DSCA Approves Parts Sale to Taiwanese Navy

he State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of Ship Spare Parts, Ship System Spare Parts, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $120 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.…

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RAN Exercise Kakadu 2022 Will be Largest to Date

This year’s Exercise Kakadu is expected to be the largest international maritime engagement activity hosted by the Royal Australian Navy in its history. Exercise Kakadu has grown significantly since it began in 1993 with the involvement of four navies, 15 ships and submarines, and 2000 personnel. The depth and history of the exercise was explored during the Sea Power 2022…

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Taiwanese Ship Naming Contest Results Announced

The Naval Command announced the results of the online voting for the naming of the “high-efficiency follow-up ship” at the press conference of the Ministry of National Defense today. From the 25 ship names, 10 ship names were selected as the reference for future naming. , in the order of the ballot lists are Anjiang, Wanjiang, Xujiang, Liujiang, Fujiang, Wujiang,…

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Northrop Grumman Reaches E-2D Manufacturing Milestone

Northrop Grumman Corporation successfully delivered the 51st U.S. Navy E-2D Advanced Hawkeye production aircraft, AA-52. The aircraft represents the last to be delivered under the Multi-Year Procurement (MYP) 1 contract. AA-52 is equipped with the Delta System/Software Configuration (DSSC) Build 3, which provides an additional leap in operational effectiveness and technology for the E-2D with the incorporation of aerial refueling…

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Bangladesh Navy to Procure Five Vessels from the UK

Bangladesh will buy five warships from the UK, in the meantime two will be built in Bangladesh and three in the UK. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen gave information at a virtual press conference on Friday (5 November). Foreign Secretary Masood Bin Momen and Ambassador of Bangladesh to the UK Saida Mona Tasnim were present at the press conference. The…

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New Era in Fleet Maintenance

A call for tenders has been issued for a capability life-cycle manager (CLCM) to maintain Navy’s Hobart-class destroyers. The Hobart-class destroyers will be the first major class of ship to be sustained through a CLCM arrangement, which has been timed to support the Hobart-class destroyer upgrade project. This is a significant milestone for Plan Galileo, which is a response to…

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NRP Dom Carlos I Begins Three Month Africa Mission

The mission, lasting about three months, aims to contribute to the knowledge of the maritime environment, scientific development and cooperative security on the west coast of Africa. The NRP D. Carlos I will join the NRP Zaire, a ship that is on a permanent mission in São Tomé and Príncipe. This Portuguese Naval Force will develop activities in support of…

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ASNE Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium Oct 17-19

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is excited to return to the West Coast and the San Diego Convention Center for the 2021 Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium (FMMS). The FMMS three-day agenda includes senior military keynotes, industry speakers, informative panels, innovation theater speakers, technical paper presentations, and a professional development course. All FMMS keynotes and panels will be…

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