RAPx Program Completes In-Water Demonstrations

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Carderock Division fiscal year (FY) 21 Naval Innovative Science and Engineering (NISE) funded Rapid Prototyping and Experimentation Program (RAPx) of Unmanned Systems program concluded with two in-water demonstrations at the end of this past summer, and is continuing to progress as an FY22 effort. The RAPx program consists of two projects: Measuring Acoustics and…

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Vsevolod Bobrov Maiden Arrival in Novorossiysk

The logistic support vessel “Vsevolod Bobrov” arrived at its permanent base – at the Novorossiysk Naval Base (NVMB). The crew completed the inter-fleet transition from the Baltic to the Black Sea Fleet together with the mine defense ship Georgy Kurbatov. In August 2021, the Vsevolod Bobrov was accepted into the Navy, and the Andreevsky flag was hoisted on it. During…

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Future USS Lyndon B. Johnson Heading to Ingalls for Completion

On Wednesday, January 12, the final ship in the Zumwalt class, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002), sailed away from General Dynamics Bath Iron Works. Last November, the Navy formally accepted completion of production and test activity from BIW for DDG 1002. The Navy’s acceptance of Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) completion followed extensive tests, trials and demonstrations of the ship’s…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Ships Visit Cochin

A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) as part of the Guards Order of Nakhimov missile cruiser “Varyag” and a large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributs” made a planned call at the port of Cochin (Republic of India). For the period of entry in the waters of the Indian port, it is planned to conduct a joint Russian-Indian…

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Elbit Systems Awarded Royal Swedish Navy CMS Contract

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced January 13th that following a competitive tender process, its Swedish subsidiary, Elbit Systems Sweden AB., was awarded a contract from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (“FMV”) to supply the Albatross Combat Management Systems (CMS) for the Royal Swedish Navy. The contract that is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed…

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ATF-65 Janequeo” Decommissioned at Talcahuano January 14th

After almost a year of service as part of the National Squadron, the ATF 65 Tug “Janequeo” arrived this Wednesday, January 12, at the Talcahuano Naval Base, to continue operating together with the Units dependent on the Amphibious Command and Naval Transport (COMANFITRAN), organization he joined as of January 1. From now on, this tugboat, built between 2016 and October…

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“Lucky Lübeck” Deploys for Last Time

On Monday, January 17, 2022 at 10 a.m., the frigate F214 “Lübeck” will leave homeport of Wilhelmshaven to join Standing Nato Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) for the last time in the Aegean. The “Lübeck” is the last active representative of the Bremen class F122 and is being prepared for retirement after use. “My crew and I are now returning…

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Taiwan Denies Leak in Submarine Program

In response to media reports that “submarines are suspected of being leaked”, the Naval Command explained the following today (13): 1. The content of the media reports is not true. The Naval Command emphasized that submarines are a key combat force important to national security. , is also an important indicator of national defense construction. The army adheres to a…

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