JMSDF Tracks Communist Chinese Ships

The Maritime Self-Defense Force will be about 105km east-northeast of Miyakojima around 7:00 am on Friday, November 12th. Chinese Navy Luyan III class missile destroyer moving northwest in the area of Confirmed a total of 3 ships, 1 ship, 1 Jankai class II frigate and 1 edge class supply ship bottom. After that, the ship went north in the sea…

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ST Engineering Receives Subcontract for UAE OPV Project

ST Engineering announced November 15th that its Marine business in Singapore has been awarded a sub-contract by Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) for the supply of design, platform equipment and technical assistance for the construction of four Falaj 3-class Offshore Patrol Vessels. These vessels will be constructed in ADSB for the UAE Navy. The contract covers the basic, detail…

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Navy Welcomes Stalwart into the Fleet

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned its latest ship into service on November 13 at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. HMAS Stalwart, the second of the Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment ships, will provide logistic replenishment to ships at sea, while also having the ability to support the Joint Force on a wider scale. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan…

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Advanced Helicopter Training System Team Wins Award

The Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) Team, part of the Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems (PMA-273) Program Office at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), was named the Navy’s Competition Excellence Acquisition Team of the Year for its streamlined acquisition program to achieve Milestone C/Full Rate Production and four contract awards (three competed) in just a year and a half. “The…

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Power Plant for Project 22350 Admiral Isakov Being Installed

The Project 22350 frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Isakov” is under construction on the alignment of the main diesel engines, turbines and gearboxes. After this volume of work has been completed, the shipbuilders of Severnaya Verf (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) will be engaged in the alignment and installation of the shaft line. The construction…

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Five Firms to Compete for Naval Shipyard Modernization Work

Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts to five companies to facilitate the award of future task orders for potential military construction projects at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY&IMF) in Hawaii and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) & IMF in Washington. The five companies may compete for future task orders for pre-construction planning, preparation,…

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Coast Guard Drones Can See Underwater & Inside Vessels

By Kathy Murray Shortly after Hurricane Ida tore through Louisiana at the end of August, the Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team in Mobile, Ala., got a call. Trouble spots had been identified, including sunken vessels, potential pollution, and other waterway hazards. Could the team deploy a pilot to assess the damage? Petty Officer 2nd Class Dylan Zechman responded, bringing along…

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Russian Black Sea Fleet Ships in Algeria for Exercise

A detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) consisting of the frigate “Admiral Grigorovich”, the patrol ship “Dmitry Rogachev” and the rescue tugboat “SB-742” from the permanent grouping of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean, arrived at the port of Algeria to participate in the international exercise “Joint naval maneuvers – 2021 “with the ships of…

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French Navy Unearths Ammunition from German Destroyer

The “Atlantique” Demining Divers Group (GPD) intervened from 12 to 14 October 2021 on ammunition found on the island of Batz. This intervention led to the discovery of the wreckage of a German WWII destroyer, still containing a large number of explosive ordnance. In the 1st time, the GPD conducted the research to be sure to identify all the ammunition…

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NRP Sines Sarts Mission in the Maritime Zone of Madeira

NRP Sines is part of a series of four ships that make up the Castelo Viana class, having been built in the Viana do Castelo naval shipyards, and entered the service of the Portuguese Navy on May 3, 2017. This ship is commanded by Lieutenant-Captain Ester Eunice da Costa Pereira Lopes and has a garrison of 53 soldiers (14 officers,…

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