Mission Jeanne d’Arc Trains With Royal Australian Navy in South China Sea

May 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – From 23 to 24 May, the buildings of the JEANNE D’ARC (JDA) mission, the amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) Tonnerre and the La Fayette (FLF) Surcouf type frigate , carried out a joint navigation with the frigate Parramatta of the Royal Australian Navy in the South China Sea. The Tonnerre and Surcouf crews carried out…

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KERSHIP Lorient Launches Another OPV for Argentina

May 27, 2021 (Google Translation) – KERSHIP LORIENT launched the hull of a new OPV which will be transported to Concarneau, as for the previous one, for fitting out. The significant load plan of KERSHIP LORIENT, currently fueled by the significant construction programs of KERSHIP, PIRIOU and NAVAL GROUP recently garnered, has led the Lanester-based site to anticipate by launching…

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NATO Secretary General Visits HMS Queen Elizabeth on NATO Exercise Steadfast Defender

May 27, 2021 – NATO ships, submarines, and aircraft are training off the coast of Portugal to practice NATO’s ability to defend sea lines of communication between North America and Europe. Among the 20 ships participating in exercise Steadfast Defender is the Royal Navy’s flagship aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on its maiden deployment. Mr. Stoltenberg was joined by the…

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Eastern Shipbuilding Lays Keel for Future USCGC Chase

May 24, 20211 – Today, Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) hosted the keel authentication ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard’s future Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), USCGC CHASE (WMSM 916), at the Nelson Street facility. Admiral Karl Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, and Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chair and ship sponsor, delivered…

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Future USS Savannah (LCS 28) Completes Acceptance Trials

May 26, 2021 – The future USS Savannah (LCS 28) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico May 14 after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations. “I continue to be impressed with the outstanding results achieved by the Navy and industry team during acceptance trials for LCS ships. The future USS Savannah set the bar even higher…

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HDMS Esbern Snare to combat piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

Note: photo from Wikipedia shows Esbern Snare with old hull number. May 25, 2021 – Denmark will deploy the frigate Esbern Snare to the Gulf of Guinea for five months, from around November, to patrol waters and thus increase maritime security. According to the Danish government and the Parliament, navy assets are needed to increase security for merchant shipping in…

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50th BALTOPS Kicks Off in June

May 24, 2021 – The 50th Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) exercise, the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place in the Baltic Sea from June 6-18. This milestone exercise demonstrates a steadfast commitment to NATO and continues to change to meet evolving regional security requirements. Air and maritime assets from NATO allies and partner nations are involved in the…

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US and Dominican Republic Conduct Bilateral Interdiction Exercise

May 24, 2021 – USS Sioux City (LCS 11) and the Dominican Republic Navy conducted a bi-lateral interdiction exercise in the Caribbean Sea, May 23. During the exercise, forces worked together to find, track and intercept a simulated drug smuggling vessel and practiced a series of tactical shipboard movements, formations, and vectoring. They also tested maritime command and control capabilities.…

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