Thursday, July 29, 2021

Miscellaneous

Vietnamese Naval Ships arrive in Vladivostok for Russian Navy Day

Vietnamese naval ships arrived in Vladivostok in the Russian Far East to take part in the celebrations of Russia’s Navy Day, the press office of the Russian Pacific Fleet reported on Thursday (Jul 22). "Two missile frigates of the Vietnamese...

Leonardo’s AW101 makes debut for the Polish Navy

The Polish Navy’s first AW101 (ZR285) achieved its first flight yesterday at the Leonardo Company’s site in Yeovil, Leonardo announced. The flight demonstrated functional checks of the main airframe systems as well as the control system, and engine-handling checks...

Naval Group signed a deal to provide maintenance support to French nuclear subs

Naval Group and the Fleet Support Service have signed a contract for the operational maintenance of the French Navy’s nuclear attack submarines (SSN) which will be in force for over three years and is worth several hundred million euros. According...

U.S. Navy Christens the 1st Ship in the T-AO Fleet Oiler Program

The future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the first ship in the U.S. Navy’s John Lewis-class fleet oiler program, was christened July 17 during a ceremony in San Diego, the U.S. Navy announced. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), served as...

Indian frigate INS Tabar visits Brest, France

As part of the ongoing Overseas Deployment, INS Tabar entered the Port of Brest, France on 12 July 2021. The ship was received by a Ceremonial Guard of the French Navy on arrival in Port, the Indian Navy announced. Mr...

USS Ross and USNS Yuma Depart the Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) and Military Sealift Command (MSC) Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Yuma (T-EPF 8) began their regularly scheduled southbound transit from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea after concluding maritime...

Canada takes delivery of the 2nd Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessel HMCS Margaret Brooke

The Royal Canadian Navy has taken delivery of the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship HMCS Margaret Brooke during a ceremony held at CFB Halifax, the Royal Canadian Armed Forces announced. The delivery is completed just a few weeks after...

European Commission selects Naval Group Belgium for MIRICLE project

In the frame of the EDIDP (European Defence Industrial Development Programme) and in line with the PESCO project MAS MCM (Maritime semi- Autonomous Mine Counter Measures) Naval Group Belgium, a 100% subsidiary of Naval Group, will lead the MIRICLE...

USS Benfold’s deployment near Paracel Islands arises tensions between the U.S. & China

According to a press release issued by the U.S. Navy, USS Benfold (DDG 65) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the vicinity of the Paracel Islands (China calls Xisha Islands), consistent with international law on 12 July. "Unlawful and sweeping...

Morocco in talks with Italy to procure 2 FREMM Frigates

According to Rivista Italia Defense (RID) magazine, Morocco has been in talks with Fincantieri to enforce its Navy with two Bergamini class multimission frigates. The sources underlined that the discussions are ongoing between Morocco and Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. Morocco also...
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