Rohde & Schwarz Supports the Spanish Navy’s F110 Frigates

October 19, 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz has signed a contract with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to equip five new F-110 frigates with external communications systems. The Spanish Ministry of Defense (MoD) has ordered the construction of five new F-110 frigates by Navantia to replace the Spanish Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigates. The new Bonifaz-class multi-mission frigates are specialized in anti-submarine warfare.…

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Japan-EU Joint Port Call in Djibouti

October 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – October 15, engaged in anti-piracy activities the European Union Naval Force (Somalia – Operation Atalanta) naval vessels and patrol aircraft and the Maritime Self-Defense Force escort ship “big wave” is jointly call at Djibouti. The nearest Port October 5-6 days the date that has been conducted in off the coast of Somalia Gulf of…

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USS Winston S. Churchill Renders Aid to Iranian Mariners

October 16, 2020 – While operating under Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) provided assistance to a motor vessel in distress in the Arabian Sea, Oct. 15. The Iranian-flagged dhow signaled to Churchill via flashing light that it was in distress. When hailed over bridge-to-bridge radio, the vessel’s crew explained that their engine would not start…

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Franco-Gabonese cooperation in the air and on the seas

October 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Friday, October 9, the Falcon 50 maritime surveillance aircraft of the French Navy carried out a SAGNE patrol (joint maritime surveillance mission against illegal trafficking (illegal fishing, pollution, etc.)) for the benefit of Senegal . For his part, the high seas patrol boat (PHM) Commander Ducuing continued his CORYMBE mission by leading tactical…

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OSD Establishes JHTO Systems Engineering Field Activity at NSWC Crane

October 15, 2020 – The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has established its Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO) Systems Engineering Field Activity at Naval Support Activity, Crane. The decision to partner with Crane was made to leverage the growing suite of government, industry, and academic capabilities associated with that organization. Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research…

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Australian industry to benefit from $900 million Attack Class work package

October 16, 2020 – Australian industry will benefit from hundreds of millions of dollars in work packages for the Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program, supporting hundreds of Australian jobs and creating new opportunities for Australian businesses. The Morrison Government and Naval Group today launched a new campaign seeking Expressions of Interest from Australian industry to become Australian Capability Partners for…

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Minister of Defense presides over the reopening of the Naval Museum

October 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, inaugurated today the new Naval Museum in Madrid, a first-rate example of the Navy’s efforts to disseminate the great milestones and figures of the Spanish naval history, and promote defense culture among the general public. The Minister congratulated the Spanish Navy for this project and pointed out that…

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Joint Statement – Five Eyes nations defence ministers

October 16, 2020 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday evening took part in a videoconference of defense ministers from the Five Eyes nations, chaired by Canada’s Minister of National Defence. Mr Wallace joined defense ministers from Australia, Canada, and the United States. New Zealand were represented by a senior official, due to the ongoing New Zealand general election. Ministers highlighted…

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