Norfolk-based E-2 Hawkeye Crashes, Crew Recovered

August 31, 2020 – An E-2C Hawkeye, assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron (VAW) 120 Fleet Replacement Squadron onboard Naval Station Norfolk, crashed in the vicinity of Wallops Island, Aug. 31. The E-2 crashed at approximately 4:05 p.m. The two pilots and two crew members bailed out of the aircraft safely. At the time of the crash, the E-2…

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Project 22160 Pavel Derzhavin Conducts Weapons Trials in the Black Sea

August 31, 2020 (Google Translation) – The crew of the newest project 22160 patrol ship “Pavel Derzhavin”, built for the Black Sea Fleet (BSF), conducted the first artillery fire in the Black Sea. The event was held at the maritime combat training range as part of the ship’s state tests. During the 3rd exit of the ship to sea, the…

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Multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific 2020 concludes

August 31, 2020 – The international maritime exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2020 concluded Aug. 31 following two weeks of at-sea-only training events conducted around the Hawaiian Islands. This year’s event included 53 replenishment-at-sea events, 101 pallets of cargo distributed, over 16,000 rounds of small arms munitions shot, over 1,000 large caliber weapons fired, 13 missiles expended, and 1,100…

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Patrol boat “Sibbald” celebrates 24 years of service in the extreme south

September 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – During this time, the Chilean Navy Unit has traveled more than 412 thousand nautical miles, which is equivalent to 19 times around the globe. The General Service Patrol Boat (PSG-78) “Piloto George Sibbald” was the sixth Unit of the “Taitao” project, officially delivered to the Chilean Navy on September 4, 1996 at the ASMAR…

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Chilean Scorpene Trains in Southern Waters

September 3, 2020 (Google Translation) – Within the framework of the operations planned annually by the Naval Operations Command, a “Scorpene Class” submarine (believed to be O’Higgins) dependent on the Submarine Force is carrying out characteristic operations in the southern zone. These also include tasks of maritime audits in the jurisdiction of the Third Naval Zone. The staff of the…

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Taiwan Denies US Aircraft Operating From Their Territory

September 1, 2020 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “US military planes are suspected to be flying from Taiwan to Japan?” Yiqing, the Air Force Command solemnly refuted this (31) day. This is false information and completely inconsistent with the facts. The Air Force Command pointed out that the false information released by the Chinese Communist Party’s…

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Aegis combat system upgrade unlocks increased air and missile defence capability

September 1, 2020 – The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s national security with Navy’s Hobart Class destroyers set to undergo an Aegis combat system upgrade which will increase the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) air and missile defence capability. The Hobart Class will also have an Australian developed interface installed to integrate the Aegis combat system with the rest of the…

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