MQ-25 Completes First Test Flight with Aerial Refueling Store

December 9, 2020 – Boeing and the U.S. Navy have for the first time flown the MQ-25 T1 test asset with an aerial refueling store (ARS), a significant milestone informing development of the unmanned aerial refueler. The successful 2.5-hour flight with the Cobham ARS – the same ARS currently used by F/A-18s for air-to-air refueling – was designed to test…

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NATO Trains With Israel in Eastern Mediterranean

December 8, 2020 – The Greek-led task group for the current NATO Operation Sea Guardian focused security patrol, conducted training with the Israeli Navy in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on December 7, 2020. This is the third iteration of Crystal Sea, a cooperation designed to develop maritime medical support around the Mediterranean Sea for Operation Sea Guardian to ensure that…

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Two Corvettes Return to Baltiysk

December 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Baltic Fleet, consisting of the Boiky and Steregushchy corvettes, arrived at the permanent basing point – Baltiysk – after completing planned combat training tasks in the waters of the North Atlantic. The ships were at sea for over 70 days. During the cruise, corvettes covered about 10 thousand…

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NAVSUP WSS Delivers Critical Support to Columbia Class

December 9, 2020 – Trident submarines, their associated Trident II Strategic Weapons System and integrated shore support systems, are a critical leg of the nation’s nuclear triad and a key component of the National Defense Strategy. As the Ohio class submarines begin to decommission, they will be replaced by the new Columbia class submarines. However, the Ohio class has some…

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USS Ross Completes NATO Exercise

December 10, 2020 – USS Ross (DDG 71) completed a multi-warfare exercise with Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG-1), Dec. 9. Ross conducted a series of air defense exercises and tactical passing maneuvers with Portuguese Vasco da Gama-class frigate NRP Corte-Real (F332), Canadian Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto (FFH 333), six French Dassault Rafale aircraft, and a French E-2C Hawkeye. “Training…

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