USCGC Munro Unloads Massive Narcotic Haul at Alameda

March 23, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) offloaded approximately 8,200 pounds of seized cocaine and 11,450 pounds of marijuana Tuesday at the ship’s homeport at Coast Guard Base Alameda. Prior to the Munro’s arrival in Alameda, the crew transferred 12 detainees, approximately 9,200 pounds of cocaine and 2,150 pounds of marijuana to law enforcement officials in San…

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Australia Hammers Out Agreement with Naval Group

March 23, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s Future Submarine Program has reached a major milestone with the conclusion of negotiations between Defence and Naval Group for the amendments to the Strategic Partnering Agreement. This will see Naval Group’s commitment to spend at least 60 per cent of the contract value in Australia over the life of the Program reflected formally…

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Morrison Govt Equipping RAN with Cutting Edge Intelligence Capability

March 23, 2021 – The Morrison Government is boosting the Royal Australian Navy’s intelligence capability through Defense’s Maritime Unmanned Aircraft System Continuous Development Program. The Program has reached a new milestone following the selection of five respondents to progress to the next phase of the procurement process. The Acting Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne today announced that…

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U.S. Navy Recovers MH-60S Helicopter from Record Depth

March 22, 2021 – NAVSEA’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) recovered a downed Navy MH-60S helicopter from a depth of 19,075 feet off the coast of Okinawa, Japan Thursday. The helicopter, a twin engine Sikorsky Seahawk, crashed into the Pacific Ocean last year while operating from the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19). The air crew was able…

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Admiralty Shipyards Celebrate 115th Anniversary of Russian Submarine Fleet

March 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – On the day of the 115th anniversary of the Russian submarine fleet, the team of the Admiralty Shipyards (part of the USC) laid flowers at the commemorative sign “100th anniversary of the Russian submarine forces.” For nearly a hundred years, the Admiralty Shipyards have been the flagship of the Russian submarine building industry. Serial…

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Peruvian Navy Takes Delivery of OPVs Rio Locumba and Rio Tumbes

March 17, 2021 (Google Translation) – With the presence of civil and military authorities, the National Pavilion of the Maritime Patrols BAP “RÍO TUMBES” and BAP “RÍO LOCUMBA” were affirmed, Units that will be added to the first four (4) delivered to the Peruvian Navy; to perform functions of maritime security, national defense, safety of human life at sea, protection…

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Project 23120 Vsevolod Bobrov Begins Sea Trials

March 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – Project 23120 logistics support vessel Vsevolod Bobrov, built at Severnaya Verf (part of USC), has entered the factory sea trials. All mooring certificates of the vessel are closed. It is planned that the factory sea trials in the Baltic Sea will last for about a month. A delivery team of more than 100 people…

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NRL Researchers Search for Critical Ocean Sciences Data With Lidar

19 March 2021 – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers from the Ocean and Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate along with the Scientific Development Squadron (VXS) 1’s UV-18 Twin Otter conducted airborne research last month in Homer, Alaska. The team’s objective was to measure bubbles using lidar, a laser system for measuring the ocean properties. Improved understanding of bubble fields has…

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KRI Sultan Hasanuddin Trains with Four UNIFIL Ships

March 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – KRI Sultan Hasanuddin 366 carried out tactical maneuver exercises with four MTF UNIFIL ships from other countries in the Area of ​​Maritime Operation (AMO). This was stated by Commander of the Maritime Task Force (MTF) Konga XXVIII-L / UNIFIL (Nations Interem Force in Lebanon) Lt. Col. (P) Ludfy, ST, MMDS, during a tactical maneuver…

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