Chancellorsville, Benfold Arrive at Busan

October 12, 2018 – USS Chancellorsville and USS Benfold (DDG 65) arrived to Busan, South Korea, Oct. 12. Chancellorsville and Benfold pulled into Busan, South Korea, for a regularly scheduled port visit. Chancellorsville and Benfold are underway with the Ronald Reagan Strike Group, and are forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

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INS Rana at South Korea to Participate in IFR

October 10, 2018 – INS Rana which is currently on Operational Deployment to the North West Pacific region in the pursuance of India’s Act East Policy, arrived Jeju, Repubic of Korea to participate in the International Fleet Review (IFR) being held at from 08 – 15 Oct 18. During the 7-day visit, INS Rana, commanded by Capt Atul Deswal will have a series of confidence-building engagements with Republic of Korea Navy and other foreign Navies participating in the IFR. During the visit, the ship will be actively participating the engagements…

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USS Mustin Visits Busan

USS Mustin (DDG 89) arrived in Busan for a port visit 12 Aug. Mustin is visiting Busan to avoid a moving storm track in waters surrounding the Korea peninsula and expects to resume scheduled operations following the visit. This visit is an opportunity for the crew to conduct mutual exchanges with the ROK Navy to enhance the ROK-U.S. alliance in addition to experiencing the culture that Busan has to offer.

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‘Birth Day’ of New Zealand’s Largest-Ever Navy Ship

August 14, 2018 – The keel-laying ceremony for the future HMNZS Aotearoa has been held at the Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The keel laying, marking the official “birth day” of the ship, is an important ceremonial occasion, which has traditionally represented the laying of the initial piece of timber that would make up the ship’s backbone. Aotearoa’s keel laying consisted of more than 500 tonnes of carefully constructed keel blocks being positioned together in the dry dock, where she will continue to expand upwards and outwards…

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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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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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USS Mississippi visits Jeju during Indo-Asia-Pacific Deployment

USS Mississippi (SSN 782) arrived at Jeju-do, Republic of Korea Nov. 22, for a port visit as part of its deployment to the Indo-Asia- pacific region. “The U.S. and ROK navies share a strong partnership that is continually strengthened by routine interactions that enhance and foster our relationship,” said Rear Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea. “This visit will allow Mississippi crew members the opportunity to enjoy the unique culture of the residents of Jeju-do island.” This port visit is part of a routine visit by a…

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Saab at Seoul ADEX 2017

Defense and security company Saab will exhibit at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhbition (Seoul ADEX 2017), in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 17 to 22 October. Please visit us in Hall B, Stand 33 (B33). Seoul ADEX is a major forum for the aerospace and defense sectors in the Republic of Korea and the wider Asia Pacific region. Saab has a significant presence in South Korea, and at ADEX 2017 we will highlight further opportunities to work together for the defense and security of Korea’s people. This year…

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USS Chief Arrives in Busan ahead of MN MIWEX

USS Chief (MCM 14) arrived in Busan, Republic of Korea, Oct. 10 for a routine port call as the ship makes final preparations for the Multinational Mine Countermeasures Exercise (MN MIWEX). MN MIWEX consists of ships, aircraft, and explosive ordnance units who will participate in a week of drills meant to detect and neutralize mines in order to create safe navigation routes off the Korean peninsula. “We’re looking forward to participating with our partners and building on our joint capabilities and enhancing interoperability,” said Lt. Cmdr. William Russell, commanding officer…

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U.S. Seeks Only Peaceful Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula

Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam and Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over the waters east of North Korea, Sept. 23, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning said. In a show of force, Manning told Pentagon reporters, the aircraft flew north of the Demilitarized Zone, the farthest north any U.S. fighter or bomber has flown off North Korea’s coast in the 21st century, underscoring the seriousness of North Korea’s “reckless behavior.” He added, “The United States seeks only the peaceful…

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Nautilus welcomes arrival of new RFA ship

April 4, 2017 – The first in a series of four new Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers has arrived in the UK after a 15,000-mile delivery voyage. Built by DSME in South Korea, the 39,000-tonne RFA Tidespring is now at the A&P yard in Falmouth to undergo ‘customization’ work, including the fitting of specialist communications equipment and self-defense weapons, before entering into service by the end of this year. The new Tide class tankers replace the RFA’s old single-hulled vessels and have been designed to meet the latest MARPOL and SOLAS…

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