RFS Pyotr Velikiy Returns to Severomorsk for Naval Parade

July 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – The flagship of the Northern Fleet (SF), the Peter the Great nuclear-powered missile cruiser, has completed its missions in the Barents and Norwegian Seas and has arrived at its main base, Severomorsk. The ship operated at sea for two and a half weeks, ensuring the safety of deep-sea tests of nuclear submarines. The cruiser…

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US Navy Renames Naval Submarine Support Centers as Submarine Readiness Squadrons

Naval Submarine Support Centers (NAVSUBSUPPCEN) Groton, Connecticut; Kings Bay, Georgia; Bangor, Washington; and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii changed their names to Submarine Readiness Squadron (SRS), July 15. The name change is in alignment with the submarine community’s mission to generate combat ready submarines to meet mission tasking and generation for combatant commanders by supporting operational submarines, new submarine construction, and addressing…

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French Recap of DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 21

(Google Translation) – For two weeks, Exercise DYNAMIC MONGOOSE 21 brought together units from several nations in an anti-submarine warfare exercise. On June 25, the Marne Command and Supply Building (BCR) was engaged alongside the frigates Iver Huitfeldt (Denmark), Halifax (Canada) as well as a Norwegian submarine and maritime patrol aircraft. At the beginning of July, the Alsace multi-mission frigate…

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Acting SECNAV Names Future Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship Point Loma

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker announced July 16 that a future Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship will be named to honor the San Diego seaside community of Point Loma. The future USNS Point Loma (T-EPF-15) will be the second naval vessel to bear this name, the first being a deep submergence support ship that was decommissioned…

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Chinese National Sentenced to More than Three Years in Federal Prison for Attempting to Illegally Export Maritime Raiding Craft and Engines to China

July 16, 2021 – A Chinese national was sentenced Wednesday to three years and six months in federal prison for conspiring to submit false export information through the federal government’s Automated Export System and to export maritime raiding craft and engines to China fraudulently, and attempting to export that equipment fraudulently in violation of U.S. law. As part of his…

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FGS Magdeburg Home From UNIFIL Deployment

(Google Translation) – On Friday, July 9th, 2021 at 10 a.m., the corvette “Magdeburg” from the UNIFIL mission (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon) will return to her home port of Warnemünde in the eastern Mediterranean. The 60-man crew “Alpha” under the command of frigate captain Christian Heger (37) spent more than five months far from their home and more…

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Vympel Lays Keel for Another Project 21980

In early November, an acceptance certificate was signed for a special-purpose boat of the Grachonok project for the Federal Service of the National Guard of the Russian Federation. On July 15, at the Vympel Shipyard JSC, the ceremonial laying of the project 21980 Grachonok special-purpose boat took place on the order of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.…

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