French Navy Orders Drones for Hydrographic Work

February 11, 2020 (Google Translation) – The General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) has ordered mini aerial drones from the Survey Copter company for the French Navy. Called system of airborne mini-drones on board for the Navy (SMDM), these contact drones will equip patrol vessels and frigates. This order, for an amount of 19.7 million euros, includes the acquisition of the…

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Newport News Obtins John C Stennis RCOH Contract

February 19, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $2.9 billion contract for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). “We are pleased to be awarded the contract to execute this extensive construction and engineering project,” said Todd West, Newport…

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Hyundai Begins Construction of Next Generation AEGIS Destroyer

February 17, 2021 – Hyundai Heavy Industries has begun building the Korean Navy’s’Next Generation Aegis Destroyer’ in earnest. On the 16th (Tue), Hyundai Heavy Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the next generation Aegis ship leading ship at its headquarters in Ulsan, attended by officials from the Defense Acquisition Program Administration and Defense Agency for Technology and Quality. The Aegis…

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Turkey Takes Command of SNMCMG2

February 19, 2021 – On 20 February 2021, Turkey took over the command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2). The virtual Change of Command was held on 19 February, led by Vice Admiral Keith Blount, Commander of Maritime Command, and the ceremony took place in Istanbul, Turkey with the participation of core personnel of the flagship TCG Sokullu…

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Le Malin Delivers COVID Supplies to Mayotte

February 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Monday, February 15, 2021, the patrol boat Le Malin docked at 5:00 p.m. at the port of Longoni in order to deliver oxygen cylinders and oxygen concentrators to the Mayotte hospital center to help fight COVID-19. This action is part of the RESILIENCE mission. After consultation between the French Ministry of Overseas Territories…

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