Texas Returns Home from Deployment

February 24, 2020 – USS Texas (SSN 775) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 24. During their 7-month deployment, Texas completed a full spectrum of operations, including theater anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, in support of the high-priority tasking in the Indo-Pacific and U.S. Central Command areas of operation. “The crew worked and trained tirelessly, preparing to execute any…

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Results of the ROK-US Defense Ministers’ Meeting

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, Secretary of Defense Chung Kyung-du and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper held a visit to the Korean War Memorial Park in Washington, DC on February 24 (local time). Minister Chung and Esper discussed the ROK-US defense minister’s cooperation on security issues and the…

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BRP Jose Rizal’s 6th sea trial ‘generally satisfactory’

February 25, 2020 – The sixth sea acceptance trial of the Philippine Navy (PN)’s first-ever missile frigate, BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), was generally satisfactory. “The 6th Sea Acceptance Trial (SAT) of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) conducted in Ulsan, South Korea on 16-22 February 2020 was generally satisfactory according to the Frigate Acquisition Project, Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee headed by…

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ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway off Italy

February 24, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for advance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training. Exercise Dynamic Manta is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training, to enhance…

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Royal Navy Leadership Visit Submarine Forces

February 19, 2020 – Commodore Bob Anstey RN, Assistant Chief of Staff Submarines, United Kingdom, toured several components of Commander, Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR) in Norfolk, Virginia, Feb. 19. The visit was designed to build on the ongoing partnership and enhance interoperability as part of the two counties’ efforts to broaden and strengthen global maritime awareness and access. During the visit,…

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Former DIA Employee Pleads Guilty to Leaking Classified National Defense Information to Journalists

Photo from primalinformation.com February 20, 2020 – An employee of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) pleaded guilty today to charges related to his disclosure of classified national defense information (NDI) to two journalists in 2018 and 2019. “Frese violated the trust placed in him by the American people when he disclosed sensitive national security information for personal gain,” said Assistant…

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La Combattante Completes First West Indies Patrol

February 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – On returning from his first operational mission as a new vessel for the French Navy, the patrol boat Antilles Guyane La Combattante was honored on February 20, 2020. A ceremony was organized by the Armed Forces in the Antilles (FAA) for his admission to active service. Rear Admiral Jean Hausermann, superior commander (COMSUP) of…

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Consulting firms working on the new Attack-class submarines

February 20, 2020 – More than 130 companies have been selected to work on Australia’s Attack Class Submarine Programme, including over 25 leading consulting firms. The programme is a joint venture between Australia’s Department of Defence and French Defence Contractor Naval Group. Australia is looking to replace its existing fleet of Collins-class vessels with a new fleet of 12 Attack-Class…

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KRI Todak Visits Baai Island

February 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Bengkulu Naval Base Commander Lieutenant Colonel (F) Justus Nasarius Rossi accompanied by Lanal Bengkulu Staff and Army Officers carried out the Merplough of the arrival of KRI Todak-631 commanded by Lieutenant Colonel (P) Anro Casanova, located at the Nusantara Pier of the Baai Island port, Ir. Rustandi Bengkulu City. Wednesday (2/19/2020). Danlanal Bengkulu said…

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