Fincantieri Signs Cooperation Agreement with Cochin Shipyard

October 27, 2020 – Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the leading shipbuilder in India. With this agreement Fincantieri enhances its presence in the country, providing further momentum to the long-standing partnership with the governmental group CSL, which owns facilities both on the East and West…

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FS Latouche-Tréville Boards Turkish Transport Supplying Libya

October 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 20, 2020, as part of its engagement in direct support of Operation IRINI, the anti-submarine frigate Latouche-Tréville visited a cargo ship providing a link between Turkey and Libya. With favorable weather conditions, the ship’s marshal was able to carry out all the administrative checks concerning the crew, registration certificates or even the…

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OSI Contracted to Deliver TDNS for Submarine Upgrade

October 26, 2020 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the signing of a contract to provide the company’s advanced submarine solution, Tactical Dived Navigation System (TDNS), for another submarine upgrade program. The contract, facilitated through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) for a Government-to-Government (G-to-G) agreement to support an allied naval force, is for a system based on…

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DSCA Approves Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems for Taiwan

October 26, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of up to one hundred (100) Harpoon Coastal Defense Systems (HCDS) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.37 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification…

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US, Japan & Canada in Exercise Keen Sword 21

October 25, 2020 – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces and units from the Japan Self-Defense Force began exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Oct. 26, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters. Keen Sword 21 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command-scheduled, and U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored field training exercise (FTX).…

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CCP Navy Conducts Exercise in South China Sea

October 23, 2020 (Propaganda) – The naval aviation force under the CCP Navy’s Southern Theater Command conducted a large-scale live-fire exercise over the South China Sea earlier this week, according to the PLA Navy. The CCP Navy said in a statement published on Friday on its WeChat account the exercise was carried out by nearly 100 naval pilots above waters…

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Germany Details IRINI Mission

Google Translation Maritime Interdiction Operations Different categories can be used depending on the level of suspicion and the ship’s willingness to cooperate. In addition to hailing and the friendly approach , there are basically three types of boarding: unopposed, non-cooperative and opposed boarding. These differ with regard to the level of non-lethal and lethal violence in accordance with the applicable rules on the use of military force. These so-called Rules ofCommitment,…

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Navy Identifies Aircrew in Southern Alabama Crash

October 25, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has identified the two-person aircrew killed in a crash Friday in Foley, Alabama, as U.S. Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30 years old from Wixom, Michigan, and U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett, 24 years old from Weddington, North Carolina. A U.S. Navy T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft crashed in a residential area of…

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