Pacific Fleet Project 21980 Named

May 12, 2021 (Google Translation) – A new anti-sabotage boat (PRDK) “Grachonok” has been delivered to the formation of ships for the protection of the water area of ​​the Troops and forces in the North-East of Russia. At the request of the Governor of Sakhalin and representatives of the Yunarmey movement of the region, by the order of the Commander-in-Chief…

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FREMM Aquitaine Fires an MU90 Torpedo

May 12, 2021 (Google Translation) – During its operational refresher training (RANO), the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine successfully conducted, Wednesday, May 5, 2021, an exercise firing of the MU90 torpedo. The A crew of the FREMM Aquitaine regained possession of the frigate on Saturday 24 April. The RANO course organized for his benefit by the training division of the Naval…

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China, Indonesia Joint Exercise Near Jakarta

May 10, 2021 – According to the annual training plan, a far-sea training taskforce composed of the guided-missile frigates Liuzhou and Suqian from the navy under the Chinese PLA Southern Theater Command held a joint maritime training exercise with the Indonesian Navy in the waters near Jakarta, Indonesia on the morning of May 8, local time. The guided-missile frigate Usman…

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Nimitz Begins Six Month Refit

May 10, 2021 – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility officially kicked off a six-month Planned Incremental Availability on USS Nimitz (CVN 68) May 10, 2021. According to Steven Pugh, Fiscal Year 2021 Nimitz PIA deputy project superintendent, Code 312, Carrier Operations Department, the team will perform a laser alignment on catapults three and four and will perform…

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Navy commissions expeditionary sea base USS Miguel Keith

May 10, 2021 – The Navy commissioned its newest Expeditionary Sea Base (ESB) ship USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) May 8 at Naval Air Station North Island. Due to COVID-19 limitations, 50 guests were able to attend the ceremony for the ship named in honor of Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient Lance Cpl. Miguel Keith, who made the ultimate…

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USS Charleston Patrols Pacific with USCG LEDET

May 10, 2021 – The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy continue their joint mission in the Western and Central Pacific aboard USS Charleston (LCS 18) under the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) to reduce and eliminate illegal, unregulated, unreported (IUU) fishing, combat transnational crimes, and enhance regional security, May 9. Charleston, and Independence-variant littoral combat ship, with an embarked…

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HMS Audacious Tests New Torpedo at AUTEC

May 12, 2021 – The world’s most advanced torpedo has been declared ready for front-line action with the Royal Navy and undergone extensive deep water trials with HMS Audacious in the Bahamas. Five of the cutting-edge heavy torpedoes were successfully fired by Audacious – the fourth of the Royal Navy’s Astute-class nuclear-powered submarines – during three days of trials on…

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USS New Orleans joins partners for exercise ARC 21

May 11, 2021 – San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD 18) joined the Royal Australian Navy, French Armed Forces, Japan Self-Defense Forces and other U.S. Forces for exercise Jeanne D’Arc (ARC) 21, May 11. This exercise brings together service members from each nation’s military in a combined effort to enhance interoperability in pursuit of common regional security…

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Mission JEANNE D’ARC 21: Participation in the AETO operation in the East China Sea

May 11, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 3 to 8, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the La Fayette (FLF) Surcouf type frigate took part in the AETO operation in the China Sea. Orientale, French contribution to the international system for combating the circumvention of the sanctions established by the…

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