Jean Bart Escorted Two Chartered Ships in Strait of Hormuz

February 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – At the beginning of February, the anti-aircraft frigate Jean Bart accompanied civilian vessels Calao and Regine, chartered by the Ministry of the Armed Forces, during their crossing of the Strait of Hormuz. Flying the French flag, the former carried military equipment and logistics to several French support points in the Indian Ocean area, and…

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FS Dumont D’Urville Trained with Jamaica Defense Force

February 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – From February 9 to 12,2021, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville conducted joint training and patrol with the Jamaica Defense Force (JDF) Coast Guard in as part of the CAOUANNE 2021 mission. 1. After an operational stopover in Kingston (Jamaica) from February 5 to 9, the Dumont d’Urville first gave a…

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iXblue Navigation Systems for F110 Class Frigates

February 16, 2021 – Spain’s Directorate General for Armament and Material (DGAM) and the Spanish Navy have selected iXblue’s Marins Series Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) and Netans Navigation Data Distribution & Computation Systems to provide critical navigation capabilities to the five new F110-Class multi-mission Frigates. The contract has been signed by Grafinta, S.A., iXblue´s official distributor.​​​​​ Developed by Navantia for…

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Western Australian Shipbuilding power on

February 16, 2021 – The unprecedented government investment in the National Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise and associated infrastructure continues at a rapid pace at the Western Australian Henderson shipyard. Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s Head Maritime Systems Rear Admiral Wendy Malcolm said infrastructure construction and shipbuilding activities at Henderson were on schedule in support of a sovereign naval construction and sustainment…

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Three Pusher Tugs Launched for French Navy

February 2, 2021 – (Google Translation) – The renewal of the port facilities of the French Navy is continuing this year with, in particular, the launch of three new RP 10 pusher-tug boats type, “Le Fou”, “Le Chevalier” and “Le Pingouin”, in Brest and Cherbourg, France. Those tugs belongs to the seven pusher-tug first step program ; six have been…

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Fincantieri Lays Bow Section Keel for LSS Jacques Chevalier

February 10, 2021 – The keel-laying of the forward section of “Jacques Chevallier,” the first of four logistic support units LSS (Logistic Support Ship) ordered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique to Fincantieri under the FLOTLOG program (“Flotte logistique”), took place at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard. The sections will be built at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard with deliveries to Chantiers…

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KBR Wins Contract to Reinforce US Navy’s C-UAS

February 16, 2021 = KBR won a $92.6 million contract to perform engineering, integration and sustainment services on counter unmanned air systems (C-UAS) for the Combat Integration & Identification Systems unit within the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). This cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is a new opportunity for KBR to help the U.S. military with ground-based air…

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RFS Admiral Kasatonov Visiting Alexandria

February 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – Russia’s newest warship, the Frigate Admiral of the Kasatonov Fleet, carrying out long-distance missions in the Mediterranean Sea, made a business visit to the Egyptian port of Alexandria in accordance with the plan of international military cooperation. Together with the frigate, a rescue tug “Nikolai Chiker” arrived at the port. The entry of the…

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