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NSWC Panama City Delivers advanced Warfighting Communications

Personnel from Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD) completed delivery of the new Expeditionary Cary-On (ExCON) Systems for Explosive Ordinance Disposal Expeditionary Support Unit Two (EODESU2), May 2-20, 2022. For this delivery, EODESU2 required a communications system that would be small, man-packable, lightweight, and operable while conducting operations in expeditionary and amphibious environments. ExCON supports NSWC PCD…

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Hurworth Joins NATO for Minehunting Operations

Weeks of intensive training has seen HMS Hurworth prove her readiness to support NATO on minehunting operations around Europe. The ship’s company took her around the UK to prepare for the deployment, undergoing tests on their equipment, gunnery drills and emergency scenarios. The minehunter has joined NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 1 and will support on historic ordnance clearance and…

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Upgraded Hangar a Good Fit for Poseidon

Upgrades completed at a hangar at RAAF Base Edinburgh will enable deep maintenance of Australia’s fleet of 12 P-8A Poseidons to be undertaken locally, rather than offshore. The five-year heavy maintenance cycle will now be completed at the hangar on base. Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy described the P-8A Poseidon as one of the most advanced maritime patrol and…

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NUWC Newport Test LDUUV in Narragansett Bay

A U.S. Navy team led by NUWC Division Newport staff demonstrated an end-to-end intelligence preparation of the operational environment (IPOE) mission with the Snakehead large displacement unmanned undersea vehicle (LDUUV) prototype at the Narragansett Bay Test Facility on July 21. The Snakehead LDUUV conducted a long distance ingress, performed a sonar survey box, and then egressed back to the test…

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HMS Spey Trains With RAN Patrol Ships in Darwin

HMS Spey has said goodbye to Australia after making a pitstop in Darwin for a crew swap and to take on supplies and fuel for the next leg of her Pacific patrol. She also used her time in the Northern Territory to work with the Royal Australian Navy and share training and experiences of being an overseas patrol vessel deployed…

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NRP Corte Real Busy With SNMG1 in the Baltic

​Recently , the NATO naval force conducted an opportunity exercise with a North American naval force, which is also operating in this region. The frigate Corte-Real, which has a garrison of 177 soldiers, continues its mission with the objective of promoting maritime security in the North Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic Sea, and frequently carries out opportunity exercises with air…

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NATO Joint MCM Exercises in the Mediterranean Sea

Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) conducted joint mine countermeasures (MCM) exercises on Aug. 4 while operating in the Adriatic Sea. Ships from SNMG2 and SNMCMG2 exercised cross-deck helicopter and small-boat capabilities to demonstrate and preserve their ability to operate together against the threat of mine attack. The exercises culminated in a…

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Japan-Canada-New Zealand Trilateral Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO and JS TAKANAMI conducted a trilateral exercise with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in order to strengthen cooperation to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation among JMSDF, Royal Canadian Navy, and…

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Metal Shark Building 115 FT Patrol Vessel for Guyana

Louisiana-based boat builder Metal Shark is building a welded-aluminum 115’ x 27’ (35m x 8m) monohull patrol vessel for the Guyana Defense Force (GDF). Construction is underway at Metal Shark’s Franklin, Louisiana shipyard on the new 115 Defiant, a robust multi-mission vessel designed in-house by Metal Shark’s engineering team and being acquired by the GDF via direct purchase. Once complete,…

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SWRMC Welcomes LCS Maintenance Teams to the Team

Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) welcomed the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Maintenance Execution Team (MET) into their organization in an official transfer ceremony, August 1. The METs are comprised of skilled Sailors that provide critical preventative maintenance to LCS class ships homeported in San Diego and deployed overseas. These Sailors work alongside LCS crews to complete the portion of the…

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