Second Flood Island Refueling Tour for Champlain

Champlain left its port base of Port-de-Galets in Reunion Island to conduct a refueling mission to the Eparses Islands. This mission aims to ensure the logistics train to these isolated islands where are present detachments of the Army, gendarmes and researchers of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The presence of the State is ensured by these men and…

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NAVAIR Putting Virtual Reality in New Flight Trainers

Naval Air Systems Command is looking to leverage virtual reality technology to build flight simulation trainers that are deployable, improve fidelity, make better use of actual training flights and save money. The Naval Aviation Training Systems program office is currently developing new trainers for the F/A-18 Super Hornet, TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopter and T-45 Goshawk jet trainer, said Chris…

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Argentina Calls Off Search for ARA San Juan

Google Translation Buenos Aires, November 30, 2017. PRESS CAKE No. 50 UPDATE N ° 9 CLOSURE OF THE CASE OF THE SUBMARINE ARA “SAN JUAN” The Ministry of Defense, and the Argentine Navy, as the enforcement authority of the Convention International on Maritime Search and Rescue, informs that, today, Thursday 30 November, at 4:20 p.m. declared the SAR case (Search…

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Norfolk Naval Shipyard undocks USS La Jolla (SSN 701)

Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) successfully undocked USS La Jolla (SSN 701) Nov. 8.   La Jolla will remain pier-side to finish the final leg of its moored training ship (MTS) conversion that began in February 2015.  La Jolla is the first of two next-generation platforms undergoing conversion at the shipyard to train nuclear officers and Sailors at the Nuclear Power Training…

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US Navy Contract Announcements November 30, 2017

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $353,208,847 fixed-price-incentive-firm, cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded undefinitized contract (N00019-17-C-0010). This modification provides for performance based logistics sustainment in support of the F-135 propulsion system in support of the F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, non-U.S. Department…

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President Mariano Rajoy of Spain Visits ESPS Infanta Cristina in Africa

Google Translation The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, has paid a visit to the tall patrol vessel “Infanta Cristina” during the stopover of the ship in the port of Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The president, who is in this city of Côte d’Ivoire on the occasion of the attendance to the V European Union-African Union Summit, has been able to…

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Indian Ocean: joint exercises between FS Jean Bart and ESPS Rayo

Google Translation On Friday, November 17, 2017, the frigate Jean Bart was on patrol in the Gulf of Aden. Taking advantage of the proximity of the Spanish patrol P42 Rayo, she performed with him a series of exercises combining tactical maneuver and operational technique. In parallel, an exchange of personnel took place between the two units. This opportunity training has…

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NRP Almirante Gago Coutinho Surveying Figueira da Foz Area

Google Translation It is recalled that automatic satellite emergency alert mechanisms only indicate approximate positions and the fishing vessel crew did not issue a radio distress call, which made it difficult to accurately measure the position of the sinking occurring at dawn on Tuesday, about 11 miles (20 km) from the coast. Over the next few hours, this Navy scientific…

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Colombian Navy Seized 700 kilos of Cocaine in the Pacific Ocean

Google Translation So far this year, the Pacific Naval Force has seized more than 95 tons of cocaine hydrochloride. Surface units of the National Navy attached to the Pacific Naval Force seized, in the last hours, 700 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride in the sea west of the municipality of Tumaco in Nariño. The operation carried out by the National Navy…

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Next steps of Australian-Singapore military training initiative implementation

Following consultation with the local community, businesses, representative groups and landholders, the Department of Defence today confirmed the Shoalwater Bay Training Area will be expanded and Defence will seek to develop an alternative site in the vicinity of Townsville as part of the Australia-Singapore Military training Initiative. Land will only be purchased from willing sellers in accordance with the Minister…

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Tarini Enters Lyttelton

INSV Tarini entered Lyttelton port (New Zealand) today during it’s maiden voyage to circumnavigate the globe. This is the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The vessel is skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, and the crew comprises Lieutenant Commanders Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lieutenants S Vijaya Devi, B Aishwarya and Payal Gupta. Smt Nirmala…

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US-Japan Complete 3JA Exercise

USS Chief (MCM 14), Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCMRON) 7 staff, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14 (HM-14) Detachment 2A, and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) units successfully completed exercise 3JA Nov. 28. The exercise, which lasted three days, was part of a series of exercises held between U.S. and Japan forces in order to…

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