HII Launches Virginia-Class Submarine New Jersey (SSN 796)

HII announced April 28th that Virginia-class submarine New Jersey (SSN 796) was recently launched into the James River at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. The 7,800-ton submarine, which had been in a floating dry dock since being transferred from a construction facility in March, was submerged and moved by tugboats to the shipyard’s submarine pier for final outfitting, testing…

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KRI Alugoro Holds Vigil Over Site of Siter’s Loss Off Bali

To commemorate one year after the tragedy of KRI Nanggala-402, Soldiers of KRI Alugoro-405 carried out the sowing of flowers and prayers together at the sea waters of Bali, the implementation of the sowing of flowers and a prayer together to commemorate the Soldiers of KRI Nanggala-402 were directly led by the Commander of KRI Alugoro-405 Marine Lt. Col. (F)…

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Admiralty Shipyards Resumes Project 677 Kronstadt Trials

Admiralty Shipyards (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) has begun the second stage of factory sea trials of the Project 677 Kronstadt submarine. As part of the second stage of testing, which will also take place in the ranges of the Gulf of Finland, submarines will be immersed and the ship’s systems will be tested. At the first stage, which…

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FACT SHEET: Implementation of the AUKUS Partnership

March 5, 2022 – Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom, and President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. of the United States reviewed progress in implementing the Australia – United Kingdom – United States (AUKUS) partnership. The leaders reaffirmed their commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific, and more broadly to an international system…

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Portugal Deploys Submarine on Operation NATO SEA GUARDIAN

The submarine Arpão left March 25th from the Lisbon Naval Base to join NATO’s Operation SEA GUARDIAN and later participate in the European Union’s Operation IRINI. Operation NATO SEA GUARDIAN aims to promote maritime security in the Mediterranean Sea in order to guarantee freedom of navigation and situational awareness of the area, with a focus on narcotics, weapons and people…

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Navy Brings “Backpacker’s Mindset” to Arctic Ice Camp

The Navy’s 60-person encampment built on an ice floe in the Arctic Ocean is a nearly zero footprint camp. “It’s very much a backpacker’s mindset,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Casey Shumway, a culinary specialist from Submarine Squadron 11 who is managing the Ice Camp Queenfish dining tent. “If you backpack it in, you backpack it out. We’re trying to…

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Soviet Submarine Spotted off California!

Fortunately, this was not an act of war, it was to be the final voyage of the B-39 Project 641 Class Soviet era submarine, dubbed “Foxtrot” by NATO. The sub had been part of the San Diego Maritime Museum’s display fleet since 2005. On this clear February morning, the old B-39 was being towed by the Pacific Maritime Group tug Blarney, itself a…

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