Theodore Roosevelt CSG Escort and COVID-19 Survivor USS Kidd Returns to Everett

September 21, 2020 – USS Kidd (DDG 100) returned to her homeport of Naval Station Everett following the ship’s deployment to the U.S. 7th and 4th Fleets area of operations (AOR), Sept. 21. The deployment began in January as part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group, which ended with a major outbreak of COVID-19 on Theodore Roosevelt and…

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GABIAN 20.3 – The Toulon surface fleet in operational training

September 21, 2020 (Google Translation) – From September 14 to 18, 2020, nearly 1,200 sailors participated in the Gabian 20.3 operational training conducted by the naval action force (ALFAN) off the Var coast, It is in the Mediterranean exercise area (ZONEX), that a dozen surface vessels, as well as aircraft from the naval aeronautics and the Air Force were jointly…

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ARC Gloria on Cadet Training Cruise to the Colombian Pacific

September 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the ARC “Gloria” training ship is the only training ship in Latin America that has sailed throughout the year. Today, the waters of the dock of the ARC “Bolívar” Naval Base was the natural setting that adorned the departure of the ARC Gloria School ship from Cartagena to a new…

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China Conducts Second Seaborne Space Launch

September 15, 2020 (Global Times) – China conducted its second seaborne space launch early Tuesday morning, with a Long March-11 solid propellant light launch vehicle lifting off from a mobile floating platform in the Yellow Sea, in waters off the coast of East China’s Shandong Province. Compared with the first launch, developers have further optimized and streamlined its sea launch…

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Winds of Change in METOC Technology

September 21, 2020 – Upgraded weather forecasting technology for Royal Australian Navy meteorologists is getting its first lengthy sea trial during the Regional Presence Deployment 20 (RPD20), offering a boost to capability with quicker and more accurate information. The role of deployed Meterology and Oceangraphic (METOC) teams is to provide timely advice to Command about the environment’s effect on weapons,…

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Antietam Conducts Tomahawk Live-fire Missile Shoot for Exercise Valiant Shield 2020

September 20, 2020 – USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted a Tomahawk land attack cruise-missile (TLAM) strike scenario, Sept. 20, targeting the Farallon de Medinilla range, located on an uninhabited 200-acre island off the coast of Guam as part of Valliant Shield 2020. Valiant Shield is a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX) with a focus on integration of joint…

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Fincantieri Launches First Omani OPV

September 18, 2020 – The technical launch of the first-in-class patrol vessel (OPV – Offshore Patrol Vessel) “Musherib”, ordered to Fincantieri by the Qatari Ministry of Defence within the national naval acquisition program, took place today at the Muggiano (La Spezia) yard, at the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Lorenzo Guerini, of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister…

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