana Islands Range Complex. Participants include USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), USS America (LHA 6), USS New Orleans (LPD 18), USS Germantown (LSD 42) and multiple surface ships — approximately 100 aircraft and an estimated 11,000 personnel from…

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NOAA improves marine navigation near Georgia and New Hampshire naval bases

September 10, 2020 – Two new Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems, also known as PORTSⓇ, are improving maritime safety near Kings Bay, Georgia, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, near two U.S. Navy installations. NOAA and the U.S. Navy partnered to install the first new PORTS in two years, the 34th and 35th in the nationwide network. The system near Naval Submarine Base…

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