USCGC Alert Completes Successful Fisheries Patrol

Coast Guard Cutter Alert returned to homeport in Astoria August 7th after completing a 60-day law enforcement patrol, during which the crew enforced federal law and safety regulations aboard commercial fishing vessels operating within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone off the coasts of Washington and Oregon. The two-month patrol focused heavily on albacore tuna fishing and saw law enforcement…

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Colombian Navy Intercepts Another Cocaine Submersible

In less than a week, the Colombian Navy prevented the entry of more than $128 million into FARC dissident groups, seizing more than 4.2 tons of illicit drugs. During the course of operations to exercise control of the sea, the Colombian Navy managed to seize more than two tons of cocaine transported aboard a semi-submersible, in the waters of the…

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U.S. Coast Guard Commissions 44th Fast Response Cutter

USCGC Glen Harris (WPC 1144) became the U.S. Coast Guard’s newest fast response cutter during a commissioning ceremony August 6, 2021 at Coast Guard Sector Field Office Fort Macon. The Glen Harris will be homeported in Manama, Bahrain, and serve at U.S. Patrol Forces Southwest Asia. Adm. Linda Fagan, the vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, presided over the…

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US Will Continue to Operate in South China Sea to Ensure Prosperity for All

August 4, 2021 – There’s a variety of concerns that keep Indo-Pacom on its toes — many centered around the activities of China, which quite often don’t match up with the words that come out of Beijing, its commander said. “We certainly view with concern many of the actions that we’ve seen from Beijing,” Navy Adm. John C. Aquilino said…

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Cutter Mohawk Returns From a 52-day Eastern Pacific Ocean Patrol

August 9, 2021 – USCGC Mohawk returned to homeport Sunday, following a 52-day counter-drug deployment throughout the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of U.S. Southern Command’s Joint Interagency Task Force South and the Eleventh Coast Guard District. During the patrol, the Mohawk made significant advances in combating transnational criminal organizations and stopped more than 12,000 pounds of illicit drugs, valued…

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USS Gerald R Ford Completes Full Ship Shock Trials

USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) successfully conducted a third explosive event off the coast of Jacksonville, FL, on 8 Aug., marking the completion of the ship’s Full Ship Shock Trials (FSST). Shock Trials validate a ship’s shock hardness and ability to sustain operations in a simulated combat environment using live ordnance. During the four-month testing evolution, the first-in-class aircraft…

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VT Halter Marine to Build T-AGS 67

August 4, 2021 – Halter Marine, a company of ST Engineering North America, has been awarded a $149 million contract for the detail design and construction of an oceanographic survey ship (T-AGS 67) for the U.S. Navy. “This contract continues the momentum and growth of Halter Marine by adding a third government program to its shipyard along with the Polar…

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Communist China ASW Aircraft Enters Taiwanese ADIZ

China’s southwest airspace dynamics Air activities in the southwestern ADIZ of ROC Activities of the People’s Liberation Army of the Communist Party of China: 1. Date Date: August 8, 2021, Republic of China (Sunday morning) 2. Aircraft Type: Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft 1 sortie (One Y-8 ASW) Three, activity summary Activity Area: Activity diagram, photos Flight path as illustrated Fourth, the…

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Austal Australia to collaborate with Australian Missile Corporation

August 6, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal Australia has joined a consortium of Australian defense industry partners, academia and government organizations to support a new collaboration platform, the Australian Missile Corporation (AMC), which has the aim of establishing a sovereign guided missile manufacturing enterprise in Australia. In March 2021, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced…

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