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Juan Sebastián de Elcano Stops in Montevideo

January 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – Between January 7 and 12, the “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” school ship made a stopover in Montevideo, which has been the sixth scale of the XCII Instruction Cruise. Montevideo was a port of land 500 years ago by the Magallanes-Elcano expedition in its effort to discover the sea passage to what was then known as…

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Presentation of the book “The Spanish Navy in the Philippines 1700-1900”

January 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – Next Tuesday, January 21 will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Navy Headquarters, the presentation of the work “The Spanish Navy in the Philippines 1700-1900” by Mr. Alejandro Anca Alamillo. The event will be opened by José Ramón Vallespín Gómez, ship captain and Director of the Department of Studies and…

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ARA Bouchard Departs for Argentina

January 15, 2020 (Google Translation) – This morning at 7 (11 am from France), the ARA “Bouchard” (P-51) ocean patrolman, commanded by Frigate Captain Daniel Eduardo Giudici, sailed from the Naval Base in Toulon. The unit began its voyage in which it will cross the Atlantic Ocean towards Buenos Aires, prior to the resupply of logistics in the port of Rio…

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Patria Delivers First Modernized Hamina Class FAC

January 15, 2020 – Patria has delivered the first modernized Hamina class missile boat Tornio to the Finnish Defence Forces. In the Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU) project four vessels will be overhauled and modernized, and all the new capabilities will be in use in the Finnish Navy during 2021. Patria acts as the prime contractor, designer and the lead system integrator.…

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Boeing Announces Fourth-Quarter Deliveries

January 14, 2020 – The Boeing Company announced today deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the fourth quarter of 2019. Major program deliveries during the fourth quarter, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parentheses) were as follows: Defense, Space & Security Programs 4th Quarter 2019 Year-to- Date 2019 AH-64 Apache (New) 10 37 AH-64 Apache (Remanufactured)…

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Royal Navy Nearing IOC for MCM USV Operations

January 13, 2020 – Unmanned mine hunters and survey technology will soon be on frontline duties with the Royal Navy. Specialist autonomous kit has now been handed over into military service and will be on live operations from March. Sailors trained in this of type mission will be stationed at HMNB Clyde, where the remotely operated kit, including submersibles and…

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Future Submarine Program — Transition to Design

January 14, 2020 Introduction 1.1 The Department of Defence (Defence) is in the process of acquiring 12 new submarines. The ‘Future Submarine’ fleet is to replace the fleet of six Collins class submarines currently operated by the Royal Australian Navy (Navy), which without an extension to their service life, are due to be withdrawn from service by 2036. 1.2 In 2016 Defence…

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Northern Fleet Resumes Submersible Training

January 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Northern Fleet hosted the first in the new year training of search and rescue support forces with the participation of the AS-34 underwater manned vehicle designed to rescue emergency submarine crews. The crew of the device fulfilled the tasks of surface and underwater maneuvering in the Kola Bay. AS-34 was launched from the…

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Naviris, the JV between Fincantieri and Naval Group is now fully operational

January 14, 2020 – The first board meeting of Naviris, the joint venture between Fincantieri and Naval Group, took place. This partnership cements the shared desire of the two companies to build a future of excellence for the shipbuilding industry and Navies. The Alliance is the natural evolution of the historical partnership already existing between two world leaders. With more than twenty…

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Unprecedented Number of Crew Kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea

January 14, 2020 – Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report. In 2019, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre received 162 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, in comparison to 201 reported…

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