Exercise Pacific Griffin 2021 Taking Place off Guam

June 22, 2021 – U.S. and Republic of Singapore navies join together in Guam for exercise Pacific Griffin 2021, June 21 through July 7, to conduct advanced maritime training. A two-week maritime exercise scheduled in the waters near Guam, Pacific Griffin aims at enhancing combined proficiency at sea while strengthening relationships between the two navies. This is the third iteration…

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Andrea Doria Detaches from the English Carrier Strike Group

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – From 28 May to 15 June, the ship Andrea Doria integrated into the English Carrier Strike Group (CSG) to participate in the escort of the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth. The activity began at the end of the Steadfast Defender 2021 exercise in the Atlantic Ocean and ended after 19 days in the Mediterranean.…

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Sopheon Earns NAVSEA Authority to Operate Designation

June 23, 2021 – Sopheon today announced that it has received Authority to Operate (ATO) for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). With a fiscal year budget of nearly $30 billion, NAVSEA is the largest of the Navy’s five system commands. NAVSEA’s military and civilian personnel engineer, build, buy and maintain the Navy’s ships and submarines. Accolade is Sopheon’s award-winning…

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Carrier Air Wing 2 Completes Carrier Qualifications

June 23, 2021 – Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 successfully completed carrier qualifications aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), June 10, after four days of flight deck operations designed to ready the squadrons and carrier for future operations. Carrier qualifications evaluate a squadron’s proficiency and capacity to accomplish routine missions by launching, executing and recovering in a safe manner both…

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DOD Linguist Gets 23 Year Sentence for Espionage

June 23, 2021 – Mariam Taha Thompson, 62, formerly of Rochester, Minnesota, was sentenced today to 23 years in prison for delivering classified national defense information to aid a foreign government. As part of her March 26 guilty plea, Thompson admitted that she believed that the classified national defense information that she was passing to a Lebanese national would be…

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Mission Jeanne d’Arc Joins Operation Atalanta for Five Days

June 22, 2021 (Google Translation) – From June 15 to 19, 2021, the Tonnerre amphibious helicopter carrier (PHA) and the La Fayette type frigate (FLF) Surcouf were integrated into Task force (TF) 465. Led by the Italian frigate Carabiniere and accompanied by the frigate Spanish Navarra, the two French vessels sailed off the Somali coast in order to monitor the…

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Austal Awarded LCS Support Contract

June 22, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that the United States Department of Defense has awarded Austal USA a modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program contract. The modification provides Austal with a total potential additional value of US$44,384,296 (approx. A$58,742,000). The contract modification exercises options for LCS Class design services, material to support…

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First Combat Air Strikes from HMS Queen Elizabeth

June 22, 2021 – The UK’s Carrier Strike Group has joined the fight against Islamic terrorism with F-35 jets carrying out their very first combat missions from HMS Queen Elizabeth. Stealth jets of the renowned 617 Squadron RAF (The Dambusters) carried out operational sorties for the first time in support of Operation Shader and US Operation Inherent Resolve. Defence Secretary…

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Army Air Corps Apaches Complete Training on HMS Prince of Wales

June 22, 2021 – The most powerful battlefield helicopter in Britain’s arsenal has completed two weeks’ intensive training on the nation’s newest aircraft carrier. Three Apache gunships joined HMS Prince of Wales to allow the Army Air Corps’ fliers get their sea legs back – and give the Portsmouth-based warship a taste of the helicopter’s striking power. The fearsome-looking aircraft…

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