Newly Commissioned USS Tripoli Departs Shipyard for San Diego

July 24, 2020 – The U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), departed Huntington Ingalls Industries-Ingalls Shipbuilding Division’s shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., July 24, for its San Diego homeport. USS Tripoli was administratively commissioned July 15 and is the third ship to bear the name Tripoli in commemoration of the U.S. Marines and approximately 370 soldiers from…

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FS Entrecasteaux Patrols Wallis and Futuna EEZ

July 24, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed since early July, the Entrecasteaux Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) has patrolled for several days in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Wallis and Futuna. With twelve hours of time difference and more than 16000km separating it from Paris, the territory of Wallis and Futuna is the furthest from the metropolis. It…

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Var in Black Sea

July 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – Departing from Toulon on July 13, the Var command and supply building (BCR) was deployed in the Mediterranean and entered the Black Sea on July 18. After crossing the Bouches de Bonifacio, crossing off the Stromboli, and sailing across the Strait of Messina, the Var entered the Turkish straits on July 18. On this…

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Russia conducts space-based anti-satellite weapons test

July 23, 2020 — U.S. Space Command has evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon. On July 15, Russia injected a new object into orbit from Cosmos 2543, currently Satellite Catalog Number 45915 in Space-Track.org. Russia released this object in proximity to another Russian satellite, which is similar to on-orbit activity conducted by Russia in…

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First New Cape Class Keel Laid

July 22, 2020 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Australia’s Defence Industry Minister, the Honle Melissa Price MP, officially ‘cut metal’ on the second of six new Cape-class patrol boats to be constructed by Austal Australia for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The plate cutting of the second vessel follows the award of the A$324 million contract for…

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Logistics team keeps 7th Fleet armed, fueled, fed in Indo-Pacific

July 22, 2020 – The 7th Fleet is the U.S. Navy’s largest forward-deployed fleet, with hundreds of ships, submarines and aircraft in the theater on any given day. That steady presence would not be possible without the responsive, resilient sustainment provided by the replenishment team at Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific (COMLOG WESTPAC) / Task Force 73 (CTF 73) and…

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