French, Japanese & US Navies Build Logistics Networ, Strengthen Relationships

May 24, 2021 – Combined logistics planning by the French Navy, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy culminated in ships from each country exercising its ability to sustain each other at sea. Throughout May, the French Navy’s Jeanne d’Arc amphibious task group conducted replenishments-at-sea with the U.S. Navy and JMSDF in separate events that the three…

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Two more H160s for the French Navy

May 20, 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option to Airbus Helicopters, Babcock and Safran Helicopter Engines for two more H160s for the French Navy. These aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, in the south of…

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Rolls-Royce to Strengthen Royal Navy Support

May 20, 2021 – Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to strengthen support for two key Royal Navy programmes. The contract will enable both parties to work together to deliver on-going support for Rolls-Royce MT30 and WR-21 marine engines. Alex Zino, Executive Vice President Business Development and Future Programmes at Rolls-Royce Defence said:…

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INS Trikand Arrives Mumbai with Covid Relief Material

May 23, 2021 – As part of ongoing COVID relief Operation ‘Samudra Setu II, INS Trikand arrived at Mumbai today, 23 May 21 with Covid relief material from Qatar. INS Trikand brought two Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) containers of 20 MT each and 100 Oxygen cylinders. Even as Indian Navy remains deployed to augment the critical medical stores in the…

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USS Wichita Interdicts $12 Million of Narcotics in the Caribbean Sea

May 21, 2021 – Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) 402 seized an estimated $12 million in suspected drugs, May 1. While on routine patrol, Wichita’s embarked helicopter, assigned to the “Sea Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, Detachment 8 located a go-fast vessel (GFV) in…

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Emory S. Land Returns to Guam After Refit

May 20, 2021 – USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) arrived home to U.S. Naval Base Guam, May 20. Land returned to Guam after completing an eight-month regular overhaul and dry-dock period at Mare Island Dry Dock in Vallejo, California. Throughout the maintenance period, numerous projects were completed aboard the ship to include an upgrade to its communication system to…

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Moskva & Admiral Grigorovich Return to Sevastopol

May 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – Guards missile cruiser (4kr) “Moscow” and frigate (Fr) “Admiral Grigorovich” returned to the main base of the Black Sea Fleet – Sevastopol after performing planned ship combat exercises in the black Sea marine ranges. During the exercises, the crews of the ships successfully worked out the tasks of searching and tracking the submarine, with…

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Pyotr Velikiy Taking Part in Barents Sea Exercise

May 24, 2021 (Google Translation) – In the Barents Sea, ships of the Northern Fleet, led by the heavy nuclear missile cruiser Peter the Great, took part in interspecies exercise. It involved more than 10 minesweepers, small anti-submarine and missile ships, submarines, helicopters and anti-submarine aircraft, as well as members of the special forces unit to combat the submarine saboteurs…

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Taiwan Naval Command Reports on Shipbuilding

May 24, 2021 (Google Translation) – In response to media reports that “the ship-building powers are still hundreds of billions of floating, China’s construction of a built submarine” and “Assistance to IDS construction of Koreans, suspected of touching confidential sensitive information” and other information, the Naval Command today (24) as follows: 1. The contents of media reports are pure speculation,…

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