BRP Jose Rizal Qualifies to Land AW-159 ASW Helicopters

The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), is now qualified to land and receive on its flight deck the AgustaWestland AW-159 “Wildcat” helicopter, which is the ship’s partner in locating and hunting down hostile submarines. “Traversing the path of fleet interoperability, Team FF-150 held deck landing qualification (DLQ) together with the ASW (anti-submarine warfare) ‘Wildcat’ Helicopter…

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Pacific Fleet Project 20380 Rezkij on Builder Trials

From the delivery base of the Amur Shipbuilding Plant (PJSC “ASZ”, part of the USC) in Vladivostok, the fourth serial corvette of project 20380 Rezkij, built for the Pacific Fleet, entered the sea trials. The program of factory sea trials began with control measurements of technical parameters. Then, the Amur shipbuilders plan to test the main power plant, and they…

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Highlands and Islands Play Key Role in UK Defense

Key defense sites in western Scotland were visited by UK Defence Procurement Minister, Jeremy Quin, to meet personnel and tour the facilities. The Minister visited the British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (BUTEC) based in Applecross on the north-west coast. The facility is used for noise ranging of surface ships and submarines and for testing underwater weapons, such as torpedoes.…

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USCGC Mohawk Arrives in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

The Famous-class medium endurance cutter USCGC Mohawk (WMEC 913) arrived in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire for a scheduled port visit August 12. The visit demonstrates the strengthening security cooperation relationship between the United States and Côte d’Ivoire. While in Abidjan, the Mohawk crew will exchange with Côte d’Ivoire maritime forces, including medical response treatment, close quarters combat and casualty care, illegal…

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Santa Marta Bids Farewell to ARC Gloria

After spending three days in Santa Marta – Magdalena, sharing the culture and naval traditions, the ARC Training Ship “Gloria” sailed amid praise and applause from hundreds of sailors and tourists. The flagship sailboat of the Colombian Navy arrived last Tuesday at the Port Society dock, as part of the second phase of the 2022 Cadet Training Cruise, and during…

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USS Spruance Returns to Homeport

USS Spruance (DDG 111), returned to Naval Base San Diego, Aug. 11, following a seven-month deployment with Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 to U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleets. Spruance served as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) primary destroyer escort, spent considerable time activated as the alternate air-missile defense commander, and served as the primary search and…

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USS Bulkeley Arrives in Las Palmas, Spain

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) arrived in Las Palmas, Spain for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 12, 2022. The visit to Las Palmas marks Bulkeley’s arrival in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) area of operations and is the first port stop since the ship departed Naval Station Norfolk, Aug. 4, as part of the U.S. Navy’s…

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USS Indiana Returns From Deployment

Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Indiana (SSN 789) returned to her homeport of Naval Submarine Base New London on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, after a deployment of more than six months. “I could not be more proud of what this Hoosier crew has become and accomplished during this deployment,” said Cmdr. Scott Bresnahan, the commanding officer of USS Indiana. “Always…

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