Essex ARG Returns From Deployment

March 1, 2019 – Sailors and Marines of the Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) returned to their homeport of San Diego, following a successful deployment to the Indo-Pacific, Middle East, Mediterranean, and Horn of Africa regions, March 1. More than 4,500 Sailors and Marines of the Essex ARG and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in support of regional security, stability, and the free flow of maritime commerce. “This deployment was a great example of dynamic force employment,” said…

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French Training Squadron Visits Gabon

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) – Currently deployed as part of the Corymbe mission, the Task Group 451.04 composed of the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the high-seas patrol boat Commander Birot made a stopover in Gabon. While participating in the regeneration of the two ships and crews, the few days at the dock in Port-Gentil have consolidated the ties that bind France and Gabon in terms of maritime safety. The highlight of the Task Group’s presence in Gabon was the organization on 18 February of a VIP Day that…

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USCGC Sequoia Returns to Guam From Patrol

March 1, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Sequoia (WLB 215) returned to Apra Harbor, Guam, following a multi-cutter patrol in response to Super Typhoon Wutip, Monday. Super Typhoon Wutip was the strongest February storm in the Western Pacific Ocean in 70 years. While underway the Sequoia led a typhoon avoidance group with the two 110-foot Island Class Patrol Boats from Guam. “Our mission is two-fold in a situation like Typhoon Wutip,” said Lt. Cmdr. Christian Adams, commanding officer, Sequoia. “The first is to protect our response capabilities during the storm…

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US Navy Contracts Announcements March 12, 2019

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. – Marine Systems, Sunnyvale, California, is awarded a $273,053,534 cost-plus incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for technical engineering services, design and development engineering, component and full scale test and evaluation engineering, and tactical underwater launcher hardware production to support the development and production of the Common Missile Compartment. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, California (55 percent); Ridgecrest, California (20 percent); Cape Canaveral, Florida (10 percent); Bangor, Washington (5 percent); Kings Bay, Georgia (5 percent); Barrow-In-Furness, England (2 percent); New London, Connecticut (1 percent); Quonset Point, Rhode…

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Pacific Fleet’s Primorye Flotilla Conducts ASW Training

March 1, 2019 (Google Translation) -Today, during a planned anti-submarine tactical exercise, major anti-submarine ships Admiral Panteleyev and Admiral Vinogradov of the Primorye Flotilla of the Pacific Fleet, in the waters of Peter the Great Bay, trained to search, track and destroy a submarine. One of the fleet diesel submarines simulated an adversary. Along with the ship’s search facilities, the IL-38 anti-submarine aircraft and the deck-based Ka-27PL naval aviation helicopters, which used lowered sonar stations, were involved in locating the submarine. After establishing contact with the submarine, the anti-submarine ships…

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HMS Enterprise Honors Wartime Wrecks

February 28,2019 – The rainbow colored ‘bar’ in these images give no clue to the tragedy which they disguise. This is the wreck of wartime submarine HMS Vandal, resting on the seabed off the Isle of Arran as she has done for the past 76 years – as seen through the underwater ‘eyes’ of HMS Enterprise. The boat was lost on trials in February 1943 – just four days after she was commissioned – entombing all 37 men aboard. Vandal’s wreck was only discovered by minehunters HMS Hurworth 25 years…

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Project 11356 Admiral Essen Deploys to Mediterranean

March 1 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Black Sea Fleet (BSF) “Admiral Essen” makes a planned transition from Sevastopol to the Mediterranean Sea. For the crew of a warship, it is the first long-distance cruise this year, during which the Black Sea forces will operate as part of the permanent compound of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean. In preparation for the march at the station of permanent deployment and at sea, the crew of the frigate conducted naval exercises of various subjects in accordance with the…

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Baltiysk Marks 63rd Anniversary

March 1 2019 (Google Translation) – The commander of the Baltic Fleet, Admiral Alexander Nosatov, congratulated the sailors of the Baltic naval base on the 63rd anniversary of the formation of the association. At the end of the 2018 school year, the Baltic Naval Base (BVMB), commanded by Rear Admiral Alexei Peshkov, was recognized as the best naval association. The combat training plan for ships and base units is 100% complete. These are about 200 combat exercises, including rocket, artillery and torpedo firing, mine laying, depth bombing, anti-mine exercises. Over…

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Yaroslav Mudriy Undergoing Post-Refit Trials

March 1 2019 (Google Translation) – The crew of the Baltic Fleet patrol ship “Yaroslav Mudriy” in the course of planned exercises in combat training grounds at sea carried out electronic launches from the Uran missile system and air defense systems on ships and aerial targets of the enemy. The exit of the ship to the Baltic Sea was carried out within the framework of working out the second course task K-2. In the course of solving the problems of conducting a sea battle with ships, the specialists of the…

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