RFS Stoyky Deploys for Exercise AMAN 2021 in Pakistan

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet, consisting of the Stoyky corvette, the Kola medium tanker and the Yakov Grebelsky sea tug, went to sea to fulfill the planned tasks of a long voyage. On board the corvette there is a ship-borne Ka-27 helicopter with a crew and specially trained marine units. During…

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Israel Aerospace Industries and HENSOLDT Offer BMD Upgrade to F124 Class

December 16, 2020 – Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and HENSOLDT have signed a joint strategic cooperation agreement. Under the agreement, the two companies will jointly manufacture radar systems for ballistic missile defense and participate in air and space surveillance projects. In a first step, HENSOLDT and the IAI subsidiary ELTA will offer a long-range radar for use on the F124…

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Babcock Orders Three PEMA Shipbuilding Automation Lines

December 12, 2020 – Babcock International Group, the Aerospace and Defence company, has placed an order for an extensive set of PEMA welding and production lines for shipbuilding at its Rosyth site in Scotland. In total, the order includes three lines; PEMA Thin plate panel line, PEMA Micro panel line, and PEMA T-beam fabrication line. Each PEMA production line is…

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USS Alabama (BB 60) Float Undergoes Extensive Renovation

December 16, 2020 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) is currently working on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Pasadena (SSN 752), USS San Francisco (SSN 711) and USS Alabama (BB 60). Wait! USS Alabama? NNSY was one of the industry players to help build up America’s seagoing strength by constructing 30 major vessels…

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Saab Delivers Modernized Gotland-class Submarine

December 16, 2020 – Saab has today, on Wednesday 16th of December, delivered the second submarine of Gotland-class to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) after a Mid-life upgrade. Saab has conducted a Mid-life upgrade of HMS Uppland. Taking all necessary measures to ensure the submarine’s operational availability, the upgrade includes new sensors and navigation systems, giving the vessel enhanced…

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Modernized Project 1155 Marshal Shaposhnikov on Final Trials

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The modernized frigate of the Pacific Fleet “Marshal Shaposhnikov” entered the Sea of ​​Japan to complete a series of factory sea trials. At combat training grounds, sailors, together with industry representatives, will finally check the ship’s systems and mechanisms in various modes, and test new weapons. Repair and modernization of the frigate is carried…

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HMS Somerset Life Extension Refit Nears Conclusion

December 14, 2020 – Out of the shed as her major refit nears an end is HMS Somerset – the latest Royal Navy frigate to undergo the vital overhaul in Plymouth. The warship has been moved from Devonport’s landmark Frigate Support Centre into the neighboring basin… as her sister HMS Sutherland prepares to take her place in the covered dry…

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Coast Guard Cutter Juniper Has a New Homeport in Hawaii

Coast Guard Cutter Juniper (WLB-201) has made it to Oahu Saturday morning following a twelve-month Major Maintenance Availability mission in Baltimore. The crew traveled 7,000 miles on the 225-foot buoy tender over the course of 30 days to reach Oahu. “The entire crew of the Juniper worked tirelessly at the Coast Guard Yard to ensure the cutter was ready for…

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USS Topeka arrives in Hawaii for change of homeport

December 16, 2020 – The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Topeka (SSN 754) arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a change of homeport from Guam, Dec. 15. “I am very excited for this change of moving from one tropical island to another where the people, food and culture are wonderful,” said Cmdr. Richard Salazar, commanding officer of USS Topeka.…

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Taiwan Update Ship Acquisition Plans

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports, “The National Army plans to complete 3 Tuojiang-class ships in 2025, and the President’s PO document has changed to 6 ships 2 years ahead of schedule.” The Naval Command’s explanation today (16) is as follows: The original plan of the army’s “high-efficiency ship follow-up ship” was planned to obtain…

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