Monday, October 18, 2021

Miscellaneous

Iran-Pakistan join forces in shipbuilding & submarine maintenance

During Iran's Chief of Staff's visit to the shipyards in Karachi last week, the two countries agreed to collaborate closely on the building and maintenance of ships and submarines. A report published by IRNA stated that during a meeting and...

Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R Helo Ditches, Crew Safe

The Australian Defence Force has announced that a Royal Australian Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Romeo Seahawk helicopter ditched in the Philippine Sea overnight on October 13/14. Three aircrews to the MH-60R helicopter has been safely rescued after ditching their helicopter....

Nigerian Navy orders new survey vessel from French Shipyard

Following the delivery of the 60-meter NNS Lana hydrographic survey vessel from Ocea earlier this year, the Nigerian Navy has placed an order for a 35-meter hydrographic survey vessel from the French shipyard. On October 12, Ocea announced a deal...

NATO MCM force pays a visit to Georgia

Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2), comprised of the Spanish flagship ESPS Rayo, the Bulgarian minesweeper BGS Shkval, the Italian ship ITS Viareggio, the Romanian ship ROS Lt Lupu Dinescu, and the Turkish ship TCG Edincik, visited Batumi,...

Naval Group delivers 3rd OPV 87 to Argentina

OPV 87 A.R.A. Storni, the third of four Argentine Navy offshore patrol vessels (OPV) built by Naval Group, was delivered on October 13 in the presence of Captain Santiago Villemur, the Argentine Navy's representative in France. A.R.A. Storni has been...

Spanish shipyard delivers 4 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy

According to African defense media outlet DefenceWeb, Spain's Grup Aresa Internacional has supplied four Aresa 1700 inshore patrol boats to the Nigerian Navy. Last month, the business announced that the boats had been dispatched, signalling the end of sea trials,...

A Nuclear Engineer and his wife are arrested by the FBI for selling US Navy Submarine Reactor Data to a Foreign Country

According to court documents, a US Navy nuclear engineer and his wife were charged with repeatedly attempting to pass secrets about US nuclear submarines to a foreign government in an alleged espionage scheme found by the FBI. The investigation...

11 sailors injured after USS Connecticut ‘struck an object’ underwater in the South China Sea

The U.S. Navy's Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) struck an object while submerged on the afternoon of Oct. 2, while operating in international waters in the Indo-Pacific region, the US Pacific Fleet stated on Oct.7. The...

RTsys delivers 2 SEMA ASW training targets to the Dutch Navy

Two SEMA anti-submarine warfare training targets were delivered to the Royal Netherlands Navy by the acoustic solutions vendor RTsys by the end of September 2021. At the beginning of 2021, the Royal Netherlands Navy placed an order for seven...

Estonia selects Blue Spear land-to-sea missile system

The Estonian Defense Forces are due to receive the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)-made Blue Spear land-to-sea missile system, IAI said in a statement on 6 October. According to the statement, the Estonian Centre for Defence Investment (ECDI) signed a contract...

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