Rheinmetall and MBDA win contract for high-energy laser system

January 28, 2021 – Germany’s Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has awarded a consortium, or ARGE, consisting of MBDA Deutschland GmbH and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH a contract to fabricate, integrate and support testing of a laser weapon demonstrator in the maritime environment. The order value is in the low double-digit million euro range.…

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Battleship USS Iowa Museum CEO Update

IOWA and Surface Navy Museum Family: We have received word that the Governor has cancelled California’s COVID stay-at-home orders. This move is a positive step in the right direction, but I suspect Los Angeles will remain in the most restrictive tier for reopening. Covid-19 is still widespread in Los Angeles and I am incredibly proud of our crew for their efforts in…

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Philippine Navy Takes Part in Gunnery Exercise of Eastern Visayas

January 27, 2021 – Philippine Navy vessel BRP SALVADOR ABCEDE (PC114) spearheaded the conduct of a Joint Gunnery Exercise (GUNNEX) dubbed as the “1st PA-PN Joint Gunnery Exercise of Eastern Visayas” with Army participants from 802nd Brigade, Philippine Army on 24 January 2021 at the sea waters South of Camotes Island. The GUNNEX simulated a scenario of hot pursuit to…

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Sovereign shipbuilding capability retained in Hunter Class Frigate project

January 28, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s Hunter Class Frigate Project continues to ramp up its Australian workforce, with the graduates of Australia’s first digital shipbuilding course beginning work on the Project. The Diploma of Digital Technology, run by the prime contractor for the Hunter Class Frigate Project, BAE Systems Maritime Australia and Flinders University, was launched in March last…

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USS Freedom Completes Trilateral Exercise With El Salvador, Guatemala

January 22, 2021 – USS Freedom (LCS 1) executed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with its naval counterparts from El Salvador and Guatemala, January 21st. PASSEXs are a series of advanced close proximity maneuvering exercises designed to improve interoperability and advance the partner nation’s ability to communicate, navigate and operate together at sea. “This tri-lateral PASSEX, strengthens our tactical readiness and…

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NOAA satellites helped save 304 lives in 2020

January 28, 2021 – NOAA’s satellite fleet, renowned for being the backbone of weather forecasts, also played a pivotal role in rescuing 304 people from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters in 2020 through other capabilities that fly on these satellites. Of the 304 U.S. rescues last year, 217 were water rescues, 12 were from…

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Project 22160 Sergey Kotov Launched at Kerch

January 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today, at the Zaliv shipyard (Kerch, Republic of Crimea), the launching ceremony of the fourth in a series of patrol ship of project 22160 Sergey Kotov, built for the Russian Navy at the A.M. Zelenodolsk shipyard, took place. Gorky together with the Kerch shipbuilders (part of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation JSC (a group of…

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USS Toledo (SSN 769) arrives at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for Engineered Overhaul

January 29, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) welcomed the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) Jan. 21 for an Engineered Overhaul. Approximately 437,000 workdays are required to replace, repair and overhaul components throughout the boat. This will mark NNSY’s third Engineering Overhaul and first in several years, following USS Newport News (SSN 750) and USS Albany (SSN 753).…

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Historical general plans for the construction of the plant were handed over to Sevmash

January 29, 2021 (Google Translation) – The St. Petersburg company Soyuzproektverf handed over to Sevmash (part of USC) copies of two general plans of the enterprise in 1936 and 1939. According to the original of the first general plan 85 years ago, the designer reported to Stalin about how the future shipyard in the north of the country would look…

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