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USS Carl Vinson Completes F-35C Drydocking in Bremerton

April 6, 2020 – USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed Dry Dock 6 today, after spending 14 months undergoing a Docking Planned Incremental Availability period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The yard period is a precursor to being the first carrier to embark the F-35C. While every availability poses challenges to the PSNS & IMF team,…

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Gerald R Ford Combat Systems Tested

April 7, 2020 – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) recently completed testing of vital combat systems while underway in the Atlantic Ocean. These tests, conducted during Ford’s post-delivery test and trials (PDT&T) phase, are designed to stress the ship’s combat system capabilities and demonstrate the successful integration of new technologies, which the crew employs to defend the aircraft carrier.…

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Project 22350 Admiral Kasatonov Completes Arctic Trials

April 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – The first production frigate of Project 22350 Admiral of the Navy Kasatonov completed the test program in the Northern Fleet. Currently, the ship makes the transition to the Baltic Sea. The tests took place on November 20 in several stages. First, the frigate’s missile system was tested in the White Sea. The crew of…

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Taiwan Upgrading Kangding Class Missile Defense

April 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “Procurement against France, the Navy upgraded the Kangding class ship’s electrical warfare jamming system for more than 800 million yuan,” the naval command stated today (6) as follows: 1. Naval Kangding class ship jamming rocket launch system Combining the combat system, it can effectively improve the survival rate…

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Sarens Transports Zulu Class Submarine For Recycling

The Zulu Class submarine was built in 1956 in Riga as part of the Russian fleet. In 1991 the discarded Foxtrot was brought to the Netherlands by a number of entrepreneurs from Den Helder. The municipality of the area decided to stow away the rusting submarine in Vlaardingen where it will be scrapped. Sarens was commissioned by Struijk Groep to…

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Future HMS Audacious Begins Sea Trials

April 6, 2020 – HMS Audacious, the Royal Navy’s fourth Astute Class submarine has sailed from the BAES shipyard in Barrow in-Furness for her new home at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, where she will prepare for sea trials before entering operational service with the Royal Navy. Built by BAE Systems, which employs around 9,000 people in its submarine business…

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FS Bretagne Undertook Baltic Reconnaissance

April 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – The action of the carrier strike group (GAN), formed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, was carried to the Baltic by the detachment of the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Brittany, which led an autonomous patrol of 5 days . The opportunity to improve knowledge of this region, to assert the French presence there and…

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BNS Leopold I Completes Three Week Inclusion in Mission Foch

April 6, 2020 (Google Translation) – For three weeks, the Belgian frigate Léopold 1er actively contributed to the protection and escort of the carrier strike group (GAN) deployed around the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle during the Foch mission. The opportunity to draw up a particularly qualitative assessment of its integration for the benefit of security and the operational missions…

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Indonesian Navy Practices Evacuations

April 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – A helicopter reportedly suffered engine damage and had to make an emergency landing around the waters of the Madura Strait on Wednesday (01/3). Received the report, the Koarmada II Sea SAR Team immediately responded to prepare for evacuation assistance. Led directly by Dansatgas Sea Colonel (T) Eduard Simbolon, whose daily life was Head of…

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