Peering through the clouds of Earth’s ‘Evil Twin’ surprises NRL sky watchers

April 15, 2021 – U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists were recently left scratching their heads over a familiar sight in the sky. Venus images are nothing new, but a solar probe surprised the researchers by seeing through the planet’s clouds. NRL’s Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) took a stunning image of Earth’s celestial neighbor Venus last year that…

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2021 Baltic Mine Countermeasure Squadron Exercise

April 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Baltic Mine Countermeasure Squadron Exercise 2021 from March 15th to April 1st made the western Baltic Sea a little safer. When the 3rd minesweeping squadron exercises internationally, it is primarily about one thing: explosive charges under water. There is enough exercise material and dangerous goods for this in the North and Baltic Seas.…

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Inaugural Unmanned Battle Problem 21 Begins

April 15, 2021 – The Navy begins its inaugural multi-domain manned and unmanned capabilities exercise Apr 19. The exercise will feature unmanned capabilities “Above the Sea, On the Sea and Below the Sea.” Led by U.S. Pacific Fleet and executed by U.S. 3rd Fleet, Unmanned Integrated Battle Problem 21 will generate warfighting advantages by integrating multi-domain manned and unmanned capabilities…

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Norway signs Supplementary Defense Cooperation Agreement with USA

April 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – “The United States of America is Norway’s most important ally, and we have shared more than 70 years of close, constructive defense cooperation. The Agreement both updates and further develops the agreements and cooperation already in place between Norway and the U. S. The Agreement will play a vital role in ensuring Norwegian security…

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Airbus Helicopters Drones for French Navy

April 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) notifies the order of a second aerial drone prototype of the marine aerial drone system (SDAM) to the companies Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters. The SDAM, an on-board tactical drone, is intended for French Navy ships equipped with a flight deck. Once operational, this “drone-helicopter” will be a…

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Indian Coast Guard Busts Pakistani Heroin Shipment

April 15, 2021 – In a joint intelligence-based operation with ATS Gujarat, a Pakistani boat ‘NUH’ has been apprehended by Indian Coast Guard (ICG) off Jakhau, Gujarat with 30 kgs of heroin. Eight Pakistani nationals have also been arrested from the boat. An input was received on April 13, 2021 regarding suspected narcotics trafficking by Pak boat off Indo-Pak notional…

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Finnish Navy Takes Part in Swedish ASW Exercise

April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two Hamina-class missile boats of the Navy will participate in the annual submarine combat exercise organized by the Swedish Navy on 15-20 April 2021 on the east coast of Sweden. The exercise develops co-operation between Finland and Sweden in submarine control. This is a versatile exercise during which we can effectively train our vessels…

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