Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Daniel Inouye

March 8, 2021 – The Navy accepted delivery of the guided missile destroyer future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) from shipbuilder General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, March 8. Delivery of DDG 118 represents the official transfer of the ship from the shipbuilder to the Navy. Prior to delivery, the ship successfully conducted a series of at-sea and pier-side trials to…

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HMNZS Canterbury to Install Weather Radar on Raoul Island

March 9, 2021 – HMNZS Canterbury has left for Raoul Island with MetService and GNS Science staff aboard to carry out essential tasks, including maintenance of critical weather and tsunami warning systems. Maritime Component Commander Commodore Mat Williams said the re-supply mission, which left on Monday, was delayed a week and scaled back after Auckland went into COVID-19 alert level…

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HS Hydra Makes Port Call at Haifa

March 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Sunday, March 7, 2021, the Frigate (F / G) HYDRA in implementation of the plan of GEETHA for cooperation and co-training with units of the Armed Forces of friends and allies operating in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East region, during the repatriation from the port of ABU DHABI in the United Arab…

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Boosting Maritime Capability in the Pacific

March 9, 2021 – The Morrison Government has awarded TAFE Queensland a $36 million contract to provide mariner training and support to the Navy crews of the Guardian-class Patrol Boats. The funding is being delivered as part of the Morrison Government’s $2 billion Pacific Maritime Security Program to strengthen maritime capability in the Pacific. The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator…

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Vigilant Returns from Caribbean Drug Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant returned to Cape Canaveral, Friday, following a 52-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. During their patrol in the Pacific, Vigilant worked with several U.S. and partner nation assets, including Panama’s National Aeronaval Service (SENAN), Costa Rica’s drug enforcement agency, a U.S. Navy Warship, and three Coast Guard cutters. Vigilant participated in a two- day…

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BMT to Conduct Industry Studies for Navy T-ARC(X) Cable Ship Program

March 8, 2021 – BMT has been awarded a prime contract to conduct industry studies for the U.S. Navy’s T-ARC(X) cable ship replacement program. The contract consists of capability and cost trade studies in key areas, investigation of options to maximize affordability and producibility, and development of a concept design. BMT’s partners on this project include Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG),…

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