ARC Gloria Visits San Andrés Island

The ship ARC “Gloria” will arrive at San Andrés Island next Saturday, July 31, from Honduras, within the framework of the training cruise for the Cadets of the “Almirante Padilla” Naval School. In the Port Society of the Island, you will be received by civil, military, ecclesiastical, police authorities and delegates of the maritime union. Likewise, it will be open…

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United States Seizes Oil Tanker Used to Violate Sanctions Against North Korea

July 30, 2021 – A New York federal court today entered a judgment of forfeiture regarding the M/T Courageous, a 2,734-ton oil-products tanker used to make illicit deliveries of petroleum products through ship-to-ship transfers with vessels flagged in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) and direct shipments to the North Korean port of Nampo. According to…

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Saab to Modernize German Navy’s F123 Frigates

Saab has signed a contract with the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), and has received an order to deliver and integrate new naval radars and fire control directors for and in the German Navy’s Frigates of the Brandenburg-Class (F123). The contract includes a new combat management system in order to completely overhaul the…

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USS Spruance Conducts Live-Fire with a Purpose

July 26, 2021 – The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS Spruance (DDG 111), entered Port Hueneme, Calif., after successfully conducting a Live-Fire with a Purpose (LFWAP) exercise. Warships assigned to Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 21 – the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers Spruance, USS Sampson (DDG 102), USS Gridley…

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UK Has Made Great Strides But Must Rise to Future Challenges

The Royal Navy must continue its technological and structural revolution to meet the challenges it – and the nation – face over the next decade. First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Tony Radakin says tremendous progress has been made over the past two years of the transformation program. But in a wide-ranging interview, he said the Navy had to continue to…

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USCG Commissions Trio of Fast Response Cutters in Guam

The Coast Guard’s three newest Fast Response Cutters were commissioned July 29th during a ceremony presided over by Adm. Karl Schultz, the Coast Guard’s commandant. The Coast Guard Cutters Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139), Oliver Henry (WPC 1140) and Frederick Hatch (WPC 1143) were commissioned during a rare triple-commissioning ceremony at their new homeport at Coast Guard Forces Micronesia Sector Guam.…

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NSWC Dahlgren Division Engineers Develop Decision Aid for High Energy Laser Fire Control

July 29, 2021 – While autonomous car companies strive to build a self-driving car that people can trust, a Navy engineering team designed a decision aid that Sailors operating a high-energy laser can trust. The common denominator in both cases is autonomy via artificial intelligence. In the case of an autonomous system that uses artificial intelligence to assist warfighters in…

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Navy conducts first MQ-4C Triton test flight with multi-intelligence upgrade

The Navy conducted its first test flight of the MQ-4C Triton in its upgraded hardware and software configuration July 29 at NAS Patuxent River, beginning the next phase of the unmanned aircraft’s development. The MQ-4C Triton flew in its new configuration, known as Integrated Functional Capability (IFC)-4, which will bring an enhanced multi-mission sensor capability as part of the Navy’s…

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Three of Four Foreign Ships Leave St Petersburg After Naval Parade

July 29, 2021 – Warships of foreign navies, which took part in the fifth Main Naval Parade, left Kronstadt. Among them: the frigate of the Pakistan Navy “Zulfikar”, the frigate of the Indian Navy “Tabar”, the corvette of the Iranian Navy “Sahand”. As the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, noted before, “the participation of warships of the…

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Replica Ship Poltava Waiting for Permanent Home in St Petersburg

The sailing 54-gun battleship “Poltava” (a copy of the ship of the Petrine era), which took part in the Main Naval Parade, moored at the English Embankment of St. Petersburg. Currently, the ship is preparing to move to a permanent place of basing, where it will be towed with improved hydrometeorological conditions. During the parade on July 25, the sailboat…

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