Elbit Completes Hellenic Coast Guard Installations

April 26, 2021 – Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it successfully completed the acceptance tests for new patrol vessels of the Hellenic Coast Guard (HCG). In March 2019, the Company reported that it was awarded a contract from Cantiere Navale Vittoria SpA to supply combat suites and perform systems’ integration for the new patrol vessels of the HCG. The…

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Ingalls Christens Destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123)

April 25, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division christened guided missile destroyer Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee (DDG 123) Saturday evening. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a small, socially distanced event was held with limited in-person attendance. “The christening of Lenah Sutcliffe Higbee is a significant milestone that brings our 34th destroyer one step closer to…

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Xi attends commissioning of Chinese naval vessels

April 24, 2021 – Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), attended the commissioning ceremony of three naval vessels, the Changzheng-18, the Dalian, and the Hainan. The vessels were delivered to the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy and placed in active service on Friday…

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Damen contracts Hamburg Ship Model Basin for new frigate tests

April 26, 2021 – Damen Shipyards Group and the Hamburg Ship Model Basin have concluded a contract for an extensive series of model tests for the hydrodynamic development of the F126 frigates for the German Navy. Damen Naval and the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA) today signed the contract for comprehensive cooperation relating to hydrodynamic optimisation and the execution of…

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10 years of navigation for FREMM Aquitaine

April 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – Released for the first time at sea on April 18, 2011, the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Aquitaine has just celebrated its ten years of navigation. Head of series of the Franco-Italian FREMM program conducted within the Joint Organization for Cooperation in Armaments (OCCAR), Aquitaine is recognized for its versatility and flexibility of use. Now seven…

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Japanese Ships Hand Over CTF-151 Counter-Piracy Duties

April 24, 2021 – The Japanese warship Ariake will be heading home after completing five months of counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden. Led by Commander Naritaka Ezawa, JS Ariake, a Murasame Class Destroyer, has conducted safeguarding duties for hundreds of merchant ships on their transit through the region. Combined Task Force (CTF) 151 Commander, Commodore Abdul Munib SI…

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BAE Systems completed maintenance of HMS Medway in Florida

April 23, 2021 – Royal Navy Offshore Patrol Vessel HMS Medway underwent a successful planned maintenance period, delivered by BAE Systems and Royal Navy Ship Staff in Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, Florida, from December 2020 through January 2021. Under the Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract BAE Systems provides whole ship availability management service to all of the eight Royal…

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