Indian Naval Ship & Aircraft reach Belawan Indonesia for 32nd India – Indonesia coordinated patrol (CORPAT)

October 11, 2018 – Indian Naval Ship Kulish, a Kora class missile corvette, commanded by Commander Deepak Bali and an Indian Dornier (naval maritime time patrol aircraft) from Andaman and Nicobar command entered Belawan, Indonesia for the opening ceremony of the 32nd edition of India – Indonesia coordinated patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT), to be held from 11 – 27 Oct 2018. The delegation is led by Commodore Ashutosh Ridhorkar, Naval Component Commander, Andaman and Nicobar Command. The ships and aircraft from both the countries would undertake patrolling on the respective sides…

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Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS)

September 26, 2018 – In the series of meetings of IONS Working Group (IWG) on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), the 3rd meeting is scheduled at Headquarters Eastern Naval Command, Vishakhapatnam from 27 to 28 September 2018. IONS, the 21st century’s first significant international maritime security initiative launched in February 2008, provides a forum for discussion of regional maritime issues and promotes friendly relationships among member nations. It presently has 24 members and eight observer navies. Participants from the IWG member nations including Australia, Bangladesh, France, India, Indonesia, Iran,…

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Regional Ties Strengthened As Exercise Kakadu Wraps Up In the Top End

September 13, 2018 – Exercise KAKADU 2018, Australia’s largest multilateral maritime and air exercise, drew to a close in Darwin today, after a fortnight of activities aimed at enhancing regional maritime security. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, said KAKADU was a military highpoint for Australia as well as a significant diplomatic achievement, with this year’s exercise involving 23 ships, 21 aircraft, a submarine and 3000 personnel from 27 visiting nations. “The size and success of KAKADU is evidence of Australia’s growing reputation as a trusted and capable…

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17th SEACAT Exercise Kicks-Off with 9 Nations

August 28, 2018 – The 17th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise commenced Aug. 27 with nine partner nations in Singapore. The exercise focuses on increasing maritime domain awareness through collaborative and coordinated sharing of information toward ensuring a common understanding of what is going on in the maritime environment and how best to operate as an effective unified maritime force. SEACAT brings Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from Bangladesh, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, U.S., Thailand and Vietnam together in a series of tailored seminars including a comprehensive…

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Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 2 following more than a month of training events conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, 46 surface ships, five submarines, 17 land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in Rim of the Pacific exercise 2018. This year’s RIMPAC iteration marked the 26th in the series that began in 1971 and is now held every two years. Hosted by U.S. Pacific Fleet, RIMPAC 2018 was led by U.S. Vice Adm. John D. Alexander,…

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ASEAN, China joint maritime drill “important”: Philippine FM

August 7, 2018 (Xinhua) – The plan of China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to conduct a joint maritime exercise in the South China Sea “is very important” to the region, Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said on Tuesday. “The exercise is important,” Cayetano told Xinhua at a press conference. “It’s very important that there are joint military exercises if only to prevent accidents and for military-to-military relations to grow so that we can talk to each other better,” Cayetano said. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign…

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US Navy Kicks Off 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. John C. Aquilino and Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. John D. Alexander announced June 29th the start of the world’s largest international maritime exercise, the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), scheduled through Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 surface ships and submarines, 17 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are taking part in a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to…

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India–Indonesia Coordinated Patrol

INS Kulish, a Kora class Missile Corvette commanded by Commander Deepak Bali and one Dornier Maritime Patrol Aircraft of the Andaman and Nicobar Command arrived at Belawan, Indonesia for the closing ceremony of the 31st edition of the India – Indonesia Coordinated Patrol (IND-INDO CORPAT) from 06 to 09 Jun 18. The opening ceremony of IND-INDO CORPAT was earlier conducted from 24 – 25 May 18 at Port Blair followed by co-ordinated patrol (CORPAT) from 26 May to 02 Jun 18. The visit of the Indian Naval Ship seeks to…

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US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the…

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USNS Millinocket Marks First Visit to Makassar, Indonesia

USNS Millinocket (T-EPF-3) departed, Makassar, Indonesia May 4 marking the first visit by the Navy. The port visit served to strengthen the U.S.-Indonesia partnership while reinforcing mutual commitment to bilateral and multilateral exercises and future port visits in Indonesia. “The U.S. Navy’s first-ever visit to Makassar is a result of the strong relationship we have with the partner nation including the people of Indonesia,” said Capt. Lex Walker, commodore of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7. “Our continued visits to Makassar will enhance the U.S. Navy’s operational flexibility to remain forward deployed…

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Terma at Komodo Multilateral Naval Exercise 2018

Meet Terma at Komodo Multilateral Naval Exercise 2018, held in Lombok, Indonesia on May 4th to 9th. The Komodo Multilateral Naval Exercise is a biennial event organized by the Indonesian Navy (TNI-AL) and recognized as one of the most important regional naval exercises. This year’s 3rd edition will be held From May 4th to 9th in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Terma will participate to the conference and exhibition from May 5th to 7th, hosted on PT Tesco Indomaritim’s booths (1, 2 and 3). At the exhibition you can…

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HMS Albion to visit Indonesia 22-25 April

The British Royal Navy ship HMS Albion will be docked at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta for a three day visit, aimed to increase defence engagement with the Indonesian Armed Forces. During the visit, members of the ship crew will conduct bilateral talks with the Indonesian Navy, UK defence industry and visit a local orphanage. British Ambassador Moazzam Malik, said: We have a growing defence relationship with Indonesia that supports our joint security interests and promotes prosperity. The deployment of HMS Albion in Indonesia provides an opportunity to support our…

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Franco-Indonesian cooperation for FS Vendémiaire

Google Translation Engaged in a three-month operational deployment in Asia, the Vendémiaire surveillance frigate  landed on January 23, 2018 in Jayapura, on the North Coast of the province of Papua, Indonesia. First French military building to stop at Jayapura, the Vendémiaire  was highly anticipated. During his 3 days of presence, he received on board more than 165 visitors. From January 26, a few hours after his departure from Jayapura, the Vendémiaire  conducted a bilateral exercise with the Indonesian naval patrol Piton . The aim was to conduct a visit operation on a vessel suspected of engaging in illegal fishing activities, a phenomenon…

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Vendémiaire on ASIA 2018.1 Mission

Google Translation The Vendémiaire surveillance frigate sailed on January 15 from Nouméa, for a three-month mission that will take its crew from Indonesia to South Korea through China or Guam. This deployment aims to strengthen knowledge of sensitive areas of the Western Pacific such as the South China Sea. During the first leg of the mission, the frigate anchored in Waala Bay, Belep Islands, New Caledonia on 16 January. A delegation of the vessel led by the Commander, Commander Alexandre Blonce, went ashore to the Grand Chiefdom to meet the…

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Indonesia Silgas Disputes 2017

Google Translation Jakarta, November 20, 2017 – In order to implement the Mental Revolution Program to Accelerate the Realization of Indonesia as a World Maritime Axis and support the Sabang Sail Activity in 2017, Coordinating Minister for the Ministry of Marine Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan was accompanied by Navy Admiral Ade Supandi, SE , MAP, and Chairman of Jalasenastri Ny. Endah Ade Supandi officially released Task Force (Satgas) Sail Sabang in 2017 at JICT Pier, Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta (20/11). On the release of the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs…

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