Ballarat gets a top up while at sea

May 5, 2021 – HMA Ships Ballarat and Sirius have conducted a replenishment at sea in the Karimata Strait after providing support to the Indonesian Navy in the search for the submarine KRI Nanggala. Commanding Officer Ballarat Commander Antony Pisani said the chance to take on fuel from Sirius was a welcomed by the two Western Australian-based ships, particularly as…

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Dept of State Concludes $13 Million Settlement of Alleged Export Violations by Honeywell

May 3, 2021 – The U.S. Department of State has concluded an administrative settlement with Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) of Charlotte, North Carolina, to resolve alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. § 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. Parts 120-130. The Department of State and Honeywell have reached…

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USS Gerald R. Ford closes out evolutionary 18-month PDT&T

May 5, 2021 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) completed its 18-month post-delivery test and trials (PDT&T) period on 30 April, after finishing Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT) in mid-April with an exceptional performance. Since the October 2019 start of PDT&T, the ship completed all required testing, certified the flight deck, embarked the air wing, accomplished work ahead…

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Makin Island ARG Arrives off Alaska for Northern Edge

May 4, 2021 – Marines and Sailors with the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived off the coast of Alaska, May 2, to participate in Exercise Northern Edge 21, the largest joint exercise of 2021, led by U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. Northern Edge 21 is designed to provide high-end, realistic war fighter training,…

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Contract Announced for NCIS-8A HMAS Cairns Building and Maritime Works

May 4, 2021 – The Morrison Government will invest in new and upgraded facilities at HMAS Cairns – a significant boost to the North Queensland economy. This $155 million investment will support the new Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels, part of the Government’s unprecedented investment in the defense of our nation. Defence has engaged Watpac Construction Pty Ltd as its…

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Rolls-Royce and HAL Sign MoU for Supporting MT30 Marine Engine Business

May 4, 2021 – Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Rolls-Royce have signed an MoU to establish packaging, installation, marketing and services support for Rolls-Royce MT30 marine engines in India. Through this MoU, Rolls-Royce and HAL will expand their long-standing partnership in India and work together in the area of marine applications for the first time. Mr. R Madhavan, CMD, HAL…

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Allied Forces Prepare for the Start of Exercise At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield 2021

May 1, 2021 – The Spanish Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Cristóbal Colón (F-105) is this year’s designated flagship for the execution of Exercise At-Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield 2021, scheduled to take place May 15 to June 3. At-Sea Demo/Formidable Shield is a U.S. Sixth Fleet-led exercise, conducted by Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO), in which NATO Allies are…

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