FRCSE Reduces H-60 Turnaround Time

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) has delivered its first two H-60 aircraft following full implementation of the Naval Sustainment System (NSS) on its Vertical Lift (VL) aircraft production line. “The Vertical Lift team has truly persevered,” said FRCSE’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Grady Duffey. “Through the on-going pandemic and other hurdles related to space constraints, our team quickly adapted to the…

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HMS Portland Returns to Fleet After Extensive Refit

HMS Portland hosted a ceremony at Devonport today to mark her return to the Royal Navy fleet after an extensive refurbishment and upgrade. The Type 23’s overhaul was completed by Babcock International at the dockyard and now the warship looks toward front-line operations once more. Commander Surface Flotilla, Commodore Tim Neild said: “It is really great to be with you…

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Norwegian Frigate Fridtjof Nansen in Norfolk for Cooperative Deployment Program

The Royal Norwegian Navy frigate Fridtjof Nansen (F310) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk to join Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, September 5th. In August, the ship departed from their homeport of Bergen, Norway beginning their transit to North America ahead of operations with CSG-8. The strike group, which includes the flagship, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), will…

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Keeping FS Languedoc Resupplies During Operation AGENOR

Deployed since April 29, 2021 in the Eastern Mediterranean and then in the Indian Ocean maritime zone, the Languedoc Multi-Mission Frigate (FREMM) and its Caiman helicopter require efficient and permanent logistical support to be able to operate over time in sometimes difficult conditions. Before docking on May 29, 2021 within the French forces in the United Arab Emirates (FFEAU), the…

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NSW Wraps Up SOF Phase of MALABAR with Partner Nations

U.S. Naval Special Warfare (NSW), Indian Navy Marine Commandos, and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) Special Boarding Units completed the special operations forces (SOF) phase of MALABAR 21 in Guam September 5th. MALABAR 21 is a multilateral naval field training exercise between the Royal Australian Navy, Indian Navy, JMSDF, and U.S. Navy conducted to improve collective maritime capabilities and…

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General Atomics Named an Approved Alteration Installation Team

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced September 9th that it has been approved as an Alteration Installation Team (AIT), a qualification that enables the Navy to contract with GA-EMS subject-matter experts capable of independently performing alterations and system installations onboard U.S. Navy ships during maintenance availability periods. “AIT qualification is recognition of the outstanding work our teams have performed over…

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Germany Taking Part in Exercise Northern Coasts 2021

From September 10, 2021, the Baltic Sea will again be the scene of one of the most important multinational exercises to improve strategic planning and tactical communication between the participating nations. The major maneuver “Northern Coasts” is an essential part of the cross-armed cooperation in the Baltic Sea region. The protection of the northern flank is an elementary focus of…

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Warfighting Skills Tested in Patrol Boat Concentration Period

HMA Ships Childers, Launceston, Glenelg and Wollongong took the opportunity to practice the warfighting aspect of their roles in a recent exercise. Held in and around their home port of Darwin at the end of August, the exercise also built on their ability to operate in-company. The Armidale-class patrol boats conducted surface gunnery, close-quarters maneuvering, degraded navigation, formation pilotages and…

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USS Tulsa Operates with Carl Vinson CSG in the South China Sea

Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) joined Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG) during presence operations in the South China Sea September 9th. The integration marks the first time an LCS has operated as part of a carrier strike group in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Under the tactical control of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1, Tulsa…

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