Atlantic 2, a true multipurpose platform

October 5, 2018 (Google Translation) – An Atlantic 2 detachment has just completed a deployment at the proposed air base in Jordan. He took part in the fight against Daesh. The Atlantic 2 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (ATL 2) is specifically designed for anti-submarine warfare. Thanks to his abilities, he participates in the control of the air-sea environment in an area stretching from the coastal fringe to the open sea. In the context of Operation Chammal, the environment of its mission is very different. Here, the ATL 2 carries out air-land…

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USS Jason Dunham Officer Dies in Accident

Ensign Sarah Mitchell, 23, of Feasterville PA, died from injuries sustained aboard USS Jason Dunham (DD 109), July 8, 2018. Mitchell was medically evacuated to a hospital in Aqaba, Jordan, and was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m., local time. The Navy is investigating the circumstances of the death. Dunham is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central region, connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic…

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Atlantique 2 (ATL2) Returns From Jordan

Google Translation Thursday, January 11, 2018, the maritime patrol aircraft Atlantique 2 (ATL2) and his crew made their first mission intelligence of the year from the deployed air base in Jordan. After a few weeks of absence, the “sea of ​​heaven” are back on the deployed air base in Jordan since January 9. “Re-posting and prepare the first mission in two days is a challenge,” reflects Charles Commander, Commander ATL2 detachment. “Each crew member is a key player in preparing a mission in the complex environment of the Iraqi-Syrian area.…

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New meets old in Jordan

HMAS Newcastle has completed a five-day port visit alongside Aqaba, Jordan, after her second counter terrorism patrol of Middle Eastern waters. The visit was the first by an Australian warship since 2013 and provided an excellent opportunity to strengthen ties with Jordanian partners while experiencing the amazing culture and historical significance of the nation. Newcastle’s Commanding Officer, Commander Mark Sirois, said the ship’s company had recently completed patrols of the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. “We were honored to host the Commander of…

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Somali Pirate Sentenced to Life for 2010 Attack on USS Ashland

April 26, 2017 – Mohamed Farah, 31, of Somalia, was sentenced to life plus 10 years in prison for engaging in piracy and committing other offenses pertaining to the attack on the USS Ashland, a U.S. Navy ship, in April 2010. Today’s announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord, U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente for the Eastern District of Virginia, Special Agent in Charge Martin Culbreth of the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office in Virginia, and Special Agent in Charge Maureen Evans of the…

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Vigor to Build two RB-Ms for Jordanian Navy

January 31, 2017 – Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) announced today that it has been awarded a contract for 2 additional Response Boat – Medium (RB-Ms) vessels by the U.S. Coast Guard. The 2 boats are part of a Foreign Military Sale to The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Delivery is scheduled to begin in the 4th quarter of 2017.  This award brings the total number of RB-M’s to 176 built by Team RB-M, originally formed by FMM and Kvichak Marine. FMM will act as the Prime Contractor and Program Manager. The…

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Fincantieri to build two more response boats for Jordan

February 1, 2017 – The U.S.-based Fincantieri Marinette Marine announced it has received a contract supply another two boats to the The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The contract for the two Response Boats–Medium (RB-Ms) vessels was issued by the U.S. Coast Guard and will be delivered under the foreign military sales contract. This award brings the total number of RB-M’s built by team RB-M to 176. The new boats will be upgraded for the Jordanian Navy’s specific mission requirements and will be constructed by Vigor in one of its Seattle, Washington facilities. “Fincantieri Marinette Marine…

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