DSCA Evaluation of DoD Threat Reduction Initiatives

NOTE: Full report appears to have been retracted by DSCA The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Partnerships and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency initiated a strategic evaluation to measure the effects and implications of Department of Defense (DoD) Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) initiatives implemented by the Security Cooperation (SC) Enterprise. The DoD conducts strategic evaluations…

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Scapa Flow Naval Museum Set to Reopen After Revamp

A museum celebrating the role of a Scottish island chain in the Royal Navy’s victories in both world wars reopens on July 2 after a £4.4m/three-year revamp. Scapa Flow Museum at Lyness on the island of Hoy has focused on the role of Orkney and its huge natural harbour – twice the size of Nottingham – in the two global…

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Navy Confirms Wreckage is USS Samuel B Roberts DE 413

Seventy-eight years after her loss during World War II, the U.S. Navy confirmed June 25, 2022, the location of USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE 413). As announced on Twitter June 24 by retired naval officer and underwater explorer Victor Vescovo, he and a team from the undersea technology company Caladan Oceanic located the destroyer escort ship more than four miles…

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KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai Arrives in Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC 2022

KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai-332, ship of the Multilateral Rim of Pacific Joint Training Task Force (Satgas Latma Multilateral RIMPAC) 2022 TNI Navy (TNI AL) arrived at Joint Pearl Harbor Hickam Pier (JBPHH) Hawaii, United States Sunday (26/6 ), after 11 days of sailing from Guam. The arrival of the Latma RIMPAC Task Force commanded by Naval Colonel (P) Lewis…

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Baltic Maneuvers: After BALTOPS is Before BALTOPS

Sixteen NATO allies and partners formally ended their two-week major naval exercise in Kiel on June 17 . Two weeks of intensive training lay behind them. Only 50 weeks remain until Baltic Operations 2023. “BALTOPS 2022, with its high level of complexity, has tested our collective readiness and adaptability,” said Vice Admiral Eugene Black, commander of the 6th US Fleet…

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Alpino Finishes Exercise Squale 22

The commitment ofAlpine shipto the Squale 22 exercise organized by the Marine Nationale, carried out in the waters between Corsica and the French Riviera, and included in the more complex Submarine Command Course (SCC). This is an exercise with a strong antisubmarine connotation which aims to improve the decision-making skills of the Commanders of submarines engaged in crisis scenarios by…

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Indian Navy Frigates Visits Ho Chi Minh City

Two Indian naval ships with more than 500 crewmembers arrived at Nhà Rồng Wharf June 24th, beginning a three-day friendship visit to Ho Chi Minh City. The visit by the INS SAHYADRI and INS KADMATT is part of bilateral defence cooperation activities to enhance ties between the two navies and also mark the 50th anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic relations…

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Australian Relationship with South Korea Reinforced

Anzac-class frigate HMAS Parramatta and its ship’s company received a warm welcome to Busan, South Korea recently. The port visit occurred during a regional presence deployment aimed at demonstrating Australia’s commitment and engagement with the region. As Parramatta pulled into Busan Naval Base, a band contingent of the Republic of Korea Navy played. Australian sailors and officers enjoyed a number…

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Maiden Arrival in Homeport Taranto for ITS Thaon di Revel

On Thursday 16 June, the “Thaon di Revel” Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessel of the Italian Navy entered the port of Taranto for the first time, its future location. The unit has already undergone preliminary training by the Command of the First Naval Division, based in La Spezia, and is now in Taranto to undergo Elementary Training aimed at verifying the…

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