USS Farragut Arrives in Faslane

USS Farragut (DDG 99) arrived at Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, May 21, for a scheduled port visit to strengthen U.S. and United Kingdom relations as the two nations work in partnership to fortify security and stability in the region. “This is a great chance for Farragut to visit a NATO partner and take in the rich history Scotland has to offer,” said Cmdr. Casey Baker, Farragut commanding officer. “The crew is looking forward to visiting Glasgow and Edinburgh while the ship takes on much needed supplies. The ongoing support…

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FS Commandant L’Herminier & Cassiopeia in Joint Warrior 2018

Google Translation The High Seas Patrolman (RHP) Commander L’Herminier , alongside the Cassiopée and Andromède Tripartite Mine Hunters (CMT) , a Nuclear Attacking Submarine (SNA) and a Detachment of the 21F , participated in Joint Warrior 18.1 . In Faslane (Scotland), the French sailors participated in the presentation of this complete and imposing training by the quality of the means deployed and the complexity of the scenario and the programmed exercises. More than 10 000 soldiers (sailors, airmen and land) train for two weeks. Upon arrival in the Hebrides and…

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Royal Navy Able to Provide Three Ships for Exercise Formidable Shield

Exercise Formidable Shield, a US-led multinational maritime integrated air and ballistic missile defense exercise has begun today off the coast of Scotland. US-led Exercise Formidable Shield has today begun in waters off the West Coast of Scotland. A Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer and two Type 23 frigates will, alongside ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States, join one of the most sophisticated and complex air and missile exercises ever undertaken in the UK. Lasting a month, allies will work together to detect, track…

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Scotland set to host largest military exercise in Europe

A major UK-led multinational exercise is set to begin next week when Exercise Joint Warrior gets underway. One of the largest military exercises of its kind in Europe, Joint Warrior will run from October 1-12, providing NATO allies and partners with an opportunity to improve the tactics and procedures vital in today’s complex battlefield. Fourteen nations will participate, bringing ships, aircraft and troops to military ranges across the country and to maritime exercise areas off the west and north coast of Scotland. Activity will feature: Thirty-five naval units from Belgium,…

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USS Donald Cook Departs Rota for Exercise Formidable Shield

USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) departed Rota, Spain after conducting preparations for exercise Formidable Shield, Sept. 18. While Donald Cook was in port, Sailors, technical representatives, and Navy contractors completed upgrades and prepared the ship for Formidable Shield. “It is great to be heading out to sea on the USS Donald Cook to finish this patrol,” said Command Master Chief Jeremy E. Douglas. “I am very excited and feel very lucky to be working with such a fine crew. This crew is tough and has a very strong work ethic.…

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Royal Marines Future “Secure” in Scotland

February 2, 2017 – Sir Michael’s announcement came as he watched a battle demonstration at Arbroath as 45 Commando begin training to play a lead role in NATO’s Very High Readiness Group from 2018. This will see them working and training with allies, and place them at the forefront of an international emergency should any arise. Defence Secretary, Sir Michael Fallon said: Our Royal Marines are at the heart of Britain’s global role as we do more to support our NATO allies. Their future in Scotland is secure, with those…

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