USCGC Hamilton Home From 97-day Deployment to Europe

June 4, 2021 – Legend-class national security USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and crew returned to Charleston Friday, following a historic 97-day deployment to Europe working with U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet, Allies and partners. “By operating with Sixth Fleet, we expand the Coast Guard’s global reach and advance our Nation’s Tri-Service Maritime Strategy,” said Capt. Timothy Cronin, commanding officer of USCGC…

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Project 636.3 Magadan Begins Trials

June 4, 2021 (Microsoft Translation) – The crew of the large diesel-electric submarine “Magadan” of project 636.3 provides the final stage of mooring tests of the ship. The surrender team of the Admiralty Shipyards, based in St. Petersburg, is also taking part in this event. After its completion, “Magadan” will go to factory running tests, the completion of which is…

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USS New Hampshire Carries on Submarine Battle Flag Tradition

June 4, 2021 – The Virginia-class attack submarine USS New Hampshire (SSN 778), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, participated in a longstanding submarine tradition during her recent deployment. New Hampshire Sailors honored their recent deployment by creating a submarine battle flag. The flag consists of patches stitched together, each one representing an accomplishment or memory made by the crew. Cmdr.…

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Elbit Systems to Supply AI-Powered EO Systems for Maritime Forces of an Asia-Pacific Country

June 2, 2021 – Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that following competitive technical evaluations it was awarded an approximately $80 million contract by a country in Asia-Pacific to supply SPECTROTM XR multi-spectral electro-optic (“EO”) systems for maritime forces. The contract will be performed over a period of four years. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will supply SPECTRO XR EO systems…

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HMAS Parramatta Trains with Royal Brunei Navy

June 4, 2021 – HMAS Parramatta joined Royal Brunei Navy ships Darulehsan and Syafaat for shared training during a recent visit to Brunei. The three ships conducted a range of contactless training activities, including communication exercises, replenishment-at-sea approaches and maritime manoeuvres. Commanding Officer Parramatta Commander Anita Nemarich said the chance to train with Brunei was a great success for both…

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Growlers Put Ballarat in a Jam

June 4, 2021 – HMAS Ballarat’s crew felt the full force of eight United States Navy EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft when they flew overhead during the ship’s Regional Presence Deployment last month. Commanding Officer Ballarat Commander Antony Pisani said this provided valuable realistic training for the ship’s company and the US aviators from VAQ-132 Squadron. “This activity enabled Ballarat…

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General Dynamics to Provide LCS Modular Mission Packages

June 2, 2021 – General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today the award of a multi-million-dollar firm fixed-price contract from Northrop Grumman to provide Reduced Weight Basic Operating Assembly (RWBOA) containers for U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The containers, developed specifically for the Navy, will be produced at General Dynamics’ Marion, Virginia facility, with first delivery expected in December. RWBOA…

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General Dynamics Mission Systems to Retrofit Knifefish Surface Mine Countermeasure UUVs

June 3, 2021 – General Dynamics Mission Systems announced today that it was awarded a $72.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to retrofit five Block 0 Knifefish surface mine countermeasure unmanned underwater vehicle (SMCM UUV) systems, which comprises 10 Knifefish SMCM vehicles. The retrofit requirements will enhance Knifefish operations at deeper depths, identify more complex target environments and provide…

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