USS Halsey & FS Languedoc Conduct Joint Exercise in the Arabian Sea

USS Halsey (DDG 97) and the French Frigate (FS) Languedoc (D653) conducted a joint interoperability exercise in the Arabian Sea, July 24. The combined, bilateral surface, air and sub-surface exercise was designed to strengthen U.S. maritime interoperability with the French Navy by demonstrating the ability to integrate and coordinate tactical maritime operations. “The opportunity to work with our partner nations…

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Modern Frigates for the Polish Navy

July 27, 2021 (Google Translation) – At Stocznia Wojenna in Gdynia, an agreement was signed between the Armament Inspectorate and the PGZ-Miecznik Consortium for the supply of three frigates for the Polish Navy under the “Miecznik” program. This contract is the largest ever order for the domestic defense industry. I am glad that shortly after ordering the ABRAMS tanks for…

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FS Aquitaine Trains With Indian Frigate Tabar

(Google Translation) – On Thursday, July 15, 2021, the Indian frigate Tabar set sail from Brest after a four-day stopover. The Aquitaine multi-mission frigate (FREMM) and the Indian frigate then carried out numerous exercises in the Brest approaches over two days. Tactical evolutions, presentation maneuvers for refueling at sea, joint anti-submarine and anti-aircraft combat exercises notably punctuated this mutual training…

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Submarines Add Extra Layer of Realism on Talisman Sabre 21

Beneath the impressive amphibious landings and multi-national fleet maneuvers lurked an unseen menace, keeping sailors on their toes during Ex Talisman Sabre 21 (TS21). Royal Australian Navy submarines, HMAS Collins and HMAS Rankin, were on the prowl to disrupt surface-ship operations during a series of attack and interdiction missions. A United States submarine was also contributing to the sub-surface training…

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HMS Middleton Departs Portsmouth for Middle East Deployment

HMS Middleton has departed her homeport of Portsmouth to undertake operations in the Gulf and wider Middle East. The mines countermeasures vessel has recently been fitted with a state of the art mine-hunting command system, and is expected to remain deployed for at least the next two years on Operation Kipion. Crews from the Second Mine Countermeasures Squadron will operate…

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Several Successful Firsts at Exercise Formidable Shield

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) and it’s White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Detachment in New Mexico successfully participated in several missions during the multi-nation At Sea Demonstration/Formidable Shield 2021 (ASD/FS21) exercise, which took place from May 15 to June 3 at the Hebrides Range off Scotland’s coast and also Andøya Space Defense in western Norway. ASD/FS21…

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USS Ralph Johnson Tests SM-6 Dual II for MDA

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy, conducted Flight Test Aegis Weapon System 33 in the broad ocean area northwest of Hawaii, July 24. The objective of FTM-33 was to intercept a raid of two Short Range Ballistic Missile targets with four Standard Missile-6 Dual II missiles. Based on initial observations, one target was successfully intercepted.…

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