Australia to Pursue Nuclear-Powered Submarines

Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have agreed to the creation of an enhanced trilateral security partnership – AUKUS. The security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region have grown significantly. Military modernisation is occurring at an unprecedented rate and capabilities are rapidly advancing and their reach expanding. The technological edge enjoyed by Australia and our partners is narrowing. AUKUS…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Namibia

Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Walvis Bay, Namibia for a regularly scheduled port visit, September 15, 2021. The visit will include engagement opportunities with Namibia’s government and military leaders. Namibia is an important partner of the United States in promoting peace and security in Africa. “We are excited to visit Walvis Bay and work…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Replenished Supplies in Cyprus

The large anti-submarine ship (BOD) “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” completed a business call to the port of Limassol of the Republic of Cyprus and went to the Mediterranean Sea. Within a few days, russian sailors replenished their supplies of water and fuel, as well as a little rest on the shore from performing the tasks of a long campaign. BOD “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”…

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Submarine Veliky Novgorod Fires Torpedo in the Black Sea

The crew of the diesel-electric submarine “Veliky Novgorod” of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) performed torpedo firing from an underwater position. During the combat training event, the submariners made the transition to the sea range, performed a set of preparatory exercises and plunged to a given depth for firing. The crew of the Veliky Novgorod successfully completed the tasks and…

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Exercise LANMEKOL in the Caribbean Sea

From 7 to 9 September 2021, the Armed Forces in the West Indies (FAA) conducted the second edition of Exercise LANMEKOL in the Caribbean Sea, an annual exercise dedicated to the operational readiness of the various FAA surface vessels. Under the tactical command of the commander of the surveillance frigate Germinal, the Antilles-Guyane La Combattante patrol boat, the coastal port…

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Scrapping Commences for Retired SSBN Le Tonnant

After transferring for their final “odyssey” the hulls of the ex-SNLE Le Tonnant on September 11, 2018 and L’Indomptable on March 9, 2020, the port resources department of the Cherbourg naval base proceeded to the entry and grounding maneuver of the Foudroyant in form 5 of Naval Group, on Thursday, September 9, 2021. Its deconstruction entrusted to this industrialist by…

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Babcock Introduces Arrowyard

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has launched a dynamic new approach within global shipbuilding that enables international customers to build and support the company’s Arrowhead 140™ frigate (AH140) in-country, delivering a range of potential economic and social benefits to local and national communities. Arrowyard™ developed from Babcock’s rich engineering know-how and shipbuilding experience, brings together a comprehensive range…

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USS Germantown Relocating from Sasebo to San Diego

USS Germantown (LSD 42) detached from Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 and departed U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Sept. 15, after a decade of being forward-deployed to Japan. “Germantown and the Sailors who have sailed with her have made an incredible impact across the entire 7th Fleet theater,” said Rear Adm. Chris Engdahl, commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 7. “Whether strengthening alliances…

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HENSOLDT Introduces New Naval Surveillance Radar

At DSEi, the international defense and security exhibition in London, sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is introducing its newly developed ‘Quadome’ radar system for naval surveillance and target acquisition. Equipped with the latest technology, ‘Quadome’ provides rapid response and high precision, at an excellent price-performance ratio. The new-generation technology modernizes one of HENSOLDT’s key radar product lines and further enhances the…

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USCCC Northland Returns From Eastern Pacific Patrol

USCGC Northland (WMEC 904) returned to Portsmouth Monday, following an 80-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of the Coast Guard Eleventh District and Joint Interagency Task Force South. The Northland’s crew patrolled the Eastern Pacific performing counter-drug operations with the support of an aviation detachment from the U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron flying an MH-65…

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