JMSDF & USN Participate in Resilient Shield 2021

February 22, 2021 – U.S. and Japan Self Defense Force will participate in Resilient Shield 2021 from February 22-26, at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan, and other command centers throughout the region. Resilient Shield is an annual computer-based Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercise focused on Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), designed to test U.S. Naval tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs)…

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Jeanne d’Arc 2021 Begins

February 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 18, 2021, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the type frigate La Fayette Surcouf , constituting the Marine Officers Application School Group (GEAOM), set sail from Toulon for the JEANNE D’ARC mission. On board, 147 officers in training at the Naval Academy begin the application campaign that will allow them to…

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NATO ASW Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway

February 22, 2021 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA21) began on Monday, 22 February 2021 off the Sicilian coast. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from eight Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare training. “The strength of NATO military forces is found in our command, control and communication…

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Taiwan Denies Navy Lacks Thermal Imaging Cameras

February 23, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “many naval ships lack infrared thermal imaging cameras, leading to insufficient day and night surveillance and target identification capabilities at sea”, the Naval Command said today (20) that the content of the report is purely speculative. 1. In view of the day and night maritime target surveillance and…

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Egyptian & Spanish FFGs Conduct Red Sea PASSEX

February 20, 2021 – Under the General Command of the Armed Forces plan to advance training levels and deepen the exchange of expertise with the armed forces of brotherly and friendly countries, the Egyptian and Spanish navies conducted a passing exercise (PASSEX) within the area of responsibility of the Southern Fleet in the Red Sea. The PASSEX encompassed the Egyptian…

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USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Tri-lateral RAS with Japan and France

February 19, 2021 – USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Towada-class replenishment ship JS Hamana (AOE-424) and the French Floréal-class light frigate FS Prairial to conduct a tri-lateral replenishment-at-sea (RAS), Feb. 19. The RAS allowed French, Japanese and United States, Sailors to complete an underway evolution highlighting the capabilities of their respective navies. “We integrate,…

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Colombia Applauds French Assistance at the San Andres Islands

February 20, 2020 (Google Translation) – Within the framework of international cooperation between the Colombian Navy and the French Navy, the ship “Dumont D’Urville” joined the logistical support for the reconstruction of the department of San Andrés Islas. The ship made a visit to the ARC “Bolívar” Naval Base where it was received by Rear Admiral Juan Ricardo Rozo Obregón,…

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