Boeing Begins Build on New Zealand’s First P-8A

Boeing P-8A team members and Spirit AeroSystems employees have laid the keel beam for New Zealand’s first P-8A. This process, also called ‘keeling,’ was done at the Spirit AeroSystems facility where all Boeing 737 fuselages, nacelles and pylons are designed and built. Laying the keel is an important production milestone during the build of any ship or aircraft and represents…

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Navy Brings “Backpacker’s Mindset” to Arctic Ice Camp

The Navy’s 60-person encampment built on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean is a nearly zero footprint camp. “It’s very much a backpacker’s mindset,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Shumway, a culinary specialist from Submarine Squadron 11 who is managing the Ice Camp Queenfish dining tent. “If you backpack it in, you backpack it out. We’re trying to…

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HUGIN Edge: A Class A Leading Medium Size AUV

Delivering exceptional durability and reliability, configured for ease of deployment from all platforms and offering class-leading sensor and navigation performance, HUGIN Edge is the newest member of the HUGIN family of AUVs. The new design combines elements of HUGIN’s carbon monocoque approach used with success for the last 20 years coupled to extensive hydrodynamic modelling to refine the hull’s low-drag…

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Norwegian Ship Paid Tribute to Submarine ARA San Juan

The Norwegian-flagged vessel “Statsraad Lehmkuhl”, which is carrying out marine scientific research activities in Argentine jurisdictional waters, held a ceremony at the sinking point of the ARA submarine “San Juan”. The sailboat-class ship, 98 meters long and with a crew of 30 people, is part of the “One Ocean 2021-2023” expedition, which consists of sailing around the world with the…

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US & Colombia Conduct ASW Training in the Caribbean Sea

Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Minnesota (SSN 783) and the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Billings (LCS 15) conducted a bilateral anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training exercise in the Caribbean Sea with the Colombian navy, Feb. 27-28. Minnesota and Billings were joined by Colombian navy submarine ARC Pijao (SSK 28), frigates ARC Independiente (FM 54) and ARC Almirante Padilla (FM 51),…

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Soviet Submarine Spotted off California!

Fortunately, this was not an act of war, it was to be the final voyage of the B-39 Project 641 Class Soviet era submarine, dubbed “Foxtrot” by NATO. The sub had been part of the San Diego Maritime Museum’s display fleet since 2005. On this clear February morning, the old B-39 was being towed by the Pacific Maritime Group tug Blarney, itself a…

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ITS Paolo Thaon di Revel Delivered at La Spezia

The delivery of the Multipurpose Offshore Patrol ship (PPA – Pattugliatore Polivalente d’Altura) “Paolo Thaon di Revel”, first of seven vessels, took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) March 18, 2022. The PPAs are built at the Integrated Shipyard of Riva Trigoso and Muggiano, with deliveries expected until 2026, and they are part of the renewal plan of…

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