LCS Fleet Introduction and Sustainment Program Office Realigned to NAVSEA 21

As part of the U.S. Navy’s continuing efforts to integrate Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) with all other surface ship classes, the LCS Fleet Introduction and Sustainment Program Office (PMS 505) realigned to Naval Sea System Command’s Surface Ship Maintenance, Modernization and Sustainment (NAVSEA 21) directorate during a small ceremony, Oct. 1. PMS 505 was established in 2011 under the purview…

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US Navy Realigns Submarine Acquisition Workforce

The U.S. Navy’s submarine acquisition community moved from a competency- to a platform-centric organization during a change-of-office ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard today. The change realigns two Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and initiates a third to better support submarine acquisition, operational capability and availability. The Navy is committed to ensuring all decisions are aligned with and do not impact…

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Submarine K-3 “Leninsky Komsomol” was Towed to Kronstadt

By order of the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, the first Soviet nuclear submarine K-3 “Leninsky Komsomol” was towed from the “Severnaya Verf” in St. Petersburg to Kronstadt. The event involved 3 tugs and 2 boats. Hydrometeorological conditions along the towing route were normal. The personnel of the Leningrad naval base and support vessels, who took part, coped…

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CTF150 Operation Seizes More Drugs in the Indian Ocean

The Royal New Zealand Navy-led counter-narcotics operation outside the Arabian Gulf has had a second major drug seizure in a week. French Marine Nationale frigate FS Languedoc, operating in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Kiwi-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), conducted a second intercept of a vessel in the Indian Ocean September 27th. It resulted in the…

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Naval Aeromobile Group (GNAM) in the Mediterranean

Since Monday, September 27, 2021, the French Navy and the Army have been mobilizing their forces to deploy a Naval Aeromobile Group (GNAM) in the Mediterranean, as part of the Cormoran 21 exercise. For the first time, the GNAM is deployed from two amphibious helicopter carriers (PHA), the Tonnerre and the Mistral . It is commanded by a joint staff,…

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NAVFAC Northwest Awards Contract for Shipyard Facility Upgrades

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Northwest awarded a $21 million contract Sept. 13 for seismic repairs and life safety improvements to building 431 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Washington. Building 431, used to repair and test ship parts, was built in 1934, with an addition built in 1943. “This award action is…

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Celebrating 80 Years of the RNZN with Colin Wynn

In celebration of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 80th Anniversary, we have curated 21 artworks from the Navy’s official artist Colin Wynn. They provide a snapshot into the Royal New Zealand Navy’s varied and dynamic 80 year history. Colin Wynn became the Royal New Zealand Navy’s official artist in 1983. He was well known as one of New Zealand’s leading…

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Baltic Fleet Minehunters Remove Wartime Mines in the Gulf of Finland

Since August 10, 2021, the crews of the basic minesweepers of the Baltic Fleet have been performing tasks to eliminate residual mine danger in one of the areas of the Gulf of Finland. The crews of the ships, using standard equipment, discovered about 20 galvanic impact anchor and bottom magnetic mines during the Great Patriotic War, which were subsequently destroyed…

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GABIAN 21.2 – Operational Training of Toulon Units

The GABIAN 21.2 exercise enabled eight units of the Naval Action Force (FAN) from 20 to 24 September 2021 to perfect a high level of operational readiness for combat in the Mediterranean. In order to consolidate the control of high-end operations, many buildings on the Toulon facade took part in this training. The multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Provence played the role…

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