Adelaide Provides Platform for Trio of Army Helicopters

November 3, 2020 – Army helicopter crews from three different aircraft types have renewed their deck landing qualifications on HMAS Adelaide ahead of the coming high-risk weather season. Adelaide provided an opportunity for a CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, an MRH-90 Taipan and an ARH Tiger helicopter to operate on its flight deck concurrently during the training exercises, which were conducted…

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Joint Brazilian and French Fishery Patrol

October 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – From October 23 to 24, 2020, as part of the Permanent Maritime Safety Posture (PPSM), the Antilles-Guyana (PAG) patrol vessel Resolute led a fisheries police mission to the border with a Brazilian vessel, the Bocaina. As a result, 7 tonnes of illegally caught fish are apprehended. After detecting a tapouille in foray into French…

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Santa Maria Home from Operation Atalanta

October 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – This deployment has been the third time the frigate has taken part in this EU-led operation, and the most atypical one, because of the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Last Friday, October 30th, frigate ‘Santa María’ returned to her base in the province of Cádiz, after spending five months operating in the waters…

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La Fayette and Jean Bart Form Eastern Mediterranean Surface Action Group

October 30, 2020 (Google Translation) – On October 28 and 29, the light stealth frigate (FLF) La Fayette and the anti-aircraft frigate (FAA) Jean Bart carried out joint operations in the eastern Mediterranean. These maneuvers, carried out as part of a Surface Action Group, enabled the two crews to evolve and cooperate as a constituted force, with a view to…

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US Seabee Divers Complete Infrastructure Assessment of Tinian Harbor

October 27, 2020 – In the middle of the Pacific lies an island surrounded with crystal-clear water, rich with military history. A small team of U.S. Navy Seabee underwater construction divers deployed from Task Force 75 completed a maritime infrastructure assessment (MIA) of the Port of Tinian, Oct. 13. The underwater construction team performed a multi-week assessment that included a…

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