WilNor Acquires Former Royal Norwegian Navy Base Olavsvern

January 8, 2021 – WilNor Governmental Services AS (WGS), through its subsidiary company WGS Properties AS, has acquired 66% of the shares in the Olavsvern Group AS. WGS, a Wilhelmsen group company is a key logistics partner for the Norwegian armed forces and allied NATO forces. This acquisition enables WGS to provide an even broader range of services to military…

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USS William P Lawrence Returns from 4th Fleet Deployment

January 11, 2021 – USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Jan. 11, following a deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. William P. Lawrence, along with Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 Detachment 7, deployed in September to conduct U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counternarcotics operations missions…

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Sevmash General Director Updates Belgorod Trials

January 12, 2021 (Google Translation/Interfax) – The special purpose nuclear submarine Belgorod is undergoing tests, Sevmash general director Mikhail Budnichenko said. “The construction of the Khabarovsk nuclear submarine continues, tests of the Belgorod nuclear submarine are underway,” he said in an interview with the Zavod magazine, which is published by Sevmash. It is believed that the nuclear submarines Belgorod of…

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Lockheed Martin Delivers HELIOS Laser Weapon System to US Navy

January 11, 2021 – This year, the U.S. Navy will field the first acquisition program to deploy the High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance, or HELIOS, a laser weapon system with high-energy fiber lasers for permanent fielding by the U.S. Department of Defense. This will be the only deployed laser system integrated into an operational Flight IIA DDG.…

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USCGC Joseph Gerczak Conducts Fisheries Patrol

January 12, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Gerczak (WPC 1126) conducted a port call in Honolulu after completing the first stage of their expeditionary patrol in the Pacific to curtail illegal fishing and strengthen maritime law enforcement self-sufficiency with Kiribati partners. The crew of the Joseph Gerczak traveled from Dec. 28, 2020, to Jan. 3, 2021, from Hawaii to…

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