FREMM Auvergne back in Toulon

April 27, 2020 (Google Translation) – “Finished bar and machines!” After two months of operational deployment in the Eastern Mediterranean (MEDOR), the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Auvergne is back in Toulon, its base port. Since its departure on 17 February, activity has been sustained for the “Auvergnats”, reinforced by the sailors of the 31F flotilla detachment. As part of the maritime…

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Coast Guard decommissions services final high endurance cutter

The Coast Guard Cutter Douglas Munro (WHEC 724) was decommissioned during a ceremony Saturday at Coast Guard Base Kodiak and presided over by Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. The Douglas Munro was the Coast Guard’s last remaining 378-foot Hamilton-class high endurance cutter. The fleet of high endurance cutters is being replaced by 418-foot Legend-class national security cutters, which serve…

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USCGC Bear Returns Home after seizing $140 million of drugs

April 25, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Bear (WMEC 901) returned home to Portsmouth Sunday following an 86-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Bear’s crew interdicted three vessels, seized approximately 8,158 pounds of cocaine, two pounds of methamphetamines, as well as marijuana, worth a combined total of over $140 million, and detained 12 suspected drug smugglers. The…

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Communist China Slams European Naval Deployments to the South China Sea

April 26, 2021 – Concerning the EU’s statement on the South China Sea, a spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the European Union (EU) said on April 24 that the destabilizing factors and security risks in the South China Sea mainly come from outside the region, and the South China Sea should not become a tool for certain countries to…

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Italian Navy Participates in NATO Exercise Steadfast Cobalt 2021

April 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From Monday 29 March, in the Taranto headquarters, aboard Nave Garibaldi, the staff of the Command of the Third Naval Division (COMDINAV TRE), supported by a staff of Garibaldi ship, of the Peripheral Telecommunications and Informatics Center of Taranto (Maritele Taranto) and of the Marine Brigade San Marco (BMSM), is participating in the NATO…

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NSWCDD Engineers Expand to Impact Navy Vertical Launch System Capabilities

April 23, 2021 – Scientists and engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) are developing and delivering upgrades to the Navy’s Vertical Launch Systems (VLS), improving the fleet’s anti-air, ship self-defense, ballistic missile defense and land attack capabilities despite the COVID-19 pandemic. What’s more, NSWCDD hired new software and test engineers to support the continuous increase in VLS…

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