Chilean Maritime Authority Oversees Strait of Magellan

As has been the case in recent decades, the international fishing fleet transits through the Strait of Magellan between the months of April and May, transferring ships from the area of operation in the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. It is in this way that the Maritime Authority performs different control tasks in its transit, coordinating the embarkation of pilots…

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Finnish Navy PASSEX With HDMS Esbern Sare in the Baltic Sea

The Navy conducted the PASSEX exercise with the Danish frigate Esbern Sare in the Baltic Sea on April 10-16, 2022. From Finland, the naval missile boat Tornio and the minesweeper Vahterpää and the Border Guard’s security aircraft Dornier took part in the training event. The purpose of the PASSEX exercise is to develop the multinational interoperability of the Navy. This…

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Ultra and Sparton Land an Additional USN Sonobuoy Order

Ultra Electronics Holdings plc (ULE) and Sparton DLS, LLC announce the award of a contract valued at $11.6 million to their ERAPSCO joint venture, against the $222 million competitive Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) production contract for the manufacture of next-generation sonobuoys for the United States Navy. The new buoy type, the AN/SSQ-125A (Q-125A) which was recently officially qualified, was…

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USS Momsen Underway Ops with Indonesian Navy

The U.S. and Indonesian navies concluded three days of at-sea bilateral operations in the South China Sea from April 12-14. The operations included the U.S. Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) and the Indonesian Navy, known as Tentera Nasional Indonesia – Angkatan Laut (TNI-AL), corvette KRI Bung Tomo (FF 357), focused on building interoperability and strengthening relationships. “This is…

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PLA Drills Around Taiwan Targeted at US Lawmakers’ Visit

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command on Friday organized multi-services and arms, dispatching forces including destroyers, frigates, bombers and fighters, and conducted joint combat alert patrols and drills including maritime assault, in the forefront of the East China Sea and in waters and aerial areas around the island of Taiwan, when a group of US lawmakers were…

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Project 677 Kronstadt Completes Second Sea Trials

JSC Admiralty Shipyards (part of the USC) completed the second stage of factory sea trials of the submarine of Project 677 Kronstadt, which took place in the training grounds of the Gulf of Finland for 9 days. During the tests, the submarine dived, the ship’s systems were tested. After returning to the outfitting wall, the company’s employees will begin preparing…

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HENSOLDT and Thales Join Forces to Equip F126 Frigates

Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has signed a contract worth over a hundred million Euros with mission combat system integrator Thales, to deliver its TRS-4D naval radar to the future multi-purpose frigates F126 of the German Navy. Contracted in 2020, F126 is the latest frigate program for the German Navy. The F126 class will consist of four ships (with an option…

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Naval Group Delivers Final OPV for the Argentine Navy

The fourth and last Argentine offshore patrol boat type OPV 87, the A.R.A. Contraalmirante Cordero, was delivered today to the Argentine Navy by teams from Naval Group and Kership, a joint subsidiary of Piriou and Naval Group. The ceremony of handing over and taking command of the last ship in the series marks the completion of a successful program. The…

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International Coalition Hosts Stakeholders Conference

International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) gathered in person at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain and virtually March 31 to discuss the latest regional threats and other issues that are critical to maritime commerce in and around the Middle East. The theme of the industry-focused biannual conference was “The Evolution of International Maritime Security Construct.” The event involved distinguished speakers and…

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