Greece Signs MOU With Naval Group & MBDA for Three FDI Frigates

Nikólaos Panayotópoulos, Greek Minister of Defense, Pierre Eric Pommellet, Chairman and CEO of Naval Group and Eric Béranger, Chairman and CEO of MBDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding on September 28 to open negotiations to provide the Hellenic Navy with three HN Defense and Intervention (FDI) frigates and their equipment as well as an optional additional frigate. The FDI frigates…

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Boeing Awarded Contract for Five P-8A Aircraft for Germany

The U.S. Navy today awarded Boeing a production contract for five P-8A Poseidon aircraft for Germany. First deliveries are slated to begin in 2024 when the P-8A Poseidon will eventually replace Germany’s fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft. “We’re pleased to have finalized this sale to Germany and to expand our footprint in-country by bringing the P-8A and its unique multi-mission…

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New Exhibit “The August General-Admirals of the Russian Fleet” at the Central Naval Museum

On September 30, a new exhibition “The August General-Admirals of the Russian Fleet” will open at the Central Naval Museum named after Emperor Peter the Great. The exhibition, curated by the museum’s researchers Svetlana Vasilyeva and Vasilina Trubilko, will display the personal belongings of the august persons – admiral-generals, their weapons, household items, gifts, printed publications with bookplates. The interest…

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FS Bougainville Renders Assistance to US Fishing Vessel

During their deployment to the North Pacific, Crew B of the Overseas Surveillance and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Bougainville assisted 3 American boaters aboard a drifting fishing vessel for more than 24 hours. On Saturday, September 18, 2021, while the BSAOM Bougainville is patrolling on a presence and surveillance mission approximately 130 nautical miles off the Hawaiian archipelago, the watch team…

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Commandant Ducuing Assists Spanish Tuna Vessel Albacora Nueve

On September 18, 2021, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Ducuing, deployed on Operation CORYMBE in the Gulf of Guinea, received the call from the Spanish tuna vessel Albacora Nueve on his VHF radio (very high frequency radio) following the injury. of a fisherman. A vessel specializing in tuna fishing in the region, the Albacora Nueve is manned by 33…

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US Navy Conducts Inaugural ANTX Air Combat Training

The Navy’s Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges program office’s (PMA-205) Tactical Combat Training System Increment II (TCTS Inc. II) and Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX)-21 teams conducted their first Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) demonstration in an operational environment last month. As part of the Navy’s broader initiative to enhance capability, the event displayed early LVC capability for the TCTS Inc. II…

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Defense Ministers of Denmark, Norway & Sweden Issue Trilateral Statement

Joint statement on the Statement of Intent on Enhanced Operational Cooperation: A serious security crisis in the Nordic region would affect us all, and we need to be prepared and equipped to act together in peace, crisis and conflict. Coordination of national operational planning will improve our ability to act together if so decided. All Nordic countries and surrounding areas…

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Ultra Awarded $23 Million for Lightweight Torpedoes

Ultra Electronics Ocean Systems (d.b.a Ultra Naval Systems & Sensors), has been awarded a $23,151,045 fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost only modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-6405 to exercise options for the production of MK54 MOD 0 lightweight torpedo (LWT) array kits, associated production support material, spares, and engineering and hardware support services. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. government,…

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