New Pacific Fleet Trio Visits Manila on Delivery Voyage

A detachment of ships and submarines of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) consisting of the corvette “Gremyashchy” and submarines of project 636.3 “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky” and “Volkhov” made a planned call to the port of Manila (Republic of the Philippines) to replenish material supplies and food. A detachment of ships performs an inter-fleet transition from the Baltic Fleet to the place of…

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FRCE returns final Harrier to MCAS Cherry Point

The AV-8B Harrier program at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) reached a milestone on the aircraft’s journey into the sunset as the line delivered the final aircraft it will service for one of the Marine Corps’ last Harrier squadrons. In September, Marine Attack Squadron 542 (VMA-542) at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point took possession of the newly refurbished AV-8B…

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PMA-265 Pioneers Affordability and Availability Methods

The data speaks for itself. Using several innovative technologies in the data analytics realm, the F/A-18 and EA-18G program office (PMA-265) sees significant improvement in the affordability and availability of fleet aircraft. Several factors influence availability; maintenance, corrosion and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM). CBM, which is executed by Hornet Health Assessment and Readiness Tool (HhART), is the maintenance strategy used…

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Auvergne Takes Part in Exercise in “QUAD” Format

Deployed in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of Operation CHAMMAL, the FREMM Auvergne participated on 12 November, off Cyprus, in a joint exercise with Cypriot, Greek, and Italian units. The Greek frigate Kontourioutis , the Italian frigate Andrea Doria and the Cypriot patroller Alasia, as well as a helicopter from the 460th Squadron of the Cypriot air force, thus joined…

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700X NAS Drone Training on HMS Mersey

The Royal Navy has expanded its fleet of remotely-piloted drones – the far-seeing eyes of navy warships – with new training, personnel and 12 aircraft. The sailors at 700X Naval Air Squadron recently took delivery of their latest Puma air systems and can now immediately deploy flights as required for defense. The most recent deployment for the squadron, which is…

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U.S. Navy Selects SAIC for $556 Million Contract

Science Applications International Corp. was awarded a contract to compete for task orders worth up to $556 million supporting the Technical Services Support (TSS) 2 Contract for MyNavy HR Enterprise, part of the Navy’s effort to modernize the way it delivers human resources service to sailors, their families and future recruits. The contract represents a continuation of SAIC’s work on…

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Wave Knight Helps Dutch Tackle Drug-Traffickers in Caribbean

If you’ve never seen Holland from the air… here it is. With RFA Wave Knight. The two vessels linked up in the Caribbean as both conduct counter-narcotics patrols to prevent the flow of illegal drugs through the region to the United States and beyond. Wave Knight reverted to her core business for the rendezvous: pumping fuel from her tanks into…

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Italian Coast Guard Orders New Offshore Patrol Vessel

On November 15, 2021, the contract for the design and construction of a multi-role offshore unit (UAM) was signed in Rome at the headquarters of the General Command of the Harbor Authorities – Coast Guard. The signing took place between the Commanding General, Adm. Inspector Nicola Carlone, and the CEO of Fincantieri, Giuseppe Bono, the latter representing the two companies,…

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