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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