AH-1Z conducts first flight with new digital interoperability suite

June 7m 2021 – For the first time in flight, the AH-1Z Viper established a two way connection between a ground station and the aircraft’s Link 16 and Advanced Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2) systems. A new capability for the H-1 platform, the digital interoperability (DI) suite includes Link 16 and ANW2 data links, a gateway to share information across various…

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RFS Pavel Silaev Transits Dardanelles Under Tow by Sergey Balk

June 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – The anti-sabotage boat “Pavel Silaev” and the sea tug “Sergey Balk” of the Black Sea Fleet (HF) carry out the passage of the Bosphorus and Dardanelles straits. The squadron of ships makes a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea, where in accordance with the plan of rotation of ship forces will be…

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CCP Navy Changes Gulf of Aden Ships

June 9, 2021 – The 37th and the 38th Chinese naval escort taskforces held a mission-handover ceremony in waters west of the Gulf of Aden on the morning of June 7, local time, on the commanding ship Destroyer Changsha (Hull 173) of the 37th escort taskforce. Officers assigned to the 37th escort taskforce introduced the basic information about the escorting…

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SUBPAC Shifts Tactical Control Of SSBNs To Submarine Group 9

June 7, 2021 – Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMSUBPAC) transferred command of Commander, Task Group (CTG) 114.3 to Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 9, June 7. The shift aligns the tactical control of ballistic-missile submarine (SSBN) forces at the same echelon on both the East and West coasts, following the establishment of both a Joint Force Maritime Component Commander…

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Rogers & Inhofe Concerned About Possible SLCM-N Cancellation

June 8, 2021 – U.S Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL) and U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), the Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, released a statement expressing deep concern following reports that the Acting Secretary of the Navy plans to cancel a Nuclear Sea Launched Cruise Missile (SLCM-N). A decision that comes after submission of the FY22…

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