Surcouf Trains with Royal Malaysian Navy

June 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – After crossing the Strait of Malacca and conducted an operational break a few days on the island of Langkawi, the frigate La Fayette kind (FLF) Surcouf conducted a series of exercises with the Malaysian frigate Lekir 1 st June. This joint training, conducted independently by the Surcouf student-officers , made it possible to strengthen…

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Austin Signs Internal Directive to Unify Department’s China Efforts

June 9, 2021 – Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III issued an internal directive today to laser-focus Department of Defense efforts to address China as the nation’s number one pacing challenge. Austin accepted recommendations from the China Task Force he established in February. The document is classified. “The initiatives I am putting forward today are nested inside the larger…

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Celebrating 10 years of Mateship

June 10, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the United States (US) Navy are this week acknowledging the 10-year anniversary of mateship on the MH-60R Seahawk Romeo Multi-Mission Helicopter Program. In 2011, the RAN signed a Foreign Military Sales agreement with the US Navy to acquire a fleet of 24 MH-60R helicopters and through life sustainment support. Director…

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Submarine training facility takes shape at HMNB Clyde

June 9, 2021 – Work is well underway on a new training facility which will secure HMNB Clyde as the central base for submariners in the UK. Last year the Defence Infrastructure Organization (DIO) awarded a contract worth £100-million to Kier Graham to deliver the works, which are expected to complete in early 2022. The Submarine Training Facility (SMTF) building…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Wins Planning Yard Contract Worth A Potential $724 Million

June 8, 2021 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract with a potential total value of $724 million for planning yard services in support of in-service amphibious ships. “Ingalls has a 40-year history of providing planning yard services to ships in active service,” Ingalls Shipbuilding President Kari Wilkinson said. “We consider…

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CLEMENCEAU 21: The results of an operational mission

June 8, 2021 (Google Translation) – Departing on February 21, 2021, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN) returned to the port of Toulon on Friday June 4 after nearly four months of deployment on a CLEMENCEAU 21 mission. The latter led the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its escort of the Mediterranean Sea to the Gulf, in particular to integrate…

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Submariners, SEALS Join Forces on USS New Mexico

June 8, 2021 – Virginia-class submarine USS New Mexico (SSN 779) embarked members of the Navy Special Warfare community for scheduled interoperability exercises during a brief stop in Souda Bay June 4, 2021. The combined exercises demonstrate the ability to seamlessly integrate SEALS into existing Navy missions in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations to ensure global access, security,…

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Fincantieri to Provide Eight Frigate for Indonesia

June 10, 2021 – Fincantieri, one of the most important shipbuilding groups in the world, and the Ministry of Defense of Indonesia, have signed a contract for the supply of 6 FREMM class frigates, the modernization and sale of 2 Maestrale class frigates, and the related logistical support. The order represents a success for Fincantieri and for the Country, which…

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Fincantieri Supporting DSME Bid for South Korean CVX

June 10, 2021 – During MADEX (International Maritime Defense Industry Exhibition) 2021, one of the main naval exhibitions in the Asia Pacific area, Fincantieri has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to support the Conceptual Design of the new class of aircraft carriers “CVX” for the Navy of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The program…

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