Vital de Oliveira Begins Rio Grande Elevation 2021

March 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Hydrographic Research Ship (NPqHo) “Vital de Oliveira” untied on March 12, after the 14 quarantine days and other security protocols against Covid-19 had been completed, towards the Elevation of Rio Grande (ERG), an important region in the southeastern end of the Blue Amazon. During the commission, two multibeam echo sounders, sub-bottom profiler and…

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Airbus & Draken Europe to Provide New UK Search and Rescue Capability

March 16, 2021 – Airbus is teaming with Draken Europe to address the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency’s (MCA) requirement for the Second Generation Search and Rescue (UKSAR2G) service. Airbus and Draken present a UK-based partnership demonstrating an extensive track record in delivering critical Search and Rescue services around the world, an ethos of technological advancement and innovation combined with sound…

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Boeing Begins EA-18G Upgrade Program at NAS Whidbey Island

March 19, 2021 — Boeing has started a five-year modification program for the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler fleet with the induction of the first jet at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The modifications are focused on updating the jets’ structural and mission systems architecture, enabling future capability growth for the Navy’s 160 Growler aircraft. Growlers serve a critical role in…

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Le Malin Patrols the Mozambique Channel

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – Left in mid-February, the patrol boat Le Malin and her crew completed a particularly rich mission around Madagascar and in the Mozambique Channel. This maritime surveillance mission made it possible, among other things, to supply the Scattered Islands. Despite unfavorable weather conditions and a reinforced sanitary protocol, Le Malin was able to successfully supply…

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Joint PASSEX for ARM Guanajuato & FS Dumont d’Urville

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday, March 16, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville trained with the Mexican corvette Guanajuato and its on-board Panther helicopter. After two common maneuvers, a tactical evolution followed by a presentation for refueling at sea, the two units carried out a rescue exercise including the recovery of a man overboard…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Conducts Exercise WAKRI

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 10 to 12, the Jeanne d’Arc group participated in exercise WAKRI, a large-scale joint exercise organized by the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDj). The objective of the Amphibious Task Group was to land in a time constrained an Embarked Tactical Group (GTE) capable of joining and integrating a Combined Arms Tactical…

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Ronald Reagan Project Celebrates 50% SRA Completion

March 18, 2021 – The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center team working on the selected restricted availability for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) marked the 50 percent complete milestone in Yokosuka, Japan, March 10. Ronald Reagan arrived back in Japan Nov. 14, 2020, following a six-month Indo-Pacific deployment. The project…

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Carabiniere Becomes Operation Atalanta Flagship

March 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – The Navy, with the participation in the op. Atalanta continues its commitment to combat maritime piracy in defense of merchant traffic which is vital for the country’s economy Now Carabiniere ship is assigned to the mission of the European Union EUNAVFOR Somalia- Operation Atalanta, overseeing the area between the southern Red Sea, the Gulf…

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Atlantique 2 Deployed to Djibouti for Red Sea Exercise

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 2 to 19, a detachment of the French maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 (ATL2) was deployed to Djibouti as a precursor to the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, the operational deployment of the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) articulated around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. Stationed on the 188 air base of the French…

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