French, Italian Ships Join Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group

The French Navy Aquitaine-class FREMM frigate FS Languedoc (D 654) and Italian Navy Carlo Bergamini-class FREMM frigate ITS Alpino (F 594) joined the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and the Harry S. Truman carrier strike group (HSTCSG) in the Mediterranean Sea in July 2022, a demonstration of the strong and enduring relationship among the three navies.…

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Fincantieri Cuts Steel for Second Italian Navy LSS

The steel cutting ceremony of the second Logistic Support Ship (LSS) for the Italian Navy, within a program including the option for a third ship, took place today at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard, where the LSS will be entirely built and delivered in 2025. The value of the contract is approx. 410 million euros including the combat system. As…

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Xerox Additive & US Navy Deploy First Metal 3D Printer

Xerox® Elem™ Additive Solutions announced July 18th that an ElemX liquid metal printer was recently installed on board USS Essex (LHD 2), making it the first metal additive manufacturing machine deployed on a U.S. Naval vessel. The ElemX was placed on the ship earlier this month in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with at-sea trials beginning immediately. The installation is the latest…

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Remains of Two Casualties From USS West Virginia Identified

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced July 20th that Navy Shipfitter 2nd Class Claude R. Garcia, 25, killed during World War II, was accounted for on May 12, 2022. On Dec. 7, 1941, Garcia was assigned to the battleship USS West Virginia, which was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, when the ship was attacked by Japanese aircraft. The…

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JMSDF Monitors Latest Chinese Provocation

At around 6:50 pm on Wednesday, July 20, we confirmed a Chinese Navy Span-class survey ship traveling north in the continental zone of Japan south of Yakushima (Kagoshima Prefecture), and at around 8:00 pm on the same day, Yakushima South. I confirmed that I entered the territorial waters of Japan. After that, at around 11:30 pm on the same day,…

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Foremost Protection for Naval and Commercial Electronics

Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, announces the availability of a wide range of enclosures providing rugged protection of electronic systems for shipboard naval systems and maritime electronic equipment. Applications include shipboard targeting radar, anti-submarine systems, communications equipment and control and monitoring equipment. Continued maritime threats including territorial disputes, smuggling, and piracy are…

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USCGC Juniper Delivers Aid to Kiritimati Island, Kiribati

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Juniper provided assistance to Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, by off-loading potable water and supplies following their extreme drought, July 19, 2022. In a unified effort with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, the U.S. Coast Guard provided much needed assistance by supplying over 4,000 gallons of safe drinking water, 200 buckets with lids,…

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