Indigenous Contract for Hunter-class

December 1, 2020 – The first Indigenous supplier contracted for the Hunter-class frigate program’s prototyping phase has been announced. BAE Systems Australia’s subsidiary, ASC Shipbuilding, signed a contract with Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium and its consortium partner TQCSI-Yaran recently. Former AFL footballer and Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium Chief Executive Officer Adam Goodes said the company was delighted to…

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Spanish Navy Participates in the Synergy 01-20 Activation

November 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – Five ships, a Cessna aircraft and the Navy’s Maritime Action Operations and Surveillance Center are part of the more than 1,500 activated military personnel. Since last November 28, the Navy has participated in the Synergy 01-20 activation with the maritime action vessels Audaz and Meteoro, the patrol boat Serviola, the Segura and Sella minehunters…

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Pavel Derzhavin Commissioned Into Black Sea Fleet

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – In the Novorossiysk naval base (naval base), solemn events were held to admit the new patrol ship “Pavel Derzhavin” to the Black Sea Fleet. Before the commencement of the ceremony of raising the Andreevsky flag, the rite of its consecration was held on the pier. On the beginning of service in the Russian Navy,…

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SLAM-F: The CEPN at the heart of the action

November 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – Since the beginning of October, the Center d’Expertise des Programs Naval (CEPN) has been present for the mine warfare equipment demonstration phase of the MMCM (Maritime Mine Counter Measures) program. These prototypes, for which the Navy will conduct operational evaluations from spring 2021, prefigure the mine warfare capabilities integrated into the SLAM-F (Futur Anti-Mine…

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Navy to Decommission USS Bonhomme Richard

November 30, 2020 – After thorough consideration, the Navy has decided to decommission USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, due to the extensive damage sustained during the July fire. “We did not come to this decision lightly,” said Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite. “Following an extensive material assessment in which various courses of action…

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