GRSE Lays the Keel of 5th ASWSWC

Celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and continuing its march to achieve self-reliance in Warship building, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE) laid the Keel of 5th of eight Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Crafts (ASWSWCs) today at GRSE Main Works Unit Kolkata. The design of these ships has been done completely in-house by GRSE. Shri V.L Kantha Rao, Additional Secretary…

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Boost to Submarine Force

Navy’s submarine warfighting force has been expanded with the recent graduation of seven students from the Submarine Advanced Warfare Course The submarine warfare officers (SMWOs) graduated as watch leaders after successfully completing an intensive 11-day sea assessment phase conducted in HMAS Rankin during Exercise Zeehond 2021. The exercise commenced with an anti-submarine warfare activity, called a CASEX, with HMAS Anzac,…

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RFA Fort Victoria Returns From Deployment

RFA Fort Victoria, has returned to the UK after a 195-day deployment with the Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group. The 33,675-tonne Auxiliary ship arrived back at Defence Munitions (DM) Crombie in West Fife on Sunday, December 12. Speaking of the Carrier Strike Group deployment, Commanding Officer of RFA Fort Victoria Captain Chris Clarke said: “RFA Fort Victoria has proven that…

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Arrival of New Belgica at Homeport Zeebrugge

After three and a half years, the R / V Belgica ( Research Vessel ), the new oceanographic research vessel, finally arrived in its home port of Zeebrugge on Monday 13 December. Around eight o’clock, its imposing appearance takes shape in the darkness. For the last part of the Scheur-Zand route, towards the port of Zeebrugge, the Belgica was escorted…

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Navy Cuts Ribbon on USV Testing Facilities at Port Hueneme

The Navy conducted a joint ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 8 for the first purpose-built and co-located facilities for unmanned maritime vehicle testing. Located on Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division, at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC), the facilities will accommodate testing, evaluation, and technology demonstration for Extra Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (XLUUV) and Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) prototypes.…

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FRCSW Delivers E-2D Hawkeye Ahead of Schedule

As the Navy introduces new aircraft variants to bolster the fleet, Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) continues to adapt its maintenance methods and practices to advance the delivery of these assets to ensure mission readiness. One such aircraft serviced by FRCSW is the E-2D Hawkeye airborne early warning system, the fourth variant manufactured by Northrop Grumman that was brought into…

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Protector Honors Pioneering Polar Explorer

Sailors from HMS Protector paid tribute to legendary Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton – a century after he died pushing the boundaries of polar research. Crew of the icebreaker held a memorial service at his graveside on the island of South Georgia – the latest stop for the survey ship as she heads to the frozen continent for a summer of…

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USS John Warner Receives Award from City of Norfolk

Virginia-class attack submarine USS John Warner (SSN 785), homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, received an award from the City of Norfolk Emergency Services Department during a ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 14. The boat received the award for information taught to Radiological Emergency Response Organization responders and civil authorities from the U.S. Coast Guard, surrounding cities and the Virginia Department of Emergency…

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Naval Cooperation Between France and Greece

The Frigate multi missions (FREMM) Auvergne conducted a series of exercises with the Greek frigate Salamis off Crete. On December 9, 2021, helicopter maneuvers, a formation navigation sequence and the establishment of tactical data links, allowing the exchange of tactical information, were carried out between the French and Greek frigates. They then joined forces in an anti-aircraft defense exercise against…

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