Construction Begins at Ingalls on Future USCGC Calhoun

November 12, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division officially started fabrication of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) Calhoun (WMSL 759) today. The start of fabrication signifies that the first 100 tons of steel have been cut. “Each new ship in this class has been an exciting opportunity to build on our legacy,” said Jay Boyd, Ingalls’ NSC program manager. “This is the 10th cutter in the class and a steady production line has allowed our shipbuilders to continually improve on how we build…

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UNIFIL Members La Fafayette and Barroso Conduct Joint Operations

November 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – On October 29, a mutual training session was held off Beirut, between the La Fayette frigate deployed in the eastern Mediterranean and the Brazilian frigate Barroso , the flagship of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). In the wake of the Jeanne d’Arc 2019 mission, which had already put a strong emphasis on Franco-Brazilian cooperation, this new interaction confirmed the excellent relationship between the Brazilian and French navies. Following a series of tactical evolutions, the visiting teams from both sides were able…

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Lockheed Martin’s Latest Generation Radar Designated AN/SPY-7(V)1

November 14, 2019 – The world’s latest generation solid-state radar technology, formerly known as Lockheed Martin’s Solid State Radar (LM SSR), has been designated as AN/SPY-7(V)1 by the United States government. The designation of AN/SPY-7(V)1 is a direct reflection of the maturity and capability of Lockheed Martin’s solid-state radar technology. The Japanese Ministry of Defense selected AN/SPY-7(V)1 for two planned Aegis Ashore installations in 2018. Additionally, variants of AN/SPY-7(V)1 will be used by the Royal Canadian Navy for the Canadian Surface Combatant program and the Spanish Navy for the upcoming…

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Taiwan Clarifies Submarine Plans

November 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “the submarine country made foreign designs to build the hull?”, the Navy Command said today (14) that the relevant judgments were wrong and inconsistent with the facts. The description is as follows: 1. The second phase of the design and construction of the submarine country’s national division. The design phase has been completed from March 23, 2006 to December 22, 109. The concept design, preliminary design, and contract design have been completed, and detailed design is being implemented.…

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Damen, Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean Trial New SAR Method in North Sea

November 14, 2019 – Damen Shipyards Group, in collaboration with Delft Dynamics and Next Ocean, has trialled a new approach to search and rescue in the North Sea. The collaboration involved qualification testing of Delft Dynamics RH3 drone (RH-3 Swift), along with a fast rescue boat launched from a Damen Sea Axe Fast Crew Supply (FCS) Vessel equipped with Next Ocean’s wave and vessel motion predictor. The goal was to test the limits of drone helicopter operations offshore; a significant project given the notable size of the drone involved. The…

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ICGS Sajag Launched at Goa Shipyard

November 14, 2019 – The third Vessel of the indigenous Project for five Offshore Patrol Vessels for Indian Coast Guard was ceremoniously launched on 14 November 2019 at Goa Shipyard Limited by Mrs Vijaya Shripad Naik, wife of Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik. Mrs Vijaya Shripad Naik performed the launching rituals and named the vessel as ‘Sajag’. The Vessel was launched with much fanfare at GSL in distinguished presence of Shri Subhash Chandra, IAS, Secretary (Defence Production), DG K Natarajan, PTM, TM, Director General Coast Guard, RAdm…

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Cabo de Hornos Deploys for PROFAN Project

November 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – After embarking 24 scientists in the Puerto Montt area, the “Cabo de Hornos” Oceanographic Vessel is sailing towards the fjord area in the south of the country, between Puerto Eden and Canal Concepcion. The scientists, belonging to the University of Magallanes, the Fishing Development Institute of Punta Arenas and the Universidad Austral de Chile, will begin the first phase of the PROFAN project – Noxious Algal Flowering Program – of CONICYT, whose main objective is the study of ecology of red tide that includes…

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Exercise Open Sea 2019-2

November 11, 2019(Google Translation) – The second major training event of 2019 for the Navy. In addition to ships, submarines, planes and helicopters of the Italian Navy, this edition of the Open Sea also includes units of the French National Marine. The Marina San Marco Brigade will carry out amphibious disembarkation activities at the Capo Teulada range, with a rate of 440 Marina riflemen, plus 2 dog crews and riflemen of the boarding teams of the 2nd San Marco Regiment. During the exercise there will also be different interactions…

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Rohde & Schwarz supports the Royal Malaysian Navy’s mission

November 15, 2019 – The Royal Malaysian Navy’s Lekiu-class frigates, KD Jebat and KD Lekiu, are the most modern surface ships of the service, serving in the 23 Frigate Squadron. To ensure seamless connectivity and support the mission, Rohde & Schwarz has delivered and commissioned its NAVICS IP integrated communications system (ICS) into the Lekiu-class frigates of the Royal Malaysian Navy. Working for a contract with Boustead Naval Shipyard Sdn Bhd (part of Boustead Heavy Industries Corporation Bhd – BHIC), the independent company completed the project on budget and three…

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Vital de Oliveira Studying Domestic Oil Spills

November 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The “Vital de Oliveira” Hydroceanographic Research Ship left Ilhéus-BA Port, on November 13th, to conduct the North-East Coast Environmental Survey Commission, with the purpose of collecting and measuring environmental data, in order to contribute for the understanding of oil dispersion along the affected coast. The works will take place along the northeastern coast and involve several tasks, such as the realization of oceanographic stations for vertical profiling of temperature and salinity of the water column; collection of water samples for chemical analysis to verify…

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52 Illegal Immigrants Intercepted in Mona Passage

November 14, 2019 – U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Dominican Republic Navy air and surface units interdicted 52 migrants aboard a makeshift vessel during an illegal voyage Wednesday in the Mona Passage. The group of migrants included 51 Dominican Republic and one Cuban nationals, 39 men and 13 women, who were safely returned to the Dominican Republic. The interdiction was the result of ongoing efforts in support of Operation Caribbean Guard and the Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG). “The close collaboration and effective communication between the…

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HMAS Leeuwin enjoys engagement with Micronesia, Palau

November 15, 2019 – HMAS Leeuwin has conducted a series of Officer-of-the-Watch manoeuvres with Micronesian patrol boat FSS Independence and Palau patrol boat PSS Remeliik, off the coast of the Pacific island of Yap. Leeuwin’s Navigating Officer, Lieutenant Mitchel Dupen, said this was likely the first time that Australian, Micronesian and Palau vessels had conducted the manoeuvres known as ‘OOWMANS’ together in the home waters of Micronesia. He said it represented the strong bond that was being built between the three nations. “This was an amazing prelude to our pilotage…

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USS Mount Whitney Arrives in Lisbon

November 14, 2019 – USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Lisbon, Portugal, Nov. 13, for a scheduled port visit. The arrival supports the disembarkation of Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) who were aboard Mount Whitney to certify as a NATO Expanded Task Force Commander during exercise Trident Jupiter 2019. The exercise served to train and evaluate the staff’s ability to command and control high-end joint warfare operations. “Exercise Trident Jupiter was the culmination of months of joint planning and coordination,” said. U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Jason…

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Project 20385 Gremyashchiy Conducting Cold Weather Trials in White Sea

November 13, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the head corvette of project 20385, built at the Severnaya Verf shipyard in St. Petersburg, arrived at the White Sea Naval Base (Navy) of the Northern Fleet for state tests. On the berth, the ship was met by Rear Admiral Konstantin Kabantsov, commander of the Belomorsky naval base. After receiving the report of the corvette commander on the successful completion of the inter-naval transition and the readiness to conduct tests in the White Sea, Rear Admiral Konstantin Kabantsov congratulated the “Thundering” crew on…

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