NCI Agency announces qualifiers of 2020 Defence Innovation Challenge

September 30, 2020 – The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency announced on Wednesday (30 September) the top eight qualifiers of the 2020 NCI Agency Defence Innovation Challenge. The evaluation panel selected eight proposals for the next phase of the Innovation Challenge. The challenge aims to accelerate transformational, state-of-the-art ideas, technologies and solutions from start-ups, small businesses and academia in…

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USS America ESG Stops in Guam to Increase Readiness

October 2, 2020 – The USS America (LHA 6) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed Guam following a port visit Oct 2, 2020. The port visit supported logistics and routine maintenance. The Sailors and Marines remained on board their ships to protect the Indo-Pacific overall strategy in keeping with current guidance to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. “Our Expeditionary Strike…

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Coastal Trident/ANTX Team Executes Critical Event Despite Pandemic-Related Restrictions

October 1, 2020 – In the middle of planning one of the nation’s largest asymmetric threat training exercises, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) faced a real asymmetrical threat—the coronavirus pandemic and related restrictions that put the event at risk. Since early fall 2019, the Port Hueneme Division team had been planning this year’s annual Coastal Trident…

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Galley Equipment was Tested on Project 23120 Vsevolod Bobrov

Galley equipment was tested on the logistics support vessel (STO) Vsevolod Bobrov, project 23120, built by order of the Ministry of Defense at the Severnaya Verf shipyard (part of USC). The propulsion system and thrusters are now being tested on order. The builders completed the preparation of residential and office premises, carried out a general cleaning. The crew should arrive…

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MTS San Francisco Undocks During Conversion

October 6, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully undocked the former USS San Francisco (SSN 711) Oct 5. The boat has been at the shipyard since 2017, undergoing conversion to a moored training ship for use by both officers and Sailors undergoing training at the Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) in Charleston, South Carolina. La Jolla (MTS 701) completed…

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UK Awards Diesel Engine Support Contract

October 2, 2020 – A £5.5-million contract to provide support for small diesel engines onboard critical Royal Navy vessels, including amphibious assault ships and mine hunters, has been placed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Under the terms of the contract, Royston Diesel Power in Newcastle will be responsible for providing diesel engine spares and technical support as well as…

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Reina Sofia Deploys for Operation Atalanta

October 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – Last Friday, and after an intense operational qualification and readiness period, frigate ‘Reina Sofía’ (F-84), sailed from Rota Naval Base towards the Indian Ocean to join ‘EUNAVFOR Somalia’, known as ‘Operation Atalanta’. The farewell ceremony was presided over by the Spanish Navy Fleet Commander, Admiral Antonio Martorell Lacave. The main objective of this European…

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