USS Monterey is First US Warship to Visit Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base

USS Monterey (CG 61) visited Egypt’s Berenice Naval Base, August 12, marking the first time a U.S. warship has pulled into the Red Sea base, which officially opened in January 2020. During the visit the ship hosted Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF); Vice Adm. Ahmed…

Read More

Frigate Greenhalgh Decommissions After 26 Years

After 26 years in operation, the Frigate “Greenhalgh” (F-46) left the active service of the Brazilian Navy (MB), on August 10, in a Disarmament Exhibition Ceremony held at the Rio de Janeiro Naval Base (BNRJ) ), chaired by the Navy Chief of Staff, Admiral Marcos Silva Rodrigues. Built into the MB in 1995, the frigate “Greenhalgh” is the fourth n…

Read More

Pacific Partnership 2021 Concludes in Palau

U.S. Pacific Fleet’s annual humanitarian assistance mission Pacific Partnership 21 concluded in Palau as U.S. Pacific Fleet and the Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) co-hosted a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR) workshop Aug. 10-12, with Taiwan disaster management experts. Now in its 16th iteration, Pacific Partnership brings host nations and partners together to prepare during calm…

Read More

INS Tabar Visits Portsmouth Ahead of Royal Navy Joint Training

Indian frigate INS Tabar today sailed into Portsmouth August 13th for a high-profile visit ahead of exercises with the Royal Navy. The 17-year-old frigate – whose name means ‘battleaxe’ in Sanskrit – arrived in the Solent fresh from a few days in Bergen, exercising with the Norwegian Navy. While in Portsmouth, members of the 300-strong ship’s company will pay their…

Read More

NSWC Crane Collaborates on High-Energy Laser Project

August 12, 2021 – Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) collaborated with NSWC Dahlgren, NSWC Port Hueneme, Integrated Warfare Systems 2.0, Directed Energy (IWS 2.0, DE), and Lockheed Martin to bring a high energy laser control system to the Navy fleet. The Navy is developing several ship-based weapons that could improve the Navy’s surface ships to defend against…

Read More

FRCSW Returns Its Final PMI-2 E-2C Hawkeye

The last E-2C Hawkeye to complete the planned maintenance interval two (PMI-2) procedure at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) departed the command’s test line August 3 to Carrier Airborne Early Squadron 116 (VAW-116) stationed at Naval Base Ventura County. The aircraft was inducted Sept. 21, 2020, from VAW-123. Developed by the Grumman Aircraft Company in the mid-1960s, the twin turbo-propeller…

Read More

Russian Ships Transit English Channel

A detachment of ships and support vessels, led by the large anti-submarine ship “Vitse-Admiral Kulakov” of the Northern Fleet, passed the Pas-de-Calais and continues its movement southward in the English Channel August 13th. The detachment also includes the corvette “Thundering” of the Pacific Fleet and the minesweeper “Vladimir Yemelyanov” of the Black Sea Fleet. These warships, after participating in the…

Read More