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Re: The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy
« Reply #300 on: February 04, 2019, 12:27:25 »
ASW facility near Norfolk, Virginia--RCN and RCAF?

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US, UK celebrate expanded undersea surveillance capabilities

The US and UK can now benefit from a new state-of-the-art Integrated Undersea Surveillance System operations floor at Naval Ocean Processing Facility (NOPF) Dam Neck, say the US Navy.

The US Navy say that the new operations floor comes equipped with improved surveillance technologies for faster input and analysis of international waters, providing vital information for the United States and the United Kingdom.

“The new operations watch floor is a fantastic addition to our capabilities,” said Cmdr. Aaron Holdaway in a release, commanding officer NOPF Dam Neck.

“This is cutting-edge technology that has been years in the making between the United Kingdom and the United States to develop and to get installed into this building. It comes along with new software, new hardware and new mission capabilities marking a true achievement between our two countries.”

The surveillance team collaborates with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force to conduct wide area maritime surveillance, providing critical information to both countries [emphasis added].

“The Sailors and Airmen, both US and UK, are what makes NOPF Dam Neck such a formidable asset in the battle for undersea dominance,” said Rear Adm. Paul Halton, OBE, Commander, Maritime Operations Royal Navy...

According to the release:

“The NOPF team works tirelessly, 24/7, 365 days a year, to monitor the ocean night and day in the spirit of the undersea warrior motto, ‘Nyns Us Convya Y’n Downder,’ which translates from Cornish to ‘No Sanctuary in the Deep.’..

The NOPF international team also has direct links to associated surveillance towed array sensor system (SURTASS) ships, gathering long-term acoustic, oceanographic, and hydrographic information.
https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/us-uk-celebrate-expanded-undersea-surveillance-capabilities/

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Re: The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy
« Reply #301 on: February 04, 2019, 21:14:13 »
ASW facility near Norfolk, Virginia--RCN and RCAF?

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According to the article, we didn't pay and didn't want to play.  Is anyone surprised we're not 'part of the team'?   :dunno:

Maybe we've got a few exchange positions (I've no idea, truthfully...) but that isn't really...well, anything, really.
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Re: The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy
« Reply #302 on: February 04, 2019, 22:16:25 »
This sort of thing used to be run through Trinity...perhaps after butt-wad committed treason, they deliberately left us out?

Perhaps deservedly so?
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Re: The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy
« Reply #303 on: February 04, 2019, 23:40:05 »
We have sailors at the facility in Whidbey Island, WA.


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Re: The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy
« Reply #304 on: May 29, 2019, 20:12:41 »
Revived USN Second Fleet ready to go, Russkies much in mind (and parts of Arctic):

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U.S. 2nd Fleet Declares Operational Capability Ahead of Major European Exercise

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. – A year after it was established, the reborn U.S. 2nd Fleet has reached an initial operational capability ahead of leading a major European exercise next month.

The designation means the command, led by Vice Adm. Andrew “Woody” Lewis, will be able to command and control naval forces on its own, the Navy said.

“U.S. 2nd Fleet exercises operational and administrative authorities over assigned ships, aircraft and landing forces on the East Coast and the North Atlantic. Additionally, it plans and conducts maritime, joint and combined operations as well as trains and recommends certification of combat-ready naval forces for maritime employment and operations around the globe,” reads a statement from 2nd Fleet.
“By focusing on the high-end training and employment of assigned assets, the new 2nd Fleet will be postured to support the employment of forces, whether that is on the western side of the Atlantic, the eastern side of the Atlantic or up into the Arctic,” read a statement from 2nd Fleet.

Announced in May 2018, the new numbered fleet was created as the Russian submarine threat in the Atlantic has grown, with Moscow fielding a new and more capable fleet of attack boats armed with long-range cruise missiles that can threaten mainland Europe [emphasis added--and North America]. The activation of the command followed the declaration of a new era of great power competition by then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis that put Russia and China at the forefront of U.S. planning.

“The North Atlantic has some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, and with the opening of waterways in the Arctic, this traffic will only grow,” Lewis said in a statement. “This is a fact acknowledged by both our allies and competitors, and as such, it is critically important U.S. 2nd Fleet reinvigorates the way our forces are employed in this influential theater.”

While the boundaries and overlap of responsibility of 2nd Fleet and the Italy-based U.S. 6th Fleet are still in flux, there are indications that 2nd Fleet will command and control forces from Norfolk, past the Greenland-Iceland-U.K. gap and into the Arctic and Barents Seas to support a theater anti-submarine warfare mission [emphasis added].

The declaration comes ahead of next month’s Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, which will be led by 2nd Fleet and include NATO and other partner nations centered around the Baltic Sea...
https://news.usni.org/2019/05/29/u-s-2nd-fleet-declares-operational-capability-ahead-of-major-european-exercise

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Re: The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy
« Reply #306 on: July 02, 2019, 16:05:21 »
Fire kills 14 Russian sailors amid submarine speculation
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Fire broke out on one of the Russian navy's deep-sea research submersibles, and toxic fumes from the blaze killed 14 sailors aboard, Russia's Defence Ministry said Tuesday, although it released few details about the disaster or the vessel involved.

The Defence Ministry did not say how many sailors were aboard the vessel during Monday's fire, whether there were any survivors or if it was submerged at the time. But Russian media reported it was the country's most secret submersible, a nuclear-powered vessel designed for sensitive missions at great depths.

President Vladimir Putin, who came under criticism for his handling of the Kursk nuclear submarine disaster in 2000 that killed 118 sailors, cancelled a scheduled appearance and immediately summoned Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu for a briefing on the blaze, which was under investigation.
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Re: The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy
« Reply #307 on: July 02, 2019, 23:21:50 »
RIP and prayers for their families.