Russia Plans Modernization for Project 1155 Admiral Vinogradov

March 30, 2021 (TASS) – Project 1155 large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Admiral Vinogradov” of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet), following the example of a similar BOD “Marshal Shaposhnikov”, will become a frigate by 2025, having received Kalibr-NK cruise missiles to increase the strike capabilities. This was reported to TASS on Tuesday by a source in the military-industrial complex. “It is…

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Franco-American combined cruise missile exercise

March 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – “Fire MdCN! “. One after another, the naval cruise missiles take off. On the screens of the FREMM Auvergne central operations , everyone can follow their trajectory towards their target. They will achieve exactly the same time as those drawn by the FREMM Languedoc , as the missiles Tomahawk implemented by the frigates of…

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Austal Breaks Ground on Steel Shipbuilding Yard

March 29, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that construction has officially commenced on Austal USA’s new steel shipbuilding facility, in Mobile, Alabama. Austal USA hosted a ceremony at the company’s shipyard on Friday 26th March 2021, to mark the start of construction of a new steel shipbuilding facility that will provide the capability to meet increasing demand…

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USS Tripoli Completes Fitting Out Availability

March 31, 2021 – USS Tripoli (LHA 7), the second amphibious assault ship in the America class is highlighting its capabilities with the completion of its Fitting Out Availability (FOA), March 26 and upcoming sea trials. The FOA entails changes that resulted from lessons learned and feedback from USS America’s (LHA 6) availability and work postponed due to COVID-19 protocols.…

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First Binational Mistral Exercise

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – From March 21 to 25, 2021, the Amphibious Helicopter Carrier (PHA) Mistral participated in the 2021 edition of the CLEOPATRA exercise which involved Egyptian vessels: we sistership the PHA Anwar el-Sadate , the frigate el Fateh and the patrol boat Souman Ezzat . Organized every two years, this exercise took place in Egyptian waters.…

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USNS Charles Drew Conducts FONOP on South Korea

On March 31 (local time) USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Kuk-To Island, consistent with international law. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging the Republic of Korea’s excessive straight baseline claim. U.S. Forces operate in…

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Taiwan Reports Over 2900 Communist Aircraft ADIZ Incursions

April 2, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “the CCP’s military aircraft disrupted the Taiwan by as many as 5704 sorties last year,” the Air Force Command clarified today (2) that the total number of aircraft invaded our air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in 109 totaled more than 2900 sorties. The Air Force Command further pointed…

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Navy Unveils New Submarine Universal Modular Mast Maintenance Tower with Ribbon-Cutting

March 31, 2021 – Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic, in conjunction with Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) and Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil the new Submarine Universal Modular Mast (UMM) Maintenance Tower onboard NAVSTA Norfolk, March 31. Capt. Tres Meek, commanding officer, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic; Capt. Dianna Wolfson, commander, NNSY, and Capt. Vince Baker, commanding…

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La Confiance Undertakes Guyana Fishery Patrol

March 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – On March 17, 2021, the Armed Forces in Guyana (FAG) participated in a fisheries police operation (POLPECHE) in the French Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The Antilles Guyane Patroller (PAG) La Confiance surprised a vessel flying the flag of Guyana in illegal fishing in the French EEZ off Guyana. Following this observation, the order for…

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