Canarias and Nivose PASSEX in the Indian Ocean

October 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, October 3, 2019, the Nivôse surveillance frigate , currently deployed in the Indian Ocean, conducted joint exercises (PASSEX) with the Spanish frigate Canarias ( Santa Maria class ). Engaged in Task Force (TF) 465 ( Atalanta mission ) and TF 150 , the two navies seized this simultaneous presence in the Indian Ocean to organize opportunity interactions. During this meeting at sea, the Panther du Nivôse went to land on the Canarias platform , the opportunity for the commanders to meet, share…

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Vendémiaire Visits Sydney

September 23, 2019 (Google Translation) – As part of its patrol mission in the zone of responsibility of the Armed Forces in New Caledonia, the Vendémiaire Surveillance Frigate made a stop in Sydney, from September 6 to 11, 2019. This new stopover of a French frigate in Australia s ‘part of the cooperation, reinforced by the FANC with its partners in the Indo-Pacific area The stopover, saw several activities run in parallel with the preparation of PASSEX. Shortly before the start of the official reception in the presence of Mrs.…

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Gravely PASSEX with Royal Danish Navy

August 18, 2019 – USS Gravely (DDG 107) and Royal Danish navy Absalon-class command and support ship HMDS Absalon (L 16) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Arctic waters off the coast of Greenland, Aug 16. PASSEXs are unit exercises requiring cooperation, communication and interoperability between two or more navies, testing advanced ship maneuvering and tactics. It affords the opportunity to improve crews’ knowledge and demonstrate shared tactics. “This exercise was a unique opportunity for Gravely to conduct training with the Danish navy and to demonstrate interoperability in strategically…

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USS Charleston, JMSDF Conduct Combined Exercise

July 1, 2019 – USS Charleston (LCS 18) and Japan Maritime Self-Defense ships JS Inazuma (DD 105) and JS Kashima (TV 3508) participated in a combined exercise, June 16. Charleston, Inazuma, and Kashima operated in close vicinity of one another conducting division tactics and a photo exercise. These exercises strengthened the communication and coordination skills between the U.S. and Japanese Navy. “The depth and frequency of our engagements allow us to operate regularly and effectively shoulder-to-shoulder with our Japanese partners globally, across the full spectrum of warfare,” said Vice Adm.…

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FS Vendémiaire PASSEX off Fiji

June 17, 2019 (Google Translation) – On Thursday, May 30, 2019, early in the morning, the Alouette III of Vendémiaire took off in the direction of East Timor to participate in a bilateral exercise in the territorial waters of that country. The crew was reinforced by the presence of a tactical controller. Once on land, the latter provided his expertise to Timor-Leste’s security forces to optimize their fisheries control and surveillance procedures in their territorial waters. Meanwhile, the crew of the Alouette III recovered a Timorese air force pilot with…

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FS Commandant Bouan and ESPS Serviola Conduct PASSEX off Sierra Leone

May 28, 2019 (Google Translation) – On May 17, 2019, a few days after returning to the Corymbe mission, the High Seas Patrolman (MWO) Commander Bouan conducted a series of exercises with the Spanish patrol boat Serviola off Sierra Leone. This PASSEX has once again confirmed the excellent Franco-Spanish interoperability. Both of them engaged in training, pre-positioning and cooperation missions with the Gulf of Guinea’s coastal navies, the two ships and their crews took advantage of this meeting to discuss the regional maritime security situation and the latent threat of…

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Turkish Navy Exercises With Russian Black Sea Fleet

March 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – The ships of the Black Sea Fleet escorted the ships of the Naval Forces of Turkey to the open sea and conducted joint exercises with them. From March 06 to March 8, Turkish sailors were in the port of Novorossiysk with a business call. During the exercise, the crews of the two ships of the Novorossiysk military base of the Black Sea Fleet, the patrol ship Vasily Bykov and the sea minesweeper Valentin Pikul, conducted a joint Turkish-Russian exercise PASSEX with the crews of…

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CTF 151 Conducted Operation Haka

December 2, 2018 – CTF 151 recently conducted Operation Haka on behalf of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a Counter Piracy Operation in the Gulf of Aden (GOA)/Socotra Gap. This was completed as part of the Kuwait Navy-led CTF 151’s enduring mission to counter piracy, and to contribute to wider maritime security in the region. Operation Haka was held over the period 16-23 November 2018, and was conducted with the dedication and assistance of adjacent forces within CMF, the European Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) CTF465, Independent Deployers and regional stakeholders. Units…

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Cooperation with the South Korean Navy School Group for the Channel Flamingo

November 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Composed of a destroyer Chungmunggong Yi Sushin and a tanker Dae Cheong , the school-group of the South Korean Navy involving 600 sailors including 149 cadets made a stop from 29 October to 1 st November 2018 in Cherbourg. Equivalent to the mission Joan of Arc cadets of the Naval Academy , the Korean-school group up the challenge to discover 13 ports in 12 countries in 135 days traveling 60 000 km across the World. Historically, this is the longest deployment for the Korean…

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USS Jason Dunham and Egyptian Navy Conduct PASSEX

USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) and the Egyptian Navy frigate El Zafer (F951) conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), July 1. PASSEX is an exercise in which multiple ships, operating in close vicinity, practice evolutions together to improve crews’ knowledge, navigation and familiarity with operability. “This was another great opportunity to work with the Egyptian Navy and continue to build, foster and solidify rapport with a maritime-military nation who shares a lot of the same interests in this area of operations,” said Cmdr. John Hamilton, Dunham’s commanding officer. The PASSEX commenced…

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Russian Navy Conducts PASSEX with Philippine Navy After Manila Departure

On April 14th, a Pacific Fleet task force composed of the major ASW ships Admiral Tributs, Admiral Vinogradov and middle sea tanker Pechenga completed its unofficial visit to Manila, which began June 9th. During the visit, the detachment commander Captain 1 Rank Oleg Korolyov met with the Commander of the Navy and Commander of the Coast Guard of the Philippines. Igor Khovayev, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Palau and Federated States of Micronesia, the detachment commander and commanding…

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SNMG2 Exercises with Bulgarian Navy

Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) conducted a Passing Exercise with the Bulgarian Navy earlier this month in the Black Sea to increase interoperability and practice tactics and procedures. Exercises such as this, are part of the specific measures for a strengthened NATO maritime presence in the region. NATO is increasing the regularity of its patrols in the Black Sea region as part of a larger reinforcement for the collective defence of Allies referred to as tailored Forward Presence (tFP). SNMG2, consisting of flagship Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS…

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USS Michael Murphy Conducts Passing Exercise with French Navy

USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and French frigate FS Vendemiaire conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX), Jan. 29. During the PASSEX the ships operated in close proximity to one another. The exercise strengthened Sailors’ knowledge and practical application in ship handling and navigation. “This exercise was a unique opportunity for Michael Murphy to conduct training with the French Navy and practice ship handling and warfighting skills,” said Cmdr. Kevin Louis, commanding officer of Michael Murphy. “Working together furthers our mutual ability to operate and see what can be learned from each…

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Chafee conducts trilateral PASSEX with Indian Navy and JMSDF in 7th Fleet

USS Chafee (DDG 90) participated in a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Indian navy ships, INS Satpura (F48) and INS Kadmatt (P29) as well as Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) ship JS Inazuma (DD-105) Nov. 3-6. PASSEXs like this arise when maritime forces from two or more regional countries are operating in the same area and take advantage of the opportunity to train together. This PASSEX builds on previous maritime training events, including exercise Malabar this past summer. During this PASSEX, the ships exchanged Navy liaison officers (LNOs) and exercised…

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USS Michael Murphy conducts PASSEX with JS Teruzuki

March 22,, 2017 – Forward-deployed, Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112), under U.S. 3rd Fleet command and control, conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) with Akizuki-class destroyer JD Teruzuki (DD 116) of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), March 17. Both ships conducted multiple maneuvers around each other under the command of JMSDF Escort Division 6 Commodore, Capt. Masashi Kondo. “It was a great experience for Michael Murphy to work alongside JS Teruzuki under the tactical control of the Escort Division 6 commodore,” said Cmdr. Robert A. Heely, commanding…

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