HMAS Sydney Returns From North America

HMAS Sydney returned to Sydney July 30th following a four-and-a-half month deployment to the United States and Canada in which she qualified for operational duty. While away, the crew of Navy’s third and final Hobart-class destroyer conducted combat system sea qualification trials, including weapons firings off the US west coast and integrated sonar suite trials, sailing from Nanoose Bay, Canada.…

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FS Forbin Trains to Operate in Nuclear Fallout Zone

During their engagement in Operation CHAMMAL, the crew of the Air Defense Frigate (FDA) Forbin trained in defense against aggressive Nuclear, Radiological, Biological and Chemical (NRBC). This exercise aimed to fight against the effects of a nuclear weapon while ensuring the implementation of the weapon systems from the “citadel” situation, the situation of the building which guarantees its perfect airtightness.…

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Federal Republic of Germany joins ReCAAP

On 1st August 2021, Federal Republic of Germany has joined the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) as the twenty-first Contracting Party. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) warmly welcomes Germany’s accession to the Agreement. Germany’s accession to the ReCAAP further expands and strengthens the ReCAAP ISC’s information sharing network on piracy…

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CNO Visits USS Charleston in Guam

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday visited the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18) during his visit to Joint Region Marianas (JRM) and Naval Base Guam (NBG), July 30. Joined by JRM commander, Rear Adm. Benjamin Nicholson, Gilday engaged with Charleston crew and personnel from Commander Task Force (CTF) 75, and discussed Naval Expeditionary Force (NEF) integration,…

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Colombian Navy Assists in Major FARC Cocaine Interception

August 2, 2021 – A forceful blow to the finances of the FARC dissidents was delivered during the development of three joint and inter-institutional operations carried out between the Colombian Navy, the National Army and the Attorney General’s Office, on the Pacific coast of Nariñense, thanks to the traffic of more than three million doses of cocaine was prevented, a…

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Vanuatu Receives New Guardian-class Patrol Boat RVS Takuare

July 30, 2021 – Australian and Vanuatu have marked another milestone in our nations’ longstanding security partnership with Vanuatu taking ownership of its new Guardian-class Patrol Boat. The RVS Takuare is the 12th vessel delivered under the Australian Government’s Pacific Maritime Security Program and was handed over by Australia on Vanuatu’s Independence Day at a ceremony in Henderson, Western Australia.…

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JS Makinami Takes Part in Talisman Sabre 21

From July 18-27, JS MAKINAMI participated in the multi-lateral training “Talisman Sabre 21” in the waters southeast of Cairns, to enhance tactical skills and cooperation between participating navies. The Commanding Officer of Escort Division 1, CAPT HIRAI Katsuhide, stated, “I am very delighted to participate in Talisman Sabre 21 with the Australian Defense Force (ADF), U.S. military and the other…

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Schiebel Demonstrates CAMCOPTER® S-100 to Hellenic Navy

August 2, 2021 – Schiebel demonstrated the outstanding capabilities of its Unmanned Air System (UAS) CAMCOPTER® S-100 to the Hellenic Navy. Stationed on board of the Elli-Class Frigate Aigaion (F-460) in the Mediterranean Sea west of Crete, the S-100 showcased in a one-week trial its range, endurance and speed, as well as its maritime surveillance and detection capabilities, to the…

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