Project 677 Kronstadt Assigned to Northern Fleet

The Ministry of Defense has approved a plan for the transfer of the unique Kronstadt submarine of Project 677 to the Navy, sources in the military department told Izvestia. According to the interlocutors of the editorial office, the submarine is currently undergoing factory tests. Already at the end of summer – the beginning of autumn, the submarine should make the…

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Project 22350 Admiral Golovko to Commission By Year’s End

The Northern Fleet will receive the first full-time carrier of the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile. By the end of this year, it will include the newest Project 22350 frigate Admiral Golovko. The ship is capable of destroying any targets at sea and in the air, as well as using hypersonic missiles against ground targets. Experts note that ships of this…

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JFD Completes Three Consecutive Submarine Rescue Exercises

JFD has supported three international submarine rescue operations in the first quarter of 2022. JFD facilitated these exercises across the globe against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, with one exercise taking place in Australia and two in the UK. In the event of a Distressed Submarine (DISSUB), any delays to a rescue operation can have catastrophic consequences, so…

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FRC East Collaborates with Coast Guard Aviation Facility

A collaboration that started with an executive leadership program site visit has yielded positive returns for both Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) and the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (ALC). Representatives from FRCE traveled to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in March to observe ALC’s Aerospace Standard (AS) 9110 Quality certification audit – a benchmark for excellence in the aviation…

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US Navy Holds UAS Wide-Area Mission Demonstration

The Navy recently completed an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) wide-area mission demonstration to assess capabilities that could benefit the fleet in the future. The Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical UAS program office (PMA-263), Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) AIRWorks, and Navy Warfare Development Command (NWDC) led the sea-based demonstration July 11-15 aboard USS Paul Hamilton (DDG-60) in…

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DSCA Approves Oceanographic Observation Equipment for UAE

July 21, 2022 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of Oceanographic Observation Equipment System and related equipment for an estimated cost of $206 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of the…

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Replacement of CAD in Some Navy, Marine Corps Aircraft

The Navy recently discovered an issue affecting cartridge actuated devices (CAD) in some fixed-wing aircraft. Affected aircraft include the F/A-18B/C/D Hornet; F/A-18E/F Super Hornet; E/A-18G Growler; and T-45 Goshawk and F-5 Tiger II training aircraft. The Navy and Marine Corps are collaborating to quickly resolve the issue. The safety of Sailors and Marines is the top priority. Only aircraft equipped…

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New Testbed Ship to Enhance Experimentation in Royal Navy

The Royal Navy unveiled a unique testbed ship July 29th to support trials of the latest tech and autonomous systems. The 42m, 270-tonne vessel arrived in Portsmouth this week and is named after former Royal Navy sailor and Nobel Prize winner Patrick Blackett. It will be used by the navy’s experimentation and innovation experts NavyX who have been driving innovation…

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Military Sealift Command Tankers Support RIMPAC 2022

Underway, in the waters off the coast of Hawaii, Military Sealift Command (MSC) chartered tanker ships MT Maersk Peary and SLNC Goodwill are providing at-sea fuel deliveries to the MSC’s Combat Logistics Fleet (CLF) ships that are supporting the underway phase of the bi-annual maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. Maersk Perry is delivering JP5 aviation fuel and…

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RNZN ANZAC Communications Upgrade Team Visit SEA

Since winning a contract to upgrade the communication system for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s two ANZAC class frigates in August 2021, the team at SEA have been working on Phase 1 of the Frigate Sustainment – Communications (FS-C) project. After collaborating remotely with the team from the Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Ministry of Defence since…

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