French Divers in NATO Exercise Northern Challenge 21

As part of the NATO exercise Northern Challenge 21 , a detachment of the Atlantic Clearance Diver Group (GDP A), reinforced with elements of the Mediterranean and Channel North Sea GPDs, was deployed to Keflavik in Iceland from 11 October to 1 November. A major counter-improvised explosive device (IED) exercise organized by Iceland, Northern Challenge 21 trained deminers detachments from…

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NASA Testing Capsule Recovery with USS John P Murtha

Sailors assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Expeditionary Support Unit (ESU) One, and NASA personnel recover a boilerplate test article (BTA) launch aboard USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26) during NASA Underway Recovery Test Nine (URT-9), November 6th. This marks the ninth U.S. Navy underway recovery test in support of…

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Zierikzee Detonates Airplane Bomb

September 29, 2020 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Zierikzee detonated an old airplane bomb in the North Sea this afternoon. That happened about 50 kilometers west of Rotterdam. Clearance of the explosive was given a high priority because the missile was at a point where ships often anchor. If the bomb were hit, it would have had major consequences. The clearance…

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Polish Navy Removing Second World War Tallboy Bomb

September 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Two German sea mines from World War II were destroyed yesterday and today by mine divers from Gdynia in the Gdańsk Bay. Meanwhile, the navy is slowly making its way to remove Tallboy, a gigantic bomb discovered at the bottom of the Świnoujście canal. It is already known that the operation will be carried…

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