December 2016 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

GDEB to Christen the 5th Virginia-class Block III Submarine, the future USS Colorado, on Saturday
USS Colorado SSN 788 Virginia class submarine
General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB) will christen Colorado (SSN-788), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

Royal Canadian Navy Experimenting with Unmanned Capabilities at Sea
RQ 20 Puma Unmanned Aerial Vehicle RCN Canada
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has been actively pursuing, on a modest and experimental basis, a number of remote technology capabilities in each of the three maritime domains: air, surface and sub-surface. As technologies mature and evolve, the RCN is anticipating the gradual introduction of remotely piloted vehicles, or unmanned vehicles, in all three of these maritime dimensions...

Russian Aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov named among best units of Northern Fleet
Russia aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov
The crew of the Admiral Kuznetsov (NATO reporting name: Kuznetsov-class) aircraft carrier under the command of Captain 1st Rank Sergei Artamonov has been recognized as one of the best Northern Fleet units in Academic Year 2016, Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, said at a briefing during an enlarged session of the fleet’s Military Council.

Defence Ministers from Belgium & Netherlands Sign MoU on Common Procurement of Vessels
Belgium Netherlands MoU
The Belgian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy will replace their existing mine counter measure vessels and frigates with vessels of the same type. The ministers of both countries signed a memorandum of understanding yesterday in Brussels. Belgium also sees opportunity to provide crew members for the Joint Support Ship logistic Zr. Ms. Karel Doorman. Netherlands will assist in the training of the Belgian Light Brigade amphibious.

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