HMNZS Aotearoa Departs for RIMPAC 22

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Aotearoa will be taking part in the world’s largest international maritime exercise for the first time, as part of a five-and-a-half month deployment to the Asia Pacific region. After COVID-19 restrictions kept participants at sea only for the previous Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational exercise, RIMPAC 22 will be back to a full-scale,…

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Lockheed Martin Paired its DIAMONDShield™ With VAWS

Lockheed Martin paired its DIAMONDShield™ battle management system with four Virtualized Aegis Weapon System (VAWS) nodes deployed across hundreds of miles to successfully demonstrate multi-domain operations during a recent U.S. military exercise. The exercise, called Valiant Shield 2022, is a biennial training activity involving thousands of U.S. military personnel and more than 100 ships, aircraft and ground vehicles with a focus on integrating forces…

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Seeker Technology for Low-Observable Persistent Missiles

BAE Systems has received a $38 million contract from Lockheed Martin for additional guidance systems for Lockheed Martin’s Long-Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) program. BAE Systems’ advanced radio-frequency sensor enables LRASM to strike specific, high-value maritime targets from long range in aggressive electromagnetic warfare environments. “We’re advancing the state of small electronic warfare systems through our efficient LRASM seeker design, which…

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BAE Systems Marks 15 Years Supporting Persian Gulf MCM

BAE Systems today marks 15 years of supporting Operations Aintree and Kipion, the Royal Navy’s mine countermeasure (MCM) strategy in the Gulf. The defense contractor has supported the Royal Navy’s Hunt Class vessels in-region for the past 15 years – and also delivers maintenance and upkeep to the rest of the Hunt Class flotilla out of Portsmouth Naval Base. The…

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Full Steam ahead for Royal Australian Navy Deployments

Five Royal Australian Navy ships will set sail from Australia over the next three weeks for regional presence deployments throughout the Indo-Pacific region. HMA ships Canberra, Waramunga and Supply will participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC 22), in and around the Hawaiian Islands. HMA ships Sydney and Perth, supported by HMAS Supply, will work with regional partners…

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thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Acquires MV Werften

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (tkMS) is to take over the shipyard location of MV Werften in Wismar. The employees were informed about this development at a meeting today by the insolvency administrator, Dr. Christoph Morgen, in the presence of the Minister of Economics Reinhard Meyer, CEO Oliver Burkhard and IG Metall district manager Daniel Friedrich. With this move, one of the…

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US & Japan Coast Guards Counter-Narcotics Exercise off Guam

The U.S. Coast Guard and Japan Coast Guard completed a joint counter-narcotics exercise off Guam June 7th. The exercise was the first operational exchange between U.S. Coast Guard Forces Micronesia/Sector Guam and the Japan Coast Guard and was designed to promote cooperation between the partners in areas of mutual interest including maritime security and counter-smuggling operations. “What an incredible opportunity…

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FGS Lubeck Returnin from Last Deployment June 16th

On Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 10 a.m., the “Lübeck” will return from the Aegean from the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2), thus closing the chapter of the Bremen-class F122 frigates in action. At the end of the year, the “Lübeck” will be decommissioned. “So soon after the last mission in the Aegean, this mission was a special challenge…

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