Rock Solid Protection from Gibraltar Squadron

July 31, 2019 – The Royal Navy’s guardians of The Rock have received a glowing annual report – just as souped-up HMS Scimitar returns to the water. The Royal Navy Gibraltar Squadron successfully completed its annual Operational Sea Training – a week designed to ensure it is ready for operations in and around the UK’s overseas territory. Across seven days,…

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NRP D Francisco de Almeida Departs for FOST

May 6, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate D. Francisco de Almeida left this morning from Lisbon Naval Base for England, where he will participate in Operational Sea Training (OST), from May 9 to June 13, 2019. FOST traditionally stands as an important milestone in the process of preparing the Portuguese naval units to prepare ships to operate in high-level…

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USS Porter completes Flag Officer Sea Training

March 29, 2019 – USS Porter (DDG 78) completed the third and final week of Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST). FOST originates out of naval bases in the United Kingdom (UK), with purpose to deliver operational training across all disciplines for the Royal Navy and other navies desiring to make use of its services. “FOST represents the pinnacle for building…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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