Japan Announces DPRK Ballistic Missile Launch

A suspected ballistic missile was fired from North Korea. It is estimated that they will not fly into Japan’s territory and will not fall into Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The recent repeated launches of ballistic missiles by North Korea are serious issues for the entire international community, including Japan. In order to protect the lives and property of the…

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HMAS Toowoomba Narcotics Interdiction

March 30, 2020 – HMAS Toowoomba has interdicted over 3,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics including hashish and heroin in the Gulf of Aden. The Anzac class frigate is deployed under Operation MANITOU, Australia’s contribution to support international efforts to promote security, stability and prosperity in the Middle East Region. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said this…

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Future USS Fort Lauderdale Launched

March 30, 2020 – The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, March 28. Fort Lauderdale is the Navy’s 12th San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship. On March 7 2020, the ship was transferred from the land level facility to the dry dock in preparation…

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