USS Miguel Keith Overcomes Underwater Volcanic Eruption

USS Miguel Keith’s (ESB 5) crew of sailors and civilian mariners overcame the impact of a rare geologic event – the drifting remnants of an underwater volcanic eruption – to successfully participate in Exercise Coral Dagger in November near Okinawa. Fukutoku-Okanoba, a submerged volcano about 800 miles southeast of Japan, erupted Aug. 13, spewing pumice stones that drifted as far…

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Fincantieri and Naval Group Affirm Naviris MMPC Program

Genoa/Paris/Rome/Madrid, December 13, 2021- Fincantieri, Naval Group, with their joint-venture Naviris, and Navantia boost their cooperation for the Modular Multirole Patrol Corvette (MMPC) program and reaffirm their will to work together in order to develop the first common naval capability in Europe. In this context, a consortium led by Fincantieri, Naval Group and Navantia and coordinated by Naviris submitted on…

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Fincantieri Buys Equity Stake in DI for AI Development

Trieste, December 13, 2021 – Fincantieri has bought a stake in DIDO (Decision Intelligence for in-Depth Optimization), the Italian startup specialized in the development of complex industrial system models, artificial intelligence algorithms and machine learning, thanks to the skills developed by a group of professors of the Politecnico di Milano. Thanks to the operation, Fincantieri will operate a digital decision…

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Latest Black Sea Fleet MRK Continues Trials

The crew of the new small missile ship (MRK) “Cyclone” of the “Karakurt” project, built for the Black Sea Fleet at the Zaliv Shipyard in Kerch, made the transition from Novorossiysk to Sevastopol to continue state tests The crew of the ship, formed at the Black Sea Fleet from servicemen under the contract, after completing training at the Joint Training…

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Philippine Navy Decommissions Legacy Ships

After years of service to the Philippine Navy and our maritime nation, the Philippine Navy (PN) through the Philippine Fleet (PF) decommissions BRP Miguel Malvar (PS19) and BRP Magat Salamat (PS20) on December 10, 2021 at Captain Salvo Pier, Naval Base Heracleo Alano. The joint ceremony was presided by the Flag Officer In Command, Vice Adm. Adeluis S Bordado PN…

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Pilot Clocks up Milestone on Deployment

A flight from HMAS Brisbane in the embarked MH-60R helicopter on December 3 wasn’t your average training serial for pilot Lieutenant Michael Wisniewski. Brisbane is deployed on Regional Presence Deployment 2021-4 and the flight became a celebration as Lieutenant Wisniewski passed 2500 career flying hours. Arriving back on board after completing the milestone, Flight 4 personnel presented Lieutenant Wisniewski with…

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Admiral Panteleyev Makes Port Call in Manila

The large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Panteleyev” of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) made a scheduled call at the port of Manila (Republic of the Philippines) to replenish material supplies and food. The ship returns to its base in Vladivostok after taking part in the first ever joint naval exercise between Russia and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian…

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DSCA Approves Greek MEKO Modernization Plan

December 10, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MEKO Class Frigate Modernization and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Greece has requested to…

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