USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) Successfully Intercepts Ballistic Targets

June 1, 2021 – As part of the ongoing At-Sea-Demo/Formidable Shield 2021 exercise, destroyer USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) fired two Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) interceptors to engage ballistic missile targets launched from the Hebrides Range, May 26 and May 30, 2021. “Today marks the dawn of a new day for maritime Ballistic Missile Defense and the seamless integration of combatant…

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USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Conducts Interoperability Exercises During Phoenix Express 2021

May 28, 2021 – USS Hershel “Woody Williams (ESB-4) conducts interoperability exercises with Algerian, Egyptian, Moroccan, Spanish, and Tunisian Naval forces during the at-sea portion of exercise Phoenix Express in the Mediterranean Sea, May 25, 2021. “These exercises provide a great opportunity to demonstrate interoperability between our forces and further deepen our countries’ military-to-military relationship,” said Capt. Michael E. Concannon,…

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Mission Jeanne D’arc Conducts PASSEX with Singaporean Frigate

May 31, 2021 (Google Translation) – On May 27, while en route to the Strait of Malacca, the Joan of Arc 2021 group, made up of the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the La Fayette (FLF) Surcouf frigate , was joined by the Singaporean frigate Steadfast to conduct joint naval training. This PASSEX (occasional naval exercise) lasting a few…

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Vympel Shipyard Launches Their Largest Ship to Date

June 1, 2021 (Microsoft Translation) – On June 1, at the Vympel Shipyard, a ceremony was held for the launching of a maritime transport of weapons of project 20360M, serial number 01551 “Gennady Dmitriev”. This is the largest vessel in the history of the company. At the moment, the weight of the ship’s hull is 2,200 tons. The launching was…

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SERMC Completes Milwaukee SRA On Time

May 27, 2021 – Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) was delivered to the fleet on time after completing a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) at Southeast Regional Maintenance Center (SERMC). This was the first-ever LCS SRA accomplished in Mayport. The availability included repairs and modernization required to sustain Milwaukee’s material condition between overhauls. “Our ability to work cohesively…

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