Anzac Class Receiving New Air Search Radar System

August 10, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy is one step closer to operating one of the most advanced, sovereign air search radar capabilities in the world, with the upgraded Air Search Radar Systems in the Navy’s Anzac Class frigates having reached Initial Operating Capability. Under the SEA 1448 Phase 4B project, the existing Air Search Radar System has been…

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Frigate Kept Busy Defending Task Group

August 9, 2021 – Defending a large task group comprising five nations was a challenge for one Australian warship – but with the assistance of her embarked helicopter, it was mission success. HMAS Parramatta joined forces with warships from Canada, Japan, South Korea and the US to conduct high-end warfighting serials as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre. Among the frigate’s…

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Carl Vinson CSG Joins Large-Scale Exercise 2021

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and ships assigned to the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) arrived in the Hawaii Islands Operating Area as part of Large-Scale Exercise (LSE) 2021, Aug. 8. Led by Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, VINCSG surface units participating in LSE include carrier flagship Vinson; Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57);…

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HMAS Canberra Receives Satellite Communications Upgrade

Navantia Australia has supported the Royal Australian Navy and the Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ACPC Enterprise to design, integrate and install a new Tri-Band INMARSAT GX and X/Ka-band WGS Satellite Communications (SATCOM) system on HMAS Canberra. The change was completed in record time. The increase in deployed bandwidth available to the Canberra Class LHDs will better support crew conditions and…

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Indo-Pacific Forces from 21 Partner Nations Begin SEACAT

Maritime forces from 21 Indo-Pacific partner nations including the U.S. Navy, U.S interagencies, and international organizations began the 20th iteration of Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) in Singapore and virtually, Aug. 10. SEACAT is a multilateral exercise designed to enhance cooperation among Southeast Asian countries and provide mutual support and a common goal to address crises, contingencies, and illegal…

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NNSY Uses Innovative Underwater ROV Technology for Inspections

August 10, 2021 – Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Strategic Framework is a tool to communicate the shipyard’s mission and vision statements, and shows how initiatives executed across the command tie together with why NNSY exists—to deliver warships. In order to bridge the gap between mission and vision, NNSY has identified four critical focus areas—our pillars. These pillars are the highest priority…

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New Eyes for the Fleet

Not so long ago, the U.S. Navy’s two newest radars were nothing more than ideas. One would rotate. The other would stand still. Together, they would cover the skies nonstop, helping the Navy defend its ships, conduct air traffic control and increase its overall situational awareness. Now, the SPY-6(V)2 rotating radar and the SPY-6(V)3 fixed-face radar – known together as…

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INS Talwar Trains With Kenyan Navy

Post conclusion of exercise Cutlass Express INS Talwar undertook a Maritime Partnership Exercise with a Kenya Navy OPV Shujaa August 7th. Basic maneuvering exercises were undertaken by the ships to enhance interoperability and strengthen maritime cooperation. On completion of exercise, INS Talwar thanked Kenya Navy for hosting them at Mombasa and KNS Shujaa appreciated Indian Navy for ensuring maritime safety…

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