KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai Conducts UNREP With USNS Henry J Kaiser

KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai (KRI GNR) -332 joined the Latma Multilateral Task Force RIMPAC 2022 TNI AL successfully carried out supply exercises at sea with the American warship USNS Henry J. Kaiser in the waters of Hawaii, United States. The Underway Replenishment activity was carried out for refueling, before the KRI GNR-332 entered the Pearl Harbor Hickam Joint Base…

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NATO Exercise Dynamic Mongoose 22 Concludes

NATO-led exercise Dynamic Mongoose concluded today in the High North. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from nine Allied nations exercised in the Norwegian Sea for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training from 13 to 24 June. The exercise had the participation of Sailors and Airmen from nine NATO nations: Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom and…

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ARA Piedrabuena & S-2T Conduct Fishery Patrol

The ocean patrol vessel ARA Piedrabuena sailed from the Mar del Plata Naval Base last Wednesday to carry out Surveillance and Control operations of Maritime Spaces, in order to contribute to the preservation of the vital interests of the Argentine Nation. On June 24th, a Grumman S-2T Turbotracker aircraft, belonging to the Anti-Submarine Naval Air Squadron based at the Comandante…

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Kongsberg to Upgrade Skjold Class Combat System

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KONGSBERG) has been assigned by Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency to upgrade the combat system on the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Skjold Class, to contribute to the Life Time Extension (LTE) program. The contract amount is 267 MNoK. The Skjold Class is a vital asset for the Navy and in addition to a ship technical modernization, the combat…

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ITU’s Maritime Journey: Then and Now – ITU Hub

The history of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), is inextricably linked with that of maritime radiocommunications. The theme of this year’s Day of the Seafarer, “Your voyage – then and now, share your journey”, inspired me to look back at ITU’s longstanding history of developing standards and regulations for maritime…

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Turkey Relents and Okays Sweden and Finland for NATO

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, President Sauli Niinisto of Finland and Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden met in Madrid on Tuesday (28 June 2022) under the auspices of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. In that meeting, the leaders agreed a trilateral memorandum to address Turkey’s legitimate security concerns, paving the way for Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership. The…

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Meyer Turku to Build Two Patrol Vessels for Finnish Border Guard

In the tender organized in 2021, the Finnish Border Guard Service selected Meyer Turku Oy as the supplier. The parties signed the shipbuilding contract in Helsinki today, June 29, 2022. The basic design of the new ships will begin immediately. The first ship will be completed in 2025 and the second ship in 2026. The ships are assembled and equipped…

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