Minister of Defense Highlights Navantia’s S-80 Submarine

The Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, today visited the Navantia shipyard in Cartagena to inquire about the evolution of the latest-generation S-80 submarine program, the first to be entirely Spanish in design and construction. During his visit, Robles was able to see first-hand the evolution of the schedule for the S-80 program, which is carried out in compliance with NASA safety…

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Real-time Mapping Assists Tonga

Real-time mapping from the Air Warfare Centre has provided crucial information for the Tongan Government to better assess their response following the January 15 volcanic eruption. The Air Warfare Centre’s No.83 Squadron analysed images and data after two No.11 Squadron’s P-8A Poseidon aircraft flew overflew Tonga to help determine the extent of the damage. Leading Aircraftman Bradley Bleeker was one…

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CAGW Releases Issue Brief on the Future of American Aerospace

On Jaunary 20th, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released a new Issue Brief, “The Future of American Aerospace,” co-authored by CAGW President Tom Schatz and CAGW Director of Policy and Research Sean Kennedy, which details how the shift in U.S. space policy opens up opportunities for new innovative companies and has resulted in increased competition and significant savings for taxpayers.…

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Inaugural Multinational Underwater Repair Exercise in Guam

Divers from the U.S. Navy’s (USN) Underwater Construction Team TWO (UCT 2 ) Construction Diving Detachment ALFA (CDD/A), Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit ONE (MDSU-1), and the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Underwater Construction Team (UCT) completed the first-ever Multinational Underwater Repair Exercise (MUREX) from December 16 – 23, 2021 in Apra Harbor, Guam. MUREX is designed to develop interoperability…

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Terma Confirms Combat Suite C-Flex for Indonesian KCR-60s

The process has been far from conventional. Typically, readying a comprehensive CMS for any navy vessel involves several meetings where specifications and expectations are aligned across the organizations involved. However, with COVID-19 restrictions in place, much of the collaboration has moved online, including the four Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT). Among other things, Terma, is contracted to deliver the CMS for…

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EFS – Training Senegalese National Staff Course Trainees

On January 13, 2022, around thirty trainees and executives from the Senegalese national staff course were welcomed in the Geille district in Dakar by instructors from the French Elements in Senegal (EFS). Initially, the Senegalese officers received training on the structure of a command post (CP) followed by a visit to that of the EFS. This sharing of knowledge was…

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HMS Tamar Enforces UN Sanctions on North Korea

HMS Tamar joined the international effort to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea. Tamar carried out a patrol of the East China Sea to prevent fuel or refined petrol being delivered to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – sanctions imposed by the United Nations to target the country’s Weapons of Mass Destruction and ballistic missile programs. Despite rough weather,…

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Courbet Returns from Modernization

After a year of renovation and upgrading, the crew of the La Fayette (FLF) Courbet type frigate has just completed its recovery phase. The upgrade notably served to modernize the combat system, improve the building’s stability, strengthen its structures and renew the propulsion and auxiliary control systems. At the end of a series of tests and individual training which enabled…

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Greece Building a Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus

The Council of Museums gave a unanimous positive opinion on the architectural, static and electromechanical preliminary designs, the museographic preliminary design and the modification of the building program of the Museum of Underwater Antiquities, on the Annual Coast of Piraeus. In this way begins the transformation of the industrial building of Silo – in the area of ​​PPA – into…

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Pacific Fleet Il-38s Perform Ice Reconnaissance Duties

The crews of two Il-38 anti-submarine aircraft of the naval aviation of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) performed scheduled flights in order to obtain information about the ice situation in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk and the strait zone of Sakhalin Island and the Kuril ridge. The data obtained will greatly facilitate the laying of routes and navigation of the ships…

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