FRCSW Inducts last F/A-18 for Center Barrel Replacement (CBR) Program

June 22, 2021 – A significant milestone in the history of naval aviation maintenance and repairs is coming to an end. The Navy’s Center Barrel Replacement (CBR) program that was created by Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) in 1991 inducted its last F/A-18 legacy Hornet fighter (RA52) to undergo the CBR procedure March 17 at Naval Air Station North Island…

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Communist China Coast Guard 2301 Reconnoiters Senkaku Islands

June 16, 2021 – The China Coast Guard (CCG) 2301 fleet conducted a patrol in territorial waters off the Senkaku Islands on June 16, according to an online statement by the CCG. This marks the sixth time that Chinese officials announced patrol information in territorial waters off the Diaoyu Islands since 2021. According to official public records, the CCG 2502…

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Yuanwang-6 Returns from Tianzhou-2 & Shenzhou-12 Missions

June 22, 2021 – China’s Yuanwang-6 space-tracking ship returned to its homeport on Monday after completing its telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) tasks for the Tianzhou-2 cargo spacecraft and Shenzhou-12 manned spaceship missions. Yuanwang-6, China’s third-generation space-tracking ship, was at sea for 29 days, sailing more than 5,000 nautical miles for the two missions. On May 29, China launched Tianzhou-2.…

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FS Fulmar Takes Part in Exercise ARGUS 21 off Greenland

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – On June 14, the public service patrol vessel Fulmar set sail from Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon to reach Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, after five days of navigation in the Labrador Sea. Since June 21, it has participated in the international exercise ARGUS 21 in the fields of search and rescue at sea as well as in…

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Two Colombian Officers Taking Part in Operation Atalanta

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – Two Colombian Navy Officers arrived at the Rota Naval Base located in the province of Cádiz in Spain to join the United Nations Integrated Stabilization Atalanta European Union Naval Force in Somalia, off the Horn of Africa and in the Western Indian Ocean, within the framework of their operations to help eradicate piracy off…

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USCG & USN Conduct Joint Oil Pollution Response Exercise

June 21, 2021 – Coast Guard and Navy personnel are scheduled to conduct a joint agency oil pollution response exercise Monday through Thursday this week in Kachemak Bay, Alaska. During the exercise, participants will deploy a Navy current buster system (CBS) from Coast Guard Cutter Hickory. The CBS is the latest technology available for oil recovery in an offshore environment…

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USCGC Tahoma Returns to Kittery from Drug Patrol

June 21, 2021 – USCGC Tahoma (WMEC 908) returned to Kittery on Friday after a successful 79-day counter-narcotics and smuggling patrol in the Eastern Pacific. The Tahoma’s crew interdicted two vessels, seizing 7,300 pounds of cocaine, worth a combined total of roughly $105 million, and detained eight suspected drug smugglers. The crew also coordinated operations with U.S. Coast Guard Law…

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Fairbanks Morse Engine to Power New USCGC Rush

June 22, 2021 – Fairbanks Morse Defense (FMD), a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, announced today that its Fairbanks Morse Engine (FME) division was awarded a contract by Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) to build and deliver the two main propulsion diesel engines (MPDE) for the U.S. Coast Guard’s fourth Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC), the RUSH (WMSM-918). FME will build…

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