Colombian Navy Seized Another Submersible With Cocaine

September 1, 2021 – The offensive against drug trafficking carried out by the Colombian Navy in the Colombian Pacific region, leaves a total of 21 semisubmersible naval artifacts seized, so far in 2021. The Colombian Navy, in the development of a joint and inter-institutional operation with the National Army and the Attorney General’s Office, managed to seize more than 1.8…

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US & UK Conduct 5th and 4th Generation Fighter Joint Interoperability Flights

Fifth and 4th generation aircraft assigned to Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), with embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), and U.K. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet, Aug. 26. During the joint interoperability flights, the aircraft conducted missions to validate joint integration techniques, tactics, and procedures; including mid-air refueling. This…

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US Coast Guard Concludes Training with Philippine Maritime Agencies

September 1, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, Tuesday following operations and exercises in the West Philippine Sea with the Philippine Coast Guard and the Philippine Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources. Munro’s crew participated in bilateral operations, professional exchanges, search-and-rescue and communications exercises, small boat operations, multi-vessel maneuvering, and maritime…

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Dumont d’Urville Transports Oxygen to Fort de France

In order to secure West Indian hospital capacities, the Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Dumont d’Urville carried out two rotations, from August 11 to 18 and then from August 21 to 27, 2021, between Guyana and the West Indies. to transport seven iso-containers, or more than 200 m3, of liquid oxygen. The number of hospitalizations linked to COVID-19 has…

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Collins Aerospace Announces Underwater Navigation System With MUNS-M

September 2, 2021 – Collins Aerospace announced today the world’s first Military Underwater Navigation System with M-Code (MUNS-M), a handheld diver navigation system that provides the diver with precise position and includes secure anti-jamming capabilities during deep sea missions. M-CODE is the military GPS signal required by the U.S. DOD for military operations, and is designed to enhance position, navigation…

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Upgrade for HMAS Stirling Oxley Wharf Announced

September 2, 2021 – A joint venture between Perth-based companies Duratec and Ertech has been awarded a $52 million contract to lead an extension and upgrade of the HMAS Stirling Oxley Wharf to service a growing naval fleet. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the Duratec Ertech JV had been appointed head contractor for the project to extend the…

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HMAS Sirius Begins Final Deployment

September 2, 2021 – Navy replenishment vessel HMAS Sirius is living up to her motto of “serve and provide” one last time before decommissioning in December. After 15 years of service, the ship has commenced her final deployment, which will take her to South-East Asia and the south-west Pacific. Commanding Officer Sirius Commander Chris Doherty said the ship’s crew would…

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AARGM-ER Missile Achieves Successful Milestone C Decision

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced September 2 that the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Extended Range (AARGM-ER), developed under contract with the U.S. Navy, has successfully achieved a Milestone C decision, authorizing the company as the program’s prime contractor the entry into low rate initial production (LRIP). “The additional capabilities of AARGM-ER, coupled with its high-performance air vehicle, will provide our…

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Northrop Grumman Australia Delivers Triton NITE Capability Ahead of Schedule

September 1, 2021 – Northrop Grumman Australia has successfully delivered the Triton Network Integration Test Environment (NITE) to the Commonwealth of Australia ahead of schedule, marking another milestone in the Australian MQ-4C Triton program. Developed by Northrop Grumman and based at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Edinburgh, NITE will support Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) to configure and test…

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