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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Curtiss-Wright to Support Critical U.S. Naval Defense Platforms

May 25, 2021 – Curtiss-Wright Corporation today announced that it has been awarded contracts valued in excess of $130 million to provide propulsion valves, pumps and advanced instrumentation and control systems for the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class nuclear powered attack submarine, Columbia-class submarine and Ford-class aircraft carrier programs. The awards were received from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) and General Dynamics…

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USS Theodore Roosevelt Returns from Deployment

May 25, 2021 – Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) returned to San Diego, May 25, marking the completion of its deployment to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. Theodore Roosevelt, flagship of the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), departed on deployment Dec. 23, 2020, to the U.S. 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of operation.…

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Charles de Gaulle Rafale Launches GBU-16 laser guided bombs

May 26, 2021 (Google Translation) – Aircraft from the Embedded Air Group (GAé), deployed aboard the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier as part of the CLEMENCEAU 21 mission, fired an unprecedented firing during an exercise conducted on Tuesday, May 18. On this occasion, they fired for the first time two GBU-16 laser guided bombs of 500kg each, on targets previously…

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JS Hamana Replenishes USS America

On May 22, JS HAMANA conducted joint training in the waters south of Shikoku with USS America, to enhance tactical skills and increase Japan-US interoperability. Commander of JS HAMANA (CDR KINUYAMA Takeo) stated, “The purpose of this training is to enhance the ability of Japanese and US naval vessels with underway replenishment capabilities to provide bilateral logistic support. The logistic…

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