Navy’s Super Hornet Readiness Recognized for Excellence

The U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Readiness program won the Aviation Week Overall Excellence Award 2021 during the annual Defense Chain Conference in Washington D.C., Oct. 20. Rear Adm. Shane Gahagan, program executive officer for tactical aircraft programs (PEO(T)), accepted the award. The esteemed Aviation Week Program Excellence Awards honors excellence in program leadership and this is only the third time in…

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Victorian Coin Found on HMS Victory After 127 Years

A coin placed under the mast of Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory and discovered in perfect condition 127 years later goes on show today as part of Trafalgar Day commemorations. The farthing – worth ¼ pence when issued in 1894 under the reign of Queen Victoria – was uncovered in the base plate of the 32-metre, 26-tonne mast section which was…

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FS Aconit Home From Fifth Eastern Mediterranean Patrol

After two and a half months of patrol in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Frigate type La Fayette (FLF) Aconit left the port of Larnaca (Cyprus) for Toulon, thus ending its fifth consecutive deployment in this region, marked by renewed tensions. on maritime issues. During its deployment, the Aconit ensured the continuity of the French presence in the area, showing France’s…

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46th FRC Delivered Early Despite Hurricane Ida Hit

Bollinger Shipyards LLC (“Bollinger”) has delivered the newest Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutter (“FRC”), the USCGC John Scheuerman, to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Florida nearly one week ahead of schedule despite a three week shutdown due to the significant damage sustained to Bollinger’s facilities during Hurricane Ida. The storm made landfall in late August near Port Fourchon, Louisiana…

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First Crewmembers Join Lead Type 26 HMS Glasgow

Sailors are today breathing life into the first of the UK’s next-generation warships. Half a dozen sailors have joined HMS Glasgow – under construction in her namesake city – to begin turning a lifeless hull into the world’s most advanced submarine hunter. The ship is the first of eight Type 26 frigates which will safeguard both the nation’s nuclear deterrence…

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Austal Australia delivers 13th Guardian-class Patrol Boat

Austal Limited is pleased to announce Austal Australia has delivered the 13th Guardian-class Patrol Boat (GCPB) to the Australian Department of Defence. The vessel, NUSHIP Francis Agwi, was then gifted by the Australian Government to the Papua New Guinea Defence Force at a certificate signing ceremony held at Austal’s shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. The ceremony was attended in person…

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CORYMBE 158 – Franco-Togolese Cooperation

After a four-day stopover in Togo, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Ducuing joined the Togolese patroller Oti, south of Lomé, to conduct maneuver exercises. The two buildings began their interactions with a first exercise in tactical evolutions during which the Togolese patroller adapted perfectly to the requirements of the scenario. They continued with presentations on refueling at sea in…

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Bollinger Cheers USCGC Emlen Tunnell Commissioning

Representatives from Bollinger Shipyards LLC (“Bollinger”) joined senior U.S. Coast Guard officials at USCG Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, PA for the commissioning of one of the newest Sentinel-class Fast Response Cutters (“FRC”), USCGC EMLEN TUNNELL. Named in honor of Coast Guard hero and NFL great Emlen Tunnell, the cutter is the fourth of six FRCs to be home-ported in…

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