Japan Details Assistance of Allies in Monitoring North Korean Shipping

August 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – The Canadian Navy frigate “Ottawa” has responded to illegal maritime activities including “Setori” of North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by the UN Security Council resolution. As a ship, we plan to conduct a third surveillance surveillance since last year. In early September, Australia is scheduled to conduct a fifth aircraft warning surveillance from last year based on the United States Armed Forces Kadena Air Base based on the UN Army Status Agreement. Japan has united the international community to realize the disposal of all…

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HMS Argyll Shadows Admiral Gorshkov in English Channel

July 19, 2019 – HMS Argyll has shadowed a Russian naval task group through the English Channel and North Sea. The Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate was called upon to sail on Sunday (14 Jul 2019) and keep watch on the task group which included the frigate Admiral Gorshkov as it passed close to UK territorial waters. HMS Argyll met the task group of three ships at the top of the Bay of Biscay and shadowed the ships through the English Channel, Dover Strait, and North Sea. The Royal Navy frigate…

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American, British Navies Sail Together in South China Sea

January 15, 2019 – USS McCampbell (DDG 85) and Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll (F231) conducted operations together in the South China Sea, Jan. 11-16. At sea, McCampbell and Argyll conducted communication drills, division tactics, and a personnel exchange designed to address common maritime security priorities, enhance interoperability, and develop relationships that will benefit both navies for many years to come. “We routinely train with regional allies and partners, but it is a rare opportunity for my team to work with the Royal Navy,” said Cmdr. Allison Christy,…

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Maritime forces from Japan, UK, US practice submarine hunting in Philippine Sea

December 21, 2018 – For the first time, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Navy and U.S. Navy joined forces for a trilateral exercise, Dec. 21-22, held in waters south of Japan. Focused on anti-submarine warfare, the exercise featured drills with JMSDF helicopter destroyer JS Izumo (DDH 183), RN Type 23 frigate, HMS Argyll (F231), and a U.S. Navy submarine. “This exercise provided an unprecedented opportunity to work together in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” said Rear Adm. James Pitts, commander of U.S. Submarine Group 7. “Working together…

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HMS Argyll shows firepower on exercise Bersama Lima

October 18, 2018 – Royal Navy frigate HMS Argyll demonstrated her firepower alongside the UK’s allies in the Asia Pacific region as part of a major exercise. The Plymouth-based Type 23 frigate has been working alongside navies from Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand in the South China Sea – demonstrating the UK’s commitment to the region area as part of a long-standing agreement. On this vital exercise, Argyll was joined by a dozen other warships including an Australian fleet replenishment vessel, HMAS Sirius, and Singaporean amphibious landing platform dock…

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Dstl: Supporting innovation for MOD’s next generation air defence systems

October 15, 2018 – A new cutting-edge air defense missile system is on target for full-time use by both the Royal Navy and the British Army – with its innovation supported by experts from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), who have been at the heart of its development since conception. The 20-year project resulted in a multi-million pound contract awarded to MBDA to build the next-generation Common Anti-air Modular Missile (CAMM), which has the capability to defend against anti-ship cruise missiles, aircraft and other highly sophisticated threats. In…

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Royal Navy ships fulfil international duty in Asia Pacific

The Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced today that HMS Albion has deployed to North East Asia to safeguard free trade, partake in joint training and exercises, and support UN sanctions against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Our Armed Forces are at the forefront of Global Britain, and the deployment of HMS Albion, Sutherland and Argyll demonstrates our unwavering commitment to our international responsibilities and to maintaining peace, security and prosperity in the region. Until North Korea matches its words with concrete actions,…

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Sea Ceptor missile test firing complete at sea

Firing trials from the first Royal Navy ship to test the new Sea Ceptor air defence system have been successfully completed. The second ship fitted with Sea Ceptor has also conducted a successful firing to verify the weapon system upgrade. The new missile defence system will provide UK personnel with a powerful shield against airborne targets – including hostile combat jets and helicopters, as well enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds. The completion of the firing trials from Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll means Sea Ceptor can proceed to the…

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HMS Argyll Test Fires Sea Ceptor Missiles

The first firings of the new Sea Ceptor air defence system have been successfully conducted in a major milestone for the Royal Navy, Defence Minister Harriett Baldwin announced today. The Minister visited defence company MBDA’s site in Filton, near Bristol, meeting with local graduates, apprentices and other employees working on the Sea Ceptor system. The new air missile defence system can intercept and destroy enemy missiles travelling at supersonic speeds and will form part of the protection for the nation’s new aircraft carriers. The first firings were conducted from Type…

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