Frigate Lübeck Returns From the Aegean Sea

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at 10 am, the frigate “Lübeck” returned to her homeport after having traveled more than 22,900 nautical miles in the Mediterranean. At the beginning of May, the “Lübeck” untied the lines in Wilhelmshaven to join the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2) in the Aegean. “The crew had four demanding months behind them. Not…

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FS Rhone Trains in “Far North” Operations

The “B” crew of the Rhône metropolitan support and assistance building (BSAM) left Brest on Monday 23 August for deployment in the Far North. This deployment of the Rhône responds to an objective of maintaining and developing the know-how of the French Navy to operate far away and in a specific environment, particularly in cold waters. BSAMs are buildings with…

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September 8 Communist Incursions in Taiwan ADIZ

Air activities in the southwestern ADIZ of ROC Activities of the Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army: 1. Date Date: Republic of China September 8, 110 (Wednesday morning) September 8,2021 (Wednesday morning) 2. Aircraft Type: Two J-16 sorties (Two J-16) Yun-8 remote dryer 1 sortie (One Y-8 EW) Three, activity summary Activity Area: Activity diagram, photos Flight paths as illustrated Fourth,…

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Future HMAS Stalwart Officially Accepted

The Australian Department of Defence has signed the acceptance certificate of NUSHIP Stalwart, the second of the two Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships built by Navantia Ría de Ferrol for the Royal Australian Navy. The acceptance of NUSHIP Stalwart on August 30 follows two months’ of fit-out activities carried out at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Before its formal…

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Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group Enters South China Sea

September 8, 2021 – The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) is operating in the South China Sea for the first time during the group’s 2021 deployment. While in the South China Sea, the strike group is conducting maritime security operations, which include flight operations with fixed and rotary wing aircraft, maritime strike exercises, and coordinated tactical training between surface…

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USS Dewey Arrives in New Homeport of Yokosuka

USS Dewey (DDG 105) arrived September 8, to its new forward-deployed location in Yokosuka. The forward presence of Dewey in 7th Fleet directly supports defense strategic initiatives in support of peace, security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. “Dewey is an excellent addition to our forward-deployed team,” said Capt. Chase Sargeant, Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron 15. “Dewey brings capability…

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Harpsichord Underwater Drone to be Tested in the Far East

September 7, 2021 – The Ministry of Defense has approved a test plan for the new unmanned complex “Harpsichord-2R-PM”. He is currently undergoing tests in the Far East. Their task is to test the drone’s operation at shallow depths in conditions of limited visibility and maneuver. The Harpsichord is launched from the Marshal Gelovani research vessel. The complex has already…

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91 Years of Romanian Naval Military Tradition

The crews of the frigates “King Ferdinand” and “Queen Maria” celebrate on Tuesday, September 7, 91 years since the entry into the service of the Romanian Naval Forces of the Romanian destroyers that bore, during 1930-1961, the names of the two kings under whose scepter it was made. The Great Union of December 1, 1918. The tradition of destroyers was…

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