FRCE’s H-53 Line Ends Fiscal Year with Strong Push

A Vietnam-era aircraft platform facing a challenging supply posture seems an unlikely candidate for an underdog victory story. But that’s just what happened when Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans made a hard push to the finish line to complete and return to the fleet two H-53 heavy-lift helicopters – each having seen various stages of work stoppage during their…

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Veliky Novgorod Conducts Minelaying Training in the Black Sea

The crew of the submarine (pl) “Veliky Novgorod” of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) conducted an exercise on setting up underwater minefields at a maritime training ground in the Black Sea. According to the plan of the exercise, the crew of the submarine “Veliky Novgorod”, using stealth as the main advantage against the surface ship, laid mines on…

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Ultra Does RN Type 23 Platform Data Management Upgrade

Ultra announced November 22 the successful update of the Platform Data Management (PDM) for the Type 23 Royal Navy Frigates. The updated PDM system provides navigation and mission-critical data from sensors to numerous systems around the ship. The system upgrade has been designed to provide optimal performance to meet with modern Geospatial and Temporal Reference Standards and the flexibility to…

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PNS Tughril Makes First Foreign Port Call in Manila

The Pakistan Navy’s largest and most modern frigate, the PNS Tughril (F-261), has arrived in Manila for a two-day goodwill visit. In a statement on Tuesday, Philippine Navy spokesperson, Commander Benjo Negranza, said the PNS Tughril arrived at Pier 15 at the Manila South Harbor on Monday afternoon for a goodwill visit until Wednesday. “A simple welcome ceremony was accorded…

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USCGC Hamilton Offloads Narcotics in Port Everglades

Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton’s crew offloaded approximately 26,250 pounds of cocaine and 3,700 pounds of marijuana worth approximately $504 million, Monday, at Port Everglades, which is the largest drug interdiction in the ship’s history. The Coast Guard’s strong international relationships, with key partners like Canada along with our specialized capabilities and unmatched authorities, allow for a unity of effort to…

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Malaysia, U.S. Commence Bilateral Exercise MTA Malaysia

Military personnel from Malaysia and the U.S. kicked off Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2021 virtually and in the waters and airspace of the Strait of Malacca, Nov. 23. The eight-day engagement focuses on the full spectrum of naval capabilities and features cooperative evolutions that highlight the ability of the U.S. and Malaysia to work together toward the common goal…

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FMR Completes Underwater Hub Replacement Job

Fleet Maintenance Repair (FMR) and Dive and Crane & Rigging Teams completed an underwater hub replacement on USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) bravo piers. The dedicated Crane and Rigging teams removed all five propeller blades, then installed a cofferdam, which allowed them to work underwater in a…

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Long Blue Line: Catching the Rumrunners

By William H. Thiesen, Historian Coast Guard Atlantic Area In October 1919, over 100 years ago, Congress passed the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and, in 1920, the Volstead Act, which enforced the 18th Amendment. And so began the so-called “Noble Experiment” of Prohibition. In America’s territorial waters, including its lakes, inland waterways and thousands of miles of coastline, the…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Hosts Italian F-35Bs for Flight Ops

HMS Queen Elizabeth has welcomed fighter jets from a third allied nation on to her flight deck after working with the Italian Navy and Air Force. Britain’s flagship is currently in the Mediterranean following months in the Indo-Pacific region as part of her global deployment. As she heads west back to the UK, the ship has continued her busy program…

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Ivan Golubets and Pavel Silaev Return to Sevastopol

The crews of the sea minesweeper (MTShch) Ivan Golubets “and the anti-sabotage boat” Pavel Silaev “of the Black Sea Fleet completed their missions as part of the permanent grouping of the Navy in the Mediterranean Sea and began the transition to Sevastopol. Currently, the ships, accompanied by a sea tug, are passing the Dardanelles Strait, heading to the Black Sea.…

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