Seahawk Soars with Nimitz Carrier Strike Group

November 30, 2020 – HMAS Ballarat’s embarked MH-60R Seahawk helicopter has played a valuable role with the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group during a passage exercise in the Indian Ocean. After the end of Exercise Malabar, the helicopter supported United States Ships Nimitz, guided-missile destroyer Sterett and guided-missile cruiser Princeton while embedded in Carrier Air Wing 17. Commanding Officer Ballarat Commander…

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MT30 Engines Selected for ROK FFX Batch III

December 2, 2020 – The Rolls-Royce MT30 marine gas turbine has been selected for the Republic of Korea Navy’s (RoKN) FFX Batch III frigate, known as the Ulsan-class frigate which will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Rolls-Royce has already successfully worked with the RoKN to introduce a revolutionary, modern and simple, hybrid propulsion system arrangement for all eight ships…

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Patrol Boat crew commemorates HMAS Armidale (I) sinking ahead of investiture

December 1, 2020 – Ahead of today’s investiture ceremony for Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean VC, the crew of HMAS Armidale (II) conducted a commemoration ceremony for HMAS Armidale (I) over the site of its wreck off the coast of Timor-Leste. The crew honoured the 100 servicemen who lost their lives when Japanese aircraft sunk the then Royal Australian Navy…

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Foreign Ministers address NATO 2030, Afghanistan, Russia, security in the Black Sea region, and the rise of China

December 2, 2020 – NATO foreign ministers concluded two days of virtual meetings on Wednesday (2 December 2020) to discuss key issues, including NATO’s adaptation, Russia’s military build-up, the rise of China, and Afghanistan. Addressing the situation in Afghanistan, Allies underlined their commitment to the NATO training mission and to supporting the Afghan security forces in the fight against terrorism.…

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MKS180 Rebranded as F126 Frigate

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Bundeswehr is planning the MKSMultipurpose combat ship180, the future frigate class 126, as an all-rounder for the Navy. Mission modules cover a wide range of uses – with superiority in naval warfare at the extreme end. The MKSMultipurpose combat ship180 will be an all-purpose weapon. Built-in modules designed for specific military missions will…

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Patino Returns from SNMG2 Deployment

December 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Combat Supply Vessel Patiño has returned to its base port in Ferrol, upon completion of its two-month deployment in NATO Permanent Naval Grouping Number 2 (SNMG-2) in the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. The reception ceremony was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron (COMANDES 31), the captain Santiago Vila Barrón.…

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AORSPO Enterprise Achieves ISO Certification for Asset Management

December 1, 2020 – The Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Ship System Program Office (AORSPO) Enterprise has been accredited with International Standard (ISO) Certification 55001:2014 for Asset Management – Management Systems, becoming the first System Program Office (SPO) to achieve this certification. Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm, CSM, RAN, Head of Maritime Systems, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG), Department of Defence presented…

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USS Ross Completes Second NATO Air-Defense Exercise in the Baltic

November 29, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) completed a series of air defense and fighter control exercises with NATO air forces in the Baltic Sea, Nov. 28, 2020. German Eurofighter F2000 aircraft from NATO Air Command conducted a series of flyovers while Ross’ air-intercept controllers directed the aircraft in a series of tactical air defense exercises. “Air defense exercises…

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