Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Miscellaneous

Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans escorted a Russian warship.

Royal Navy frigate HMS St Albans escorted a Russian warship through the North Sea and areas of UK interest on Christmas Day. The Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate was called upon to sail on 23 December and keep watch on the...

Russian Oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, Baltic Fleet, enters Mediterranean

The oceanographic research ship Admiral Vladimirsky, the Baltic Fleet, being on long-distance mission, has completed its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean Sea. In course of the mission, the crew will perform a great deal of...

USS James E. Williams Returns Home.

The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to its Naval Station Norfolk homeport Dec. 23, completing a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. The ship departed May 23, to support anti-submarine...

Couple makes Canadian naval history for commanding same warship

While most couples share a home and a bed, Nova Scotia’s Chris and Victoria Devita also share a warship. The lieutenant-commanders made Canadian Naval history this year as the first couple to have commanded the same vessel, HMCS Glace Bay. "It...

Type 125 frigate BADEN-WURTTEMBERG

New German Type 125 frigate BADEN-WURTTEMBERG returned to builders at Blohm + Voss in Hamburg to fix numerous software and hardware problems - first time German Navy has rejected a ship that had already been delivered.

Royal Australian Navy’s new capability

The Royal Australian Navy is set to become the first foreign force using Raytheon’s sensor-netting system that creates a real-time composite network picture for operators at sea. Raytheon’s Cooperative Engagement Capability system – a key enabler of the U.S. Navy’s...

Saudi Arabia to receive guided missiles from Raytheon in $302.4 million deal

Raytheon will provide Saudi Arabian military forces with 618 hard-target-penetrating and data-linked medium-range precision-guided missiles, AGM-154 Block III C Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW), air-to-ground unitary-variant missiles under terms of a $302.4 million order announced last week. The AGM-154C JSOW uses...

Leak found on HMS Queen Elizabeth.

The UK's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leaking because of a faulty seal. The Royal Navy's future flagship, which was commissioned by the Queen earlier this month in Portsmouth, has a problem with one of its propeller shafts. The...

Japan to buy Aegis Ashore missile defense systems

Japan’s Cabinet on Tuesday (19 Dec) approved a plan to purchase a set of costly land-based U.S. missile combat systems to increase the country’s defense capabilities amid escalating threats from North Korea. The approval will allow the Defense Ministry to...

HII gets $63m contract for USS Fitzgerald repair

Huntington Ingalls has won $63 million modification contract for the execution of USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) emergent repair and restoration. This effort shall provide for the initial collision ripout phase of an availability which will include a combination of maintenance,...

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