ARA Puerto Argentino Deploys for Combined Naval Antarctic Patrol

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – This morning, from the dock of the Puerto Belgrano Naval Base and bound for Ushuaia, the ARA notice “Puerto Argentino” set sail, to comply with the Combined Naval Antarctic Patrol (PANC) 2020/21, which takes place every year together with the Chilean Navy. The sailing ceremony was presided over by the Commander of the Sea…

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HMS Audacious sailed from Barrow in April

November 9, 2020 – HMS Audacious, the Royal Navy’s fourth Astute Class submarine sailed from the BAES shipyard in Barrow in-Furness for her new home at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, where she will prepare for sea trials before entering operational service with the Royal Navy. Built by BAE Systems, which employs around 9,000 people in its submarine business in Barrow,…

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Kommuna in Novorossiysk to receive the AS-28 deep-sea vehicle after modernization

November 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – Rescue vessel Kommuna of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) is making the transition from Sevastopol to the Novorossiysk naval base to receive aboard the deep-water vehicle AS-28, which arrived by rail after the completion of modernization at a shipyard in St. Petersburg. The rescue vessel left Sevastopol to receive the AS-28 on the “Kommuna”,…

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Franco-Australian cooperation

November 10, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Emeraude nuclear attack submarine (SNA) and the Seine (PICTURED) metropolitan support and assistance vessel (BSAM) are calling in Perth as part of a long-term deployment. This stopover was preceded by a joint exercise with Australian vessels. This event is part of our defense cooperation with Australia and illustrates the strength of our bilateral…

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Luigi Rizzo Drydocked After Operation Atalanta

November 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – On 20 October the Luigi Rizzo ship entered the dock in the port of La Spezia . The entry into the basin represents the last chapter of an activity started 83 days earlier. After being designated as the flagship of the European anti-piracy operation in the Horn of Africa ” Atalanta “, the ship’s…

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Practice ammunition for new frigates

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – On November 4, the budget committee of the German Bundestag gave the green light for the procurement of practice ammunition for the frigates of the Baden-Württemberg class. The Bundeswehr can now conclude a framework agreement on the manufacture and delivery of training ammunition in the 127 millimeter caliber. For around 33 million euros, around…

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Navy Starting Construction on Columbia Class

November 5, 2020 – Navy awarding $9.5 billion to General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) Corporation to construct and test the lead and second ships of the COLUMBIA Class, SSBN 826 and SSBN 827. “I applaud the efforts of the Navy and industry team who worked aggressively on this contract,” said James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research development…

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Pacific Defense Acquires Spear Research

November 5, 2020 – Pacific Defense announces the acquisition of Spear Research, a Nashua, New Hampshire based technology company focused on Electronic Warfare, Signals Intelligence, and autonomous networked sensor systems. Spear Research brings an experienced and innovative team of engineers with core competencies in RF engineering, advanced signal processing, autonomous command and control, and system integration. The Pacific Defense platform,…

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USS John S. McCain sails alongside JS Ōnami, HMAS Ballarat

November 7, 2020 – USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) joined the Royal Australian Navy Anzac-class frigate HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Takanami-class destroyer JS Ōnami (DD 111) during integrated operations in the Indian Ocean, Nov. 6. The trilateral group sail commenced following the first phase of exercise Malabar, hosted by the Indian Navy in…

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