BAE Systems secures new $94 million contract to deliver advanced technology to the U.S. Navy

November 10, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a five-year $94 million single-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contract to deliver advanced technology capability to the U.S. Navy. Building on 40 years of support to the U.S. Navy, this award from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) Webster Outlying Field (WOLF) enables the company to provide engineering, test,…

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JMSDF Shadows Russian Ships

November 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – “Otaka” belonging to the 3rd Missile Boat Corps of the Maritime Self-Defense Force around 9 am on Friday, November 6 (Sasebo) and “P-1” (Atsugi) belonging to the 4th Air Group are about 50km northeast of Kamitsushima. One Russian Navy Slava-class cruiser, Udaloy-class destroyer, traveling southwest in the waters. One ship and one Dubna-class supply…

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Argentina Participation in UNITAS LXI

November 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Argentine Navy participated under the virtual modality and served as advisor to the Commander of the Amphibious Task Force and the Commander of the Landing Force; and covered functions as operations assistant for both Forces. Tomorrow the UNITAS LXI 2020 Operation ends, the most important multinational exercise in the hemisphere, which began on…

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Naval Group and Kership select ABC and FN Herstal as key suppliers for the Belgium and Netherlands MCM program

November 5, 2020 – ABC and FN Herstal have been selected as strategic suppliers for the mine counter measures vessels built by Kership Shipyard for Naval Group to the benefit of the Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies. Two strategic Belgian companies, ABC and FN Herstal, have been selected to provide equipment for the twelve mine counter measures vessels (MCMV) equipped…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Astakos, Greece

November 1, 2020 – The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Astakos, Greece, Nov. 1 following a 43-day underway period supporting U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). The ship worked alongside North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Allies and partners participating in six maritime evolutions, one major multinational exercise, and at-sea refueling operations. “Our recent operations have shown…

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SAGNE patrol led by Dixmude for the benefit of the Togolese Navy

November 5, 2020 (Google Translation) – After a routine stopover in Lomé, the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Dixmude carried out on Thursday, October 29 a SAGNE patrol (fisheries and pollution monitoring mission) for the benefit of the Togolese navy. Initially, the Togolese patroller Agou joined the PHA Dixmude for a tactical evolution exercise. The two vessels practiced navigating together at…

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BAE Systems Announces Modern Aerospace and Defense Facility Development Project in Cedar Rapids

November 5, 2020 – BAE Systems is investing more than $100 million to build a state-of-the-art facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The facility will support the company’s newly acquired Navigation & Sensor Systems business, which makes mission-critical military GPS products. The new building will bring the company’s local design and production employees from multiple locations into a single center of…

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Naval Group Delivers First Barracuda Class SSN

November 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – Naval Group today delivered the Suffren nuclear attack submarine (SNA) to Toulon. Intended for the French Navy, the Suffren is the first in a series of six ANSs which will gradually replace the Ruby-type ANSs currently in service. The delivery of the Suffren took place today in the presence of a small delegation of…

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New era in Navy survey capabilities launched

November 5, 2020 – A new type of small survey craft that will improve Navy’s geospatial survey capabilities has been launched from HMAS Adelaide for the first time. The inaugural launch of Polaris from Adelaide took place on October 29 off the coast of Townsville during Exercise Sea Wader. The Polaris is part of a range of new equipment delivered…

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Taiwan Denies Submarine Force Poor Morale

November 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports of “the morale of the submarine team is depressed,” the Navy Command stated today (1) that the content of the report was purely speculative and inconsistent with facts. The Naval Command further stated that the submarine national construction project has completed the contract for major and minor equipment and…

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