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Third Drug Bust This Month for HNLMS Groningen

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Groningen has intercepted a drug shipment in the Caribbean for the third time this month. The day before yesterday, the patrol ship managed to stop a sailing boat with 80 kilos of cocaine on board with the Caribbean Coast Guard. The counter for Groningen thus stands at 1 ton of drugs intercepted in…

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JFD Delivers Full-Scale Mockup of South Korean Navy Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV)

September 24, 2020 – JFD delivers full scale mock-up of Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV) for the Republic of Korea Navy The mock-up is part of a multi-million-pound contract for the design and build of an advanced SRV, awarded by shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). It aims to ensure the highest standards in safety for submariners, confirming the capability…

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SSBN Aleksandr Nevsky Returns to Kamchatka

September 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – The strategic nuclear-powered missile submarine “Aleksandr Nevsky” returned to Kamchatka, to its permanent base after a long-term fulfillment of tasks at sea. At the pier, the submariners were met by the commander of the Pacific Fleet’s submarine forces, Vice-Admiral Vladimir Dmitriev, officers of the submarine formation headquarters, representatives of the Vilyuchinsky urban district administration,…

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Theodore Roosevelt on First Post-COVID Carrier Qualifications

September 23, 2020 = USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) departed Naval Air Station North Island, Sept. 23, to test the ship’s capabilities and to complete fleet replacement squadron carrier qualifications (FRS CQ). This is the first time the ship has been underway since returning from a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations, July 9. “It is…

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First Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter in Guam Arrives

September 23, 2020 – Coast Guard Cutter Myrtle Hazard (WPC 1139) arrived at its new homeport in Santa Rita, Guam, Thursday. The crew of the Myrtle Hazard traveled from Key West, Florida to Guam, covering a distance of over 10,000 nautical miles during the two month journey. The new Fast Response Cutter (FRC) is the first of three scheduled to…

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Spanish Navy Conducts Maritime Traffic Control Scenario (NCAGS) Exercise

September 23, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Navy is conducting the Maritime Traffic Control Scenario (NCAGS) of the MARSEC-20 maritime security exercise from September 14 to 25 throughout the coastline and Spanish and neighboring waters, including the Canary Islands. and Balearic. The main objective of the exercise is to train personnel in cooperation procedures with ships and agencies responsible for…

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It’s All In the Name

September 17, 2020 – Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) announced the official name change for all Coastal Riverine Forces to Maritime Expeditionary Security Forces (MESF) today. While history and tradition are important to the U.S. Navy there are times when a name does not capture the role and mission of a force. The new name captures the MESF growing blue-water…

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Australia and Philippines show spirit of mateship

September 22, 2020 – Warships from Australia and the Philippines have exercised for the third time in as many months during a Regional Presence Deployment. HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart and BRP Apolinario Mabini conducted maritime maneuvers and communication drills in the Celebes Sea. Arunta’s Commanding Officer Commander Troy Duggan said the exercises demonstrated the close relationship between the two…

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ABS and Israel Shipyards Trial 3D Model Process

September 22, 2020 – ABS is approving Israel Shipyards’ 3D models as part of plan review of its 45-meter multi-mission Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). “Israel Shipyards is our latest partner where we have been able to demonstrate how ABS can support the design and class review process using 3D models. This exciting project is another building block in our development…

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BAE Systems secures major mine neutraliser contract with US Navy

September 21, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract worth up to £87 million by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to manufacture and deliver Archerfish mine neutralizers for the US Navy. This is the fourth consecutive Archerfish contract awarded to BAE Systems since 2003 and will see the Company deliver to the US Navy over the next…

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