Project 12700 Anatoly Shlemov Launched at Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard

On November 26, at the Sredne-Nevsky shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), the launching ceremony of the seventh mine defense ship (PMO) of project 12700 Anatoly Shlemov took place. The event was attended by: Vice Governor of St. Petersburg Anatoly Poveliy, General Director of JSC SNSZ Vladimir Seredokho, Director of the Department of State Defense Order of JSC USC…

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Indra Receives Subcontract for South Korean KSS-III Submarines

Indra, one of the leading global technology and consulting companies, has entered into a contract with the Korean DSME shipyard to equip the first KSS III submarine of Batch II to be delivered to the Korean Navy with its Pegaso electronic defense system, which offers a probability of interception of signals in its working band close to 100%. Indra’s system…

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Mine Defense Ship Pyotr Ilyichev on Sea Trials

Project 12700 Petr Ilyichev, a mine defense ship (PMO), built by the Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation), is carrying out a program of factory sea trials (ZHI) in the water area of ​​the Gulf of Finland. The test program is designed for a month and a half. During this period, the shipbuilders of the SNSZ and the…

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Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. Conclude ANNUALEX 2021

Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. concluded a nine-day multilateral, multinational annual exercise in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 30, 2021. Led by Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), this year’s ANNUALEX concluded with a joint press conference with Vice Adm. Hideki Yuasa, chief of the JMSDF Fleet, and Vice Adm. Karl Thomas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, hosted…

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Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies Location Announced

The Department of Defense identified Anchorage, Alaska, as the sole candidate city to host the Ted Stevens Center for Arctic Security Studies, the Department of Defense (DoD) Regional Center for the Arctic. The Department will continue to work through the Department of the Air Force Strategic Basing process to evaluate facilities within Anchorage to finalize the site selection. The Ted…

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Keel Laying of Belgian Minehunter Oostende

The construction of the first of the twelve new mine countermeasures vessels has now really started at the Piriou shipyard in Concarneau, France. The keel was laid on Tuesday 30 November in the presence of the Belgian, Dutch and French naval leaders. At the same time, the names of the new vessels were announced. The rMCM program is a binational…

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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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New Acquisition Modernization Program to help DLA

By Beth Reece The Defense Logistics Agency is building a masterplan for meeting new challenges posed by the shifting global logistics environment through its new Acquisition Modernization Program. The strategy is expected to formalize how the agency strengthens acquisition employees’ skills, improves processes and applies market intelligence, all while taking advantage of DLA’s ongoing efforts to modernize its information technology…

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Commandant Bouan Takes Part in EUNAVFORMED IRINI

The High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commander Bouan has been involved in the European operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI since November 17. It now operates under the operational control of the European General Staff based in Rome, commanded by Italian Rear Admiral Stefano Turchetto, alongside four ships from several European nations (Italy, Greece, Romania and Germany). The main objective of the IRINI mission…

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