ESG 7 arrives for Talisman Sabre 21

July 17, 2021 – The forward-deployed ships of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, arrive off the coast of Australia in preparation for the biennial bilateral exercise Talisman Sabre (TS) 21, July 16. Led by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), Talisman Sabre 21 is a large-scale, exercise between Australia and the U.S. to strengthen…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard Undocks USS Pasadena

USS Pasadena (SSN 752) project team’s commitment to “get real, get better” through several improvement initiatives directly contributed to undocking June 26 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). The Los Angeles-class submarine has been at NNSY since September 2020 for a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) to replace, repair and overhaul components throughout the boat, as the shipyard’s first DSRA in…

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Viet Nam Says Chinese Incursion in Parcacel Islands is Illegal

July 9, 2021 (VNA) – All research activities in the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) islands without Việt Nam’s express permission are illegal, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lê Thị Thu Hằng, said at a press briefing on Thursday. It has been reported that China plans to deploy one of its “largest-ever” oceanographic research and training vessels, named the Sun…

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Germany Modernizing Five Minehunters

(Google Translation) – On July 9, 2021, the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) signed a contract with Atlas Elektronik with an order volume of 44 million euros for the procurement of additional command and weapon systems for minehunting boats. The mine hunting boats DILLINGEN, HOMBURG, SULZBACH-ROSENBERG, FULDA and WEILHEIM of the Frankenthal class…

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General Atomics Continues Delivery of EMALS/AAG for CVN 79, CVN 80

July 12, 2021 – General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced today that it continues on-time delivery of the Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) for installation on the future Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carriers USS John F Kennedy (CVN 79) and USS Enterprise (CVN 80). GA-EMS’ EMALS and AAG installed aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN…

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Bollinger Delivers 45th Fast Response Cutter

July 1, 2021 – Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the USCGC EMLEN TUNNELL to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida. This is the 168th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the U.S. Coast Guard over a 35-year period and the 45th Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”) delivered under the current program. Named in honor of Coast Guard hero and NFL…

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