RAF & RN Combine to Deliver Vaccines to Tristan da Cunha

April 29, 2021 – For the first time, the Royal Navy assisted the RAF and Strategic Command in a 6-day operation this month to the isolated South Atlantic island community. An RAF Voyager aircraft made the 8,000 mile trip from RAF Brize Norton to the Falkland Islands, via Dakar in Senegal to refuel, before HMS Forth sailed the 2,000 mile…

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Rheinmetall delivers 300th MASS naval countermeasures system

April 29, 2021 – Rheinmetall is currently celebrating a special anniversary in the field of maritime protection systems. The experts from Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH’s Fronau branch delivered the 300th MASS Multi Ammunition Softkill System. Another special feature: the anniversary customer, the Finnish Navy, was also the system’s first customer. Launched onto the market in 2002, MASS is now in…

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Maitland returns home after fishery patrols

April 29, 2021 – HMAS Maitland has returned home after taking part in Australia’s latest contribution to Operation Solania, supporting the Solomon Islands’ efforts in border security and protecting regional fisheries. Operation Rai Balang, which was the first iteration of Operation Solania this year, was held from March 3-19 at the request of the Solomon Islands’ Government. These partner operations…

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USS Port Royal Returns from Deployment

April 28, 2021 – A Pearl Harbor-based guided missile cruiser returned to her homeport, April 27, following a deployment to 5th and 7th Fleets. Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73) and an embarked detachment from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37 conducted operations with Carrier Strike Group 12 and the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), participated…

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Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to depart New London for summer training

April 29, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to depart New London to begin summer training for more than 130 U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets on Saturday, May 8. At 295 feet in length, the Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger…

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