USN and JMSDF Participate in Resilient Shield 2022

U.S. and Japan Self-Defense Forces will participate in Resilient Shield 2022 from Feb. 21- 25, at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, and other command centers throughout the region. Resilient Shield is an annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise focused on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), designed to test U.S. Naval tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) against potential regional threats…

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Communist China Propaganda Denies Australian Laser Report

The Chinese PLA naval vessel maintained safe, normative and professional operations all along in the whole process when encountering the aircraft attached to the Australian Defence Force (ADF), which conforms to the International Law and related international practices, said Spokesperson Senior Colonel Tan Kefei of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense (MND) on Monday. The spokesperson made the remarks in…

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A&P Group Carried Out the Refits of Two Bay Class

A&P Group UK and A&P Australia has simultaneously carried out the refits of two Bay Class vessels; RFA Cardigan Bay in the UK and HMAS Choules in Australia. RFA Cardigan Bay has recently completed her refit at A&P Falmouth and resumed her MoD ‘Fleet Time’ schedule, whilst HMAS Choules continues a significant refit period at A&P Australia’s facility in Sydney.…

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Gibbs & Cox Takes on CVN 78 USS Gerald R. Ford Shock Trials

This past summer, after nearly two years of planning, budgeting, and extensive collaboration, a team of Gibbs & Cox engineers traveled to Norfolk, Virginia, and Jacksonville (JAX) Range Complex for several months to support the Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST) of the nuclear aircraft carrier, CVN 78 USS Gerald R. Ford (GRF) in support of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia…

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Darwin Maintenance Center Plan Progresses

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on February 18 announced the release of a tender for an industry partner to head a new Navy regional maintenance center in Darwin. The announcement was made during Morrison’s visit to HMAS Coonawarra. The regional maintenance center will support new capabilities, including the evolved Cape-class patrol boats and Arafura-class offshore patrol vessels expected to arrive in…

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Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles

The Navy wants to develop and procure three types of large unmanned vehicles (UVs) called Specialist in Naval Affairs Large Unmanned Surface Vehicles (LUSVs), Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicles (MUSVs), and Extra-Large Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (XLUUVs). The Navy’s proposed FY2022 budget requests $434.1 million in research and development funding for these large UVs and their enabling technologies.

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Memorial Events to Mark Falklands 40th Anniversary

Veterans of the Falklands campaign have until the end of April to register their interest in one of this year’s key 40th anniversary events. Four decades to the day that the fighting in the South Atlantic came to an end, the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield will be the setting for a ‘liberation day’ commemorative event, organized by the Royal…

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