Canadian and Australian CTF-150 members contribute to Seychelles capacity-building initiative

June 15, 2021 – Canadian and Australian staff from the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) deployed to the Republic of Seychelles from May 1-14, 2021 to provide training assistance to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Their goal was to help build the capacity of regional partners in maritime security operations. The training involved participants from…

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Adding Predictability to Fleet Communications During Solar Flares

June 15, 2021 – A U.S. Navy destroyer is operating in the Western Pacific and is impacted by the effects of a massive solar flare. This event has caused a ripple affect across the globe; impacting power grids, destroying electrical infrastructure and causing havoc to electronic communications. Our ship’s captain wonders how long this will last? If Jeff Reep, an…

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Admiral Kasatonov in Kronstadt for MVMS-2021

June 13, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today, the frigate “Admiral of the Kasatonov Fleet” completed the tasks of the inter-fleet crossing and moored in Kronstadt. The frigate’s transition from the Northern Fleet to the Baltic fleet lasted more than a week. During this time, sailors-North Seamen improved naval training, and also conducted a number of ship exercises on various types…

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USS Philippine Sea Completes Homeport Shift to Norfolk

June 11, 2021 – Continuing the Navy’s strategic realignment of ships, USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) arrived here today, making Norfolk its new homeport June 10, 2021. Due to excess port loading in Mayport, Fla., the ship, its crew and families moved from there in order to support their upcoming Selected Restricted Availability in a Norfolk-area shipyard. Its departure marks…

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First SEWIP Block 3 System to US Navy

June 11, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the AN/SLQ-32(V)7 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) Block 3 Engineering and Development Model (EDM) to the U.S. Navy for land-based testing. The official transfer was marked at an event with company and Navy program officials at Northrop Grumman’s systems integration facility in Baltimore, Maryland. “The AN/SLQ-32(V)7 EDM delivery to the…

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VIKING signs contract for five more Hellenic Coast Guard ambulance boats

June 15, 2021 – VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has reached agreement to supply additional ambulance boats to the Hellenic Coastguard, after a formal contract signing with Greece’s Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy. The latest deal, signed by Minister of Shipping and Island Policy Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis on May 28, covers delivery of five VIKING Norsafe Munin-S1200 boats to support emergency…

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Ronald Reagan CSG enters South China Sea

June 14, 2021 – The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group is operating in the South China Sea for the first time during its 2021 deployment. While in the South China Sea, the strike group is conducting maritime security operations, which include flight operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft, maritime strike exercises, and coordinated tactical training between surface and air…

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