Accenture Assists Navantia in Design, Development and Implementation of Advanced Technologies to Improve Shipbuilding

December 5, 2019 – Accenture has been selected to assist Navantia, Spain’s largest builder of military and civilian vessels, with the design, development and implementation of “Shipyard 4.0,” a new technology platform that leverages digital technologies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ship design and construction. The platform will employ capabilities such as digital twins, modelling and simulation, and…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano Crosses Atlantic Entirely by Sail

February 15, 2019 (Google Translation) – The ship-school “Juan Sebastián de Elcano”, that is realizing his XCI cruise of instruction of midshipmen, has completed his seventh crossing of the Atlantic Ocean entirely to sail, sixth sailing towards the West, in his more than 90 years of service. The veteran brigantine-schooner, went to sea on January 21 from Santa Cruz de…

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Spanish Navy celebrates the 30th anniversary of Cooperation Agreement with the United States

November 29, 2018 (Google Translation) – On the morning of today, the ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the cooperation agreement for the defense between the Kingdom of Spain and the United States of America took place at the facilities of the Rota Naval Base. The act was co-chaired by the Chief Admiral of the Arsenal of Cádiz, Vice…

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SENER and Babcock deliver the sixth upgraded AB-212 helicopter unit to the Spanish Navy

October 29, 2018 – SENER and Babcock have delivered the sixth helicopter to successfully complete its life extension program (PEVH in its Spanish acronym) to the Spanish Defence Ministry’s General Armaments and Materials Department (DGAM in its Spanish acronym). Thanks to this program, seven Spanish Navy AB-212 helicopters that became operational in 1974 will have their useful life extended by…

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Minister of Defense inaugurates the exhibition “Asia and the Naval Museum”

September 20, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, has presided today the opening ceremony of the temporary exhibition “Asia and the Naval Museum”, held at the Madrid headquarters of this museum. In his opinion, this exhibition will be “a milestone” more in the Hispanic-Asian relations. In fact, the exhibition aims to value a unique collection both…

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Inauguration of the exhibition “Sea of ​​wings” in the Naval Museum

Google Translation The Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy inaugurated during the morning of today in the Naval Museum, the temporary exhibition “Sea of ​​Wings”, of which the Admiral D. Javier Pery Paredes is commissioner. It was also attended by the General Head of the Air Staff, General Air Javier Salto Martínez-Avial. [smartslider3 slider=47] During his presentation, Admiral Pery,…

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Spanish Government Receives Request to Name Warship for Bernardo de Gálvez

From the National Park Service website Bernardo Vicente Apolinar de Gálvez What historical ties does a Spanish governor of Louisiana have with British St. Augustine? What ties unite Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Natchez, Mississippi? During the American Revolution, these towns, like St. Augustine, were all part of British Florida, and all but St. Augustine were captured…

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