KRI Nanggala Salvage Efforts Detailed

May 19, 2021 – As of May 18, the Chinese rescue fleet, which arrived in Indonesia in early May to assist in the recovery of Indonesia’s wrecked submarine, has completed the first-phrase survey task and achieved initial results. The Chinese rescue fleet participating in the salvage operations consists of three vessels, i.e., the ocean salvage/rescue ship Yongxingdao (Hull 863) and…

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Communist China Denounces Curtis Wilbur Transit

May 19, 2021 – “The US missile destroyer Curtis Wilbur sailed through the Taiwan Strait on May 18 and hyped it publicly. China is firmly opposed to it,” said Air Force Senior Colonel Zhang Chunhui, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, in a written statement on Wednesday. Snr. Col. Zhang pointed out that the US warship’s action sent erroneous…

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JSDF Completed Exercise ARC21 with US, France & Australia

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – From May 11-17, units of the Japan Ground, Maritime, Air Self-Defense Forces conducted the multi-lateral training event, “ARC 21” in the East China Sea west of Kyushu. In this training, we conducted high-level tactical training such as landing and anti-submarine warfare to improve interoperability between Japan, the U.S., Australia and France. Commander of the…

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French Atlantique Aircraft in Operation Agenor

May 14, 2021 (Google Translation) – From March 19 to May 9, a detachment of the 23F Atlantic 2 (ATL2), maritime patrol aircraft, carried out seventeen operational flights for a total of one hundred and fifteen hours of flight time. ATL2 is engaged in Operation AGÉNOR, the military component of the EMASoH ( European-led maritime awareness in the strait of…

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Languedoc joins the carrier strike group

May 19, 2021 (Google Translation) – Since Saturday May 8, the Carrier Strike Group (GAN), deployed as part of the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, has been reinforced by the Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) Languedoc, thus completing with a second FREMM, the naval system of the Task Force 473 in the eastern Mediterranean. For Rear Admiral Marc Aussedat, commander of the GAN, welcoming…

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Australia Promises Contracts for Small Business in Frigate Program

May 19, 2021 – The Morrison Government’s pledge to ensure the benefits of its investment in Defence capability flow to Aussie businesses is gaining momentum, with three local companies awarded contracts totaling more than $800,000 to support the Hunter class frigate program. BAE Systems Australia has brought forward prototyping contract agreements with South Australian-based companies Century Engineering and Novafast International,…

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USCGC Active Offloads Cocaine at Broadway Pier

May 19, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Active (WMEC 618) offloaded approximately 11,500 pounds of seized cocaine in San Diego, Wednesday. The drugs, worth an estimated $220 million, were seized in the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean during April and May. They represent four suspected drug smuggling vessel interdictions off the coasts of Mexico, Central, and South America…

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Ronald Reagan CSG Departs Yokosuka

May 19, 2021 – The U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and its strike group departed Fleet Activities Yokosuka, May 19, to support security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. During this routine at-sea period, Ronald Reagan, its strike group ships and the embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are expected to work with allies…

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