Minister of National Defense Emarks TCG Orucreis at Sea

March 6, 2021 (Google Translation) – Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar went to Çanakkale to participate in the Blue Homeland 2021 Exercise with the Chief of General Staff Gen. Yaşar Güler, Army Commander General Ümit Dündar, Air Forces Commander Gen. Hasan Küçükakyüz and Naval Forces Commander Admiral Adnan Özbal. Minister Akar and Commanders, who landed on TCG ORUÇREİS off…

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Vietnam, India defense cooperation plows ahead in Covid-19 times: envoy

Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kiltan docks in HCMC, December 2020. Photo by Hai Quan Newspaper. March 8, 2021 – Bilateral defense cooperation between Vietnam and India maintained a positive momentum in 2020 despite impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, said Pranay Verma, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam. “Both sides prudently adapted to the new situation and maintained the momentum of…

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USS Forrest Sherman SRA Ends On Time

Notice no laser has been fitted as yet like San Diego-based sisters Dewey and Spruance. (U.S. Navy Photo by Gas Turbine System Technician 3rd Class Christopher Shearin) March 5, 2021 – USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) is returning to action on schedule after completing a six-month Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). The Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC) provided management and oversight…

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NATO Conducts Exercise on Southeastern Flank

March 4, 2021 – Aircraft and ships from multiple Allied nations conducted a complex multi-domain mission stretching from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea March 3rd. In the early morning, two French Navy Rafale fighters and an E-2 Hawkeye tactical battle management airborne early warning, command and control aircraft took off from the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle sailing…

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F-35Bs Begin Sea Trials Aboard Italian Navy Aircraft Carrier

March 1, 2021 – Two F-35B Lighting II jets landed aboard Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour (CVH 550) this afternoon. Test pilots flew the specially instrumented U.S. F-35Bs from Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS Pax River), Maryland, to the Italian Navy flagship, which got underway Sunday, February 28. The F-35B is the short take-off and vertical landing variant of…

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ARC Caribe Provides HADR Support to to San Andrés and Providencia

March 2, 2021 – 157 tons of humanitarian aid, including construction materials and implements that will contribute to the well-being of the island and Raizal community, were transported aboard the ship ARC ‘Caribe’ of the General Maritime Directorate (Dimar) to San Andrés and Providencia. Within the cargo material, they included transport units for the Military Authorities allowing the strengthening of…

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