Saab Receives Extra Contract for A26 Submarines

August 27, 2021 – Saab has today received a further order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to continue the development and production, as well as expand the capabilities, of the two A26 Blekinge class submarines previously ordered by Sweden. The order value is SEK 5.2 billion and the delivery of the two submarines will take place in 2027…

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Project 636 Magadan Completes Builder’s Trials

The Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) have completed state tests of a large diesel-electric submarine of Project 636 Magadan. The third submarine of the series for the Pacific Fleet of the Russian Federation returned from the stage of state tests. During the week, the company’s specialists checked the operation of all ship devices, mechanisms and equipment, including…

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Future Frank E Petersen Jr Completes Builder’s Trials

The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121), the Navy’s 71st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, completed Builder’s sea trials, August 26. The trials were conducted by the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the shipbuilder to assess the ship’s systems and readiness for Acceptance Trials…

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Indian Navy in Guam for Exercise Malabar 2021

August 25, 2021 – Representatives and ships of the Indian Navy are visiting Guam for a scheduled port visit in the midst of a deployment to support exercise Malabar 2021. During the visit, Indian navy Vice Adm. Ajendra Bahadur Singh, flag officer commanding-in- chief, Indian Navy Eastern Naval Command along with Rear Adm. Tarun Sobti, commander of Eastern Fleet (FOCEF)…

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Multinational Gunfire Support Training in the Marianas

August 25, 2021 – A massive CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter touches down on Farallon de Medinilla: a windswept, uninhabited tropical island in the middle of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific. Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) pour out of the helicopter’s tail, 53 strong, including a 10-Marine Tactical Air Control Platoon (TACP). Beneath the verge on…

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DSCA OKs Future Standard Missile Production for Australia

August 25, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Australia of Defense Services Related to Future Standard Missile Production and related equipment for an estimated cost of $350 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of…

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Joint Flight OPS for HMS Queen Elizabeth & USS America

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, participated in cyclic flight operations with HMS Queen Elizabeth (R 08) in the Philippine Sea, Aug. 22-24. The two ships conducted continuous flight operations for 48 hours, flexing dual-carrier – and triple-F-35 squadron – capability, as the ships feature three total F-35B Lightning II detachments. “The two days of…

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Brazilian and US Navies Take Part in Inaugural Operation Guinex

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) participated in the first iteration of the Brazilian-led, Gulf of Guinea exercise called Operation Guinex with the Brazilian Frigate Independencia, August 23, 2021. Guinex is the first exercise off of Africa’s Atlantic coast to have participation by both U.S. and Brazilian naval vessels. The engagement highlights the U.S. and Brazil’s shared…

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FGS Bonn Deploying for Operation Irini

On Wednesday, September 1st, 2021 at 2 p.m., the task force supplier (EGV) “Bonn” and its crew “cast off”. The EGV leaves its home port Wilhelmshaven to make its way off the coast of Libya. There he will join the Operation European Union Naval Forces Mediterranean (EUNAFVOR MED) “Irini” in the Mediterranean. “The crew did an incredible and great job…

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