Worn Out Looking USS Ronald Reagan Begins Refit

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) began a four-month selected restricted availability at Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 13, 2022 following its recent five-month deployment across the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation. At the time of its return to Yokosuka, Japan, Oct. 16, 2021, Reagan was the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. During its deployment, the ship transited nearly 43,000…

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Hensoldt Optronics for Type U212 CD Submarines

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is equipping the German-Norwegian submarine project U212 CD with a fully digital sensor suite. The optronics division of HENSOLDT has now received a corresponding order worth over 50 million euros from kta naval systems, a consortium of Kongsberg, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systeme and Atlas Elektronik. The order comprises six optronic systems, consisting of an OMS 150 optronic…

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Chevalier Paul Trains With French Forces in Djibouti

On January 8, 2022, as part of its deployment in the Indian Ocean, the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Chevalier Paul was able to train with the French Forces stationed in Djibouti (FFDJ). The Chevalier Paul thus supported an offensive action led by Rafales of the Air and Space Force deployed from mainland France against a fictitious country defended by Mirage…

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USS Jackson Visits Brunei

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrived in Brunei Jan. 14 following a one-day exercise at sea with the Royal Brunei Navy (RBN). The visit highlighted the strong partnership and military relationship between Brunei and the United States. In consideration of COVID-19 safety mitigations, the visit was contactless, meaning the crew of the ship remained aboard the ship,…

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NAWCWD Researchers Break Ground in Magnetic Molecules

Dr. Randall McClain and Dr. Ben Harvey, research chemists working for Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, published groundbreaking research in the field of single molecule magnets in the Jan. 14 edition of Science magazine, the flagship journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “Science is one of the most prestigious U.S.-based scientific journals,” Harvey said. “The…

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Northern Fleet Ships Exercise in the Barents Sea

The crews of the missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov, the frigate Admiral Kasatonov, the large anti-submarine ship Vitse-Admiral Kulakov, in cooperation with the medium tanker Vyazma and a number of other vessels, worked out measures to form a detachment of ships and vessels in the Barents Sea. During the day, they performed a number of joint maneuvers as part of a…

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Video of Kitty Hawk Departure From Bremerton Mothball Fleet

Navy tugs support the ex-USS Kitty Hawk’s towing in her final departure from Bremerton January 15, 2022, to a shipbreaking facility in Brownsville, Texas. Kitty Hawk, the Navy’s last commissioned conventional-powered aircraft carrier, operated for 48 years before decommissioning in 2009. (U.S. Navy video by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Paul Seeber)

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Cairns Company Secures $70M Navy Maintenance Contract

The Royal Australian Navy is growing its fleet and retaining its edge through a major maintenance contract in Cairns, delivering jobs and security in Far North Queensland. Minister for Defence, the Hon Peter Dutton MP announced NORSTA Maritime as the Regional Maintenance Provider to deliver the Cairns Regional Maintenance Centre – otherwise known as RMC North East. “RMC North East…

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