Canada, Mexico, U.S. ships conduct combined operations

May 14, 2021 – Ships from Canada, Mexico and the United States conducted combined operations off the coast of Southern California, May 13, to enhance partnership and interoperability among the nations’ sea services. Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) steamed alongside Canadian Navy Kingston-class coastal defence vessels HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) and HMCS Brandon (MM 710), Mexican Navy…

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VP-1 Takes Part in Northern Edge 21

May 13, 2021 – “It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” – President George Washington, Nov. 15, 1781 Ranging from Arctic Alaska to subtropical Florida, the bald eagle is an adaptable bird of prey that uses its considerable…

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Nuclear Deterrence Remains DOD’s Highest Priority Mission

May 13, 2021 – While the Defense Department is conducting a series of strategic reviews that will include U.S. nuclear policy and posture, the department still considers nuclear deterrence its highest priority mission, defense leaders said. “Our nuclear forces remain essential to ensure that no adversary believes they can ever employ nuclear weapons for any reason, under any circumstances, against…

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Two Russian Ships Complete Visit to Singapore

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – A detachment of ships of the Pacific Fleet consisting of the large anti-submarine ship “Admiral Tributs” and the sea tug “Kalar” completed a business call to Singapore, where it arrived on May 11. During the stay at the Changi naval base, Russian sailors replenished their water and fuel supplies. A detachment of Pacific Fleet…

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Israel Shipyards to Build Eight FAIC-M for Philippine Navy

May 14, 2021 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s capability to defend the country’s key sea lines of communications (SLOCs) such as Mindoro, Balabac, Sibutu, and Basilan Straits against conventional threats will get a boost with the forthcoming arrival of fast-attack interdictor craft missile (FAIC-M) boats it has acquired. Navy chief, Vice Adm. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo made this remark as he…

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Philippines Announce Plans for Six OPVs

May 10, 2021 – The acquisition of six offshore patrol vessels (OPV) for the Philippine Navy (PN) has been included in the Horizon 2 of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Modernization Program. “Regarding (the) OPV project, while it has been already approved, the next issue is where to find the money. As far as the senior leaders at…

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FS Forbin Taking Part in Formidable Shield 2021

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Friday, May 7, the last hawsers that held the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin were dropped: the vessel resumed sea and its operational cycle after a technical shutdown of a few months. This shutdown enabled the FDA to regenerate its technical capacities (retrofitting of its combat system, periodic inspections of the propulsion system…

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