Thales Providing SonoFlash Sonobuoys to French Navy

March 16, 2021 – The French Navy has selected the SonoFlash new-generation sonobuoy from Thales. Unveiled at the Euronaval show in October 2018, SonoFlash will enable France to reach its strategic capability goal for acoustic sensors. The threat posed by submarines is evolving rapidly. Three decades ago, only the superpowers had a true undersea warfare capability, but numerous countries now…

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Austal Delivers Ninth Guardian Class OPV

March 17, 2021 – Austal Limited (Austal) is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the ninth Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, the future HMPNGS Rochus Lokinap, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force at a certificate signing ceremony held at Austal Australia’s Henderson shipyard, attended…

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KBR to Perform Critical Base Operations for U.S. Military Installations in the Middle East

March 18, 2021 – KBR won two contracts worth more than $100 million to provide sustaining base operations services at U.S. military installations throughout the Middle East. KBR’s critical logistics and operations support is a part of a strategic, ongoing effort for the U.S. Navy and Air Force in this region. KBR received a $67.4 million contract from Naval Facilities…

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Stamp marks arrival of Cerberus 150 years ago

March 18, 2021 – Australia Post will issue a stamp on March 22 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Her Majesty’s Victorian Ship (HMVS) Cerberus’ arrival in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne, in April 1871. The stamp depicts a painting by Sydney-based artist Ian Hansen of HMVS Cerberus during the late 1880s, steaming on the waters of Port Phillip Bay. The…

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Coast Guard commissions newest National Security Cutter

March 19, 2021 – USCGC Stone (WMSL 758) became the Coast Guard’s newest national security cutter during a commissioning ceremony Friday at Coast Guard Base Charleston. Adm. Karl Schultz, the commandant U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the ceremony. Ms. Laura Cavallo, the grandniece of the ship’s namesake and ship’s sponsor, was also in attendance. The cutter’s namesake comes from Cmdr.…

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France Orders MICA NG for Rafale Fighters

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces, welcomes the order by the General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) on March 5, 2021 from the company MBDA, of 367 new generation combat and self-defense interception missiles (Mica NG). They will be delivered between 2028 and 2031. Currently under development, the Mica NG will renew the medium-range…

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