Vietnam Calls for Humane Treatment of Fishermen by China

November 4, 2020 (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyễn Quốc Dũng stressed the need to promote “dialogue and cooperation between ASEAN and China in ensuring just and humane treatment of fishermen,” especially those who are in danger, as a priority area of cooperation between the two sides. He made the statement at the “Workshop on Promoting Cooperation…

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UK & France Mark 10 Years of Naval Cooperation

November 4, 2020 (Google Translation) – In 2010, the signing of the Lancaster House agreements structured an already very advanced naval cooperation. For 10 years, France and the United Kingdom have been working on setting up a capability enabling French and British forces to deploy, at low notice, a joint joint expeditionary force CJEF. 2012 and 2015: the Corsican Lion…

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Spain Deploys Cristobal Colon to SNMG2

November 4, 2020 – Today the farewell ceremony for the frigate Cristóbal Colón (F-105) took place at the Ferrol Arsenal, which was chaired by the Commander of the 31st Surface Squadron, Captain Santiago Vila Barrón. Due to the current situation of COVID-19, the act has been developed under a strict series of prevention measures. Christopher Columbus plans to arrive in…

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US/Bangladesh Navies Together in Bay of Bengal and Virtually during CARAT 2020

November 4, 2020 – The U.S. and Bangladesh navies expand relationships and broaden maritime awareness during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2020, commencing Nov. 4. CARAT Bangladesh 2020 demonstrates the U.S.’s continuing commitment to working with the Bangladesh military to address shared maritime security concerns in the region and strengthen our partnership to ensure a free and open…

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US Navy Amends CVN 79 Contract to Add F-35C Support During Construction

November 3, 2020 – The Navy announced F-35C modifications to the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) yesterday, under a contract structure now in place to deliver the second Ford-class aircraft carrier, employing a single-phase acquisition strategy, versus a two-phase strategy, as originally planned. “Shifting to single phase and incorporating the F-35C modifications will enable the delivery of a…

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DSCA Approves MQ-9B for Taiwan

November 3, 2020 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) of four (4) Weapons-Ready MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of…

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Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley Returns to Kodiak

Coast Guard Cutter Alex Haley returned to homeport in Kodiak, Alaska, Thursday, following an 85-day deployment throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. Alex Haley patrolled more than 11,000 miles for approximately three months and safeguarded a $5.9 billion fishing industry, and enabled search and rescue coverage in an area spanning 890,000 square miles. During the patrol, the Alex…

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HMNZS Canterbury Delivering Water Tanks & Solar Panels to Tokelau

November 4, 2020 – The Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Canterbury has set sail for Tokelau to deliver much-needed infrastructure, including water tanks and solar panels. The ship will also stop in the Kermadec Islands to assist other government agencies with re-supply and maintenance activities on Raoul Island. Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, Rear Admiral Jim Gilmour, said the…

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