Keel Laying Ceremony of Second MILGEM Class Corvette for Pakistan Navy held in Istanbul

April 30, 2021 – Keel laying ceremony of the second MILGEM Class Corvette being constructed for the Pakistan Navy was held today at Istanbul Naval Shipyard (INSY), Turkey. Commodore Ehsan Ahmed Khan, Chief Naval Overseer (Turkey) of Pakistan Navy stationed at Istanbul Naval Shipyard was the chief guest. Senior management of M/s ASFAT, INSY, representatives from Turkish Lloyd and other…

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U.S. Navy Advances Saab Radar to Low Rate Initial Production Phase Two

April 28, 2021 – The U.S. Navy’s Shipboard Air Traffic Radar program in Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) has awarded an LRIP option for three of Saab’s AN/SPN-50(V)1 radar systems. The order value for the LRIP phase two contract is USD 37.1 million, with the first delivery scheduled for 2022. Radar manufacturing, delivery, test, and integration will take place at…

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Review of the first phase of the naval group’s participation in Operation CHAMMAL

April 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – The CLEMENCEAU 21 mission foresees the two-time integration of the Naval Air Group (GAN) formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle in Operation CHAMMAL, the French component of Operation INHERENT RESOLVE (OIR). The first part of this support for the forces engaged in the Levant was held from the Arabian Gulf, from 24…

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Việt Nam resolutely rejects China’s unilateral fishing ban

April 30, 2021 – Vice Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Đoàn Khắc Việt underlined Việt Nam’s objection to China’s recent fishing ban while detailing Việt Nam’s viewpoints on several issues related to the East Sea (South China Sea) at the ministry’s regular press conference on Thursday. Replying to a question about reports the Chinese coastguard declared it will…

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Mine defense ship Pyotr Ilyichev launched

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – On April 28, in St. Petersburg at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the launching ceremony of the mine defense ship “Pyotr Ilyichev” of project 12700 took place. Poltavchenko, General Director of SNSZ Vladimir Seredokho, General Director of the Central Marine Design Bureau “Almaz” Alexander Shlyakhtenko. “Despite the difficult times in…

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Russia to lay out six warships and submarines on occasion of WWII Victory Day

April 27, 2021 (TASS) – Russian shipbuilders will celebrate Victory Day on May 9 by laying down six warships and submarines, a source in the domestic shipbuilding industry told TASS on Tuesday. “In early May, two Project 955A Borei-A-class strategic nuclear-powered missile-carrying underwater cruisers, two Project 20380 corvettes and two Project 636.3 submarines will be laid down,” the source specified.…

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Fire Scout crashes after hitting USS Charleston

April 27, 2021 – An unmanned helicopter crashed into the side of USS Charleston (LCS 18) after taking off from the ship around 3:40 p.m., April 26. No one was injured, and the Littoral Combat Ship continued to safely operate after the incident involving the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV). The Fire Scout…

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