Maryland Nuclear Engineer Pleads Guilty to Espionage-Related Offense

A Maryland man pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to communicate restricted data related to the design of nuclear-powered warships to a person he believed was a representative of a foreign nation. Jonathan Toebbe, 43, of Annapolis, was arrested on Oct. 9, 2021, after he placed an SD card at a pre-arranged “dead drop” at a location in West Virginia. According…

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HMAS Hobart Attends Regatta in Her Namesake City

Royal Australian Navy guided-missile destroyer HMAS Hobart has provided an impressive backdrop in the Derwent River for the 184th Royal Hobart Regatta from February 12-14. No stranger to the region, Commanding Officer HMAS Hobart Commander Andrew Pepper said it was an honor to support such a vibrant community event. “It’s a great feeling sailing home to Tasmania and I know…

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How Do We Attract New People to Historic Ships?

A webinar with projects across the UK on how to attract new people and build a wider audience for historic vessels, with MHT and NHS UK. About this event About this event How can historic vessels draw in new people and stay relevant, reaching out beyond existing supporters, using social media, online promotion and community “offer”, and convert that into…

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Former Lab Director Imprisoned for Falsifying Sub Reports

The former Director of Metallurgy at Bradken Inc. was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 30 months in prison, and a $50,000 fine, for falsifying test results that measure the strength and toughness of steel that Bradken sold for installation in U.S. Navy submarines, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Elaine Thomas, 67, of Auburn, Washington, pleaded guilty…

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Italian Navy Carrier Joins US Navy and French Navy

In recent days, an intense trilateral training activity has taken place in the Ionian Sea between the Italian, US and French aircraft carrier groups, with the aim of developing and consolidating interoperability and cooperation between the three allied navies. On 6 February, a significant trilateral activity took place in the waters of the Ionian Sea which saw the interaction of…

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Serco to Deliver US Navy Ship Modernization Services

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, engineering, and management services, announced today that the Company has been awarded a single-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to continue to provide installation support for Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) on U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard and Foreign Military Sales vessels. This contract, awarded by Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian…

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Admiralty SY Cuts Steel for Two Project 677 Submarines

Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has begun cutting metal from two Project 677 submarines at once. The state contract for the construction of the third and fourth diesel-electric submarines of project 677 was signed between JSC Admiralty Shipyards and the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in June 2019 as part of the Army-2019 forum. In…

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Fincantieri Launches Frigate Giovanni delle Bande Nere

February 12, 2022 marked the technical launch of the fourth Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship (PPA – Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura) “Giovanni delle Bande Nere” took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Genoa). This PPA, to be delivered in 2024, is the first in “full” version, which means equipped for a complete defence ability, and the first to be supplied with…

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