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U.S., allied forces begin La Perouse exercises with French aircraft carrier

May 16, 2019 – Ships from the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and U.S. Navy commenced drills with French Navy aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle (R 91) and its escort ships while sailing through the Bay of Bengal, May 16. Named after an 18th century French naval officer and explorer, La Perouse reflects longstanding values and a shared commitment to maritime security by all four sea services. “La Perouse is an opportunity to develop strong links, work habits and mutual knowledge essential for best practices…

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Delivery of Project 885M Kazan to Russian Navy Delayed to 2021

May 17, 2019 (TASS) – The Project 885M Yasen-M-class multipurpose nuclear-powered submarine Kazan won’t be delivered to the Russian Navy in 2019 due to the need to finalize some auxiliary systems that fail to meet the Defense Ministry’s requirements, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Friday. “Following the results of dockside trials, and also the winter stage of shipbuilders’ trials [which ended in January], it has been established that some of the ship’s auxiliary sub-assemblies and mechanisms do not meet the requirements of the specifications set by…

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MRSAM Firing Trials

May 17, 2019 – The Indian Navy achieved a significant milestone in enhancing its Anti Air Warfare Capability with the maiden cooperative engagement firing of the Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM). The firing was undertaken on the Western Seaboard by Indian Naval Ships Kochi and Chennai wherein the missiles of both ships were controlled by one ship to intercept different aerial targets at extended ranges. The firing trial was carried out by the Indian Navy, DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries. The successful conduct of the test has been…

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BNS Prottoy Port Call in Phuket

May 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – Capt. Suchart Thammapitavech Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Region 3, along with the troops in the Navy, Region 3, welcomed the BNS PROTTOY Navy, the People’s Republic of Bangladesh On the occasion of visiting Thailand between 12 – 15 May 1982 with the objective of promoting the relationship between the Navy And the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Navy After joining the international maritime parade (International Fleet Review 2019) and attended the Naval Seminar in Qingdao, China As well as wishes to participate in various…

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Vigilant Surveillance Activity by French Vessels for Illegal Sea Activities

May 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – In response to illegal maritime activities, including the “settlement” of North Korean-flagged vessels banned by UN Security Council resolutions, France dispatched a naval frigate “Vandemiere” to monitor and alert in the waters around Japan including the East China Sea. The we. We have cooperated with the Maritime Self-Defense Force to share information, etc. from the perspective of enhancing the effectiveness of the UN Security Council resolution. As Japan, the international community unitedly decided on the UN Security Council resolution to achieve North Korea’s complete,…

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Carlo Margottini Conducts Maintenance Stopover in Muscat

May 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its commitment to ensure the protection of merchant shipping and the vessels of the World Food Program in the Gulf of Aden and along the northern coasts of Somalia under the European flag of the Atalanta anti-piracy operation , frigate Margottini made an operational halt in the port of Muscat. The days used in the port served to carry out periodic maintenance on some on-board systems and carry out the normal logistical settlement of materials and food. At the end of…

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RFS Korovets Practices MCM Skills

May 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Black Sea Fleet is undergoing a routine training of naval elements and combat exercises as part of the development of the second special course task – “Navigation and combat with a single ship”. In particular, the crew of the sea-sweeper “Kovrovets” performs the setting of minefields and trawls, the control and reconnaissance search and the destruction of the minefield site by contact and non-contact trawls. During the anti-mine warfare exercises, artillery bombardment of floating mines and naval exercises to undermine mines in various…

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USS John C Stennis Arrives in Norfolk

May 16, 2019 – The nearly 5,000 Sailors of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 arrived in Norfolk, Virginia, May 16, concluding a seven-month deployment. The aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), commanded by Capt. Randy Peck, departed on deployment from Bremerton, Washington, in October of last year. CSG-3, commanded by Rear Adm. Mike Wettlaufer, is comprised of the flagship John C. Stennis with Pacific Fleet based CSG-3 staff, embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, Destroyer Squadron 21 staff, USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Stockdale (DDG…

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Shipyard rolls out first of four mobile cranes

May 16, 2019 – For a command such as Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, which maintains, modernizes and retires the Navy’s fleet—many resources are needed to keep forward progress on countless projects. Replacing cranes when they are nearing the end of their 20-year service is critical to the continued success of day-to-day operations at the command, as well as timely completion of maintenance. Approximately 25 teammates from PSNS & IMF’s Code 700, Lifting and Handling Department, were on hand at the mobile crane test site on Naval…

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Team innovates battery removal during sub inactivation

May 16, 2019 – As part of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s ongoing focus on completing projects on time or early, a team from PSNS & IMF’s Code 740, Rigging and Operations Division; and Shop 51, Battery Shop Team, tried something new during the inactivation process of USS Bremerton (SSN 698). For the first time at PSNS & IMF, the team removed the batteries from a submarine (Bremerton) while the vessel was nested outboard of another submarine, in this case USS Jacksonville (SSN 699). Both vessels were…

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Isla Soto: first destination of the Sanitary Fluvial Campaign 2019

May 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The inhabitants of Isla Soto received health professionals from the Argentine Navy and the Argentine Army who provided primary medical attention and humanitarian assistance for two days. The mission is to give continuity to the assistance tasks of previous years and strengthen the presence of the National State in riverside towns of the Argentine Northeast, on the Paraná and Paraguay rivers. After mooring with the multipurpose ARA “Ciudad de Zárate” and the patrol car ARA “King”, personnel of the Marine Infantry Battalion No. 3…

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ATAC Selected as Provider of Mission-Representative JTAC Training for Naval TACT Program

May 1, 2019 – Textron Airborne Solutions, a business of Textron Inc., today announced its Airborne Tactical Advantage Company subsidiary (ATAC) has been selected as a provider of contracted air services under the U.S. Navy’s Terminal Attack Controller Trainer (TACT) program. Training provided under the IDIQ contract will be led by ATAC and includes a team comprising Textron Aviation Defense and Valkyrie Defense, LLC’s family of companies. They will deliver contracted live-air training to Forward Air Controllers (FACs), Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs), and Forward Air Controllers (Airborne) on ATAC’s…

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Seabees Help Preserve a Portion of USS Arizona History

May 13, 2019 – In the aftermath, and from the ashes of December 7, 1941, which propelled the United States into World War II, rose a new call and opportunity to serve in the Navy, the Naval Construction Battalions. Today, they are known as Seabees. At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Navy used civilian contractors to construct and support bases and other locations. However, with an increasing need to be able to defend and resist against military attacks, civilians could no longer be used. According to…

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Newcastle navigates world’s busiest waters

May 14, 2019 – HMAS Newcastle, in company with the INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 flagship HMAS Canberra (III), has made her final transit through the busiest and most complex waters in the world: the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. The navigation officer in Newcastle, Lieutenant Mitchell Smith, was responsible for getting the ship – which will be decommissioned later this year – safely through the region. “As the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, the Straits of Malacca and Singapore are some of the most strategic…

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Congressman John Lewis Attends Keel Laying of Namesake Ship

May 13, 2019 – Employees of Military Sealift Command, General Dynamics NASSCO of San Diego and dignitaries from across the country celebrated the keel laying of MSC’s newest ship, USNS John Lewis at the NASSCO shipyard San Diego today. Kevin Graney, NASSCO president welcomed ship namesake, Rep. John Lewis (D Ga.), and ship’s sponsor, actress Alfre Woodard who attended the ceremony. “I am absolutely thrilled to be here today in the capacity of sponsor to this great ship,” said Woodard in her remarks. “As a leader, John Lewis is a…

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