Fincantieri Begins Construction of U212NFS Submarines

Production activities for the first of 2 new-generation submarines, as part of the U212NFS (Near Future Submarine) acquisition program of the Italian Navy, started today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) shipyard. The program, which also envisages relevant in-service support, an option for 2 additional units, as well as the creation of a Training Center, is led by OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe…

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Future USS Jack H. Lucas Marks Progress with Aegis Light Off

The U.S. Navy, in concert with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, Lockheed Martin, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense recently achieved Aegis Light Off (ALO) on the future USS Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the Navy’s first Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. This milestone marks the beginning of the ship’s combat systems test program that will culminate…

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Friesland Replaces Holland as Antilles Guardship

A record seizure of 6,600 kilograms of drugs and 27 suspects handed over to US authorities. Holland to his credit in the last quarter of last year alone. The naval vessel returned from the Caribbean today after nearly 8 months. The station ship in the West also directed 2 American patrol ships for the first time. That happened during a…

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U.S. Navy Extends Contract with Motorola Solutions

The U.S. Department of Defense has exercised a contract option valued at $29M with Motorola Solutions, which will extend the operations and maintenance of the U.S. Navy’s land mobile radio (LMR) system. This is the third year of a multi-year agreement for essential radio communications that the Navy relies on to coordinate deployments and response actions at bases worldwide. The…

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French Frigates Take Part in Joint Exercises

On January 8, 2022, the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Auvergne and Provence and Rafale planes from the French Air and Space forces operated jointly in the eastern Mediterranean, as part of joint maneuvers. After a simulated Naval Cruise Missile (MdCN) strike, carried out in cooperation with the US Navy, the two ships carried out an air defense exercise by interacting with…

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Russian Flotilla Enters Indian Ocean

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet (PACIFIC Fleet) as part of the Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser Varyag, a large anti-submarine ship Admiral Tributs and a large sea tanker Boris Butoma, having passed the Strait of Malacca, went to the Indian Ocean. The ships of the Pacific Fleet went on a long voyage a few days before…

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Admiral Kasatonov Conducts Flight Training in the Barents Sea

Today, the crews of the Shipborne Ka-27 helicopters of the Air Force and Air Defense Army of the Northern Fleet worked in the Barents Sea to land on the deck of the frigate “Admiral Kasatonov”, located in the fleet training grounds in the Barents Sea. During the flight shift, five Ka-27 shipborne helicopters were involved, the crews of shipboard helicopters…

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Finnish Minesweeper Joins NATO Readiness Force 2022

The Naval Forces will place the Katanpää-class minesweeper in the 2022 Standby Pool for Complementary Operations of NATO’s Rapid Reaction Force. Participation in NATO’s Contingency Force, the NATO Response Force (NRF), develops the performance and international compatibility of Navy vessels and forces, as well as the readiness to deploy units in a maritime crisis management mission. The year of readiness…

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Equipping the Russian Navy with Ice-Class Ships

Taking into account the active development of the Arctic zone, ensuring the safety of the functioning of the Northern Sea Route and domestic hydrographic research of the Arctic, the most important segment of the naval shipbuilding program, which includes equipping the Russian Navy with icebreaking ships and ice-class support ships, will be among the priority development in 2022 and in…

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