Colombia Receives New Patrol Craft

December 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – In a ceremony presided over by Admiral Gabriel Alfonso Pérez Garcés Commander of the National Navy, the official act of reception of boats and vehicles by the National Fund for Citizen Security and Coexistence FONSECON was held in the city of Cartagena. Among the items received by the Naval Institution are three type C…

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Project 11711 Petr Morgunov Commissioned in Kaliningrad

December 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – Under the leadership of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov of Russia, in Kaliningrad at the Yantar shipyard, a solemn ceremony of admission to the Navy of the newest large landing ship “Petr Morgunov” of project 11711 took place. During the ceremony, the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy…

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Boeing Super Hornet Demonstrates Ski-jump Launch Capability

December 21, 2020 – Boeing and the U.S. Navy proved recently that the F/A-18 Super Hornet can operate from a “ski jump” ramp, demonstrating the aircraft’s suitability for India’s aircraft carriers. The demonstrations, held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, showed that the Super Hornet would do well with the Indian Navy’s Short Takeoff but Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) system…

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HMNZS Te Kaha Returns to New Zealand After Modernization in Canada

December 20 2020 – Lockheed Martin Canada congratulates the Royal New Zealand Navy on the arrival of HMNZS Te Kaha in Devonport, New Zealand, following modernization upgrades at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards in British Columbia. As the prime systems integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada was responsible for integrating the upgraded systems on two ANZAC Class Frigates. HMNZS Te Kaha was equipped with…

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US Navy Awards L3Harris Technologies $496 Million Next Generation Jammer Contract

December 21, 2020 – The U.S. Navy has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a five-year, $496 million contract to deliver prototype tactical jamming pods designed to extend U.S. Air superiority. The Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) is a high-powered, high-capacity airborne electronic warfare (EW) system. L3Harris’ single-pod solution enables extended stand-off jamming capability, covers a broad spectrum and processes an…

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Australia Orders Another Pair of P-8A Poseidons

December 30, 2020 – Air Force’s maritime patrol capability will be boosted with Australia set to acquire two more P-8A Poseidon surveillance and response aircraft, bringing the total fleet size to 14. The Government has also approved sustainment funding for the current approved fleet of three MQ-4C Triton aircraft. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the…

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Texas A&M At Galveston Awarded New State-Of-The-Art Vessel By Federal Government

December 22, 2020 – The U.S. Congress has approved $390 million to fund construction of a fourth National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV), which will be assigned to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The state-of-the-art ship will serve as a training platform for future merchant mariners and offer a critical disaster resource in the Gulf…

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Collins Class submarines to receive sonar upgrades

December 29, 2020 – Navy’s Collins Class submarines will undergo significant upgrades to its sonar systems here in Australia through a multi-million dollar contract with Thales Australia. The two contracts, worth around $23.7 million, are for the design and implementation of the Mine and Obstacle Avoidance System and the High Frequency Intercept Array for the submarine fleet. The upgrades will…

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GE to Provide Fincantieri with LM2500+G4 Gas Turbine to Power United States Navy’s Next-Generation FFG 62 Frigate

December 16, 2020 – GE Marine announced a contract to provide Fincantieri Marinette Marine with a GE LM2500+G4 aeroderivative marine gas turbine to power the United States Navy’s Constellation class (FFG 62) frigate. GE also will provide the gas turbine auxiliary skids (electric start, fuel forwarding and water wash systems) and the gas turbine control system. The new U.S. Navy…

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59th Anniversary of Italian Navy’s First Helicopter Landing at Sea

December 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Luigi Rizzo Frigate, the first ship to ‘host’ a helicopter component on board, has gone down in history for the Italian Navy. Built in the historic shipyards of Castellammare di Stabia, the Rizzo ship was launched on March 3, 1960 and delivered to the navy on December 16 of the following year. The…

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