JMSDF Details MALABAR 2021 Plans

MALABAR 2021 JMSDF is to conducts a multilateral exercise “MALABAR 2021” with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the Indian Navy (IN), and the United States Navy (USN) to further strengthen defense cooperation and contribute to a Free and Open Indo-Pacific as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen the relationship with RAN, IN, and…

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20th SEACAT Maritime Security Exercise Concludes

The 20th annual Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercise concluded August 20th following 10 days of in-person and at-sea engagements that enhanced collaboration among Indo-Pacific partners and focused on shared maritime security challenges of the region. SEACAT is a multilateral exercise that brought together 21 partner nations, interagencies, international and non-government organizations, designed to provide mutual support and a…

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USS America Replenishes HMS Defender in Philippine Sea

USS America (LHA 6), the Navy’s only forward-deployed amphibious assault ship, conducted a bilateral fueling-at-sea (FAS) with Royal Navy destroyer HMS Defender (D 36) while operating with elements of the HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) Carrier Strike Group (CSG-21) in the Philippine Sea, August 20th. This is the first time in history a U.S. amphibious ship has conducted a FAS with…

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Franco-Moroccan Interaction in the Atlantic

The crew of the deep-sea patrol vessel (PHM) Commandant Ducuing, which set sail from the Toulon naval base on Monday, August 9, continues its transit to reach the Corymbe area of ​​operation. On their way, the French soldiers crossed the road of the Moroccan corvette Sultan Moulay Ismail, which allowed the organization of joint training. Shortly after crossing the Strait…

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America ESG Trains With Queen Elizabeth CSG

August 22, 2021 – United Kingdom (U.K.) Carrier Strike Group (CSG 21) and USS America Expeditionary Strike Group (AMA ESG) with embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, begin multinational advanced aviation operations in support of Large Scale Global Exercise (LSGE) 21, August 20. “These events allow us to work with an unmatched network of partners and allies in a complex environment,…

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Naval Academy Cadets Complete ARC Gloria Tall Ship Training

August 21, 2021 – After sailing 110 days and 10,300 nautical miles, the ARC “Gloria” training ship returned to Cartagena to successfully complete the training cruise for a group of 81 Cadets from the “Almirante Padilla” Naval Cadet School. At the dock for larger vessels of the ARC “Bolívar” Naval Base, in the majestic Bay of Cartagena, our flagship was…

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HMAS Ballarat Returns from Deployment

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been welcomed back to Garden Island, Western Australia after four months deployed. HMAS Ballarat assisted with the search for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala 402, conducted Operation ARGOS, and participated in a range of bilateral and multilateral exercises, including Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 and Large Scale Global Exercise 21. Assistant Minister for Defence,…

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Leonardo Ready for Second OCEAN2020 Demonstration

The second OCEAN2020 demonstration is due to take place in the Baltic Sea in the end of August. The exercise, which will be coordinated by Saab, will focus upon how naval forces can detect and identify high-speed surface threats and unknown submerged activity. OCEAN2020 is the largest European funded defence research project for maritime surveillance and sees Leonardo coordinating a…

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Rite-Solutions to Provide NUWCDIVNPT Engineering Support

August 23, 2021 – Rite-Solutions recently won a 5-year, $20.4 million contract with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport (NUWCDIVNPT). The company will provide engineering and technical services to support the evolution and deployment of submarine communications networks, including the Submarine Local Area Network (SubLAN) and the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES), to all U.S. Navy submarines…

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French Navy Falcon 50 Fishery Patrols from Dakar

Deployed as part of SAR (Search And Rescue) alerting in Dakar, a Falcon 50M crew from the French Navy carried out a fisheries surveillance mission on August 11, 2021 for the benefit of the Senegalese authorities. Fishing control is a crucial issue in the sub-region. By verifying vessel authorizations, controls make it possible to fight against overfishing and preserve the…

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