Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Iran’s Navy Chief: Iran’s presence in the Atlantic is a response to the US’ claims

The commander of the Iranian Navy, Hossein Khanzadi, has said that the presence of its vessels in the Atlantic Ocean “is a response to the US claims that Iran would never be able to have a presence in the...

Italian Navy decommissions ITS Espero after 36 years of service

Italian Navy decommissioned 36-year-old Maestrale class frigate ITS Espero on June 30, 2021, with a ceremony held at Naval Base in Taranto. Espero (F 576) is the seventh ship of the Maestrale-class frigate of the Italian Navy. She was laid down on 1 August 1982...

USS Gettysburg catches on fire in repair yard, 4 sailors treated at hospital

4 sailors taken to hospital, later released after fire on USS Gettysburg. The U.S. Navy said four sailors were injured after a fire aboard the USS Gettysburg Wednesday (July 7) night at BAE Systems Ship Repair. The ship’s force and...

Spain assumes the command of the NATO MCM group SNMCMG2

In a ceremony in June, Captain Javier Nuñez de Prado Aparicio of the Spanish Navy assumed command of Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) from Commander Gregory Guiran of the French Navy in Cartagena, Spain, NATO Maritime Command...

Germany signs deal to procure five P-8A Poseidon MPAs

The German Ministry of Defense today signed a letter of offer and acceptance for five Boeing P-8A Poseidon aircraft under the U.S. government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process, Boeing announced. The US State Department had approved the sale of five...

Danish companies team up to deliver new vessel to Royal Danish Navy

Odense Maritime Technology, Terma and PensionDanmark announce joint candidacy for the full-range delivery of the Royal Danish Navy’s new vessels. According to a press release issued by Terma, the parties behind the Defense Agreement has decided to initiate a development...

Indian frigate “INS Tabar” visits Alexandria, Egypt

Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate, INS Tabar arrived at Alexandria on 27 June 2021 for two days as part of a goodwill visit, the Indian Navy announced. India and Egypt share warm bilateral relations and ships of the Indian Navy have...

BAE Systems begins construction of 3rd Type 26 frigate

In a steel-cut ceremony at BAE Systems’ shipyard in Glasgow, His Royal Highness, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, set the plasma cutting machine to work on the first plate of steel for the third Type 26 frigate, HMS BELFAST,...

China and Vietnam navies conduct joint patrol in Beibu Gulf

Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command and the Vietnam People's Navy wrapped up the 30th joint patrol in the Beibu Gulf on June 25, China Military reported. China and Vietnam each deployed two naval vessels to participate in this joint patrol....

Russia’s Project 20380 corvette Rezkiy rolls out from slipway

Russia's Project 20380 corvette Rezkiy was rolled out from the slipway with a ceremony held on the foundation of Amur Shipyard’s 85th anniversary, TASS Agency reported. "Today, an official ceremony was held at the Amur Shipyard in the city of...
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