ONR Sponsors New Academic Center for National Security

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) continues its 75-year-old commitment to fostering innovation with the sponsorship of a Stanford University-based academic center formally launching in December. The Gordian Knot Center for National Security Innovation (GKC) will help reimagine how the U.S. government approaches national security innovation, dedicated to solving pressing national security concerns and empowering students to tackle challenges at…

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Bilateral Exercise MTA Malaysia 2021 Concludes

As part of the 27th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) series, Maritime Training Activity (MTA) Malaysia 2021 concluded Nov. 30, following eight days of virtual, in-person and at-sea engagements that enhanced collaboration between the Royal Malaysian Navy and U.S. Navy and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region. U.S. assets participating in MTA Malaysia included the…

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Arctic Council – Russia’s First Senior Arctic Officials Meeting

The first Senior Arctic Officials’ (SAO) plenary meeting during the Russian Chairmanship has just concluded in Salekhard and on screens across Arctic States and Observer countries. The Russian Federation hosted around 180 registered delegates from the eight Arctic States and six Indigenous Permanent Participant organizations, as well as the Arctic Council’s six Working Groups and over thirty Observers in a…

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Vitse Admiral Kulakov Returns to Severomorsk

The large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Vice-Admiral Kulakov” completed the tasks of the long-range cruise and this morning arrived at the point of permanent basing – the city of Severomorsk. The passage through the Kola Bay and the mooring of the ship to the berth took place in difficult hydrometeorological conditions with strong winds and waves. The…

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BIMCO Calls for Continued Naval Support in Gulf of Guinea

According to the Danish Armed Forces, Danish frigate Esbern Snare has been involved in an incident involving suspected pirates on 24 November in the waters south of Nigeria. The Danish navy further announced that the frigate was close enough to send a team to the suspected pirates with the aim to board, but the vessel did not react when ordered…

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Maiden Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation

Maiden ‘Colombo Security Conclave (CSC) Focused Operation’ is being conducted between the lead Maritime Security Agencies of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka on 27 and 28 November 2021. Ships and aircraft of Indian Navy (IN), Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and Sri Lankan Navy (SLN) are participating and operating over a vast area in the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of…

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Security Cooperation Programs Office Employs Small Businesses

The Navy’s Security Cooperation Programs Office (SCPO) recently awarded a contract to small business industry partner Tyonek Services Group, an Alaskan Native corporation (Tyonek), for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and training in support of the unique requirements of our international partners. The program office and its International Sustainment Center provide product support and sustainment services to our international…

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RFS Admiral Panteleyev Takes Part in ASEA Exercise ARNEX 2021

On December 2 in Indonesia, on the territory of the naval base in the port of Belavan, the opening ceremony of the first ever joint naval exercise of Russia and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ARNEX-2021 was held. The participants of the ceremony visited the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet)…

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U.S. Navy Awards SAIC $1.1 Billion Torpedo Production Contract

Science Applications International Corp. has been awarded a $1.1 billion contract to produce, assemble, test and deliver the U.S. Navy’s MK 48 MOD 7 Torpedo Afterbody Tailcones (AB/TC) and MK29 Mod 0 Warshot Fuel Tanks. The AB/TC is the section of the torpedo containing propulsion and navigations systems, with 26 major sub-assemblies requiring the integration of greater than 500 pieces and…

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