Colombian Navy Seizes Almot 2.5 Tons of Cocaine from Venezuelan Fishingboat

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Within the framework of the Heroes de la Libertad Bicentennial Strategic Plan against transnational organized crime, the Colombian Navy interdicted a fishing vessel 280 nautical miles northeast of San Andres Island, within the Colombian territorial sea in Bajo Nuevo. The successful operation was achieved thanks to the detection of a suspected Venezuelan flag motorboat…

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British and Canadian sailors shared their experience in logistics and navigation training

November 27, 2019 – Scientific and methodological training according to the program of international military cooperation within operation “ORBITAL” took place in the Ukrainian Navy Command. Classes were held in two groups. The first was to study logistics, and the second was to conduct practical navigation lessons directly on the navigation bridge of the frigate Hetman Sahaidachnyi. During the practical…

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Navantia Signs MoU With Huisman Equipment

November 28, 2019 – In the framework of the Walrus-class replacement project Navantia and Huisman Equipment agreed to together investigate the set-up of submarine construction and assembly activities in the Netherlands, based on Navantia’s S80 submarine design. Navantia is currently building four new S80 class submarines for the Spanish Navy and has state-of-the-art engineering and management tools to support the…

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Vulcain Destroys/Recovers Second World War Explosive Devices

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – From November 18 to 22, 2019, the Vulcain Cleaner Divers (BBPD) building was deployed to conduct a clearance mission in the English Channel. On November 19, 2019, taking advantage of favorable weather conditions, the Vulcain, with a team of demining divers (GPD) on board, carried out a demining operation off Dieppe. During this operation,…

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Makkum Locates Wreck of Fishing Vessel Lummetje With Sonar

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – HNLMS Makkum has located the sunken Urker cutter ‘Lummetje’ with her sonar. The 2 persons on board have not yet been found. Around 5.45 am the coastguard received a notification of the ship’s emergency beacon. The ship was on the North Sea, just off the coast of Texel. The beacon is activated when it…

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Mendez Nunez Home From Global Circumnavigation

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – The acting Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has traveled today to Ferrol to receive and welcome the F-104 frigate “Méndez Núñez”, after completing a circumnavigation of more than seven months and traveling about 90,000 kilometers. For this act she has been accompanied by the Secretary of State for Defense, Ángel Olivares, and by the…

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Project 22800 Odinstovo Prepares for Sea Trials

November 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – Pella completed the construction of a small missile ship of project 22800 Odintsovo, which is part of the 2020 delivery program. This is the first ship of Project 22800, equipped with the Pantsir-M anti-aircraft missile and artillery system. RTO “Odintsovo” began to carry out preparatory measures for entering the factory sea trials (ZHI). After…

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Secretary General Marks $1 Billion Contract to Modernize NATO AWACS Fleet

November 27, 2019 – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and the President of Boeing International, Sir Michael Arthur, met at Melsbroek Airport in Brussels on Wednesday (27 November 2019) to mark a major investment in the Alliance’s fleet of AWACS surveillance aircraft. NATO’s 1 billion dollar contract with Boeing will modernize the AWACS fleet, ensuring they continue to support the…

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Terma Describes Close Collaboration with Belgian and Dutch Industry

November 27, 2019 – Terma has a strong history of bringing in Belgian and Dutch companies in our value chain. Over the years, more than 60 Belgian suppliers have joined forces with us and contributed to our global growth in all of our business areas, ranging from aeronautics, C2 systems and mission critical solutions in space. Even more significant is…

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First Known “Narcosubmarine” Intercepted by Spain

November 27, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Civil Guard, the National Police and the Tax Agency have already refloated the submarine intercepted last Saturday 3,000 kilos of cocaine a few miles from the beach of Hío, in the region of Morrazo (Pontevedra). Once the countdown was finished during the past morning, a total of 152 bales have been intervened. The…

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INAH & SEMAR Locate Shipwreck of Mexican Revolution Gunboat, Tampico

November 25, 2019 (Google Translation) – Although little is known, the Mexican Revolution was also fought at sea. The most iconic naval contests of that war occurred between March and June 1914, in Topolobampo, Sinaloa; geography in which experts from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and the Secretary of the Navy (SEMAR), have located a key piece…

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