JS Setogiri & P-3C Train With Queen Elizabeth CSG

From July 11-12, JS SETOGIRI and P-3C maritime patrol aircraft participated in a multi-lateral training with the Queen Elizabeth Carrier Strike Group, HNLMS Evertsen and USS The Sullivans, enhanced tactical skills and interoperability between participating navies. The Commander of JS SETOGIRI, CDR SATO Shinya, stated that “We are proud to have been able to conduct joint training with the Royal…

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Carrier Air Wing 3 Returns from Eisenhower Strike Group Deployment

The nine aircraft squadrons of Carrier Air Wing Three (CVW-3) returned to Naval Air Station Oceana, Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Jul. 13 after their six-month deployment aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (IKE). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG) departed Norfolk for deployment on…

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HNLMS Snellius Completes Refit at Damen Shipyards Den Helder

July 14, 2021 – Damen Shipyards Den Helder has returned the HNLMS Snellius to the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) following her midlife upgrade. The hydrographic survey vessel required a complex and diverse scope of work taking almost a year to complete. The vessel was delivered ahead of the agreed date. The Defensie Materieel Organisation (DMO, the Defense Materiel Organisation of…

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Norway Signs Contract for New Submarines

July 8, 2021 (Google Translation) – Today, the procurement agencies, Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) in Norway and Bundesamt für Ausrüstnung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) in Germany, signed the contract for new submarines together with thyssekrupp Marine Systems. In addition, the contract with Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace for new naval strike missiles was signed. The Royal Norwegian Ministry…

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FGS Berlin Home from Mediterranean

(Google Translation) – On Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 12 noon, the task force supplier “Berlin” will return to his home port of Wilhelmshaven under the command of frigate captain Stefan Klatt (52) from the European Union Naval Forces Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) “Irini”. “In the past four months, I took part in Operation ‘Irini’ with ‘Berlin’ and my crew. Our…

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Two German Ships Join SNMCMG1

(Google Translation) – On Monday, July 12th, 2021 at 10 a.m., the tender “Elbe” and the mine-hunting boat “Homburg” will leave their home port in Kiel together to join the NATO Standing Mine Countermeasures Association, SNMCMG 1 (Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 1). The tender “Elbe” is used as a lead ship for the US-led staff of the international naval…

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