Naval Aviation to Get Bird’s-Eye View on Corrosion

June 24, 2021 – Aircraft corrosion will soon be easier to find thanks to redOx, a Department of the Navy (DON) Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)-funded innovation that combines data collected by drones with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to interpret the data. The redOx team recently was named a 2021 American Council for Technology and Industry…

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Commandant Bouan on West Africa Patrol

June 24, 2021 (Google Translation) – On 17 June, Commander Bouan arrived in southern Nigeria. He thus began a new stage of his mission in the Gulf of Guinea: the fight against piracy. In this area where piracy is on the increase, the presence of a navy vessel makes it possible to reassure commercial vessels and to deter bad intentions.…

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JS Makinami to Join US Exercise off Guam

June 24, 2021 – On June 23, JS Makinami, departed from Yokosuka port to participate in multi-lateral exercises, conducted joint training with U.S. Navy patrol boats in the waters around Guam, to enhance tactical skills and cooperation between JMSDF and U.S. Navy. Despite COVID-19, the Self-Defense Fleet remains responsive and strong partnership between Japan and U.S., safeguard the peace and…

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CARAT Series 2021 Commences

June 24, 2021 – The 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series between the U.S. Navy and the armed forces of partner nations commenced with CARAT Sri Lanka, June 24. Taking place throughout South and Southeast Asia, CARAT expands bilateral and multilateral exercises; ensures maritime security, stability, and prosperity; and highlights the United States’ commitment to the…

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Extensive Procurements for the German Navy

June 24, 2021 (Google Translation) – At its meeting on June 23, the budget committee of the German Bundestag released the funds for a total of 27 proposals for investments of 25 million euros with a total volume of around 19 billion euros. The contracts cover a broad spectrum from the land, air, sea and cyber dimensions . Two new…

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ARA Piedrabuena Maiden Arrival at Mar del Plata

June 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – This midday the arrival ceremony in the country of the new multipurpose ocean patrol boat ARA “Piedrabuena” (P-52) was held, which will join the Maritime Patrol Division of the Argentine Navy. It was chaired by the Minister of Defense, Agustín Rossi, accompanied by the Chief of the General Staff of the Navy, Vice Admiral…

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Navantia Australia Delivers Sovereign Sustainment Capability to Navy

June 24, 2021 – Navantia Australia’s Through Life Support Facility is a multipurpose open architecture system that enables the testing and development of IPMS hardware and software to be conducted on-shore. It replicates the IPMS hardware and software installed on-board the Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Docks and Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships and is a key enabler for the…

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