Coast Guard provides humanitarian assistance to Honduras after Hurricane Eta

November 15, 2020 – A Coast Guard Helicopter Tactical Squadron (HITRON) MH-65 Dolphin aircrew forward deployed aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Seneca (WMEC-906) provided humanitarian assistance, Friday, to Honduran villages after Hurricane Eta impacted the country. The HITRON aircrew and Seneca crew medevaced multiple people and redistributed relief aid across the hurricane impacted area as needed. “I am very thankful…

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US SSBN force celebrates 60 years of strategic deterrence

November 16, 2020 – The ballistic-missile submarine force celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first strategic deterrent patrol by an SSBN, Nov. 15. USS George Washington (SSBN 598) departed Cape Canaveral, Florida, with 16 Polaris missiles on the first strategic deterrent patrol, Nov. 15, 1960. George Washington was the lead ship in its class, and the first of 41 SSBNs…

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Navantia San Fernando Launches Second Corvette for Saudi Arabia

November 14, 2020 (Google Translation) – Navantia has launched today the second of the five corvettes built for the Saudi Arabian Navy (RSNF), baptized with the name AL-DIRIYAH, in homage to the city from which the Saudi royal family comes, and which today is twinned with San Fernando. The event, which included telematic interventions, was chaired by the Commander of…

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HMS Lancaster Trains in the Arctic

November 17, 2020 – HMS Lancaster has completed three days of operations in the High North, marking the second time the Royal Navy has sailed into the Arctic Circle in two months. Once again demonstrating the UK’s commitment to the High North after leading a multi-national task group into the region in September, the Royal Navy has sailed above the…

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31st Surface Squadron Training Exercise

November 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – Several units of the 31st, under the command of the Captain of the Squadron Chief, carry out training exercises in Ferrolan waters. Between November 9 and 12, the frigates Blas de Lezo, Méndez Núñez and the supply ship Cantabria went to sea to carry out, jointly, a scheduled training of four days. This departure…

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U.S. Successfully Conducts SM-3 Block IIA Intercept Test

November 17, 2020 – The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and U.S. Navy sailors aboard the USS John Finn (DDG-113), an Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) System-equipped destroyer, intercepted and destroyed a threat-representative Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) target with a Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile during a flight test demonstration in the broad ocean area northeast of Hawaii, Nov.…

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Nimitz CSG Participates in Malabar 2020

November 17, 2020 -The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group, joined Australian, Indian, Japanese maritime forces for Phase II of Malabar 2020 in the Northern Arabian Sea, Nov. 17. This year marks the 24th iteration of Exercise Malabar, which began in 1992. The annual exercise advances the planning, integration, and employment of advanced warfare tactics between participating nations. “Malabar is an important…

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Maritime Police retired patrol ship sets off on a new journey to the Galapagos

November 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – The Maritime Police Agency (Chief Kim Hong-hee) announced on the 13th that two 300-ton retired guard ships of the Republic of Korea Maritime Police, which were granted free to guard the Galapagos waters, are departing for Ecuador. As a follow-up to the maritime safety cooperation signed with Ecuador in May of last year, the…

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Russian Ships Leave for Friendship Bridge – 2020 in Novorossiysk

November 16, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Black Sea Fleet makes the transition to Novorossiysk to participate in the joint exercise of the Russian Navy (Navy) and the Naval Forces (Navy) of the Arab Republic of Egypt “Friendship Bridge – 2020”. The Russian side involved in the exercise the crews of ships and auxiliary vessels…

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