Australia and Philippines show spirit of mateship

September 22, 2020 – Warships from Australia and the Philippines have exercised for the third time in as many months during a Regional Presence Deployment. HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart and BRP Apolinario Mabini conducted maritime maneuvers and communication drills in the Celebes Sea. Arunta’s Commanding Officer Commander Troy Duggan said the exercises demonstrated the close relationship between the two…

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ABS and Israel Shipyards Trial 3D Model Process

September 22, 2020 – ABS is approving Israel Shipyards’ 3D models as part of plan review of its 45-meter multi-mission Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). “Israel Shipyards is our latest partner where we have been able to demonstrate how ABS can support the design and class review process using 3D models. This exciting project is another building block in our development…

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BAE Systems secures major mine neutraliser contract with US Navy

September 21, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to £87 million by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralizers for the US Navy. This is the fourth consecutive Archerfish contract awarded to BAE Systems since 2003 and will see the Company deliver to the US Navy over the next…

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Riptide™ UUV-12 launches BAE Systems into medium unmanned undersea vehicle market

September 22, 2020 – BAE Systems has unveiled the newest addition to its unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV) portfolio, the Riptide™ UUV-12. The 12” diameter vehicle is the company’s entry into the medium UUV market – joining three small UUV variants – and marks the first new vehicle since last year’s acquisition of Riptide Autonomous Solutions. “The Riptide UUV-12 system significantly…

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RFS Kazan Training in White Sea

September 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – Ships and auxiliary vessels of the White Sea naval base have begun to support the next stage of testing in the White Sea of ​​the newest multipurpose nuclear submarine “Kazan” of the modernized project “Ash”. The submarine’s crew works out the elements of the second special task of the combat training course on it…

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Dept of Navy Releases Records Related to Loss of USS Thresher

September 23, 2020 – The Navy began releasing recently unclassified documents concerning the loss of the submarine USS Thresher (SSN 593), fulfilling a February 2020 ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Sept. 23. Thresher sank on April 10, 1963, 220 miles off the Massachusetts coast while conducting sea trials. All 129 men onboard, consisting…

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