International Coalition Hosts Stakeholders Conference

International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) gathered in person at the Naval Support Activity Bahrain and virtually March 31 to discuss the latest regional threats and other issues that are critical to maritime commerce in and around the Middle East. The theme of the industry-focused biannual conference was “The Evolution of International Maritime Security Construct.” The event involved distinguished speakers and…

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Romania Joins International Maritime Security Coalition

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) announced March 26 that Romania has joined a multinational maritime coalition established in 2019 to deter attacks on commercial shipping in the Middle East. Romania joined the International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) and its operational arm, Coalition Task Force Sentinel. Headquartered in Bahrain with U.S. 5th Fleet, IMSC previously included eight partner-nations. Romania becomes…

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ST Engineering Receives Subcontract for UAE OPV Project

ST Engineering announced November 15th that its Marine business in Singapore has been awarded a sub-contract by Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) for the supply of design, platform equipment and technical assistance for the construction of four Falaj 3-class Offshore Patrol Vessels. These vessels will be constructed in ADSB for the UAE Navy. The contract covers the basic, detail…

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France and UAE Conduct ASW Exercise Tiger Eel

On September 19, 2021, crew B of the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Languedoc, deployed in the Indian Ocean since August 2021 as part of Operation AGÉNOR, conducted an anti- -submarine in cooperation with the UAE armed forces off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. The Tiger EEL exercise consisted of a shared contact outfit on an underwater target, carried out…

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FS Languedoc “Cooperative Action” With UAE Armed Forces

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – Deployed since the beginning of June in the Arab-Persian Gulf, the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc and its on-board helicopter detachment (31F) have carried out cooperative action with the UAE Armed Forces. This week, a UAE military delegation attended a dockside presentation of the building’s “aviation” facilities, as well as the Caiman marine helicopter on…

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Beautemps-Beaupré Surveys UAE Waters

June 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – During the month of May, crew A of the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) and the Atlantic Hydrographic and Oceanographic Group (GHOA) detachment operated under the operational control of the Admiral Commander of the Zone. Indian Ocean Maritime Forces (ZMOI) and Indian Ocean Maritime Forces (ALINDIEN). This mission made it possible to carry…

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KBR to Perform Critical Base Operations for U.S. Military Installations in the Middle East

March 18, 2021 – KBR won two contracts worth more than $100 million to provide sustaining base operations services at U.S. military installations throughout the Middle East. KBR’s critical logistics and operations support is a part of a strategic, ongoing effort for the U.S. Navy and Air Force in this region. KBR received a $67.4 million contract from Naval Facilities…

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