Secretary Braithwaite Names Future Destroyer, Submarine

October 13, 2020 – Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Oct. 13 that a future Guided-missile destroyer and Virginia-class attack submarine will be named USS John F. Lehman (DDG 137) and USS Barb (SSN 804). The future USS John F. Lehman will honor the 65th Secretary of the Navy John F. Lehman who served under President Ronald…

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Russian Corvettes Exercise in North Sea

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of the planned combat training missions in the Baltic Fleet’s area of ​​responsibility, the crews of the Stoyky and Steregushchy corvettes performed simulated missile launches in the North Sea. In the water area of ​​the North Sea, a tactical group consisting of the Steregushchiy and Stoyky corvettes successfully carried out electronic missile…

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FS La Fayette Patrols with USS Roosevelt

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – “La Fayette” evokes, above all, Franco-American friendship and cooperation. Deployed in the Mediterranean since the end of July 2020, the first frigate in service of the Light Furtive Frigate (FLF) class lived up to its name by leading a force-based operation for several days with the American destroyer of the Arleigh Burke DDGH type…

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FS D’Entrecasteaux Conducts Patrol of New Caledonia EEZ

October 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – On September 21, the building of support and assistance in overseas (BSAOM) Entrecasteaux of the Armed Forces of New Caledonia (FANC), set sail to conduct a mission of nearly three weeks in the economic zone exclusive (ZEE) of New Caledonia. The main objective of this patrol is to ensure the protection of French maritime…

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CCP Navy Commissions Two New Destroyers

October 12, 2020 – Two new and advanced guided missile destroyers have recently entered service with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, official reports show. This takes the tally of new destroyers that have been commissioned into the PLA Navy this year known to the general public up to four, which analysts said shows a strong momentum of growth…

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Reducing human error in ship navigation

October 12, 2020 – Many investigations, including the annual Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review, have identified human error as the main reason for incidents in global shipping. Human errors often relate to false situation assessment caused by poor or inconsistent presentation of data or confusing operation. Accordingly, intuitive and consistent user interfaces and operation concepts…

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Sarcos Defense to Develop Exoskeleton Technology for US Navy

October 13, 2020 – Sarcos Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sarcos Robotics, today announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the Office of Naval Research to develop a remote-controlled variant of the upper-body of the innovative Sarcos Guardian® XO® wearable exoskeleton robot. The new, platform-agnostic, upper-body variant will be adapted to attach to a variety of mobile…

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