HMS Montrose Intercepts 450 Kilograms of Methamphetamine

October 21, 2020 – Sailors and Royal Marines from HMS Montrose intercepted over 450 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a wholesale value of £18 million, during a counter-narcotics operation in the Arabian Sea. The operation, which was part of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Operation SEA SHIELD, was an international effort involving several of the CMF’s 33 member nations and partners.…

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Rohde & Schwarz supports coast guard maritime homeland security missions

October 21, 2020 – Coast guards around the world need to balance unprecedented demands. They must perform their traditional duties, such as search and rescue (SAR) operations, while also fighting crime and safeguarding maritime homeland security. They must detect, locate and identify different types of offshore distress situations, illegal operations and threats. Rohde & Schwarz has extensive experience in managing…

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Naval Research Lab Space Research Group to Validate Satellite Interoperability

October 14, 2020 – A U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) research group will use its background in space system development to help ensure future satellites have the capability to work together. Announced Aug. 31, NRL’s work supports the Space Development Agency’s two multi-million dollar contract awards for the development of the first generation of the Transport Layer, representing the first…

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Project 22220 Arktika Delivered

October 21, 2020 – On October 21, Murmansk hosted the signing ceremony of the acceptance certificate for the lead universal nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, project 22220, built at the Baltic Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation). The event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov, General Director of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” Alexei…

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La Fayette Joins NEMESIS off the Cypriot Coast

October 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 14, 2020, the frigate La Fayette participated in the combined exercise NEMESIS 2020 in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus. This large-scale mutual training, which brought together more than twenty units, ships, aircraft, military or civilian drones, consists of the management of a major crisis on an oil…

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Boeing, U.S. Navy to Demo Future Ramjet Missile Technology

October 20, 2020 – Boeing and the U.S. Navy will demonstrate advanced missile technologies that will make carrier air wing strike fighters more lethal against threats into the next decade. Boeing has been awarded a $30 million contract from the Navy to co-develop the Supersonic Propulsion Enabled Advanced Ramjet (SPEAR) flight demonstrator with the Navy’s Air Warfare Center Weapons Division.…

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USS Devastator Completes Refit

October 20, 2020 – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain has returned USS Devastator (MCM 6) back to operations after successfully completing a scheduled Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). The USS Devastator, one of four Mine Countermeasure Ships homeported in Bahrain, is an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship capable of finding, classifying and destroying moored and bottom mines. These ships…

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Drone Delivery to USS Henry M Jackson in Hawaiian Waters

An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) around the Hawaiian Islands October 19th. Underway replenishment sustains the fleet anywhere/anytime. This event was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command’s expeditionary logistics and enhance the overall readiness of our strategic forces. (U.S. Navy…

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RRS Sir David Attenborough Departs Cammell Laird for Sea Trials

October 21, 2020 – Today, the UK’s most advanced polar research ship – RRS Sir David Attenborough – leaves Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials. In November, the shipyard will formally hand over the ship to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) the new polar ship will transform UK research…

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