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L’Adroit Renamed ARA Hipólito Bouchard

July 14, 2019 (Google Translation) – In the framework of a protocolary visit he supervised the enlistment tasks that are carried out in the OPV that will soon be incorporated into the Argentine Navy and participated in a ceremony in homage to the naval hero Hipólito Bouchard, on the 200th anniversary of the end of his circumnavigation as an Argentine corsair. Toulon, France – The Chief of the General Staff of the Navy, Admiral José Luis Villán, and the Head of the Naval Mission in Europe, Captain Marcelo Ángel Valverde,…

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Admiralty Vector Chart Service Available Online

ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS) Online is a shore-based version of the world’s leading maritime chart service that is used on-board most ships trading internationally. Key features of AVCS Online include: ​Supporting shore-based maritime decision-making, such as vessel tracking, planning and Accident and Emergency incidents: Providing world-leading coverage, including all available scales just like AVCS used on ships Similar functionality as ECDIS, including pick reports where you can select a feature for more information ​Extra Temporary and Preliminary Notices to Mariners information, known as the ADMIRALTY Information Overlay ​Can be…

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Navy Announces Commissioning Date for the Future USS Indianapolis

July 16, 2019 – The U.S. Navy has approved the commissioning date for the future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17). The Navy will commission the littoral combat ship Oct. 26, 2019 in Burns Harbor, Indiana. The commissioning ceremony signifies the acceptance for service and the entrance of a ship into the active fleet of the U. S. Navy. Burns Harbor is on the shores of Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and is 160 miles north of Indianapolis. Mrs. Jill Donnelly, the wife of former Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly, is the ship’s…

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Vice Admiral Richard Hunt Named President of Fincantieri Marinette Marine

July 16, 2019 – The Board of Directors of Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corporation named retired Navy 3-star admiral Richard W. Hunt as the president of the shipyard at its annual board meeting last week. “This move is indicative of Fincantieri’s commitment to growth in the U.S. government business sector, as we solidify our position as a major shipbuilder in the defense industrial base,” said Dario Deste, CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group. Deste said that Hunt will focus on expanding the capabilities and capacity of the shipyard, as well as building…

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Repatriation of 32 Indian Fishing Boats from Bangladesh

July 17, 2019 – The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in a coordinated operation with Bangladesh Coast Guard successfully repatriated 516 fishermen along with 32 Indian Fishing boats from Bangladesh on July 16, 2019. These boats were stranded and had taken shelter at Payra in Bangladesh approximately 135 kilometers from IMBL(International Maritime Boundary Line) due to inclement weather and rough sea conditions in the Bay of Bengal. The fishing boats were escorted by two Bangladesh Coast Guard Ships Mansoor Ali and Sadhini Bangla up to the IMBL where they were formally…

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Naval Group Launches First Barracuda Class SSN

July 12, 2019 (Google Translation) – On July 12 2019, during a ceremony presided over by the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron, Naval Group launched the Suffren, the first of six nuclear submarines of the latest generation in Cherbourg. This event is a key step for the Barracuda program for the benefit of the French Navy. Hervé Guillou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Naval Group, said: “We are proud to have presented to the President of the French Republic the first submarine of the Barracuda-class, a symbol of our…

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Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy at International Naval Salon 2019

July 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – The commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Evmenov, during a working meeting at the Navy High Command highly appreciated the participation of the fleet in the International Navy Salon-2019 and noted that it contributes to the development of optimal points of interaction with industry in solving the main task of the Navy command to create and the development of a qualitatively new and balanced in composition and combat capabilities of the naval forces. Directly during IMDS-2019, the commander-in-chief of the Navy, Admiral Nikolai…

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40 Warships and Support Craft for Pacific Fleet Navy Day in Vladivostok

July 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – Forty warships, boats, submarines, support ships, 15 pieces of military equipment of coastal troops, 12 aircraft of naval aviation and more than 2 thousand Pacific Fleet servicemen are scheduled to participate in the naval parade and military sports festival. Commander of the naval parade, which will be held in the waters of the Amur Bay, appointed commander of the Primorsk flotilla of diverse forces of the Pacific Fleet, Rear Admiral Vladimir Yakushev. This will be his first parade in the new post. The organizers…

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Northern Fleet Convoy Defense Training

July 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of the planned combat training, the ship’s anti-submarine strike group of the ships of the White Sea Naval Base conducted a test tactical exercise in the White Sea for the defense of fleet forces at sea crossing and at points of permanent deployment. During the exercise, the crews of the small anti-submarine ships Onega and Naryan-Mar fulfilled the tasks of organizing the protection and defense of the convoy of ships, the role of which was performed by the icebreaker Ruslan and the…

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HMAS Ballarat Home From Deployment

July 15, 2019 – The Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been enthusiastically welcomed home to Australia following a highly successful nine-month deployment as part of Operation MANITOU. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC and Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, were joined by family, friends and supporters on the wharf at Fleet Base West on Sunday 14 July 2019 to praise the counter-terrorism efforts of Ballarat’s 200 officers and sailors who seized nearly 20 tonnes of illicit drugs worth an estimated value…

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HMAS Canberra Demonstrate Three Nation Helicopter Capabilities

July 15, 2019 – Training and preparation for battle have been the focus aboard HMAS Canberra during the early days of Exercise TALISMAN SABRE 2019. Following a departure from the Port of Cairns, Queensland, British Royal Marine Commandos joined the Australian Army and United States Marines Corps in intensive rehearsals for the upcoming amphibious landing. Canberra’s Ship’s Company and embarked forces conducted extensive helicopter launch exercises to ensure landing parties will be able to embark swiftly and safely from the ship. As these operations can occur at any time of…

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NCHB, NAVELSG, NGB, and MPSRON Team up to Conduct INLS Training

July 15, 2019 – Navy Cargo Handling Battalion (NCHB) 1, Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1, Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 1 and two reserve components from NCHB 5, and 13 joined forces to conduct joint Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) training on board the Military Sealift Command maritime prepositioning force ship USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008), July 8 – 12. INLS is a floating causeway system comprised of powered and non-powered floating platforms assembled from interchangeable modules used to transfer cargo and vehicles from sealift ships to shore…

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Australian Prime Minister Visits USS Ronald Reagan During Talisman Sabre 2019

July 15 2019 – Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison visited USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) underway in the Coral Sea July 12, during Talisman Sabre. While aboard Ronald Reagan, the Prime Minister met with several senior ranking U.S. Navy officials during a tour of the ship, observed flight operations and spoke with the Ronald Reagan crew during an all hands call. “We couldn’t be more pleased that you’re here and we certainly thank you for your participation,” said Morrison. “It’s particularly an honor to be here in the hangar…

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First Use of Shipboard Option for Maritime Operations Centers Makes Navy More Expeditionary

July 5, 2019 – The Navy’s Shore and Expeditionary Program Office (PMW 790) recently demonstrated the viability of moving maritime operations center (MOC) capabilities and staffs to an expeditionary environment on ships of opportunity. The successful demonstration is a first step toward putting fleet commanders closer to operational activities. Building from a Chief of Naval Operations’ task under the “Strengthen Naval Power at and from the Sea” line of effort in A Design for Maritime Superiority 2.0, PMW 790 developed the Adaptive Force Package (AFP) to deliver the C4I functionality…

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US Navy Contract Announcements July 16, 2019

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is awarded a $40,211,517 modification to previously awarded contract N00024-16-C-5370 to exercise an option for fiscal 2019 production long lead material in support of the production of two AN/SPY-6(V) configuration variants – the SPY-6(V)2 Rotator Radar and the SPY-6(V)3 Fixed Face Radar. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and is expected to be complete by June 2020. Fiscal 2018 and 2017 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $40,211,517 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire…

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