HMS Talent to begin operational sea training

The Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine HMS Talent is beginning intensive training to re-join the frontline operational fleet after a major refit. The Trafalgar Class submarine has completed an extensive multi-million pound maintenance period in HM Naval Base Devonport in Plymouth. [smartslider3 slider=76] The successful end of the engineering project was marked by her crew celebrating with the formal ceremony of Ship’s Company Divisions. The tradition of divisions, steeped in history, was overseen by Commodore J Le S Perks, Commodore of the Submarine Flotilla. Submariners were joined by 100 family and…

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Rear Admiral SJ Singh, NM appointed as the Flag officer Sea Training (FOST)

Rear Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh, NM has been appointed as the Flag Officer Sea Training, at Kochi. He was commissioned in 1986, in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. A graduate of the National Defence Academy, Pune, where he was adjudged the Best Naval Cadet, he was also awarded the Binoculars for Best Sea Cadet and Sword of Honor for the Best Midshipman during subsequent naval training. He specialized in Navigation and Direction, in 1992, where he stood first in the course. He attended the Advanced Command and Staff Course at UK, in 2000,…

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NH90 helicopters hunt for submarines

The Netherlands is 2 crews richer who can hunt submarines from the NH90 combat helicopter. In the British waters around Culdrose, soldiers are currently training to operate in the highest range of violence, the so-called ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare). The 3-week exercise in England, with 4 NH90 helicopters, forms the ‘grand finale’ of the ASW training. Both teams that have succeeded today ‘hunted’ the Dutch submarine Zr. Ms. Walrus, who also went to England for this exercise. This week, 3 NH90s will continue to explore the waters around Southern England.…

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NRP Corte Real Returned From FOST

Google Translation The mission began on August 21 and ended today, September 30, with the OST participation period from August 28 to September 28. The OST consists of an intensive operational training period, under the aegis of the British Navy’s “Flag Officer Sea Trainig (FOST)”, designed to train the ship across the spectrum and environments of Naval Operations, maximizing its combat capability. During the transit to Plymouth (21-25AGO), the garrison was involved in the preparations for the OST, having held a small training series in the key areas of the…

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Highest Ratings for Navy frigate Evertsen

Google Translation March 24, 2017 – “Good on the final inspection. Overall very satisfactory”. With these words of praise in his pocket, the Evertsen will today return to Den Helder. The air defense and command frigate (LCF) is the British Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) declared operationally ready with a rare good final. During the final phase of the Fost was practiced according to during a very realistic scenario of war. The FOST is the last hurdle in the intensive and extensive work-up all naval vessels after undergoing a maintenance…

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USS Donald Cook Completes FOST

March 20, 2017 – USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) completed Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) March 16.  The FOST certification aims to certify NATO ships in advanced warfare areas. “This being our second visit to FOST the crew was well prepared and it showed. The professional staff at FOST flexed the crew through serials and drills that emphasized communication and partnership with multi-nation forces. It was, once again, a phenomenal opportunity to see how our forces integrate; and to see what we can adopt in our Navy’s culture and procedures…

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USS Donald Cook Arrives in Plymouth for FOST

February 23, 2017 – Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) arrived in Plymouth, United Kingdom, Feb. 22, for a scheduled port visit to complete the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) certification. FOST is an advanced warfare certification training event conducted with the British Royal navy. The ship’s presence in the North Atlantic is a demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s continued commitment to and collective defense of the European region. “It’s great to be in the waters of the southwest British Isles again for Flag Officer Sea Training. Our…

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RFA Argus’ recent operations

February 10, 2017 – RFA Argus sailed from Falmouth under the command of Captain Peter N Selby on the 23rd of January 2017. Having completed a busy Scheduled Maintenance Period (SMP) at A & P Falmouth, she went straight in to a busy program of Deck Landing Training (DLT) with 845 Squadron. On the 25th of January she topped up on fuel with a Replenishment at Sea (RAS) with RFA Wave Ruler (who was accompanied by a pod of porpoises throughout the serial). Captain Selby commented “It was great to…

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