ARA Almirante Irizar Returns from 2022 Antarctic Campaign

On May 9th, the icebreaker ARA “Almirante Irízar”, commanded by Captain Carlos Claudio Musso Soler, arrived at the Buenos Aires Naval Station, after completing the activities planned for the 2021/22 Summer Antarctic Campaign. The Argentine Navy unit was received by the Antarctic Joint Commander, Brigadier General Edgar Calandín, and naval authorities. The 118th Antarctic Campaign was carried out with surface,…

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BMT Updated ELLIDA™ Multi-Role Logistics Ship for SEA2200

BMT, a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and ship design consultancy, will offer an updated concept design from its ELLIDA™ multi-role logistics ship design family for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Joint Support Ship project, SEA2200. The ELLIDA™ family of concept designs, launched in 2019, builds on the experience of other BMT designed vessels in-service in the auxiliary market. The modifications…

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Saab’s Sirius Compact Offers New Flexibility for EW Users

Saab unveils Sirius Compact – a lightweight electronic warfare passive sensor to meet surveillance challenges across all levels of tactical operations by locating threats while remaining undetected. Sirius Compact brings new capabilities thanks to its low size, weight and power, particularly in comparison to equivalent larger static solutions. Because it can easily be integrated to drones, vehicles, vessels, masts or…

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RAN to Receive an Additional 12 New MH-60R ASW Helicopters

An additional 12 new MH-60R Romeo maritime helicopters and 29 new AH-64E Apache Armed Reconnaissance helicopters will join Australia’s Navy and Army to help keep Australians safe while creating around 300 jobs. The Government will expand our maritime helicopter fleet with an additional 12 MH-60R Romeo maritime helicopters to be acquired and based at HMAS Albatross, along with a 13th…

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USCGC Joseph Napier Offloads 284 kgs of Cocaine in San Juan

Coast Guard Cutter Joseph Napier and Caribbean Corridor Strike Force agents offloaded 626 pounds (284 kgs) of seized cocaine Monday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The offload of contraband resulted from a go-fast vessel interdiction April 28, 2022 in Mona Passage waters near the Dominican Republic. The interdiction is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group…

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Damen to Employ German F126 DC-Grid Power System

Damen Naval signed a contract with ABB to supply its Onboard DC Grid systems for all four F126 frigates that are under construction for the German Navy. This includes transformers, generators, tunnel thruster motors, energy storage systems, as well as associated control systems and cybersecurity solutions. This contract marks a clear shift in how the naval ships of tomorrow will…

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Austal Joins Independent Littoral Maneuver Vessel Team

Austal Australia is teaming with local defense industry leaders BMT and Raytheon Australia to deliver the new Australian Independent Littoral Maneuver Vessel, or ILMV, for the Australian Army. Based on a proven design and carefully tailored for the Australian environment, the Australian ILMV is a world class, future ready capability and sovereign solution aligned with the Army’s new and complex…

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NHHC Proclamation: U.S. Navy Original Six Frigates Day

Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) Deputy Director Patrick Burns, on behalf of NHHC Director Sam Cox, signed a proclamation May 9, proclaiming May 10, 2022, “U.S. Navy Original Six Frigates Day” during an event held at the National Museum of the United States Navy. The date marks the 225th anniversary of the launch of the first of the U.S.…

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