NZ announces a third P-3 deployment in support of UN sanctions

October 19, 2020 – The Government has deployed a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion (P-3) maritime patrol aircraft to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions imposing sanctions against North Korea, announced Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters and Minister of Defence Ron Mark. “New Zealand has long supported the maintenance of peace and security…

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USS Zumwalt Launches First SM-2 Launch from MK57 VLS off Point Mugu

October 19, 2020 – The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) successfully executed the first live fire test of the MK 57 Vertical Launching System with a Standard Missile (SM-2) on the Naval Air Weapons Center Weapons Division Sea Test Range, Point Mugu, Oct. 13. As the first-in-class ship, USS Zumwalt successfully demonstrated its capability to detect, track and engage an Anti-Ship…

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U.S., Japan, Australia Conduct Trilateral Naval Exercises in South China Sea

October 19, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) in the South China Sea for multinational exercises, Oct. 19. Participants included John S. McCain, JS Kirisame (DD 104) of the JMSDF, and HMAS Arunta (FFH 151) of the RAN. These exercises marked the fifth time in…

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RFS Admiral Kasatonov Conducting ASW Training in Arctic

October 20, 2020 (TASS) – The crew of the Northern Fleet’s frigate Admiral Kasatonov deployed to the Barents Sea for anti-submarine warfare drills, the Fleet’s press office reported on Tuesday. “Today the crew of the Northern Fleet’s frigate Fleet Admiral Kasatonov started practicing assignments of anti-submarine warfare drills in the Barents Sea in compliance with the Fleet’s combat training plans…

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Absalon Class Reclassified as Frigates

October 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy’s two support ships are being reclassified as frigates. The “new” frigates are being equipped and trained to be even better at finding and fighting submarines, and the new designation as frigates makes it easier to cooperate with NATO partners. The Navy’s warships Esbern Snare and Absalon of the Absalon class have so…

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Thales Flat Panel IFF for New French Frigates

October 19, 2020 – Naval forces today need to be able to rely on new technology to make the best decisions when it matters most. Thales helps them conduct their missions more safely at every critical moment, building on its air surveillance expertise and in-depth knowledge of operational contexts to develop high-value end-to-end IFF solutions. Based on a revolutionary all-digital…

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