USCGC Alert Returns to Astoria from Drug Patrol

April 7, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Alert (WMEC 630) returned home to Astoria Wednesday following a 63-day counterdrug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Working in conjunction with different Coast Guard and Mexican law enforcement agencies, Alert’s crew’s disrupted more than 2,100 pounds of cocaine, valued at over $41 million wholesale, from entering the United States. The Oregon-based cutter…

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NNSY Welcomes MTS Sam Rayburn for Inactivation

April 5, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) welcomed the Moored Training Ship Sam Rayburn (MTS 635) in advance of its inactivation April 3. Rayburn (formerly SSBN-635) served as a MTS at Nuclear Power Training Unit—Charleston for more than 30 years training Sailors in the operation, maintenance and supervision of nuclear propulsion systems. Along with MTS Daniel Webster (MTS-626), Rayburn…

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Taiwanese Navy Denies Corruption

April 7, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “Lafayette has upgraded counterfeit state-of-the-art, behind the scenes there are faction elders and arms dealers?” Yiqing, the Navy Command stated today (7) that the content of the report is purely speculative and not factual. The explanation is as follows: 1. The preparations for the establishment of various naval…

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USS Tulsa, USCGC Kimball conduct joint training

April 5, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard joined forces for joint training in the eastern Pacific Ocean, April 4. This evolution provides training and education to the Navy-Coast Guard all-domain naval force to maintain our nation’s advantage at sea. By conducting operations together, Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) and Legend-class USCGC Kimball…

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HENSOLDT UK supplies Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar to the Polish Navy

April 8, 2021 – HENSOLDT UK announces the supply of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 X Band SharpEye navigation radars to two Polish minehunters. The twi equipped vessels, ORP Albatros and ORP Mewa, were built by PGZ Stocznia Wojenna Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. Installed in conjunction with an OSI Maritime Systems integrated navigation bridge system, the radar will be tasked with navigation…

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Leidos awarded contract to manage the Navy’s Towed Array Repair Depot

March 31, 2021 – Leidos today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) – Newport Division to provide engineering, technical and management services for the Naval Array Technical Support Center. The single-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee / firm-fixed-price contract has a total estimated value of $149.2 million. Work will be performed primarily…

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Schiebel CAMCOPTER® S-100 for Romanian Coastal Patrols

April 8, 2021 – The Romanian Border Police operates the CAMCOPTER® S-100 for maritime surveillance purposes. The Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) service is delivered by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and is also extended to Bulgaria. Stationed in Mangalia, the CAMCOPTER® S-100 supports the Romanian authorities in carrying out general Coast Guard functions, conducting day-to-day monitoring and surveillance…

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