U.S. Navy Aircraft Join Aero India 2019

February 19, 2019 – U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets and P-8A Poseidon aircraft joined Aero India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bengaluru, India, Feb. 20. Held biennially since 1996, Aero India is India’s premier aerospace exhibition, trade and airshow. “Aero India offers an excellent opportunity to showcase the P-8A Poseidon to our regional partners throughout the Indo-Pacific,” said Lt. Cmdr. David Shultz, the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 Aero India 2019 detachment officer in charge. “We are also looking forward to strengthening military-to-military relationships and showcasing…

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Huntington Ingalls VP Named to Palm Springs Air Museum’s Aviation Hall of Fame

February 19, 2019 – Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Mark Fox, corporate vice president of customer affairs, was inducted into the Palm Springs Air Museum’s “Aviation Hall of Fame” at the museum’s annual gala in Palm Springs, Calif., last Friday. “The HII family could not be more proud of Mark for receiving this honor,” said Mitch Waldman, HII’s executive vice president, government and customer relations. “The qualities we most admire in him, his determination and dedication, were most certainly developed and honed during his time of service.” Fox graduated…

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USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea

February 19, 2019 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea Feb. 19 to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region. The ship last visited the Black Sea in January 2019, during which it visited Batumi, Georgia and conducted an exercise with two Georgian Coast Guard ships. During its time in port the ship’s crew was warmly received by their Georgian hosts…

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Leonardo and Abu Dhabi Ship Building sign a MoU to enhance collaboration on advanced naval capabilities and services

February 19, 2019 – Yesterday, at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance their collaboration in the naval sector. Building on years of positive partnership for the development of UAE naval capabilities, under the new MoU, Abu Dhabi Ship Building and Leonardo will jointly work to create a Combat Management System (CMS) Integration Laboratory capable of testing, maintaining and evolving the software of Leonardo’s CMS system operational on more than 20 of the UAE Navy’s ships.…

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Cristóbal Colón Completes Exercise Fanal-19 with FS Charles de Gaulle

February 19, 2019 (Google Translation) – Last Friday, February 15, the FANAL-19 exercise, organized by the French Navy, was completed to prepare the French Carrier Combat Group “Charles de Gaulle” for its operational deployment, which will start next March. The frigate Christopher Columbus (F-105) participated in the exercise, played an important role. The exercise counted with the participation of 8 surface units, 1 nuclear submarine and more than thirty military and civil aircraft. The bulk of the contingent was made up of French units, but also units from the US…

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Terma at Maritime Security East

5-7 March 2019. Meet Terma North America at Maritime Security East in Galveston, Texas. Terma North America will once again participate at the 7th Annual Maritime Security 2019 East event being held at the Moody Gardens Hotel Ballroom in Galveston, TX. Terma provides solid state technology solutions for Coastal Surveillance, Port Security & VTS, and Perimeter & Border Security as well as Naval Tactical Solutions.

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Gascoyne Makes Way for Minewarfare Course

February 14, 2019 – In their first week at sea in 2019, the new Commanding Officer of HMAS Gascoyne and his Ship’s Company hosted the newest officers of the Mine Warfare community for their final sea assessment week. The visiting members of the Mine Warfare Officer Course demonstrated their consolidated skills in mine warfare serials by classifying, identifying and counter-mining sea mines (exercise mines). Under the supervision of instructors and the ship’s staff, the course participants conducted mine disposal vehicle runs which reinforced the importance of practicing mine warfare while…

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Old Soviet communications ship “URAL SSV-33”

From Rossiyskaya Gazeta At one time, The Titan of Soviet reconnaissance monitored the entire northern Pacific Ocean, intercepting radio communications by the air force and navy and submarine defense of the US and Japan. But its fortunes went steadily downhill from there. The SSV-33 Ural was a gargantuan nuclear-powered vessel launched in 1983. Equipped with state-of-the-art reconnaissance technology, it was one of the most advanced craft of its day. Yet the caprices of history meant that it was ultimately destined for obscurity. It was from construction berth ‘A’ of Leningrad’s…

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Defence Secretary Announces First P-8A Deployment

February 18, 2019 – Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced that the UK’s new fleet of submarine hunting aircraft will take to the skies over the Arctic next year. While visiting Royal Marines and Royal Navy personnel on winter training in Norway, the Defence Secretary announced that as part of their first deployment next year the RAF P8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft will be in the Arctic to counter Russian submarine activity that has reached Cold War levels. This deployment is part of the Defence Arctic Strategy, which will be published…

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Ships of the Black Sea Fleet Complete Weapon Trials

February 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – Crews of the ships of the Crimean and Novorossiysk naval bases (naval base) of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) conducted missile and artillery firing at sea combat training grounds as part of the delivery of the K-2 course mission. During the training activities, the small anti-submarine ship Suzdalets and the naval mine sweeper Valentin Pikul carried out artillery firing at surface and air targets, as well as at the mock of a floating mine. In addition to conducting anti-aircraft artillery firing, the Samum missile…

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Russian Northern Fleet Tests Severe Weather Capability

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – Today, the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Severomorsk” went to the Black Sea to check the quality of the inter-line repairs at the plant in Sevastopol. The ship arrived at the main base of the Black Sea Fleet after performing long-range missions in the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean on 10 January. Within one and a half months, BOD “Severomorsk” restored its technical readiness. His crew was on short vacation. The rest of the personnel was divided into two shifts so…

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Baltic Fleet Ships Undergoing Weapons Training

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – The crews of the ships of the Baltic Fleet took to the sea for scheduled combat shooting. In total, more than ten warships and support vessels were involved in combat training activities. In the Baltic Sea will be held artillery battles by single ships. Seafarers will have to perform artillery and anti-aircraft fire at sea targets and air assets of the conditional enemy in the conditions of countering aviation of a conditional enemy. When firing, the personnel of the radio engineering combat units of…

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Naval Group at IDEX 2019 and NAVDEX 2019

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – From 17th to 21th February 2019, Naval Group participates to IDEX 2019 and NAVDEX 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Naval Group will showcase the state-of-art innovations created for modern navies, demonstrating its capabilities in modern military ship and submarine building along with high tech solutions for systems and competence as leading naval integrator. Naval Group’s has been present in the Middle East for decades and has built trustful partnerships with many navies in the region. Naval Group has a commitment to its customers to provide…

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Vendémiaire at the Head of the Exercise Cagou

February 18, 2019 (Google Translation) – From February 4 to 6, the Vendémiaire surveillance frigate (FS) took part in the annual “Cagou” exercise, which brought together the four ships of the French Navy stationed in New Caledonia: the FS Vendémiaire , the building support and assistance overseas Entrecasteaux , and patrolmen The Glorious and the Mocking . During this exercise, the frigate conducted numerous maneuvers in coordination with the other ships (mutual assistance, refueling at sea, towing, tactical evolution …). Finally, an anti-aircraft training against a Gardian aircraft of the…

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