France unveils its defence policy in the Indo-Pacific

June 3, 2019 (Google Translation) – During the 18th edition of the Shangri-La Dialogue, organized every year by the International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore, Florence Parly, French Minister of Defence, delivered to his counterparts the new version of the guidance paper laying out the French defense policy in the Indo-Pacific: “France and security in the Indo-Pacific.” The 2019 edition shows France’s long-term and unremitting commitment to developing useful links and joint actions in favor of our shared security.

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Pacific Partnership 2019 concludes after 7-nation mission

May 28, 2019 – Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) participants embarked aboard USNS Fall River (T-EPF 4) arrived in Singapore May 28, marking the conclusion of the 14th iteration. This was the first year to feature two expeditionary fast transport ships. Fall River and USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) served as the platforms for this year’s mission. Teams attached to the ships made stops in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, and Thailand. Pacific Partnership is the largest annual, multilateral disaster response…

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U.S. Navy CNO, ships and aircraft join IMDEX in Singapore

May 14, 2019 – U.S. Navy ships, aircraft and Sailors participate in the International Maritime Defense Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia 2019 in Singapore, May 14. Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, will join 16 fellow chiefs of navy, five directors of coast guards, senior civilian leaders and defense industry personnel for engagements at IMDEX. In addition to meeting with counterparts, he will deliver remarks at the International Maritime Security Conference (IMSC). “It’s great to be back in the Lion City to meet with regional counterparts and advance dialogue on key…

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ST Engineering Opens IMDEX 2019 with New Designs and Solutions for International Maritime Defence

May 13, 2019 – ST Engineering’s new launches at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) 2019 demonstrate its diverse capabilities as a Total Naval Solutions provider. From smart vessel designs and autonomous solutions, to integrated digital defence technology, the Group is showcasing a broad spectrum of products and solutions spanning the shore to deep sea that will bring enhanced security and operational efficiencies to its partners. New Vessel Designs for Deep Sea Defence & Security Visitors to the show will be among the first to see these new…

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Terma C-Series Combat Suite for Indonesian KCR-60 Vessels

May 13, 2019 – During a signing ceremony in Surabaya, Indonesia, Terma was officially awarded the contract for delivery of a complete C-Series Combat Suite for four KCR-60 vessels of the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL). The scope of supply for each of the vessels will include Terma’s C-Flex Combat Management System, SCANTER 4603 X-Band radar, C-Guard Decoy Launching System, C-Fire Electro Optical Fire Control System, and full system integration of shipborne sensors and effectors such as naval guns and missile systems. In addition, Terma will assume the role of Combat System…

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Warships at IMDEX Asia 2019

The Warships Display offers a rare opportunity to get first-hand experience of the on-board operations and rub shoulders with senior naval officers from various countries. Get up close and personal with over 20 warships from 15 participating navies! Royal Australian Navy (RAN) HMAS CANBERRA (III) Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) Highlights of CANBERRA: The flagship of RAN Able to conduct amphibious operations and land a force of over 1,000 embarked personnel along with all their weapons, ammunition, vehicles Capable of conducting large-scale humanitarian and disaster relief missions Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF)…

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7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge Returns to Singapore

May 6, 2019 – U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), arrived in Singapore for a port visit May 6, marking the ship’s first visit to the Lion City in more than three years. The flagship’s visit underscores a strong navy partnership with the Republic of Singapore Navy based on regular U.S. Navy ship visits, professional exchanges and longstanding participation in exercises, such as CARAT, Pacific Griffin, SEACAT and RIMPAC. RSN also participates in combined operations, such as multi-national counter-piracy efforts in the Gulf of Aiden as part…

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China-Southeast Asian countries joint naval exercise

A total of 13 naval vessels from China and Southeast Asian countries including Thailand, Brunei, Burma, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, steam in formation in the waters off Qingdao, east China’s Shandong Province, during the maritime maneuver phase of the China-Southeast Asian countries joint naval exercise on April 26, 2019. The three-day joint naval exercise, which concluded on April 27, focused on such subjects as formation maneuver, visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS), joint search and rescue and other 5 operations. Photos by Pu Haiyang.

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Terma at IMDEX

March 4, 2019 – 14-16 May 2019. Meet Terma at IMDEX Asia 2017 held at the Changi Exhibition Centre on stand R09. Terma will be present at the 2019 IMDEX Asia exhibition (International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference) on 14-16 May in Singapore. Find Terma at stand no. R09. IMDEX Asia is Asia Pacific’s only dedicated international maritime defence event. Supported by the Republic of Singapore Navy, this biennial exhibition and conference is a one-stop opportunity for key decision makers from the navy and international maritime defence industry to keep abreast…

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HMS Montrose Visits Singapore

February 20, 2019 – Frigate HMS Montrose has begun the latest leg of a 20,000-mile voyage to the Gulf after ten days in Singapore. The Plymouth-based warship used the ten-day break in the Commonwealth nation to allow maintenance to be carried out after a 16,000-mile journey from home via the Caribbean and Pacific. And it allowed the ship’s company an extended break after four months mostly at sea – allowing many sailors to fly loved ones out to join them in the ‘city of the lion’. The ship berthed at…

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Singapore Navy’s First Invincible-Class Submarine Launched

February 18, 2019 – Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen officiated at the launch ceremony of the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)’s first Invincible-class submarine, Invincible, at the Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems Shipyard in Kiel, Germany, on 18 Feb 2019. The submarine was launched by Mrs Ng, wife of Dr Ng. Chief of German Navy Vice-Admiral Andreas Krause, Republic of Singapore Navy’s Chief of Navy Rear-Admiral Lew Chuen Hong and senior defense officials from both countries attended the launch ceremony. Speaking at the ceremony, Ng highlighted that, “The RSN…

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USS Anchorage Arrives in Singapore

January 27, 2019 – USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 26. The port visit offers a chance for Sailors and Marines to enjoy the culture, visit iconic sites and attractions, and the opportunity to rest and relax. “Singapore is a city I’ve always wanted to visit,” Lt. j.g. Sharon Ferracci. “I’m glad we’re here and fortunate enough to make it one of our liberty port calls.” Anchorage’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Committee scheduled events such…

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USS Anchorage Visits Singapore

January 26, 2019 – USS Anchorage (LPD 23) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit, Jan. 26. The port visit offers a chance for Sailors and Marines to enjoy the culture, visit iconic sites and attractions, and the opportunity to rest and relax. “Singapore is a city I’ve always wanted to visit,” Lt. j.g. Sharon Ferracci. “I’m glad we’re here and fortunate enough to make it one of our liberty port calls.” Anchorage’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) committee scheduled events such…

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ST Engineering’s Marine Arm Secures New Contracts

January 14, 2019 – ST Engineering announced today that its Marine arm has won S$560m worth of new contracts in the last quarter of 2018. The award of these contracts demonstrates the sector’s ability to deliver total marine and environmental engineering solutions at its facilities in Singapore and the US. Fast Patrol Boats For the Singapore Police Coast Guard The Ministry of Home Affairs has awarded ST Engineering a contract for the design, construction and maintenance of Fast Patrol Boats for the Singapore Police Coast Guard. Construction of the boats…

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ST Engineering Showcases Solutions To Shape The Maritime Industry At OSEA 2018

November 26, 2018 – ST Engineering will showcase key technological, cybersecurity and greener engineering solutions that will shape the future of the maritime industry at OSEA 2018, Marina Bay Sands from 27-29 November. This will include solutions that drive Smart Autonomous Vessels, Cybersecurity, Scrubber Retrofit, as well as for LNG-powered vessels that could help operators meet stricter IMO regulations in 2020. The Group’s innovative solutions show the way forward for an industry that has become critically dependent on technology. “It’s exciting for us to witness how solutions designed and developed…

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