China, Pakistan Joint Naval Drill off Shanghai

With Pakistan’s most advanced warship built by China participating, China and Pakistan launched a joint naval exercise off Shanghai on Sunday to further enhance military cooperation and deepen friendship, with Chinese analysts saying that the drills target maritime security threats, including those to strategic transport sea lanes. Based on agreements reached by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy and…

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Austal USA Begins Work on First Steel Ship T-ATS 11

Austal USA celebrated the start of construction on the company’s first steel ship today – a U.S. Navy Navajo Class Towing, Salvage, and Rescue Ship (T-ATS 11). The milestone was observed during a ceremony at which Congressman Jerry Carl, U.S. representative for Alabama’s first district, and Rear Admiral Thomas J. Anderson, U.S. Navy’s program executive officer for ships spoke alongside…

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Contraalmirante Cordero Commissioned at Mar del Plata

July 11, 2022 – This morning, a ceremony was held in which the ocean patrol vessel ARA “Rear Admiral Cordero” received its war flag, donated by the General Administration of Ports Society of the State. The act was presided over by the Commander of the Atlantic Naval Area, Rear Admiral Marcelo Luis Fernández. The unit, which depends on the Maritime…

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S-100 Situational Awareness for the Icelandic Coast Guard

(RPAS) is operated by Schiebel. The CAMCOPTER® S-100 gives the Icelandic Coast Guard the possibility of gaining better coverage of its large Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The main task is being able to identify vessels and activities of interest at a much greater range than normal, thereby substantially extending the ship’s situational awareness. The activities include fisheries inspection and control,…

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Northrop Grumman Completes 300 KW Laser Preliminary Design Review

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NG) recently completed the preliminary design review for a high-energy laser prototype that will feature an architecture scalable to more than a megawatt for the U.S. Department of Defense. The review establishes the company’s technical approach for precise, low-cost, speed-of-light technology for military operations. “This is an important step in the ability to combine high-power laser beams…

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USS Harry S Truman Super Hornet Blown Overboard

On July 8, 2022, an F/A-18 Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1, embarked aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), blew overboard due to unexpected heavy weather in the Mediterranean Sea. The carrier was conducting a replenishment-at-sea, which was safely terminated through established procedures. All personnel aboard the ship are accounted for. One Sailor received minor injuries…

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USS Bonhomme Richard Fire Investigation Judgements

The U.S. Navy completed the accountability actions in support of the command investigation into the July 2020 fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Samuel Paparo, the Consolidated Disposition Authority (CDA), made individual disposition decisions and Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro issued a Secretarial Letter of Censure (SLOC). As CDA, Paparo made 27…

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USS Gunston Hall in Copenhagen for MDVR

Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) and embarked Marines with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, July 8, 2022, to complete a scheduled maintenance availability and to strengthen relations with a key NATO ally. The maintenance period, termed a mid-deployment voyage repair (MDVR), allows the ship to complete corrective and preventative maintenance…

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