Largest Narcotics Offload in Coast Guard history worth more than $1.4 billion at Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter James’ crew offloaded approximately 59,700 pounds of cocaine and 1,430 pounds of marijuana worth more than $1.4 billion, Thursday, at Port Everglades, which is the largest offload in Coast Guard history. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada and the Netherlands, along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity…

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USN Awards L3Harris $393M Undersea Training Range Contract

August 4, 2021 – The U.S. Navy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a $393 million contract to install increments II and III of the Undersea Warfare Training Range (USWTR). The award follows nearly 10 years of execution by L3Harris on Increment I and will replace and upgrade the remaining underwater training range sites. USWTR Increment I included installing the ocean sensor…

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BAE Systems to Sustain EW System Readiness for F-35s

August 4, 2021 – BAE Systems, Inc. has received a $93 million, five-year Undefinitized Contract Action from Lockheed Martin to provide critical sustainment support for the AN/ASQ-239 electronic warfare (EW) countermeasure system. The contract will ensure the mission readiness of the growing global fleet of F-35 aircraft. “We have a strong track record of sustaining electronic warfare systems to support…

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Vietnam Christens Sub Rescue Ship Yet Kieu in Haiphong

On the morning of July 30, in Hai Phong, Z189 Factory under the General Department of Defense Industry held a ceremony to hand over the multi-purpose submarine search and rescue ship MSSARS 9316 (ship number 927-Yet Kieu) to the Navy. Attending the ceremony were Rear Admiral Tran Thanh Nghiem, Member of the Party Central Committee, Commander of the Vietnam Navy;…

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HMS Ramsey and Blyth Decommissioned Before Transfer to Ukraine

Fifteen years after they formed the vanguard of the Royal Navy’s minehunting mission in the Gulf, Her Majesty’s Ships Ramsey and Blyth today passed into history. The two sister ships were decommissioned August 4th in Rosyth during a poignant service marking their long service around the globe. Both Sandown-class mine countermeasures vessels have served extensively during careers spanning 21 years…

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Royal Navy task group sails with three navies near Strait of Malacca

August 5, 2021 – The next phase of a busy program at sea has begun for the UK’s Carrier Strike Group. The task group led by Portsmouth-based carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has passed through the Strait of Malacca (between Malaysia and northern Indonesia), rendezvousing with a number of navies along the way. Over the course of a few days, ships…

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USS Pioneer Completes Refit in Sasebo

Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center (SRF-JRMC) Detachment Sasebo recently completed Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, USS Pioneer’s (MCM 9) seven-month-long docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) three days early, July 13, 2021. This marks the completion of the third consecutive mine countermeasure DSRA to be completed on time or early for the detachment. As a part of the Expeditionary…

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Canada Takes Part in Saint Pierre and Miquelon SAR Exercise

On August 3 and 4, 2021, the patrol boat Fulmar participated in a search and rescue (SAR) exercise held in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon. Objective: to develop interoperability with Canadian army air assets as well as synergies between local administrations and services in Saint-Pierre. No less than a dozen actors were involved in the preparation and conduct of this exercise: the Fulmar,the star…

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America ESG Participates in Combined and Joint Battle Problem

August 4, 2021 – USS America Expeditionary Strike Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), will conduct operations alongside Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Canberra (L 02) and HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155), and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force’s JS Makinami (DD 115), Aug. 5-8, in support of the Combined and Joint Battle Problem (CJBP). “It should come as no surprise…

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