Navy’s AARGM-ER to Enter Production

The Navy’s Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) received Milestone C (MS-C) approval August 23, allowing the program to move into its first phase of production. The Navy plans to award the first two low-rate initial production lots over the next several months. “The combined government/industry team has worked tirelessly over the last few years to reach this…

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Taiwan Details Latest Communist Incursions

China’s southwest airspace dynamics Air activities in the southwestern ADIZ of ROC Activities of the Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army: 1. Date Date: August 26, 110, Republic of China (Thursday afternoon) August.26,2021 (Thursday afternoon) 2. Aircraft Type: Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft 1 sortie (One Y-8 ASW) One Z-9 anti-submarine helicopter (One Z-9 ASW) Three, activity summary Activity Area: Activity diagram, photos…

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Joint USCG/USN Taiwan Strait Patrol

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) and legend-class U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) conducted routine Taiwan Strait transits August 27 (local time) through international waters in accordance with international law. The ships’ lawful transit through the Taiwan Strait demonstrates the U.S. commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. The United States military flies,…

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JMSDF Took Part in Exercise Malabar 2021

August 26-29, IPD21 force, composed of JS KAGA, JS MURASAME and JS SIRANUI, conducted the multi-lateral training “MALABAR2021” in the Philippine Sea with USS Barry, USNS Yukon, INS Shivalik, INS Kadmatt, HMAS Warramunga and antisubmarine aircraft from JMSDF, the U.S. and the Indian Navy, to enhance our tactical skills and cooperation with the participating navies. This was the first large-scale…

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Navy Identifies Sailor Killed in Kabul Attack

A Sailor assigned to 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, California, was killed during an attack at the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 26, 2021. Navy Corpsman Maxton W. Soviak was killed while supporting Operation Allies Refuge. Soviak, from Ohio, enlisted in the Navy on Sept. 26, 2017, and graduated from Recruit…

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Indo-Pacific Endeavour 21 Launches from Darwin

August 27, 2021 – HMA Ships Canberra and Anzac set sail from Darwin last night, marking the start of Indo-Pacific Endeavour 21 (IPE21), Australia’s flagship regional engagement activity. Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Greg Bilton said the deployment reinforces Australia’s strong and enduring partnerships in Southeast Asia. “The 2020 Defence Strategic Update underlines Australia’s commitment to security cooperation and…

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JS Yuugiri Exercises With FGS Bayern in the Gulf of Aden

On August 29, the 39th Anti-Piracy Action Surface Corps escort ship “Yuugiri” conducted joint training between Japan and Germany in the Gulf of Aden with the German Navy frigate “Bayern”. Captain Yugiri (2nd class Kaisa Kumashiro) is honored to be able to act with the German Navy, a fellow with the same aspiration of “realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific.”…

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