HNLMS Schiedam back from successful deployment

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Mine control vessel HNLMS. Schiedam is back after 3 months from a successful deployment on the Baltic Sea. The purpose of the trip was to clear explosives and to practice with ships from other countries. Together with mine hunters from Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland and Norway, Hr.Ms. Schiedam the fleet association Standing…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams and Tunisian Navy Exercise Maritime Security Capabilities

November 25, 2020 – USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) and Tunisian Navy partners conducted joint maritime operations to enhance maritime security, critical lifesaving capabilities, force readiness, and Tunisia’s ability to protect its maritime borders, November 23-24. Hershel “Woody” Williams participated in a simulation of suspicious merchant activity that enabled partners at the Tunisian Regional Operation Centers to exercise their…

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CNS Almirante Montt Supports War on Drugs

November 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – The activities were carried out within the framework of the support that the Chilean Navy Unit is providing to the US Navy and Coast Guard in terms of operations to interdict illicit trafficking. In the framework of operations in support of the Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATF-S), the AO-53 “Almirante Montt” tanker traveled…

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CCP Naval Academy grads to join Navy’s carrier fighter jet force

November 27, 2020 – The first flight students-turned-pilots for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s aircraft carrier-based fighter jet force have gained initial operational capability, said a spokesman for the Defense Ministry. Senior Colonel Ren Guoqiang said at a news conference on Thursday afternoon in Beijing that these young aviators, who are in their 20s, have recently carried out landing and…

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Marshal Ustinov & Admiral Kasatonov Return to Severomorsk

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – The missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov and the frigate Admiral of the Fleet Kasatonov completed their missions in the Barents Sea and arrived at the main base of the Northern Fleet – Severomorsk. They were at sea for over a week, operating in difficult storm conditions. At the final stage of going to sea, the…

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Weapon System of the Future

November 25, 2020 – The German procurement authorities have awarded Rheinmetall a contract to develop a key future laser weapon system component. At the end of the second quarter of 2020, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, or BAAINBw, contracted with Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH to fabricate a laser source demonstrator. The order is worth…

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Thales to Begin Phase Two of Maritime Mine Counter Measures Program

November 26, 2020 – Following the first phase of the program in which two demonstrators have successfully proven their operational performances at sea, France and the United Kingdom marked the tenth anniversary of the Lancaster House treaties by signing a joint contract for Thales to start the production phase of MMCM to deliver eight unmanned mine hunting systems (four for…

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USCG Completes 30 Day USV Trials

November 25, 2020 – The Coast Guard completed a 30 day demonstration and evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) off Oahu, early November. The focus of the test was to explore how current and emerging technologies might be used to enhance maritime domain awareness in remote regions. The test also showed ways USVs with assorted sensor capabilities might support the…

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RH Marine and Damen support the Royal Netherlands Navy in smarter vessel maintenance

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – RH Marine and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) will help to make the maintenance of the vessels of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) more efficient and predictable using data science. Both companies signed a cooperation agreement with the RNLN’s Department of Material Conservation (DMI). The aim of the collaboration is to use data science…

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