Colombian Navy Destroys Illegal Mining Operation

February 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Public Force managed to capture 17 people and seize machinery used for the illicit exploitation of minerals. In a joint and coordinated operation, the Public Force dealt a severe blow to the “Uldar Cardona Rueda” substructure of the Organized Armed Group -GAO- “Clan del Golfo” and the “Jader Jesús” Front of the Organized…

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Second Type 054 for Pakistan Launched

January 30, 2021 – The launching ceremony of 2nd ship of Type-054 Class Frigate constructed for Pakistan Navy, was held at Hudong Zhonghua Shipyard in Shanghai, China. The ceremony was graced by Commodore Azfar Humayun (Chief Naval Overseer, China) as Chief Guest. While addressing the ceremony, CNO highlighted that induction of these warships will significantly enhance Pakistan’s maritime defense and…

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Russia Employing Conscripts in Shipbuilding

February 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – Seventy servicemen of the research and production company took the oath at the Joint Training Center of the Navy in Severodvinsk. In the near future, the sixth set of conscripts will come to serve and work at Sevmash (part of the USC). The deputy general director for personnel management of the enterprise Vladimir Syrodubov…

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SWRMC Completes USS O’Kane Repairs Five Days Early

February 4, 2021 – Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) completed an emergent maintenance availability for USS O’Kane (DDG 77) five days early on Jan. 22. The work repaired failures that prevented the ship from getting underway to conduct a mission essential exercise. SWRMC’s Waterfront Operations, Engineering, Contracts, and Finance Departments collaborated with industry partners to successfully complete the seven-week availability.…

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DSCA Approves SM-2 Block IIIA for Chile

February 5, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Chile of Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA Missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $85.0 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Chile has…

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NATO maritime patrol underway in the Western Mediterranean

February 8, 2021 – Spanish offshore patrol vessel Meteoro, supported by maritime patrol aircrafts from Portugal and Spain, has deployed to the Western Mediterranean as part of NATO’s maritime security operation, Operation Sea Guardian (OSG). NATO Operation Sea Guardian is a year-round, proactive and forward-looking 360 commitment of up-keeping deterrence on terrorism and illegal activities. This operation is also a…

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