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Changing the Nature of Mine Warfare

More than 90% of the world’s trade happens by sea, so any disruptions to the global flow can have serious consequences. Sea mines are an inexpensive but low-tech weapon that can cause havoc with trade and communication, but Saab’s new MuMNS mine neutralization system could be a breakthrough in countering mine warfare.

U.S., U.K. Ships Operate in the Barents Sea

Four U.S. Navy ships and a Royal Navy ship entered the Barents Sea, working together to conduct maritime security operations in the challenging environmental conditions above the Arctic Circle, May 4, 2020.



Second Unsafe Intercept by Russia in U.S. Sixth Fleet

For the second time in four days, Russian pilots flew in an unsafe and unprofessional manner while intercepting a U.S. Navy P-8A Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft in U.S. Sixth Fleet, April 19, 2020.

VIKING Wins METIS RIBs Order from Hellenic Navy

VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has won an order for eleven (11) METIS RIBs from the Hellenic Navy, in a second deal calling for the company’s Greek branch VIKING Norsafe Life-Saving Equipment Hellas S.A. to supply this daughter craft type to the Greek naval force.
 


USS Porter Continues Operations in Black Sea

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) has been operating in the Black Sea for four days on a U.S. 6th Fleet patrol as of April 16.

Klein Marine Systems Introduces µMA-X Nadir Imaging Sonar

Mitcham Industries, Inc. has announced that its Klein Marine Systems unit has recently delivered the first micro-MA-X (“μMA-X System™”) in support of US NAVY Next Generation Small-Class Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (“UUV”) evaluation sponsored by the Defense Innovation Unit (“DIU”).

Vestdavit Secures Four-Ship Davit Contract with French Navy

Leading boat-handling systems supplier Vestdavit has won a tender from Chantiers de l’Atlantique to supply davit systems for four new logistic support ships due delivery to the French Navy under the FLOTLOG (Flotte Logistique) program.

RH Marine’s System Integration for Combat Support Ship Den Helder

RH Marine will supply and install all energy distribution, automation and bridge systems for the new Combat Support Ship (CSS) Den Helder. The maritime system integrator will use its expertise over the next four years to provide the new support ship with high-quality systems which ensure swift operation and safety for ship and crew.

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