Second CAE Mission Simulator for German Naval Helicopter Training

CAE announced April 26th the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has ordered a second full-mission simulator (FMS) to support German NH90 Sea Lion naval helicopter training, expanding an existing contract. As part of its continued partnership with the German Navy, CAE will deliver a second set of training systems in 2024 to Nordholz Naval Air Station, which is the…

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HMS Ambush Visits Norway to Test New Submarine Facilities

HMS Ambush is in Grotsund near Tromsø to familiarize the Royal Navy with facilities to sustain submarines in the Arctic. The Faslane-based Fleet submarine is the first British boat to use the new facilities, which have been made available by Norway to its NATO allies. Ambush, which is the second of four operational Astute-class submarines (three more are under construction),…

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Keel Authenticated for Future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207)

The keel for the future USNS Earl Warren (T-AO 207), the Navy’s 3rd John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was laid at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD-NASSCO), April 30. A keel laying is the recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. It is the joining together of a ship’s modular components and the authentication or etching of…

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HMAS Ararat Trains with Ocean Protector

The crew of HMAS Ararat recently conducted interoperability activities with Australian Defence Vessel (ADV) Ocean Protector while deployed near the remote Australian territory of Christmas Island on Operation Resolute. The training included officer-of-the-watch maneuvers, rafting and refueling and other activities, demonstrating the versatility of both the Armidale-class patrol boat and ADV Ocean Protector. Commanding Officer of Ararat, Lieutenant Commander David…

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USNS John Lewis Conducts Acceptance Trials

USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s lead ship of its new class of fleet replenishment oilers, conducted Acceptance Trials, April 25. Acceptance Trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the Navy and the shipbuilder, General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), to assess the ship’s systems and readiness prior to delivery to the…

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RAN Conducts Weapons Handling Exercise with USS Springfield

Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Springfield (SSN 761) completed a weapons handling exercise involving the transfer of an inert training shape from Royal Australian Navy assets ashore to the submarine, while moored at HMAS Stirling navy base, April 28, 2022. The exercise included the handling of a Harpoon inert training shape and demonstrated the increased submarine logistics capabilities present in…

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Spanish Navy Taking Part in Oceanographic Atlantic Ocean Campaign

A team of six ICTA-UAB researchers are sailing on the oceanographic Hespérides from Brazil to participate in a campaign that aims to study the distribution and accumulation of pyrogenic materials in the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, to participate in this international campaign, scientists had to comply with strict sanitary measures. This included solitary confinement in a hotel…

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HII Launches Virginia-Class Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)

HII announced April 28th that Virginia-class submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier for final outfitting, testing…

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USS Zumwalt Conducts Live-Fire Missile Exercise

USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) conducted her first in-class, live-fire missile exercise, as the crew prepares for their maiden employment. During the live-fire exercises, Zumwalt’s crew engaged live targets with a series of Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Block 1 (ESSM) (RIM 162D) and the Standard Missile 2 (SM-2) as part of the stealth destroyer’s final air defense testing. “Demonstrating the capability…

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