Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) Conducts Builder’s Trials

The future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) returned to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works September 1st following Builder’s Trials. Lyndon B. Johnson is the third in the Zumwalt class of destroyers. “During the five-day trial, the BIW-Industry-Navy team successfully demonstrated the operational capabilities of all hull, mechanical and electrical systems,” said Edward Kenyon, BIW Program Manager. “Throughout the trial,…

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Netherlands Completes Emergency Aid to Haiti

September 21, 2021 – HNLMS Holland just moored again at Curaçao. This concludes the military emergency response operation after the earthquake in Haiti. The Defense deployment was for 14 days and started on Friday 20 August. The Dutch government provided military aid at the request of the Haitian government. The naval ship Holland, with a helicopter and fast motorboats on…

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New Communication Networks from Motorola Solutions for Bundesmarine

August 31, 2021 – Motorola Solutions has been selected by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to provide secure digital radio communications for 16 naval vessels and training platforms for the German Navy. The contract, valued at $82.3 million (€69.9 million), will deliver mission-critical communications to support onboard security teams who are responsible for…

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Communist Air Activities in the Southwestern ADIZ of ROC

Activities of the Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army: 1. Date Date: September 3, 110, Republic of China (Friday morning) September.3,2021 (Friday morning) 2. Aircraft Type: One Y-8 ELINT (One Y-8 ELINT) Y-8 anti-submarine aircraft 1 sortie (One Y-8 ASW) Two H-6K aircraft sorties (Two H-6K) Three, activity summary Activity Area: Activity diagram, photos Flight paths as illustrated Fourth, the Air…

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KNM Olav Tryggvason Joining SNMCMG1

For three months, the support vessel KNM “Olav Tryggvason” will participate in NATO’s standing demining force. On September 3rd, the vessel left Haakonsvern in Bergen. NATO Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group SNMCMG1 is one of NATO’s two standing demining forces. The naval multinational force can participate and contribute to a number of different missions around the world. This autumn, the…

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USCGC Richard Etheridge Offloads 1,700 Kilos of Cocaine

September 3, 2021 – Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge crew offloaded approximately 1,700 kilograms of seized cocaine at Coast Guard Base San Juan Friday, following the disruption go-fast vessel smuggling attempt by Coast Guard and British Virgin Islands authorities near Anegada, British Virgin Islands. This disruption and seizure is the result of multi-agency efforts involving the Caribbean Border Interagency Group…

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FS Champlain Makes First Visit to Tanzania

The Overseas Support and Assistance Building (BSAOM) Champlain made its first stopover in Tanzania. This stopover is part of the Southern Indian Ocean Zone (SURSOI) surveillance mission carried out by the Armed Forces in the Southern Indian Ocean Zone (FAZSOI). This stopover allowed the B crew of the BSAOM Champlain to exchange with Tanzanian sailors, the honorary consul and French…

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