HMAS Supply Commissions

April 10, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s operational support capability has received a significant boost with the introduction of HMAS Supply into service. HMAS Supply is the first of two new Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships. The AORs will enhance Fleet capability by extending the time a Task Group can spend at sea and the distance travelled.…

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USS Charleston Firing SeaRAM (Video)

April 9, 2021 – Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) conducted a successful Rolling Airframe Missile (SeaRAM) launch during a live-fire exercise, April 8. Warships and their watch teams conduct live-fire exercises, like the SeaRAM launch, in preparation for contributing to the high-end fight and maintaining warfighting readiness within the surface fleet. The SeaRAM is designed to offer…

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ITS Termoli Completes Exercise ARIADNE 2021

April 8, 2020 (Google Translation) – Nave Termoli, Minehunter of the Italian Navy attached to theStanding NATO Mine CounterMeasure Group 2( SNMCMG2 ), completed the ARIADNE 2021 exercise , held in the waters off the port of Patras (Greece), with the aim of training and evaluating interoperability between Allied forces in a multi-threat environment, with particular attention to mine countermeasures…

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Arctic Littoral Strike: Marines, Norwegian Military Conduct Exercise in Northern Norway

April 8, 2021 – U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force-Europe 21.1 enhanced their warfighting ability above the Arctic Circle during exercise Arctic Littoral Strike in Northern Norway from March 11-31. “This exercise demonstrated the battalion’s capability to operate inside actively contested maritime spaces, in this case arctic littoral spaces, and to provide support to joint fleet operations,” said…

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USS Abraham Lincoln Refit Completed

April 8, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s San Diego Detachment completed a Planned Incremental Availability for aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) April 7, 2021. The availability, which began Sept. 30, 2020, resulted in 230,000 man-days of work completed and an overall cost of approximately $160 million. Work included periodic maintenance; upgrades to crew…

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Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon Guardship Fulmar Deploys to Lake Ontario

April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday April 6, the patrol boat Fulmar of the French Navy left Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon for a deployment, rather rare, to Lake Ontario where a Canadian exercise of Search and Rescue at sea will be conducted ( Search and Rescue – SAR). After patrolling the French Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Fulmar began its ascent…

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Premier Maître L’Her Conducts VBSS on Container Ship

April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Saturday April 03, 2021 at dawn, the High Seas Patroller (PHM) Chief Petty Officer (PM) l’Her carried out a visit operation on the Medkon Izmir , a commercial vessel flying the Panamanian flag, carrying containers between Turkey and Libya. From sunrise, the green light from the authorities acquired, the system was in place:…

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Successful Delivery of New Consoles on NRP Bartolomeu Dias

April 1, 2021 – Alewijnse has successfully installed new multi-function consoles on board the M-frigate Bartolomeu Dias (F333) on behalf of the Dutch Ministry of Defense. The delivery of new consoles for her sister ship, Francisco de Almeida (F334), is scheduled to be completed this summer. The M-frigates Bartolomeu Dias and Francisco de Almeida, formerly known as Van Nes and…

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QUAD rescue exercise in the eastern Mediterranean

April 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – “Castaway to the optics!” “. Despite a persistent mist, the watchmen of the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Auvergne , spotted a silhouette floating with difficulty above the waves. This identification was notably possible thanks to the coordination between French and Cypriot partners, given that the FREMM was alerted by the Joint Rescue Coordination Center (JRCC)…

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