OCTOBER 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced today that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering (TBE) in Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a sole-source contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for the follow-on production of MK11 Shallow Water Combat Submersible (SWCS) Systems. The contract, including all options, is valued at $178 million.

A group of the Pacific Fleet’s ships consisting of the Varyag missile cruiser and the Admiral Panteleyev large anti-submarine ship arrived on October 17, to the main naval base of Thailand, Sattahip, the fleet’s press service told journalists.

Based in Nouméa and Papeete respectively, the Overseas Support and Assistance Buildings (French: BSAOM) "D'Entrecasteaux" and "Bougainville" made a junction in the middle of their respective deployments in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. This unprecedented meeting was an opportunity for both crews to compare their experience in order to optimize their respective organizations and joint action capacity.

As a result of self-reliance of this significant improvements, the Indigenous Submarine Project (MILDEN-Milli Denizalti), which has been planned to be launched for a long time with the aim of equipping Turkish Naval Forces with submarines produced with national means, has been officially launched.

From September 30 to October 8, 2019, the Andromeda tripartite minehunter (CMT) was deployed in an area from Cherbourg (50) to Cayeux (80) for a mine warfare mission. The Navy acts daily to secure the French coast and the seabed. This mission is part of regular deployments of CMTs in the Channel and the North Sea to detect, neutralize or destroy unexploded ordnance at sea.

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