RFS Andrey Stepanov to Transit Northeast Passage for Homeport Kamchatka

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – The latest marine tugboat “Andrey Stepanov”, built specifically for the Pacific Fleet, has completed tests on the Black Sea and is preparing to move from Sevastopol to Kamchatka, where it will be part of the detachment of support vessels for the Troops and forces in Northeast Russia. It is planned that the ship will…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Joins FS Aconit on Operation Sea Guardian

June 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the Mediterranean, the Jeanne d’Arc 2020 group, made up of the amphibious helicopter carrier Mistral and the frigate La Fayette Guépratte and the frigate Aconit, were engaged in associated support for two separate but concomitant maritime missions: the operation of the European Union called IRINI and that of NATO called Sea Guardian.…

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75th Anniversary of VE Day Parade

06/19/2020 (12:47) In honor of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in the Sevastopol Bay form the parade of the ships of the Black Sea Fleet Within the framework of the festive events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Sevastopol Bay water area launched the…

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Helicopter pilots of the Baltic Fleet conducted tactical flight exercises

June 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – As part of the flight-tactical exercise, the crews of the Baltic Fleet naval aviation worked out a search for submarines of the conditional enemy and carried out practical bombing in sea and ground ranges. The planned event was attended by more than 10 crews of attack and military transport helicopters Mi-24 and Mi-8, as…

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Anti-sabotage boats of the Northern Fleet arrived at Shlisselburg

June 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – The first participants of the Main Naval Parade on the Neva in St. Petersburg from the Northern Fleet – anti-sabotage boats “Yunarmeets Zapolyarya”, “Yunarmeets of the White Sea” and “Valery Fedyanin” arrived at Shlisselburg. They were towed through the Barents and White Sea to Belomorsk, and then through the system of canals and locks…

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First F-35C Lightning II Class Graduates TOPGUN

June 16, 2020 – Pilots from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 125 “Rough Raiders” and VFA-147 “Argonauts” were the first TOPGUN students to complete the course in the F-35C Lightning II. Maj. Derek Heinz from the Rough Raiders and Lt. William Goodwin, III from the Argonauts successfully completed the 13-week Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) course at the Naval Aviation…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Command Investigation Results Released

June 19, 2020 – Today, with the full concurrence of the Secretary of the Navy, Kenneth J. Braithwaite, the Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mike Gilday, announced the results of the command investigation into the events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Following a thorough review, Adm. Gilday determined that the promotion of Rear Adm. Stuart…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Aviators Eject Safely at Sea

June 18, 2020 – Two aviators safely ejected and were quickly recovered by a helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) while conducting routine flight operations in the Philippine Sea. The incident occurred as the F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing 11 was conducting routine pilot proficiency training. The incident…

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Australia commits to next generation Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft

June 18, 2020 – Australia’s maritime approaches will be further strengthened with the purchase of an additional Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, bringing Australia’s Triton fleet to three. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the Triton acquisition is an important part of protecting Australia’s borders and making the region more secure. “Once in…

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