German Navy Releases Annual Report

On Tuesday, November 16, 2021, the annual report of the naval command “Facts and figures on the maritime dependence of the Federal Republic of Germany” was published. The annual report appears for the 34th time. “The figures, data and facts shown on the following pages make it clear in writing and with pictures why the sea is of crucial importance…

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GAO: USCG Needs to Better Manage Shore Infrastructure

In 2019, GAO found that almost half of the Coast Guard’s shore infrastructure was past its service life and the extent of costs to address its maintenance and recapitalization (major renovations) project backlogs may be understated. GAO also found that Coast Guard data showed at least $2.6 billion in costs to address its backlogs for its $18 billion portfolio of…

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Navantia Flashes Up News Diesels on Subs Isaac Perl and Galerna

S-81 “Isaac Peral”, the first submarine of the S-80 series built by Navantia for the Spanish Navy, has successfully passed the safety milestone of starting its diesel engines, which is part of its port testing. The start-up was carried out successfully on Friday, November 12 at the Armament Dock of the Cartagena shipyard. That same day, the start-up of the…

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Japan-U.S. Bilateral Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2021 (IPD21) units conducted a bilateral exercise with the U.S. Navy in order to strengthen the capability of Japan-U.S. Alliance for effective deterrence and response as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To improve interoperability between JMSDF and U.S. Navy 2. Date November 16 3. Exercise Area South China Sea 4. Participating…

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USS Frank Cable Makes First Visit to Yokohama

Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable arrived in Yokohama, Japan, Nov. 15. The Guam-based submarine tender, carrying more than 1,000 Sailors and Military Sealift Command civil service mariners, made its first port visit to Japan after more than five years and its first visit to the port of Yokohama in the ship’s 42-year history. “This is a very…

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