Exercise Joint Warrior

Exercise Joint Warrior is the largest military exercise in Europe, bringing together the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army, as well as forces from other nations. This massive multinational war exercise involves warships, aircraft, marines and troops from UK, NATO and allied forces. The exercise doesn’t only allow participating units to hone their specialist roles within…

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NATO’s new Atlantic command declared operational

September 17, 2020 – NATO’s new Atlantic Command was declared operational in a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday (17 September 2020). Joint Force Command Norfolk, established to protect sea lanes between Europe and North America, is the first NATO headquarters dedicated to the Atlantic since 2003. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the milestone, saying: “NATO is a transatlantic…

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HNLMS Pelican Completes Refit and Returning to the Caribbean

September 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Pelican has just left for the Caribbean. The support vessel has been in the Netherlands for major maintenance and a midlife update since the end of last year. The renovation work was badly needed. It was only the first time that the vessel had undergone thorough maintenance since it was put into service…

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BMT to Conduct U.S. Navy T-AGOS(X) Industry Studies

September 16, 2020 – BMT has been awarded a contract to conduct industry studies to advance the design of the next generation of U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Ocean Surveillance Ship (T-AGOS(X)). The Industry Studies address technical solutions and design tradeoffs, provide recommendations to improve producibility and affordability, and include technical reviews of the Navy’s evolving ship design. BMT is the…

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Warfare Centers Collaborate with Industry to Address Navy Ship Combat Systems Corrosion

September 16, 2020 – NSWC PHD Lead Materials Engineer Armen Kvryan and several allies are using a unique strategy to take on a long-time enemy of Navy ships—corrosion. “Corrosion is a big issue for the Navy and combat systems because it’s so aggressive in the marine environment,” Kvryan said. “With these assets, corrosion happens quicker than what we anticipate, and…

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PIAS Lake Titicaca Begins Social Action Campaign 2020

September 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Itinerant Platform of Social Action PIAS “Lake Titicaca I” begins, today Saturday, September 12, 2020, its 1st. Social Action Campaign, with the objective of bringing State services closer to communities in conditions of poverty and extreme poverty located on the islands and riparian areas of Lake Titicaca. The 1st. Social Action Campaign, will…

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Vestdavit to deliver advanced boat-handling systems to U.S. Navy

September 11, 2020 – Vestdavit Inc., the US operation set up by industry-leading davit supplier Vestdavit, has won a contract to deliver boat launch-and-recovery systems to two Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessels belonging to the United States Navy. Currently under construction by global shipbuilder Austal at its yard in Mobile, Alabama, the EPFs will assist the Navy’s military and humanitarian…

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Rohde & Schwarz launches high-performance ELINT receiver

September 16, 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz launches a high-performance electronic intelligence (ELINT) receiver that incorporates cutting-edge radar detection technology: the R&S WPU2000 wideband processing unit. Following the success of the R&S WPU500, the newly introduced device increases its real-time bandwidth to 2 GHz. This newly developed wideband processing unit will be the new core of radar signal collection and…

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Jacksonville Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Illegally Exporting Maritime Raiding Craft and Engines to China

September 16, 2020 – Yang Yang (34, Jacksonville) has pleaded guilty to conspiring to submit false export information through the federal government’s Automated Export System and to fraudulently export to China maritime raiding craft and engines in violation of United States (U.S.) law, and also to attempting to fraudulently export that equipment in violation of U.S. law. Yang faces a…

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