Indian & Vietnamese Navies Conduct Joint Exercise

In continuation with ongoing deployment of Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, INS Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercise with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To(HQ-012) on 18 Aug 21. The bilateral interaction aims to consolidate the strong bond shared by the two navies and would be another step towards strengthening India-Vietnam defense…

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Vitse-Admiral Kulakov Enters Mediterranean

August 18, 2021 – The large anti-submarine ship (BOD) of the Northern Fleet “Vice-Admiral Kulakov”, performing the tasks of a long-range cruise, entered the Mediterranean Sea. He passed the Strait of Gibraltar tonight. The ship is heading east. In the near future, the North Sea residents will make a stop at the anchorage point in the Alboran Sea to replenish…

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USCGC James Returns From 82-day Eastern Pacific Patrol

The Coast Guard Cutter James (WMSL- 754) returned to Charleston August 13th following an 82-day counter-drug patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The James crew offloaded nearly 51,000 pounds of cocaine and marijuana worth an estimated $1.4 billion, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2021, at Port Everglades, Florida. Working alongside other Coast Guard cutters, U.S. Navy ships and international allies, the James…

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HNLMS Holland & US Coast Guard Seized 1,325 Kilos of Drugs

August 13, 2021 – The naval ship Holland yesterday, together with units of the Coast Guard, Holland seized 1,325 kilos of drugs. Smugglers transported the narcotics in a speedboat south of Curaçao. 12 people have been arrested. The Rescue & Coordination Center (RCC) of the Coast Guard has the station ship Zr.Ms. Holland directed to the speedboat. However, the smugglers…

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Taiwan Lists Latest Communist Airborne Provocations

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 17, 110, Republic of China (Tuesday morning) August.17,2021 (Tuesday morning) 2. Aircraft Type: Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft 1 sortie (One Y-8 ASW) Yun-8 remote dryer 1 sortie (One Y-8 EW) Air Police-500 aircraft 1 sorties (One KJ-500…

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FS Cormoran PASSEX with Belgian Navy

During a stopover in Zeebrugge from 06 to 10 August 2021, the crew of the PSP Cormoran (crew B) and the crew of the Belgian navy patrol vessel Pollux had the opportunity to meet and share their experiences at the occasion of a PASSEX, which will have allowed the two crews to train in group navigation through a tactical evolution…

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U.S. Southern Command Supports U.S. Disaster Assistance to Haiti

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) established Joint Task Force-Haiti Aug. 15 to conduct U.S. military operations in support of U.S. foreign disaster assistance to the people of Haiti. The task force is led by U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Keith Davids, commander of U.S. Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH). In preparation for that mission, a 14-person SOUTHCOM Situational Awareness Team (SSAT) from…

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Communications Upgrade for Te Kaha Class

August 17, 2021 – Work is underway to upgrade the communications systems on board New Zealand’s two Anzac-class frigates, HMNZS Te Kaha and Te Mana, the Minister of Defence Peeni Henare announced today. Cabinet has approved the $21.2 million design of a new frigate communications system, which will include a new control system, modern radios, data and voice communication systems.…

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Babcock International Secures Irish Naval Service Support Contract

August 16, 2021 – Babcock International, the aerospace, defense and security company, has been awarded a contract to deliver the installation of a variable speed drive system for the central cooling system on board the Irish Navy’s P60 Samuel Beckett Class. The variable speed drive system was first installed on the central cooling system of the fourth Offshore Patrol Vessel,…

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Munro on Deployment in Western Pacific

The Legend-class Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) arrived in the Western Pacific, Aug. 8, from its homeport in Alameda for a months-long deployment to the region. The crew is operating in support of United States Indo-Pacific Command, which oversees military operations in the region. Operating under the tactical control of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, the cutter crew plans to engage in…

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