HMNZS Wellington Delivering Pfizer Vaccines to South Pacific Islands

July 20, 2021 – The first leg of a 5000 nautical mile trip to transport Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to one of the most remote places in the world is complete, with HMNZS Wellington successfully delivering the vaccine consignment to the Fakaofo, Nukunonu and Atafu atolls of Tokelau. Transporting the vaccines on behalf of the Ministry of Health, HMNZS Wellington and…

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Nerpa Shipyard Prepares for Transport of Future Submarine Museum to Kronstadt

July 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – This week at the Nerpa shipyard (a branch of Zvezdochka, a subsidiary of the USC), a dock operation was carried out to place the Leninsky Komsomol nuclear submarine into the Pallada shipyard, where work will be performed to dismantle the fairing of the hydraulic complex to provide stability of the ship on a solid…

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FS Pluton Assists Albania With Mine Removal

July 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – After having organized cooperation actions with the divers of the Lebanese Navy, the Building-base of clearing divers (BBPD) Pluto went to Albanian territorial waters. He was escorted by the Albanian patroller Oriku with whom he also carried out several maneuver exercises and tactical evolutions. Once docked, the detachment of demining divers (PLD) present on…

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Head of Taiwan’s Submarine Program Retires Early

July 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “Ship Commander Gao Jiabin retired ahead of schedule, the process of submarine construction may be affected”, the Navy Command stated today (22) that Lieutenant Admiral Gao Jiabin has applied for discharge. The headquarters has been soothing for many times. Since high school will have another career plan, the…

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German Navy Orders Two Trials Support Ships

(Google Translation) – On July 22nd, 2021, the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use (BAAINBw) signed a contract with Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG for the procurement of new measuring boats for the Wehrtechnische Dienststelle (WTD) 71. As a testing center for ships, naval weapons and maritime technology, WTD 71 has a total of nine ships with special…

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Unauthorized Removal and Retention of Classified Material

July 20, 2021 – A Hawaii woman pleaded guilty today to one count of knowingly removing classified information concerning the national defense or foreign relations of the United States and retaining it at an unauthorized location. According to court documents, Asia Janay Lavarello, 31, of Honolulu, admitted to having removed and retained numerous classified documents, writings and notes relating to…

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Project 20386 Merkuriy Superstructure Delivered to Severnaya Verf

July 20, 2021 (Google Translation) – From the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (SNSZ) to the Severnaya Verf (both enterprises are part of the USC) the superstructure for the corvette Merkuriy of project 20386 was delivered. The superstructure made of composite materials, developed by the Almaz Central Design Bureau for Project 20386, is a unique hull structure. It has a high strength and…

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KBR to Prepare and Protect U.S. Navy Aircraft Crews through Recompetes Totaling $120M

July 19, 2021 – KBR won two recompetes totaling more than $120 million to provide leading-edge engineering services for U.S. Navy training systems and aircraft survivability equipment. Most recently, KBR won a $64.9 million task order to develop and upgrade training system hardware and software, as well as electronic classroom content and interactive courseware for the E-2/C-2 Airborne Command and…

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Navy Helicopter Crew Rescued After Crash Near Mt Hogue

A Navy MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter crashed near Mt. Hogue, California at approximately 5 p.m. on July 16, while conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations. All four crewmembers survived the crash without injury and have been safely recovered. The aircraft, call sign Longhorn 02, was supporting Mono County search and rescue efforts to locate a lost hiker in the rugged high-altitude…

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