OCTOBER 2019 news

Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security

Two project 636.3 diesel electric submarines - the Ufa and the Magadan - will be laid down at Admiralty Shipyards enterprise in St. Petersburg on November 1, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, the commander-in-chief of the Russian Navy, said at a working meeting held in the Admiralty building. The gathering was devoted to the construction of serial project 636.3 diesel-electric submarines for the Pacific Fleet, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

A British F-35 Lightning stealth fighter ‘tooled up’ for the first time on the deck of a Royal Navy aircraft carrier. Loaded on to this state-of-the-art jet from 17 (Test and Evaluation) is the weaponry it would typically carry on a strike mission: 22,000lb of destructive and defensive power.

The nominee to be commander of U.S. Strategic Command told lawmakers at his confirmation hearing today that adoption of a "no first use" policy for nuclear weapons is a bad idea. "My best military advice would be to not adopt a no first use policy," said Navy Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The cutting of the first sheet of the defense and intervention frigate (FDI) took place on the Naval Group site in Lorient. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, the General Delegate for Armament, Joel Barre, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Prazuck, his Greek counterpart, Vice Admiral Nikolaos Tsounis, numerous foreign delegations, and Naval Group Chairman and CEO Hervé Guillou.

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