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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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