US Navy Receives first TH-73A Helicopter

June 10, 2021 – The first operational TH-73A helicopter was presented to the U.S. Navy June 10 during a ceremony at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) plant in Philadelphia. “The TH-73A will be instrumental in providing higher fidelity training to our future rotary-wing and tilt-rotor aviators for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard,” said Vice Adm. Kenneth Whitesell, Commander,…

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Beautemps-Beaupré Surveys UAE Waters

June 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – During the month of May, crew A of the Beautemps-Beaupré Hydrographic and Oceanographic Building (BHO) and the Atlantic Hydrographic and Oceanographic Group (GHOA) detachment operated under the operational control of the Admiral Commander of the Zone. Indian Ocean Maritime Forces (ZMOI) and Indian Ocean Maritime Forces (ALINDIEN). This mission made it possible to carry…

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CTF150 Frigate Languedoc Makes Major Drug Bust

June 9, 2021 (Google Translation) – On Sunday June 6, 2021, the visiting team of the Frigate multi-missions (FREMM) Languedoc discovered more than 400kg of narcotics on board a dhow boarded on the high seas. Currently deployed in the Gulf as part of Operation AGÉNOR to secure the Strait of Hormuz, FREMM Languedoc was occasionally engaged in an operation to…

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Russian Pacific Fleet Conducting Task Group Training

June 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – In the central Pacific, operational exercises of the disparate forces of the Pacific Fleet (TOF) are being conducted. The event is taking place according to the plan of training of the military administration of the forces (troops) of the TEF for 2021. Ship tactical teams of the fleet, having made a transition of about…

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USS Dextrous Completes Refit in Bahrain

June 2, 2021 – Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Bahrain completed the USS Dextrous (MCM 13) Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) on June 2, 17 days ahead of schedule. The USS Dextrous (MCM 13) began her maintenance availability February 14 at Bahrain Ship Repair and Engineering Company (BASREC). The SRA took 108 days to complete and included typical maintenance…

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NRL PRAM Mission: One Year and Still Going

June 10, 2021 – It has been one year since U.S. Naval Research Laboratory engineers launched PRAM, the Photovoltaic Radio-frequency Antenna Module, aboard the Air Force X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on May 17, 2020. The mission is part of a comprehensive investigation into prospective terrestrial use of solar energy captured in space. “It’s been exhilarating getting to this point,” Paul…

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FS Prairial Delivering COVIC Vaccine to Polynesian Islands

June 10, 2021 (Google Translation) – The ORA-ORA mission, the Polynesian component of Operation RESILIENCE, aims to help local authorities in the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign and to reach certain particularly isolated atolls. In this context, the surveillance frigate Prairial is deployed from the 1 st to June 11, in the vast Tuamotu archipelago. The Prairial can quickly…

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