Arunta’s time on Argos comes to a close

November 17, 2020 – HMAS Arunta is on her way home after completing her deployment on Operation Argos, which is Australia’s contribution to the enforcement of United Nations’ Security Council sanctions on North Korea. The operation supports international efforts to monitor and deter illegal shipments of sanctioned goods, including North Korean refined petroleum imports and coal exports. This was was…

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VAQ-131 Completes First Expeditionary Deployment

November 16, 2020 – The “Lancers” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 131 completed their first expeditionary deployment aboard Naval Air Facility (NAF) Misawa, Nov. 6. As an expeditionary squadron, VAQ-131 now deploys their EA-18G Growlers to air bases worldwide and fluidly integrates with U.S. Air Force and foreign entities. “Up until last year, we were a carrier air wing squadron…

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Latouche-Tréville Home from EURONAVFOR MED Irini

November 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – Deployed in the central Mediterranean since 1 st October, the frigate anti-submarine (MDTF) Brest Latouche Treville completed on November 7 its mandate under the European operation EURONAVFOR MED Irini. The integration of Latouche-Tréville into Task Force (TF) 464 marked the return of France to this European Union (EU) operation, the main objective of which…

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Communication the key in passage exercise

November 17, 2020 – HMAS Arunta has conducted a passage exercise with Japanese Ship Shimakaze after a two-day logistics’ visit to Sasebo, Japan. This was Arunta’s fifth interaction with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during her deployment. Commanding Officer Arunta Commander Troy Duggan said the crew was extremely pleased to be working with the JMSDF again. “Our navies share…

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