Auvergne Sets Sail for the Eastern Mediterranean

Everyone is at their post, all of the building’s capacities are checked: Auvergne is ready to accomplish its mission. Having left Toulon on November 2, the frigate is heading for the eastern Mediterranean, the theater where it will succeed the La Fayette Aconit- type frigate – as part of Operation CHAMMAL to fight Daesh – to ensure the near-permanence of…

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Jamaican Defense Force Receives Damen Stan Patrol 4207

A Damen SPa 4207, the second vessel in an order of four Damen vessels for the Jamaica Defense Force Coast Guard, has been officially handed over in Kingston, Jamaica. Construction on the vessel had already begun when the global pandemic struck and the rapid spread of the virus meant that upon completion of the vessel, pandemic travel restrictions made it…

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RFS Stary Oskol Returns from Black Sea Deep Diving Trials

The crew of the Stary Oskol diesel-electric submarine (SS) of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) returns to the base after completing a set of training tasks in the Black Sea. In the course of going to sea, the submariners conducted a joint exercise with naval aviation and anti-submarine ships of the Black Sea Fleet, and also completed tasks…

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USS America First LHA to Visit MCAS Iwakuni

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, visited Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Nov. 18-21. America, which operates out of Sasebo, Japan, is the first large-deck amphibious ship ever to visit MCAS Iwakuni. The ship hosted military and civic leadership, and regional news agencies, for a tour Nov. 19. “Our visit here is an opportunity…

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New Wharf in Fiji a Symbol of Partnership

The imposing steel piles driven into the ocean floor of Walu Bay at the Stanley Brown Naval Base in Suva, Fiji, stretch out into the water hinting at where the final jetty will sit and mark the completion of a critical phase of the joint Australian-Fiji wharf redevelopment project. The new wharf will provide berthing for two new Australian-gifted Guardian-class…

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RFS Ivan Gren Conducts Rough Weather Ka-29 Trials

The large landing ship “Ivan Gren” left for the Barents Sea to conduct helicopter landing drills on deck in difficult hydrometeorological conditions. The pilots of a separate shipborne helicopter anti-submarine aviation regiment of the Northern Fleet will be trained on the Ka-29 sea-based airborne assault helicopters. Previously, they also worked out a set of tasks for the use of carrier-based…

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Commandant Bouan Departs Toulon for EUNAVFORMED IRINI

On November 15, 2021, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Commandant Bouan set sail from Toulon to join the European Union operation EUNAVFORMED IRINI. Launched on March 31, 2020, this operation aims to enforce the United Nations embargo on arms to Libya with air, space and sea resources, but also to prevent the illicit export of oil from Libya, to contribute…

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Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan & US in Exercise ANNUALEX 2021

Naval forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan and the U.S. unite to conduct multilateral, multinational exercise ANNUALEX in the Philippine Sea, Nov. 21-30. Five international navies, to include the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), German Navy (GMN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and U.S. Navy, will engage in various events to include enhanced maritime communication tactics, anti-submarine…

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