Navy Decommissions USS Bonhomme Richard

April 14, 2021 – The U.S. Navy held a decommissioning ceremony for amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) at Naval Base San Diego April 14. The ceremony highlighted the history of the ship, its crew, and their legacy. Bonhomme Richard was the third ship to bear the name. It was named in honor of John Paul Jones’ famous…

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Iwo Jima ARG Operating in Northern European Waters

April 14, 2021 – The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWOARG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) are currently operating with NATO Allies and partners in U.S. Sixth Fleet, April 14, 2021. The IWOARG and 24th MEU are conducting operations focused on supporting maritime security operations and maritime domain awareness capabilities in international waters. The distinct capability of an…

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FS Arago Employs Military Light Hydrographic System

April 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – During her mission in Asia-Pacific, the patrol boat Arago returned to her former career as a Hydrographic Building (BH) for a few days by carrying out bottom surveys using the Military Light Hydrographic System (SHLM). This mission made it possible to ensure and refine the berthing possibilities of the new Tubuai wharf, located in…

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Three US Coast Guard Cutters Arrive in Rota

April 14, 2021 – Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) and Sentinel-class fast response cutters USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142), completed a stop for fuel at Naval Station Rota, April 14, 2021. After a two-week transit across the Atlantic Ocean, the cutters arrived in-port to resupply, before continuing to conduct operations…

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JS AKEBONO conducted goodwill exercise with the Indonesian Navy

(Google Translation) – On 13th April, JS AKEBONO conducted a goodwill exercise with Indonesian Navy ship KRI BUNG TOMO as part of an overseas training cruise. This exercise enhanced the tactical skills of both navies and further fostered mutual understanding and friendship between JMSDF and the Indonesian Navy in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific. Despite COVID-19, the…

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JS AKEBONO Trains with Royal Australian & Royal Canadian Navies

(Google Translation) – On the 8th of April, JS AKEBONO conducted joint training in the west of Sumatra with Royal Australian Navy HMAS ANZAC, HMAS SIRIUS and Royal Canadian Navy HMCS CALGARY. These various tactical trainings enhanced our tactical skills and strengthened cooperation in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific supported by the maritime security based on the…

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USS Freedom returns from final deployment

April 12, 2021 – The inaugural littoral combat ship returned from a U.S. Fourth Fleet deployment, April 12. Littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) was deployed to support Joint Interagency Task Force South’s mission, which includes counter illicit drug trafficking in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. “The success of this deployment is a testament to the hard work and…

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ERIKS wins major Royal Navy Contract for Type 31 Frigates

April 19, 2021 – ERIKS, the leading specialized industrial services company, has won a major contract from Babcock International for the supply of electrically actuated valves and ancillary equipment for the new Type 31 frigate program. This is one of the biggest single contracts ever awarded to ERIKS in the UK and is an important recognition of the company’s parts…

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