Secretary of the Navy Announces FFG 62 will be USS Constellation

October 7, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced USS Constellation (FFG 62) as the name for the first ship in the new Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) class of ships Oct. 7 while aboard the museum ship Constellation in Baltimore Inner Harbor. The name was selected in honor of the first U.S. Navy ships authorized by Congress…

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USS Gabrielle Giffords PASSEX with El Salvador Navy

October 7, 2020 – The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with naval counterparts from El Salvador in the Eastern Pacific Ocean October 6. PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. PASSEXs afford the opportunity for partner nations to…

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Future USS Mobile (LCS 26) Completes Successful Acceptance Trial

October 8, 2020 – The future USS Mobile (LCS 26) successfully concluded its acceptance trial in the Gulf of Mexico Sept. 25 after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations. The Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship’s systems during the trial, spanning multiple functional areas including main propulsion, auxiliaries and electrical systems. LCS 26 also performed…

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Royal Navy Flagship Corgi Style

Welcome to this latest edition of Corgi Diecast Diaries and your regular look at all the news, updates and stories from the fascinating world of Corgi die-cast model collecting. Are you ready for your latest selection of exclusive Corgi model development images? We certainly hope you are, because we have lot’s to tell you about in this edition. Our headline…

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HMAS Hobart Returns to Sydney

November 9, 2020 – HMAS Hobart and her more than 230 crew members have returned home to Sydney, marking the end of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest and most challenging deployment this year. The Air Warfare Destroyer, along with HMA Ships Canberra, Stuart, Arunta and Sirius, began Regional Presence Deployment (RPD) on 5 July, deploying from Darwin. Over three months,…

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NATO Chiefs of Defence Elect Rob Bauer as next Chairman of the Military Committee

October 9, 2020 – Allied Chiefs of Defence today, 9 October 2020, elected Admiral Rob Bauer, Chief of Defence of the Netherlands Armed Forces to be the next Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, the senior military adviser to the Secretary General. Admiral Bauer will take up the position following the end of Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach’s tenure…

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Amphibious Operations in Dynamic Mariner

October 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – Bringing forces from the sea to the land: this is the challenge of amphibious operations. From the discreet insertion of commandos to the landing of a multinational force, these maneuvers are among the most complex to achieve. The amphibian is indeed one of the rare operational areas simultaneously implementing air-sea and land resources. During…

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Two Project 23040 Complete Trials

October 9, 2020 (Google Translation) – Today, in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, factory running and state tests of Project 23040 search and rescue boats “RVK-1324” and “RVK-1264” have been completed. Based on the test results, a state acceptance certificate was signed. The boats meet all the requirements for search and rescue ships of the Navy. OJSC “Plant Nizhegorodsky Teplokhod” serially builds boats of…

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