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JFD unveils fourth-generation ‘agile’ submarine rescue system

JFD unveils fourth-generation ‘agile’ submarine rescue system

JFD’s latest submarine rescue system is designed for accelerated mobilisation, optimised transportability, improved configurability and greater versatility, writes David Foxwell Subsea engineering and services group JFD has unveiled a fourth-generation submarine rescue system conceived to afford reduced response time and a high level of mobilisation flexibility. Developed in order to simplify transportation and improve system […]

Construction of sixth ESB underway

Construction of sixth ESB underway

Construction started on the sixth Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB), the future USNS Hector A Cafferata Jr (ESB 8) at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (GD NASSCO) on 8 August 2023. ESBs are designed to be flexible and used in a range of military operations supporting multiple operational phases, similar to the Expeditionary Transfer […]

Australian Defence Force to purchase smart sea mines

Australian Defence Force to purchase smart sea mines

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) is to acquire a new generation of smart sea mines, which will significantly enhance its mining capability. The mines will be deployable from submarines, ships and aircraft. Following evaluation of market options last year, the Defence Force selected RWM Italia to provide the capability under a multimillion-dollar contract. RWM Italia […]

US Navy names future USNS Navajo

US Navy names future USNS Navajo

The US Navy named the first Navajo-class towing, salvage and rescue ship, USNS Navajo (T-ATS 6), in a ceremony on 26 August 2023 in Houma, Louisiana. The future USNS Navajo will be operated by the Military Sealift Command. The vessels will replace the existing Powhatan-class T-ATF fleet ocean tugs and Safeguard-class T-ARS rescue and salvage […]

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